The Wheel Route is Undefeated, Even Against Bill Belichick

For the Patriots, the 2017-2018 season ended very similarly to how it began. New England lost to the Kansas City Chiefs 42-27 to open the season, mainly due to Matt Patricia’s defense having no answers for how to stop Andy Reid’s offensive game plan. The same could be said for Sunday’s 41-33 Super Bowl loss…

San Francisco 49ers Offensive Formation Breakdown: Gun Far Pro Twins – Part 2

The San Francisco 49ers should improve over last year’s debacle of a season, where they finished 5-11. Beyond addressing regular team needs, new coach Chip Kelly is probably facing his last chance to try his no-huddle offense in the NFL. Much-criticized for not managing the clock properly, the style does provide some unique and interesting…

Tight End Investment: They Pay These Guys How Much?!

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, and offensive linemen. In this installment, he looks at how teams evaluate tight end investment. NFL teams employ tight ends on nearly every offensive play, but their role in the offense varies wildly from…