06 Aug 2012, 03:58pm by Danny Tuccitto
Does a massive DVOA improvement under a new head coach mean that team will decline less than otherwise expected the following season?
77 comments, Last at 15 Apr 2013, 7:14am by johnpeterson
01 Aug 2012, 10:30am by Danny Tuccitto
Why some young quarterbacks are more promising than others. "The Sanchize" vs. "The Teborganization." Philip Rivers vs. Philip Rivers. It's time for 2011 pressure stats for quarterbacks!
70 comments, Last at 05 Aug 2012, 11:12pm by armchair journeyman quarterback
24 Jul 2012, 01:26pm by Danny Tuccitto
Al Davis on pass defense, a clue into how New England and Green Bay won 29 games despite being bad at it, and one reason why Jared Allen WAS it in Minnesota.
34 comments, Last at 26 Jul 2012, 6:53pm by zenbitz
20 Jun 2012, 10:06pm by Danny Tuccitto
The short answer: No. The long answer: Promoted interim head coaches are most successful when they're first-time head coaches and overhaul the coaching staff once they reach permanent status.
Make no mistake, this is the most comprehensive analysis of interim head coaches I've ever seen. However, I do have a couple of critiques:
1) I've always been of the mind that the most successful coaches who take over bad teams tend to completely clean house. When Mike Singletary takes over the 49ers, but keeps almost all of the same roster (in addition to most of the coaching staff), failure is as inevitable as a Carl Lewis national anthem.
2) One of Scott's main arguments is that successful promoted interims tend to be in their first head coaching gig. That hits a nerve with me because one of my pet peeves of football stat analysis is seeing a successful outcome, and then looking back to determine the profile of what led to success. What I want to know, and perhaps Scott can tell us ex post facto, is if the subsample of promoted interims in their first head coaching gig had a better record than those in their second-or-more head coaching gig. The answer may very well be the same, but it's better to go about things in a prospective way than a retrospective way.
Anyway, despite those criticisms, it's one helluva post, so give it a read.
32 comments, Last at 22 Jan 2013, 4:49am by reviews of raspberry ketones
18 May 2012, 11:38am by Danny Tuccitto
While the rest of the league was competing for a Lombardi trophy, the Rams and Panthers were busy trying to break AGL records at every position. They almost succeeded.
37 comments, Last at 30 May 2012, 12:44am by MJK
15 May 2012, 10:54am by Danny Tuccitto
Veterans like Chris Crocker, Bryant McFadden, and Andre Gurode have left unsettled situations in their wake. How will the AFC North turn them over?
45 comments, Last at 21 May 2012, 7:15pm by Coop
11 May 2012, 12:44pm by Danny Tuccitto
A neck injury in Indianapolis got most of the headlines, but plenty of other NFL teams were affected by poor health in 2011. Which overcame it, and which didn't?
85 comments, Last at 15 Jun 2012, 3:45pm by BarbaraB
26 Apr 2012, 06:33pm by Danny Tuccitto
Which Team Has the Most Total Draft Pick Value in 2012? (Click to read more.)
44 comments, Last at 02 May 2012, 9:49pm by Pat (filler)
21 Mar 2012, 11:02am by Danny Tuccitto
The second half of our Wisdom of Crowds review looks at projections for 12 wide receivers. Stevie Johnson was deadly accurate; Mike Sims-Walker, not so much.
5 comments, Last at 22 Mar 2012, 2:00am by The Ninjalectual
09 Mar 2012, 12:48pm by Danny Tuccitto
The first installment of our Wisdom of Crowds post-mortem for 2011 reveals two things: proof of concept and a mystical oneness with Colt McCoy.
32 comments, Last at 15 Mar 2012, 2:25pm by Noah of Arkadia