11 Apr 2013, 11:39am by Danny Tuccitto
Ranking 1,094 draft classes is hard, especially when your three metrics say different things. Luckily, they do agree on the four best and the single worst. Pictured: A modern-day metaphor for what happened to one of the best.
86 comments, Last at 01 May 2013, 8:10am by dmstorm22
09 Apr 2013, 04:49pm by Danny Tuccitto
If you're interested, the video from this year's football analytics panel at the MIT Sloan conference is finally online. Andrea Kremer moderated; panelists were Rams COO Kevin Demoff, 49ers COO Paraag Marathe, former Patriots and Chiefs executive Scott Pioli, and -- drum roll, please -- Football Outsiders progenitor Aaron Schatz.
I was there, and I'm not saying this because he pays my bills, but Aaron was the star of the discussion. To be fair, though, he was basically the only one at liberty to offer blunt opinions. (I'd say full-throated, but he had lost his voice the day before.)
In any event, click for "Armanti Edwards, c'mon!" Stay for the DeAngelo Hall takedown.
5 comments, Last at 11 Apr 2013, 11:26pm by Insancipitory
02 Apr 2013, 10:33am by Danny Tuccitto
Since 1970, two franchises have been really good at drafting; two have been really bad. All four are in the AFC, but New England isn't one of them.
77 comments, Last at 29 Apr 2013, 10:16pm by RSpang
26 Mar 2013, 12:25pm by Danny Tuccitto
Over the next month, we'll be using stats to answer interesting questions about NFL draft history. First, we need an efficiency model that's optimized for comparing across eras.
43 comments, Last at 03 Apr 2013, 1:13am by Scott C
12 Mar 2013, 06:45pm by Danny Tuccitto
The first thing Andy Reid did when he moved to Kansas City was ask Jeff Fisher for a copy of "Facial Hair Secrets for Injury Prevention."
12 comments, Last at 15 Mar 2013, 7:21pm by efox
08 Mar 2013, 04:56pm by Danny Tuccitto
Behold our Adjusted Games Lost totals for 2012. The healthiest team went on a Super Bowl run, beating the most injury-riddled team twice along the way. Also, shenanigans in the AFC East!
25 comments, Last at 21 Mar 2013, 9:36am by Dean
25 Feb 2013, 02:51pm by Danny Tuccitto
Official 40-yard dash times for running backs are in the books, and Speed Score has identified one potential diamond in the rough. If only he weren't the wrong kind of ankle-breaking machine or had a positive endorsement from our own Matt Waldman.
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21 Feb 2013, 01:17pm by Danny Tuccitto
The Seahawks and 49ers could get stronger up front, while Arizona searches for a quarterback and the Rams try to strengthen offensive tackle and safety.
21 comments, Last at 13 Mar 2013, 2:39pm by HogInExile
13 Feb 2013, 08:06pm by Danny Tuccitto
After the debacle of their opening drives during the playoffs, I did a post for Niners Nation looking at what DVOA and our drive stats (thanks to Jim Armstrong) had to say about the matter. In addition to that main story, stats-savvy FO readers would probably be intrigued by the subplot: Even in a split as granular as opening offensive possessions, there's a stark contrast between what a drive-level statistic says and what a play-level statistic says.
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04 Feb 2013, 12:19am by Danny Tuccitto
They aren't as old as you think they are.
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