NFL Special Teams Investment

How do NFL teams allocate resources? Dave Archibald has looked at the real price of contract extensions and draft picks on quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, offensive linemen, cornerbacks and the trends on offense in general. In this installment, he looks at how teams evaluate special teams investment. Special teams is often an afterthought for NFL analysts, who tend to focus on…

Do Your Job: Eagles Punt Block Exploited Patriots Protection

The New England Patriots like to talk about doing your job in all three phases, but multiple special teams breakdowns led to their loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. We made Chuck Zodda flip a coin, so here’s the breakdown on how the Eagles punt block exploited Patriots protection scheme. With only seconds remaining in the first half,…