I had an idea the other day to compile resources that are useful for people to educate themselves so all of our discussion is more intelligent. I'm sure I'm going to miss some sites, so shoot me a PM/VM if you stumble upon anything that's useful, and I'll add it to this list.
Hopefully this resource gets everyone on the same page from a knowledge/resource standpoint so we can get on track with talking football vs. trying to teach each other how to craft arguments with various resources.
ProFootballFocus - good for advanced statistics (with subscription), game reviews, exclusive articles, player rankings, weekly recaps, and all kinds of other goodies.
Official NFL Statistics - sortable by position and team sourced from NFL.com
Pro-Football-Reference.com - I love this site. Great for historic statistics (leaders, records, standings, obscure coaching records). This is a good go-to starting point for any argument that's based on historic information.
AdvancedNFLStats.com - Sabremetrics of the NFL. Use it, cherish it, be smarter with it.
Football Outsiders - This is another advanced stats site.
Washington Post - Deeper stats such as 4th quarter Qb ratings, 1st half, 2nd half, % vs blitz, etc. Tons of advanced stats.
DRAFT & ROSTERS
Chicago Bears Official Website - Rosters, depth charts, news, videos. Use it. Cherish it. Learn to hate Larry Meyer.
Walter Football - A good starting place for draft projections, articles, and news. Not the greatest site, but it has a TON of information.
CBS Prospect Rankings - CBS-based ranking of draft prospects.
Draft Breakdown - This is a video database for anyone looking for film on draft prospects.
CONTRACTS & TRANSACTIONS
Spotrac - Wanna know contract details and how a contract impacts the cap year-by-year? Go here. Hover over the NFL tab at the top of the website and follow whatever category your heart desires in the dropdown that appears. I may post a Google Doc later on with instructions for how to use commonly desired pieces of information.
RotoWorld - Use the red navigation bar at the top of the page for various categories (in addition to the panes that appear when clicking this link). This is good for quick references to transactions, contracts, depth charts, etc.
National Football Post - They post news for the most part. Their scouting service was better when Wes Bunting ran it but it is still a decent resource for draft prospect evaluations.
Bleacher Report - I think about everyone is familiar with this, but it's more or less what PSD wants their articles to be like. This place is just way better than PSD for news and such (as of the writing of this post, anyway).
Deadspin - The sporting world's TMZ. Sometimes there are really interesting articles that are breaking news. A lot of time it's tabloid crap. Still, it's worth a browse if only for Chris Kluwe's contributions.
http://www.uni-watch.com - Paul Lukas is a bit of a douche, but if you're fascinated by uniforms and aesthetic-based facets of sports, this is a must-read website.
Chris Creamer's Sports Logos Page - Like Uni Watch, this is a uniform nut's wet dream. Someone trying to tell you our uniforms were something in the 70s that you're pretty sure they weren't? Use this site. Use ColorWerx in conjunction with this site if you're really interested in official colors of sports teams by era.
More to come...