03 Jan 2007, 04:44pm by Aaron Schatz
Here's the transcript of today's chat on BaseballProspectus.com, featuring my thoughts on the playoffs, the draft, the hardest schedules of 2007, and the problem of Football Outsiders "group think." Plus, at the very end, a very special announcement. And if you ask questions about that very special announcement in this thread, we aren't going to notice them, so e-mail them, okay?
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03 Jan 2007, 12:40pm by Aaron Schatz
It's official now: Nick Saban will take the money and run back to college football. I'm happy about this as a Patriots fan, but every other part of me thinks Saban is a jerk. I can't stand the way college football coaches can walk out of their contracts whenever they feel like it, and their former schools and former players get nothing in return. It's one thing when you go from 1-AA to 1-A, but the worst has to be Tom O'Brien, walking out on Boston College for another school IN THE SAME CONFERENCE.
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03 Jan 2007, 02:07am by Aaron Schatz
For the twelve teams not in the playoffs this year, it is time to look forward to next year. And with that, we have an early projection of the 2007 strength of schedule for each team. (Click link to read.)
02 Jan 2007, 08:08pm by Aaron Schatz
This three-part series on the demise of the 2006 Washington Redskins may be the best football journalism you read all year. I say that knowing that the year still has 363 days left in it, and the third part of this series hasn't even been published yet. In the first part of the series, Jason LaConfora looks at Washington's awful personnel decisions, from Brandon Lloyd to T.J. Duckett, as well as the "too many cooks" problem on the coaching staff.
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02 Jan 2007, 05:34pm by Aaron Schatz
Baltimore leads the final DVOA ratings for the 2006 season and goes into the playoffs with the Super Bowl favorite trifecta: First in DVOA, first in weighted DVOA, and first in Pythagorean wins. New England moves ahead of San Diego for the number two spot in weighted DVOA, and Philadelphia moves ahead of Chicago as the best NFC team of 2006. Indianapolis puts up the second highest offensive DVOA ever, Chicago the third highest special teams DVOA. Numbers here, commentary on FOXSports.com.
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02 Jan 2007, 02:25pm by Aaron Schatz
Yes, that will solve the problem, won't it.
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02 Jan 2007, 12:24am by Aaron Schatz
We've mentioned it all season long, and now that Larry Johnson set a new NFL record for carries in a season, the "Curse of 370" is showing up in everything written by Football Outsiders. This article from the Seattle chapter of Pro Football Prospectus 2006 should help answer some of the questions people have about the 370-carry theory, including why we don't count receptions, and how a playoff appearance changes things.
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01 Jan 2007, 11:51pm by Aaron Schatz
I love writing the last Quick Reads of the regular season, looking at the best and worst DPAR at each position for the entire season. Find out if Chris Chambers was the worst wide receiver ever and if Peyton Manning 2006 beat Peyton Manning 2004. Plus, for each position I list most improved, biggest decline, and who was better or worse than the conventional stats say.
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29 Dec 2006, 04:31pm by Aaron Schatz
Here's a catch-all thread for discussion of this week's posts on the Football Outsiders FOX blog. Covered this week: The Worst Coach of 2006, why Vince Young's rushing DVOA is mediocre, how the Minnesota Vikings defense improved, and game charting data on yards after catch for quarterbacks.
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29 Dec 2006, 02:33pm by Aaron Schatz
How would you fix the Atlanta Falcons? Ignore Number Seven for the time being, because it isn't like he's the only problem on this team. Do you cut Warrick Dunn to save $3.25 million on the cap, and make Jerious Norwood your starting running back? Do you pick up an actual real-life cornerback, or hope Jimmy Williams can move into the starting lineup in his second year? What do you do about all the injury-prone stars like Ed Hartwell and John Abraham? Notice, by the way, that this position-by-position look at the Falcons is missing one position: wide receiver.
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