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

Since 2008, former NFL scout Dan Shonka of ourlads.com has been capturing “ball velocity” of quarterbacks…

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

In the aftermath of Monday night’s contest between the Houston Texans and Tennessee Titans, several people…

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?

“Daddy, where do fumbles come from?” Startled, I nearly spit out my coffee. “Well … when…

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…