03 Aug 2016, 10:54am by Scott Kacsmar
Here is our annual piece ranking all 32 teams by how much under-25 talent they have. We've got Jacksonville at No. 1 based on the promise of their three recent high defensive draft picks, plus an offense where the quarterback, running back, and top four wide receivers are all under 25 (and the top two receivers, in particular, are pretty good). Houston and Miami are also high. New England comes in last, with very little talent from the last couple drafts and a defense filled with really good 26-year-olds.
05 Jul 2016, 08:27am by Scott Kacsmar
Now that Andrew Luck is the highest-paid player in the NFL, what does he need most to get the Colts to a Super Bowl: a running game, an offensive line or a defense? The fact is all three parts will continue to struggle as long as Chuck Pagano and Ryan Grigson are running the show in Indianapolis.
22 Jun 2016, 03:42pm by Scott Kacsmar
YAC+ points to the clear dominance of Rob Gronkowski, and suggests that Doug Baldwin and Torrey Smith are underrated. Also: running back inconsistency, and should we even view YAC as a quarterback skill?
6 comments, Last at 24 Jun 2016, 2:37am by Scott Kacsmar
16 Jun 2016, 01:52pm by Scott Kacsmar
Antonio Brown now has the highest receiving plus-minus season since 2006. We look at the 2015 results, including which receivers hurt their quarterbacks the most with drops. Also: the odd cases of Oakland, Jeremy Langford, and Rob Gronkowski.
7 comments, Last at 21 Jun 2016, 12:49pm by Raiderjoe
13 Jun 2016, 06:28pm by Scott Kacsmar
Passing Plus-Minus is our method of adjusting completions based on where the ball was thrown. We look at the best and worst of the last decade, and who was at their career peak in 2015. We also have adjusted +/- for drops for the first time.
17 comments, Last at 22 Jun 2016, 7:50pm by Vincent Verhei
03 Jun 2016, 03:33pm by Scott Kacsmar
Our look at Expected Failed Completions and YAC+ for defenses showcases impressive feats from Denver, Carolina, Gregg Williams, and Seattle. Also: is scheme a weakness for Dick LeBeau and Dom Capers?
31 May 2016, 04:17pm by Scott Kacsmar
Expected Failed Completions is another step in using game charting to break down the air and YAC components in a successful connection. We look at a decade of results and hone in on 2015.
24 comments, Last at 02 Jul 2016, 12:52am by David180
26 May 2016, 04:00pm by Scott Kacsmar
Our offseason Four Downs series ends with a look at the NFC West's biggest remaining holes and their most notable UDFA signings. The Rams and 49ers have to kick-start their passing games, Arizona's offense lacks a big dimension, and the Seahawks continue to rely on Russell Wilson's magic tricks.
27 comments, Last at 16 Jan 2017, 8:55am by jeyaclutz
19 May 2016, 03:12pm by Scott Kacsmar
Our annual look at Snap-Weighted Age finds the same two teams from 2014 as the NFL's youngest, but now with more hype. Also: SWA adjusted for position.
19 comments, Last at 23 May 2016, 8:15am by Ferguson1015
13 May 2016, 01:20pm by Scott Kacsmar
The conclusion to our NFL draft study shows what to expect from an average draft class, the cumulative value drafted by each team from 1994-1999, and the most valuable player that got away. Included: downloadable spreadsheet of data.
17 comments, Last at 03 Jun 2016, 7:18am by bengt