Boiler Room: UGA WR Chris Conley - Matt Waldman
Not that Conley is bad at football, but most people were more familiar with Conley’s Star Wars fan film than they were with his athletic exploits until Saturday. After last weekend’s Combine, where Conley posted a record-setting broad jump, a 45-inch vertical, a 4.35-second forty, and 18 reps on the bench press, a lot more people are wondering how he looks on a field without a movie camera.
How Madden Ratings Are Made - Neil Paine
Moore’s job has morphed from a behind-the-scenes technician to a sort of celebrity — and villain — in gaming circles. And in an increasingly data-heavy sports landscape, it’s a role that sits squarely in two intersections of growing importance — between scouting and analytics, simulation and reality.
Four Downs: AFC West - Scott Kacsmar
San Diego Chargers: Sign Ndamukong Suh in free agency As long as Philip Rivers is healthy the San Diego offense will be efficient. The struggles have been on defense. After ranking 32nd in defensive DVOA in 2013, the Chargers climbed to 24th last season, but they still have plenty of room for growth.
Jarret Johnson Retires as True Definition of Toughness - Ricky Henne
"JJ is the definition of professional," said General Manager Tom Telesco. "He was a leader on the field and in the locker room. He is everything you want in an NFL player, and I’m honored to have worked with him."