With the 2020 NFL Draft and free agency just around the corner, PFF's Eric Eager takes a look at what constitutes a “true pass set” -- a set of play features that give us the most stable and predictive player evaluation.
Using PFF wins above replacement (WAR), PFF's Eric Eager ties an expected four-year contribution to each drafted player from the 2016 NFL Draft to see how they have done relative to their draft position.
The case against Odell Beckham Jr. for slapping a cop's butt won't be pursued by the Orleans Parish District Attorney's office and the New Orleans Police Department said the officer in question won't pursue charges.
LaFleur was best man in his wedding. Saleh helped him get his start in the NFL. Now LaFleur, the Packers' offensive playcaller, will have to beat Saleh, the 49ers' defensive coordinator, to get to the Super Bowl.
The deadline to declare for the NFL came and went on Friday without any word what one final big name was doing. Clemson linebacker Isaiah Simmons announced what he decided Saturday evening. Simmons will enter the draft, forgoing his final season of eligibility. “Now it’s time for me to take the next step in my […]
Titans defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons avoided a fine for unsportsmanlike conduct. Jamison Hensley of ESPN reports that the NFL found no visual evidence of Simmons spitting on Ravens right guard Marshal Yanda, who, in postgame interviews, had accused the rookie of doing just that. Officials didn’t penalize Simmons. The fine for unsportsmanlike conduct is $14,037. […]
The Packers are getting a player back from injury, just in time for the NFC Championship. Green Bay has activated safety Raven Greene from injured reserve. Undrafted out of James Madison in 2018, Greene played in the first two games of the year, starting the Thursday night opener in Chicago. Last year, he played in […]
No one currently can stop Titans running back Derrick Henry. Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark believes he can, and he’s not afraid to say so. “He’s not hard to hit,” Clark told James Palmer of NFL Media. “He’s just a big guy. 240, 245, 250. Honestly he should be running harder at his weight and […]
The Vikings and 49ers disagreed about whether 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa took a cheap shot at Vikings offensive tackle Brian O’Neill last weekend. The NFL sided with the Vikings The league fined Bosa $28,075 for the illegal blindside block he laid on O’Neill, which also drew a 15-yard penalty. The NFL has emphasized protecting […]
Chiefs offensive tackle Eric Fisher had one of the most boisterous celebrations of the season on Sunday, grabbing a couple beers from fans in the front row after a Chiefs touchdown. The NFL was not amused. Fisher was fined $14,037 for the celebration, in which he dumped some beer over his own helmet. The league […]
Monday night’s win by LSU over Clemson sent Browns receiver Odell Beckham Jr. into a state of euphoria that resulted in multiple instances of bizarre behavior. And the NFL has been paying attention to the aftermath of the situation. A league spokesman tells PFT regarding whether Beckham faces any scrutiny from the NFL, “We have […]
Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien said after his team’s postseason-ending loss last weekend that he expects defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel to return. But there are some changes coming to the defensive staff. Texans outside linebackers coach and senior defensive assistant John Pagano has been fired, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. Pagano, […]
[Editor’s Note: Tony Dungy is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the first African-American head coach to win the Super Bowl. He has served as an analyst on NBC’s Football Night in America since 2009.] January is always an exciting time in the NFL. The playoffs are coming to a conclusion […]
The Broncos decided to move on from Rich Scangarello after one season, but he already has another interview. According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Browns plan to interview Scangarello for Kevin Stefanski’s vacant offensive coordinator job early next week. The 47-year-old Scangarello was tossed overboard in Denver so the Broncos […]
Common sense will prevail, after all. Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports that the arrest warrant issued against Browns receiver Odell Beckham Jr. could soon be withdrawn, because the officer who was slapped in the butt by OBJ does not want to press charges. Per the report, the New Orleans Police Department may withdraw the warrant […]
Last year, Kyler Murray made the choice between baseball and football. Now, he’s sending signals (as opposed to stealing them) about revising his position. Spectacular as an NFL rookie, Murray recently mused about becoming the first football-baseball player since Deion Sanders. “I think I could,” Murray said. “Athletically, I think, yeah, I could do it. […]
The relatively healthy Packers have made a late addition to their injury report for the NFC Championship Game. Packers punter JK Scott was added to the injury report today with an illness. He is now listed as questionable. There’s no reason to think the illness is serious, although teams are always concerned about the possibility […]
The new Aaron Hernandez documentary, which meanders through various potential excuses and justifications for the murder(s) he committed, tries to suggest among other things that his killing spree was fueled, possibly, by repressed homosexuality and/or head trauma from football. And so the documentary includes extended commentary from a former football player who repressed his homosexuality […]
The hay is in the barn for Joe Burrow. And there’s no reason to throw the match that he used to light his victory cigar in its general direction. Burrow wisely has declined an invitation to attend the Senior Bowl. The news comes from Senior Bowl executive director Jim Nagy. “Had a great talk with […]
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has at least two touchdown passes in each of his last six postseason games. If he makes it seven tomorrow in San Francisco, he’ll have 40 postseason touchdown passes in his career. That would make him part of a select group: Rodgers, who currently has 38 career touchdown passes in the […]
You read PFT, obviously. You watch PFT Live, hopefully. You listen to #PFTPM, possibly. I know, it can be confusing to figure out where and how to find podcasts (even though they’re pretty much everywhere). So we make it easy for you. From time to time, we drop into the PFT content a player that […]
If Tom Brady exercises his prerogative to move on from the Patriots in free agency, Jarrett Stidham potentially becomes the starting quarterback, in only his second season. Stidham claims he’s not thinking about that. “Right now, I can’t really think too much about all of that,” Stidham told Mike Reiss of ESPN.com on Friday. “I […]
Titans running back Derrick Henry is already in elite company with his postseason accomplishments. Henry ran for 195 yards in last weekend’s win over the Ravens, and 182 yards the week before against the Patriots. Henry also ran for 156 yards two years ago in a playoff win over the Chiefs. How rare is that? […]
Anyone who’s disappointed in the Ravens losing their first two playoff games with quarterback Lamar Jackson has unrealistic expectations, according to Ravens coach John Harbaugh. Harbaugh defended Jackson when asked about his 0-2 playoff record on Friday, noting that he’s a month younger than Joe Burrow, the quarterback who just led LSU to the national […]