27 Jan 2015, 12:50pm by Tom Gower
Like every football writer on the internet not talking about PSI, I wrote about Rob Gronkowski and the challenge he poses. Includes a look at the 2012 Pats-Seahawks game, a look at how tight ends have beaten the Seahawks this year, and Gronkowski's postseason production.
23 Jan 2015, 04:26pm by Tom Gower
My NBC content has shifted to NBC Sports World, at least for the postseason. In what you might think of as the evolutionary version of this old commentary XP on the 49ers and Ravens, I look at how Seattle and New England were constructed.
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27 Dec 2014, 02:29am by Tom Gower
In this week's SNF column for NBC sports, I take a look at Le'Veon Bell, why his rushing numbers may not be quite as good as you think, and how his value in the passing game makes up for it. Includes an "Oh, hey, here's why Todd Haley is doing this thing that doesn't seem to make sense" explanation.
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19 Dec 2014, 01:51pm by Tom Gower
This week's Sunday Night Football column for NBC Sports looks at Ryan Lindley and playoff teams that have started three (or more!) quarterbacks in the regular season. That list includes four Super Bowl champions, none of whom played any of their backups in the playoffs. Lindley? Available evidence indicates he just might be really, really bad, but I outline a potential minimal gameplan for him.
2 comments, Last at 20 Dec 2014, 3:58pm by Tom Gower
12 Dec 2014, 02:14pm by Tom Gower
Philadelphia has the #1-ranked special teams unit by DVOA, so I wrote about that and their improvement there over last year for this week's Sunday Night Football column for NBC Sports.
26 Nov 2014, 04:40pm by Tom Gower
For this week's SNF column at NBC Sports, I take a look at the three men to be the Broncos' lead back this year.
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21 Nov 2014, 02:38pm by Tom Gower
For this week's SNF column for NBC Sports, I took a look at Dez Bryant. DeMarco Murray is getting most of the publicity because he has the stats, but Dez is still really, really good.
14 Nov 2014, 04:20pm by Tom Gower
For this week's NBC Sports column previewing Sunday Night Football, I use DVOA to help me look at some of the reasons behind (or in one case, not behind) New England's offensive improvement in their last five games.
6 comments, Last at 15 Nov 2014, 5:21pm by Athelas
07 Nov 2014, 04:53pm by Tom Gower
In this week's Sunday Night Football column, I examine the decline in Brandon Marshall's DVOA. As the headline indicates, it's all about downfield throws.
31 Oct 2014, 02:47pm by Tom Gower
This week's Sunday Night Football column for NBC Sports covers what happens the week after a quarterback has a big passing day like Ben Roethlisberger has. The short answer: a whole lot of regression to the mean.
7 comments, Last at 05 Nov 2014, 12:25am by LionInAZ