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The Cowboys’ trade for Michael Bennett already looks like the steal of the NFL season

The 2019 NFL tradeline was a dud. There were no blockbuster trades on deadline day and the days leading up to it saw only a handful of contributing players switch teams. In my post recapping the trades, I wrote: “The NFL landscape hasn’t changed much over the last few days.” I may have been wrong. […]

For better or worse: Eighteen MLB free agents who can make an impact with their defense

When people look at free-agent position players, they often consider them in terms of what they bring with their bats and focus less on what they do in the field. We’re here to reverse that and provide a more complete picture. This is intended to be a look at which free agents could be most […]

Derek Carr is getting too much credit for the Raiders’ offensive success (again)

We spent the last two years laughing at Jon Gruden seemingly stumble his way through the task of rebuilding a Raiders team that crashed back down to earth after a brief resurgence led to a playoff appearance in 2016. For at least a moment, the jokes will have to stop. After an exhilarating 31-24 win […]

Decision Making & Excitement In First Half Of The NFL Season

At the start of the season, Sports Info Solutions did a detailed study about the different elements that go into fourth down decision making and a number of other win probability related topics. And now, with more than half the season in the books, we can start to take a look back and see if […]

World’s Best Preview: Rise of the ‘Elgatron’

To get an appreciation for Elgton Jenkins’ rookie season, let’s start with the most rudimentary measuring stick. Playing time. Only 10 rookie offensive linemen in the entire league have played half of their team’s offensive snaps. Jenkins, despite watching most of the first two games from the sideline behind veteran Lane Taylor, is in that […]

Who should win the Gold Glove Awards this year? A look at the game’s best defensive players by the numbers

Who were the best defensive players in baseball in 2019? We’ll get one answer to that question when the winners of the Gold Glove Award are announced Sunday evening. All season, we’ve been providing defensive analysis here, so it makes sense to try to pick the most deserving players. Let’s get right to it. Keep […]

The Biggest Holes Left On Contenders After The NFL Trade Deadline

The 2019 NFL trade deadline often has more bark than bite, with a lot of names swirling around for several weeks but only a few actually changing addresses. There has been a little more movement in recent seasons, but still fairly light in comparison to other sports. We shouldn’t be surprised or disappointed by this. […]

Let’s stop accusing the Dolphins coaching staff of tanking

Let’s not play dumb: The Dolphins, as an organization, are absolutely tanking this season. They won’t use that word, but it’s clear the front office has not done everything in its power to field the best possible football team in 2019. Miami’s brass will call it a rebuild, but it’s tanking. That, however, does not […]

Leonard Williams makes sense in the short term for the Giants

Williams will slide into a crowded defensive line group for the Giants. The Giants have spent recent draft capital on a trio of defensive tackles in Dalvin Tomlinson (55th overall in 2017), B.J. Hill (69th overall in 2018), and Dexter Lawrence (17th overall in 2019). With the draft picks they just invested into Williams, he’s […]

Does The NFL Have A Penalty Problem?

A lot has been made this season about a supposed penalty problem in the NFL. Through the first seven weeks, penalties are up, players are speaking out and being fined, games have swung, and fans are frustrated. But is there really a problem? Or is this criticism simply a result of increased scrutiny from an […]

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