Quick Reads: 2014 In Review - Vincent Verhei
Most Improved: Antonio Gates, SD Technically, Houston's Garrett Graham had a bigger increase in DVOA (from -21.3% in 2013 to 2.4% this year), but that's partially due to small sample size as Graham has been injured this year, missing five games and only collecting 28 targets. So we're going with Gates, who rebounded nicely with a 23.7% DVOA after posting just an 0.9% DVOA the year prior. Gates turns 35 in June, but he's not done yet.
Is it last call for Chargers' Dwight Freeney? - Eric Williams
"I’m never big on making choices or big-time decisions after losses or wins because you’re too emotional," Freeney said. "You want to kind of take that emotion out of it, sit down and think about what you really want to do with the rest of your life and your career, and really figure out what that next step is. I’ve got to give it time."
32 Observations, Week 17 - Nathan Jahnke
Early in the season, there were two weeks where offensive tackle D.J. Fluker (-8.4 to +0.1) was among the two-worst right tackles in run blocking. Fluker ended the season with back-to-back weeks among the top two right tackles in run blocking.
Jets request interview with Frank Reich - Michael Gehlken (UT$)
Along with Reich, they've requested permission to interview Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, Seahawks assistant head coach Tom Cable, Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak and Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn.