Doug Farrar

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Yes, indeedy. Our man was just at the podium, talking about why he didn't work out (has been running off the ankle 4-5 weeks, will do everything at his Pro Day), the teams he's talked to (yes,...

Combine Stuff -- Day One


Here's a brief wrap-up of Day One. First, my FO Combine report for Thursday.Overall impressions -- This is the first Combine at the new Lucas Oil Stadium, and it's safe to say that the NFL is still...

Two Combine Notes


Of the top four teams in the draft order, only the Seahawks have talked to Baylor OT Jason Smith at this point. And wherever he goes, the reporters in that city will have a field day. Kid is...

It's Combine Time!


I'm writing this from beautiful (and flippin' COLD) downtown Indianapolis, where I'm preparing to cover the first day of the Combine with about 400 other media types. I'm here to report for FO and...

Ziggy Hood: Scouted by Seattle

10's Chris Steuber has a nice Q & A with Missouri defensive tackle Evander "Ziggy" Hood. Among other things, Hood talked about his time at the Senior Bowl with Seattle's staff. CS: You...

Reggie Williams, Reclamation Project


Thought to be the next great big receiver by some coming out of the 2004 NFL Draft, Washington’s Reggie Williams turned out to be one of two “R. Williams” relative busts (Roy being the other)...


Arizona Fires Clancy Pendergast

Wait, what?Interesting rumor has current Steelers linebackers coach (and former Seahawks 'backer) Keith Butler as the favorite to replace him. Sounds like a "I want my guy" move -- not sure it...

Gus Bradley Meets the Media


Seattle’s new defensive coordinator was made available to the local media on Wednesday, and Eric Williams of the TNT has the transcript. One encouraging aspect of the press conference was...

Three Senior Bowl Interests for Seattle


My buddy Michael Lombardo from has the names of three players the Seahawks met with during Senior Bowl week. Now, the whole "Team X met with Player Y" thing is generally overheated by the...

David Greene Retires


And in his honor, a small haiku.the third-round draft pickthey thought, better than barber?who runs for cowboysquarterback wins areuseless indicators andcollege greene proved this"more wins than...

Is Mora a Moneyball Guy?


Is there a stat-geek breathing behind all that press conference bluster and Tiger Mountain-climbing? According to a 2003 story for the Tennessean by ESPN's Paul Kuharsky about former Titans...

Matt Postins on Gus Bradley


Matt Postins had covered the Tampa Bay Bucs for a number of years for several different outlets (most recently, and was kind enough to give me a little intel on Gus Bradley -- who he...

Craig Massei on Greg Knapp


My friend Craig Massei has written for SF Insider for years, and he’s covered the 49ers since the late 1980s. We did a lot of stuff together when I wrote for the Seahawks for, and I...

Seahawks Sign Mike Hass to Two-Year Deal


Hass to Hass? Perhaps. Per Ed Thompson of, the Seahawks have signed former Saints and Bears receiver Mike Hass to a two-year deal. Terms are undisclosed at this time.

Seahawks Hire Greg Knapp as OC


Per Adam Schefter. This was about as surprising as ... well, something not very surprising. I'm off to e-mail a buddy of mine who has covered the 49ers for years with some intel. Be back with that...


Hakeem Nicks Goes Pro

Per Chris Steuber of If you saw Nicks bitch-slap everyone he faced in the Meineke Car Care Bowl, this is potentially exciting news for any team with obvious need at receiver. Here's a...


Cover-3: Wild-Card Edition

My Wild-Card preview is up over at FO -- Aaron Schatz will have a stat-heavier one Friday afternoon. Looking forward to Adrian Peterson vs. Philly's surprising run defense, Chad Pennington's...

The Curious Case of Davone Bess


I almost called this post “The Curious Case of Kevin Boss”, but Bess is more current. You may know him as the Dolphins’ best possession receiver down the stretch; he’s also the guy who caught a...

Arizona Cardinals: Epic Fail?


The final Inside the Numbers this season will be up soon at Danny O'Neil's Seattle Times blog. It's worth mentioning again that Danny's one of the good guys. Anyhoo, here's an excerpt that begins...

Josh Wilson Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week


Per Farnsworth, beating out Jason Jones, Ed Reed, Leon Hall, and Jason Taylor. Wilson's performance against the Jets was a great bright spot in a tough season peppered with legit concerns about...

Locklear to IR, Adams Called Up


It's official per Clare -- Seattle's entire projected starting offensive line for the 2008 season is now on Injured reserve. Safety Jamar Adams, who has no doubt been practicing his gritty, gutty...

"Ain't Gonna Be No Rematch..."


Seahawks-Jets Inside the Numbers is now up on Danny O'Neil's Seattle Times blog. Thanks as always to Danny for his ability to embrace new ideas and his generosity in letting an unaccredited geek...

Jets Q & A: FO’s Sean McCormick


At Football Outsiders, we all have our teams. Aaron Schatz is a Pats fan from way back, while Mike Tanier is partial to the Iggles. Bill Barnwell bleeds Giants blue, while the West Coast contingent...

Sean Locklear's One-Month Window


Week 15 Inside the Numbers is up at the Seattle Times, though there seem to be some weird formatting things going on over there. Thanks as always to Danny O’Neil, who has been an ardent FO guy for...

A Brief "Hello", and Will Carroll on Walter Jones


Greetings, all. Doug Farrar from Football Outsiders here, and it will be my honor to post on Field Gulls from here on out with news, analysis, and other stuff as time permits and events dictate....

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