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Examining Adjusted Games Lost can help explain the NFC North in 2018

The Bears were extremely healthy in 2018, while the Packers were not so fortunate. A cliché among sports fans is that injuries are not an excuse for losing, but in truth, injuries are in fact a very good excuse. In fact, having your good players unavailable and replacing them with worse players makes a team noticeably worse, and almost nothing correlates better with winning than injury rate. Of course, not all injuries are created equally. If your backup running back is injured, it really doesn’t matter. If your starting quarterback is hurt, it matters a great deal. Every year,...

Windy City Gridiron

Bears sign Northwestern offensive lineman Tommy Doles

This may seem like déjà vu to some of you fans that keep close tabs on the Chicago Bears roster moves, as this is the second time the Bears have added undrafted free agent Tommy Doles this month. They originally signed him on March 5th, following their rookie mini-camp, but released him on March 13th, to make room for UDFA tight end Jesper Horsted. With the Bears waiving defensive back Jomon Dotson with an injury designation earlier today, they have room on the 90-man offseason roster to get Doles back in the fold. Doles, a three-year starter at right guard for the Northwestern...

Bleeding Green Nation

Eagles were the most banged up team to make the playoffs in 2018

And they still made a serious run... Injuries can derail the most talented teams. I don’t think I’m breaking news with that statement. The Philadelphia Eagles’ 2018 season was a battle of attrition, one that nearly kept them out of the playoffs. Despite that, they were able to make a push into the playoffs and even beat the Chicago Bears on the road in the Wild Card round. When you quantify just how banged up the Eagles were, that’s quite an achievement. Quantifying the impact of mounting injuries is what Football Outsiders does. Their “adjusted games lost” metric or “AGL”...

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A look at Josh Woodrum, the QB signed by the Redskins from the AAF

Liberty University, Colts, Bears, Bills, Browns, Ravens, Salt Lake Stallions, and — now — the Washington Redskins With the drafting of Dwayne Haskins, Washington’s roster now appears to be replete with quarterbacks at various levels of health. Alex Smith is out indefinitely. Colt McCoy is recovering from his third off-season surgery. Case Keenum is, until I hear differently from Dr. Gruden, apparently healthy. In order to have enough guys to throw balls in camp, the Redskins signed a quarterback from the AAF prior to the draft, and his name is Josh Woodrum. Woodrum would appear to...

Bear Goggles On

Report: Chicago Bears pick up Leonard Floyd’s 5th year option

The Chicago Bears have picked up Leonard Floyd’s option year according to a report. Ryan Pace verbally committed months ago that they would exercise the fifth-year option on OLB Leonard Floyd. Floyd has had an up and down career with the Chicago Bears through three seasons. He’s dealt with some form of injury in all […] Report: Chicago Bears pick up Leonard Floyd’s 5th year option - Bear Goggles On - Bear Goggles On - A Chicago Bears Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Windy City Gridiron

Bears exercise fifth-year option on Leonard Floyd

Chicago Bears’ general manager Ryan Pace announced their intention months ago, but today it’s being reported by ESPN’s Field Yates that they have exercised the fifth-year option on outside linebacker Leonard Floyd. He’s now signed through the 2020 season, and as it stands now, that fifth-year will be for around $13 million. Chicago could try to sign him to a contract extension beyond the fifth-year which could lower the 2020 cap hit. Also, the option is fully guaranteed in case of injury only, so the Bears could still decide to part ways with him after this year. Last year was...

Rob Gronkowski Officially Ruled Out For Week 7 vs. Bears

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is officially ruled out for his team's Week 7 matchup with the Chicago Bears. NESN.com's Doug Kyed and Zack Cox discuss the impact of the injury from Soldier Field. For more: http://nesn.com/?p=887513

Khalil Mack (Ankle) Will Be Hobbled In Week 7 vs. The Patriots

Chicago Bears star outside linebacker Khalil Mack will be fighting through an ankle injury in his team's Week 7 matchup with the New England Patriots at Soldier Field. NESN.com's Doug Kyed & Zack Cox discuss the impact of the injury. For more: http://nesn