05 Oct 2015, 11:49am by Aaron Schatz
Did you people not read the article by Mike Tanier linked next in Extra Points? This isn't enough. You must do more! Tight ends coach Dan Campbell takes over as interim head coach. With the same coordinators in place, I don't know what that accomplishes. Miami's rank in DVOA through Week 4: 28th overall, 28th in offense, 28th in defense, and 11th in special teams.
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02 Oct 2015, 11:29pm by Aaron Schatz
It takes a lot of time to put together, but the KUBIAK midseason update is done. If you purchased KUBIAK in the preseason, you can download the update by clicking the MY FO DOWNLOADS button in the upper left of the site and then just re-downloading the 2015 KUBIAK file. (Click for more information.)
01 Oct 2015, 06:36pm by Aaron Schatz
This week on the Off The Charts Podcast: More discussion of Arizona and their ideal opposites, the Chicago Bears. How rare is it to rank in the top five in all three phases of DVOA, like Arizona does? How far can the Chicago Bears fire sale go, and where are the best landing places for Matt Forte and Alshon Jeffery? Plus: Why Derek Carr is so much better this year, and why the future is bright on both sides of the ball for Oakland despite a No. 28 rank in defensive DVOA so far.
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30 Sep 2015, 01:07pm by Aaron Schatz
Anita Marks and Aaron Schatz recap Week 3 and preview Week 4. They also discuss which players you should cut loose, which ones you should buy low on, and who you should sell high on.
29 Sep 2015, 08:02pm by Aaron Schatz
The Arizona Cardinals are still on top of the DVOA ratings, but how much does it matter that they've crushed three of the worst teams in the league?
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28 Sep 2015, 08:04pm by Aaron Schatz
I asked Cian Fahey if he would look at the struggles of the Miami Dolphins for Film Room this week. Turns out he already had, in an article he wrote for Bleacher Report. This was a few days ago, but everything Cian says here applies also to Miami's embarrassing loss to Buffalo on Sunday. The offensive playcalling seems to completely ignore what was actually behind the improvement in the Miami offense in 2014. The defense can't do anything to put its best players in position to make big plays. Nor is the Miami defense doing much to hide the weaknesses of its lesser players.
32 comments, Last at 02 Oct 2015, 4:47am by MC2
28 Sep 2015, 05:34pm by Aaron Schatz
The Panthers have found a veteran pass-rusher, something they've been looking for since Greg Hardy was put on the exempt list early last season. Jared Allen never fit into the 3-4 in Chicago and has been sent to Carolina for a conditional draft pick. Allen still has something in the tank; we counted him last year with 27.5 hurries to go with 5.5 sacks and 15 other QB knockdowns.
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25 Sep 2015, 12:55pm by Aaron Schatz
Trey Causey wants to know why football seems to be the one sport -- maybe the one industry -- where data analytics is not having any real impact. He makes some good points. How many times do we need to make the same arguments about fourth-down strategy? On the other hand, I do think analytics are having some under-the-radar impact in front-office decisions. Just because some front offices make bad decisions to trade up in the draft doesn't mean analytics isn't taking hold in other front offices. But yes, it sure seems ridiculous that we're still arguing over obvious things and low-hanging fruit.
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24 Sep 2015, 12:56pm by Aaron Schatz
This week on the Off The Charts podcast: What do we really know about the Arizona Cardinals, and how real is their huge Week 2 lead in DVOA? Which surprise 0-2 teams are most likely to get their acts together and make a playoff run? What does the Tony Romo injury mean for the Cowboys. Plus, lots of NFC South talk about the Atlanta Falcons and Carolina Panthers, and answering some questions from Twitter.
3 comments, Last at 25 Sep 2015, 12:55pm by BJR
24 Sep 2015, 10:10am by Aaron Schatz
For ESPN Insider, looking at the nine 2-0 teams and their current playoff odds. Which ones are "for real" and which ones just feasted on early competition? (And which ones won their early games close but have ridiculously easy schedules so it doesn't matter if they are "for real" or not? We're looking at you, Atlanta and Carolina.)
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