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  1. A look at the needs of AFC South teams

    Mike Wells

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Forget the need to improve the offensive line for the moment for the Indianapolis Colts. The bigger need is on the defense, or "every non-Robert Mathis defender," as Rivers McCown of Football Outsiders put it. McCown did an NFL Ins...

    Blog | February 12, 2014
  2. Value of Gronkowski and Brady

    Field Yates

    In a recent piece posted on, Football Outsiders' Rivers McCown broke down the 32 NFL teams based on the talent level of players under the age of 25 on their roster, with the Patriots placing ninth on his list. In a related post, ESPN NFL ...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  3. FBO: Biggest remaining issue for Bears

    Rivers McCown

    Welcome to the 2013 version of Insider's offseason staple series: Red Flags. This is the sixth of an eight-part examination in which Football Outsiders identifies the biggest remaining issue for every NFL team, division by division, after the NFL dra...

    Blog | May 14, 2013
  4. RTC: Numbers on Texans 3rd-and-long runs

    Paul Kuharsky

    Reading the coverage... Houston Texans "The Texans faced 101 third-and-long situations. 23 of them were runs," says Rivers McCown of Battle Red Blog. "That rate of 22% is nearly triple the league-average rate. A better way to say that? The Texa...

    Blog | February 12, 2013
  5. Outsiders: Colts, Jaguars among thinnest

    Paul Kuharsky

    The Houston Texans didn't make the cut as one of the three deepest teams in the NFL, according to Rivers McCown of Football Outsiders. But the AFC South is well represented in his three shallowest teams : Both the Colts and the Jaguars make the cu...

    Blog | August 15, 2012
  6. Assessing young talent in the AFC South

    Paul Kuharsky

    Who's got the best young talent in the NFL? There is a lot of it in the AFC South. But in league context, it didn't fare as well in this ranking from Danny Tuccitto and Rivers McCown of Football Outsiders as I might have guessed. 7. Tennessee ...

    Blog | July 17, 2012
  7. RTC: Blocking tight ends becoming rare

    Paul Kuharsky

    Reading the coverage ... Houston Texans Deciding what exactly to do with Matt Schaub going forward and getting it done will be a delicate dance for Rick Smith, says Rivers McCown of Battle Red Blog. Here's Texans All Access as a podcast, in ...

    Blog | June 27, 2012
  8. RTC: Colts add veteran Moore at RB

    Paul Kuharsky

    Reading the coverage... Houston Texans Considering the future of the Texans' passing game with Rivers McCown of Battle Red blog. "I fear that they will assume the (Gary) Kubiak model will continue to work without a real replacement for (Andre) Jo...

    Blog | June 20, 2012
  9. Football Outsiders on remaining needs

    Paul Kuharsky

    Rivers McCown of Football Outsiders covers the AFC South in today's installment of remaining needs around the league. Here are snippets with my thoughts. Houston Texans: Right tackle "[Rashad] Butler, who was actually [Eric] Winston's replac...

    Blog | May 09, 2012
  10. The Bears' curious offseason

    Rivers McCown

    The Chicago Bears came into this offseason needing to fix two major problems: They had no go-to wide receiver, and the perennially disappointing offensive line needed to be overhauled. So far, they have addressed the first problem (though perhaps not...

    Blog | March 30, 2012
  11. Outsiders' review of AFC South needs

    Paul Kuharsky

    Rivers McCown of Football Outsiders runs through the primary need of each AFC South team in this Insider piece . Here's a peek at what he has to say with my reflections. Houston Texans: Wide receiver McCown: "The Texans enter free agency as a t...

    Blog | February 13, 2012
  12. Top 25-and-under Cowboys players

    Calvin Watkins

    Rivers McCown of Football Outsiders ranked the NFL teams with the best players who are 25-and-under on their rosters. The Cowboys didn't rank in the top three. Prior to the start of the season, Football Outsiders wasn't complimentary of young tale...

    Blog | January 31, 2012
  13. Outsiders on youth of Texans, Jaguars

    Paul Kuharsky

    Rivers McCown of Football Outsiders looks at the big risers and fallers in terms of under-25-year old talent. He breaks down the contribution teams got from guys who fit the bill, factoring in quarterback talent, track record for developing young ...

    Blog | January 26, 2012
  14. Football Outsiders on Houston's defense

    Paul Kuharsky

    Rivers McCown of Football Outsiders says the Saints did well to take advantage of a Texans' weak spot last week. Here's a piece of his review: [Wade] Phillips has primarily left [Johnathan] Joseph on the left side (offense's right side) of the li...

    Blog | September 30, 2011
  15. RTC: Non-mainstream edition

    Paul Kuharsky

    Rivers McCown offers no apologies about being skeptical about the Texans at noseguard. Nate Dunleavy wonders about the timetable for the Colts with Peyton Manning's injury. Zoltan Paksa considers a variety of questions about the Jaguars' wide r...

    Blog | May 25, 2011
  16. Halftime: Chargers 21, Jets 10

    Rich Cimini

    A quick take on the first half: 1. Where is the Jets' defense? They dominated Luke McCown and Matt Moore of the Jaguars and Dolphins, respectively, but they get exposed against quality quarterbacks. Philip Rivers led the Chargers on 76- and 87-yar...

    Blog | October 23, 2011