22 Jun 2004, 11:07am by Aaron Schatz
The Green Bay Packers are one of the teams at the forefront of using statistical analysis to improve on-field performance, and the man who leads that effort is Director of Research and Development Mike Eayrs. Aaron recently had a chance to ask him a few questions about his career and the work he does with the Packers.
21 Jun 2004, 02:06am by Michael David Smith
Ladies and gentlemen, start your arguments. Instead of a list of the best ever, Michael David Smith traces the history of football's premier position with a timeline of the best signal-callers. Find out why Otto Graham, Brett Favre, and Y.A. Tittle are here... while John Elway and Joe Namath are not.
15 Jun 2004, 12:53pm by Aaron Schatz
Last week's article on run defense spawned a good discussion that featured a lot of interesting questions. Aaron buries his nose in the Football Outsiders NFL database (don't let it fall into the wrong hands!) to find the answers.
1 comment, Last at 05 Aug 2005, 8:46pm by David Brude
14 Jun 2004, 11:43am by Russell Levine
BCS officials solve the problem of four bowl games that don't necessarily produce a definitive champion by adding... a fifth bowl game that doesn't necessarily produce a definitive champion! Russell tackles the latest iteration of BCS silliness.
08 Jun 2004, 01:24pm by Aaron Schatz
In which Aaron attempts, yet again, to pierce a hole in the conventional wisdom among football writers that says run defense is the best indicator of a team's playoff chances.
08 Jun 2004, 03:22am by admin
It seems like NFL agents the Poston brothers have become public enemy number one around the NFL -- with owners, fans, and even some players. Bruce Allen looks at how they are trying to turn their image around.
02 Jun 2004, 01:16pm by Russell Levine
Should we really be surprised that a recent NCAA study found that 35 percent of male college athletes bet on college sports? How serious are the NFL and NCAA about discouraging gambling? Not very, says Russell Levine.
01 Jun 2004, 10:43am by Guest
First he poured through the numbers to determine the NFL's worst franchise of all time. Now Mark Hutson turns things around to determine the best franchise of all time. Will it be the Packers? The Cowboys? How about the Pride of Irwindale?
24 May 2004, 11:53am by Michael David Smith
Just the start of another attempt to translate a classic baseball analysis tool into the world of the NFL.
18 May 2004, 01:39pm by Aaron Schatz
One running back ran for 429 yards on 113 carries. The other running back ran for 410 yards on 107 carries. So how come the player often described as a star of the future is at the bottom of our DVOA ratings, while the third-string ex-fullback is listed as above average? A trip inside the world of DVOA...