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Day before.

2014 Defensive Pass Identity Data
Yesterday, we looked at offensive Pass Identity grades. Today, we are going to use the same process to analyze the data for defenses.  Yesterday’s post is required reading to understand how Pass Identity grades are calculated, but here’s one update.  While we can use the same numbers for Game Script (including the 3.27 number for standard deviation and 0 for average), that’s not the case for defensive Pass Ratio. There, while the average is roughly the same at 58.29%, the standard deviation is much smaller at 2.84% (it was 4.66% for the offenses).

Prediction Machine simulation has Packers over Colts in Super Bowl 50 -
The Prediction Machine has spoken and Packers fans are probably going to like what it had to say.

The MMQB Training Camp Tour Blog | The MMQB with Peter King
Peter King's dispatch from Santa Clara, where there's a sense of overconfidence among the players, considering the massive roster overhaul. The Niners will be good enough, but have too many holes at receiver and cornerback to contend. Plus, Robert Klemko's report from The Greenbrier, where the defense is different and Drew Brees looks better than ever

Though often overlooked, Broncos' Harris is now one of NFL's top CBs |
The latest NFL news, scores, stats, fantasy analysis, and mock drafts as well as the best NFL writers and photos from

Eagles waive/injured Emmanuel Acho after thumb surgery | ProFootballTalk
The Eagles are down one inside linebacker in the competition to make the 53-man roster. According to multiple reports, Emmanuel Acho has been waived/injured because of a thumb injury. Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Acho's injury required surgery.

Terrelle Pryor not sure if he’s playing Saturday | ProFootballTalk
Terrelle Pryor practiced for the Browns again on Thursday, but he's not sure whether he'll be in the lineup for the team's third preseason game on Saturday.

Finding the next Antonio Brown: 5 WR gems who could shine in 2015 -
Who is the next Antonio Brown? Here are five late-round or undrafted wideouts who could shine in 2015, starting with the Bills' Deonte Thompson.

NFL Football Teams, Scores, Stats, News, Standings, Rumors - National Football League - ESPN
Get the latest NFL football news, scores, stats, standings, fantasy games, and more from ESPN.

Russell Wilson of Seattle Seahawks says water comments perceived wrong
Russell Wilson clarified Thursday that he didn't suffer a concussion in the NFC title game, expanding on comments about how he believes recovery water helped him last postseason.

Frank Gore: Colts' Andrew Luck is 'a football god' -
Frank Gore raved about Andrew Luck this week as a "football god." What is it about the Colts' young star that has teammates believing that he's a dynamic coach-QB combination?

Seahawks S Dion Bailey finds himself in an unexpected position
Kam Chancellor's holdout has given the opportunity for younger players to see extended reps at the strong safety position, and the one...

Seahawks personnel updates: Secondary on the mend, nothing new on Kam Chancellor | The Seattle Times
The Seattle secondary is getting healthier, coach Pete Carroll said after practice Thursday, but the situation with Kam Chancellor remains the same.

Dion Bailey excited to show pass coverage abilities as the odds increase he could have to fill in for Chancellor | The Seattle Times
Seattle second-year strong safety Dion Bailey is excited to get a chance Saturday to show what he can do against Philip Rivers and that he can fill in for Kam Chancellor if needed.

Seahawks’ Drew Nowak eyeing starting spot at center | The Seattle Times
Drew Nowak can go a long way toward sewing up the starting center spot with another good performance this week against the Chargers.

Video: Pete Carroll says NFL injuries won't dictate Seahawks' process - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Pete Carroll met with the media in preparation of Saturday's preseason game in San Diego and said traumatic injuries to star NFL players don't have an effect on the Seahawks. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seahawks' Will Blackmon talks rough injury past, what saved his career - Brock and Salk | 710 ESPN Seattle
Seahawks cornerback Will Blackmon told 'Brock and Salk' that he expects to win Seattle's nickel corner job and that a simple diet switch saved his career after numerous injuries early on. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Video: Russell Wilson on Rolling Stone article, his public persona - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson talked to the media Thursday, a day after a Rolling Stone cover story on him was published. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Why should you watch Chargers vs. Seahawks? - Bolts From The Blue
Let's be honest, the first two San Diego Chargers preseason games have been incredibly boring. Here's why this one won't be.

Marshawn Lynch of Seattle Seahawks' appeal for silence canceled
A hearing for Marshawn Lynch intended to address a $75,000 fine from last season has been canceled, and the NFL expects Lynch to comply with their media access policy going forward, a league source has confirmed.

Richard Sheman sees positive in Seattle Seahawks' secondary absences - NFC West - ESPN
The Seattle Seahawks would surely prefer to have their full complement of defensive backs healthy, present and available. But there is a positive aspect to all the absences their secondary has had to deal with of late, one that cornerback Richard Sherman pointed to on Wednesday.

Russell Wilson claims his new water heals concussions. That’s corny and dangerous. - The Washington Post
The Seattle QB crossed over from cheesy pitchman into something far more serious with his tweet about Reliant Recovery Water.

How did the 1st team defense perform? - Bolts From The Blue
Kyle breaks down how the starters on defense performed against the Cardinals.

Seahawks Lose Two Preseason Games, Which Doesn't Matter at All - Slog - The Stranger
This week I overheard someone say that they’re genuinely worried about the Seahawks because of their 0-2 record through their first two preseason games. "Genuinely worried" were the words I heard, in reference to preseason football results. It was an existentially horrifying moment.

The Cut Man: Life as the Bearer of Bad News in the NFL | Bleacher Report
My direct line rang not long after the list had been released to the press. The voice on phone was irate, screaming, cursing, accusing and threatening. It was not going to be an ordinary day at the office. Cut-down day never is in the NFL.