Chase Stuart studies recent trades for first-round picks. The conclusion? That general managers rarely pull these off for self-preservation.
Cardinals' Alan Faneca to Retire
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That's right, folks: TWO historical draft yarns by yours truly on Sports on Earth this week. While researching the story on the Supplemental Draft in 1984, I began following some of the loose threads of George Allen's career. The result: the strange story of the 1970s Redskins and their habit of trading every draft choice they owned, and at least one that they didn't!
A seventh-round pick was all it took for Oakland to give up on Terrelle Pryor.
One of the NFL's best receivers notched a -2.3% DVOA last year. Does a target-by-target breakdown show he was better than that?
A look back at the 1984 USFL supplemental draft that brought Steve Young, Reggie White, and others into the NFL.
Chase Stuart looks at the recent history linking new regimes and how quickly they select quarterbacks.
An anonymous coach and Rick Spielman get together and talk about how tough their jobs are. Then, Peter discusses the case for Pat Tillman's number to be retired.
After three NFL seasons of kicking off from the 35-yard line, what has been the impact on touchbacks, returns, field position, scoring and injuries? Also, is this rule responsible for a record number of big comebacks?
Robert Klemko looks into some concussion research scientists are conducting on rats.
What if you could see the difference between the average college player, NFL prospect, NFL veteran, and NFL star through the lens of errors per season?
Want to see what good middle linebacker play looks like? Watch this Alabama prospect work.
I see the good from Andre Williams, but will he show it often enough on the field?
Enunwa inspires reflection about innocence and experience.
Champ Bailey didn't have a great 2013 season, but was that because of his injury or his age?
Patrick Peterson considers himself the best cornerback in the NFL, but the youngster still has a way to go if he is to convince the rest of the NFL.
By (mostly) estimated DVOA, which teams should have won more than they did? Which teams overachived and underachived their statistical profile? Andrew Healy has a look.
Dr. Backshoulder's low catch rate: an aberration, or a long-term problem?
Just now? What have we been listening to for the last three months?
Oh, erm, I mean: PK dishes the latest draft gossip and interviews the NFLN COO.
There is a fine line between Tantric and tedious, folks.
An SB Nation longform on how to buy college football players. Warning: some inappropriate language here if you are at work or are a delicate flower.
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