Understanding Perspective and Gravity in Football Evaluation

The proliferation of the evaluation of football players can be seen across the internet. Draft profiles, rankings, and play breakdowns all critique players with incomplete information, but those evaluations can still be worthwhile despite the protests of some within the game. Sean Cottrell explains the importance of understanding perspective and gravity in football evaluation. NFL and college…

Do Kickers Belong In Football?

Whether in the 2015 playoffs or 2016 NFL Draft, kickers have had people asking questions recently. Chuck Zodda examines kickers and their place in the game today, and wonders if they belong in football. “I’ve been talking with the kicker all night?” That was the last thing the young woman said to me as she…

NFL Offensive Investment by Position Trends

In the first five installments of the investment in offense series, Dave Archibald looked at team spending at various offensive position groups – quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, tight ends, and the offensive line. Having covered the offensive positions individually, he now looks for trends in NFL offensive investment as a whole. The chart below shows…