Monthly Archives: February 2012

Hines Ward Has Played His Final Game as a Steeler.

  Just because you are expecting something to happen, doesn’t mean you aren’t surprised when it actually does. There are things that you can never really wrap your head around. Hines Ward wearing any uniform but a Pittsburgh Steeler uniform is one of the things. However, we may see exactly that next season, as the Steelers…

Steelers Face Critical Decision on Mike Wallace.

  The Pittsburgh Steelers first priority of the 2012 NFL offseason was to get under the salary cap, which they’ve now done after trimming $25 million from their cap according to Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com’ AFC North Blog, by restructuring the contracts of players such as Ben Roethlisberger, Lawrence Timmons and Lamar Woodley among others recently. Yet, the…

Saints should be motivated to re-sign Drew Brees

  For reasons beyond explanation the New Orleans Saints have yet to reach a long-term extension with star quarterback Drew Brees, who is the face of the franchise and coming off a record-breaking season. However this negotiation is also having a big impact on the team’s ability to retain other core players on the roster and…

Aaron Rodgers: The Most Valuable Player in Fantasy Football?

  Today, we reveal our first statistical analysis, using the new matchup value tool that was created to compare players to other players at their position. The purpose of this comparison is to determine what players are the most difficult to matchup against over the course of the season. What do we mean by matchup? The term…

Additional thoughts on Matt Flynn and the Franchise Tag

  Just a few things to add from our the previous post concerning the Packers placing the franchise tag on quarterback Matt Flynn in order to work out a sign-and-trade for draft pick compensation. Once again this move could be risk for the Packers because the team may not have as much leverage in the…

FranchiseTagging Matt Flynn is risky proposition for Packers.

  Going into the offseason, the Green Bay Packers were expected to place their franchise tight end on star tight end Jermichael Finley to stop him from leaving as a free agent, but after signing him to a new two-year extension this week, that now leaves their options for the franchise tag wide open. Once…

Why the Jermichael Finley deal was a win-win.

    There are many reasons why the Green Packers have been legitimate contenders for the Super Bowl in four of the last five seasons and are in great position to contend again in the near future. The main reason? Well, Aaron Rodgers (possibly the best player in the National Football League) is a big reason,…

Introducing Matchup Value.

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0savesSave   Now that the NFL offseason is in full swing, it’s time to review 2011 Fantasy Football season, starting with an individual player analysis at each position. These evaluations will review this season, while also taking a first look ahead to 2012 because there is no better indication of future performance than the past,…