The Deep Pass: The Best Play in Football?

The NFL analytics community has known for a while that deep passing is more efficient than…

“Less Than Zero”: Bill Belichick, Ernie Adams, and Analytics

When asked how much analytics informs the New England Patriots‘ decision-making in key situations, Bill Belichick…

Ball Velocity Is Bunk

[dt_divider style=”thick” /]Since 2008, former NFL scout Dan Shonka of ourlads.com has been capturing “ball velocity”…

Talk of Trade: Business was Boomin’ but is a Decline Loomin’?

[dt_divider style=”thick” /]In case you took a vow to avoid all media as your New Years…

Marcus Mariota and Misleading Metrics

[dt_divider style=”thick” /]In the aftermath of Monday night’s contest between the Houston Texans and Tennessee Titans,…

Is Team Turnover in the Playoffs Predictable?

[dt_divider style=”thick” /]With the new season upon us, what better time than now to talk about…

Evolution Breeds Opportunity for Tight Ends in the Red Zone

[dt_divider style=”thick” /]”Evolution is the fundamental idea in all of life science – in all of…

The Elusiveness of the Heisman Running Back

[dt_divider style=”thick” /]They are beaten. They are battered. And if they’re smart, they escape the shackles…

Does a High Salary Veteran QB Hurt Your Super Bowl Chances?

[dt_divider style=”thick” /]Everything closes fast in the NFL. Pockets collapse, running lanes shrink and the window…

Where is the NFL’s Version of Moneyball?

[dt_divider style=”thick” /]In 1999, Paul DePodesta was hired by the Oakland Athletics as an assistant to…

Time of Possession: A Battle Worth Winning?

[dt_divider style=”thick” /]Time. We’d all like more of it. I often find myself thinking ‘there aren’t…

Player Tracking Technology and the NFL

[dt_divider style=”thick” /]Last week in Mobile, Alabama, the Senior Bowl released some extremely cool player tracking…

Where Do Fumbles Come From?

[dt_divider style=”thick” /]“Daddy, where do fumbles come from?” Startled, I nearly spit out my coffee. “Well…

The New England Patriots Bend but Don’t Break Defense: Myth or Reality?

[dt_divider style=”thick” /]This millennium, the New England Patriots’ defense has consistently ranked better by points allowed…

NFL Press Release: Transcript of 2016 Injury Data Results Media Conference Call

[dt_divider style=”thick” /] Transcript of 2016 Injury Data Results Media C​onference Call January 26, 2017 The…

Football Folklore: Conference Championships Since 2002

[dt_divider style=”thick” /] Past performance does not guarantee future results. It’s also extremely tough to compare…