10 Sep 2013, 10:20am by Matt Waldman
One of the more telling aspects of gauging a quarterback’s readiness for the NFL is how he manages pressure in the pocket. Matt Waldman examines Boyd's reaction to three types of pressure.
2 comments, Last at 11 Sep 2013, 9:12am by ASmitty
06 Sep 2013, 11:15am by Matt Waldman
While no magic pill, there is a type of play for wide receivers that is guaranteed to heighten my interest in a player. I call it the Money Catch. Give me a receiver who can make these consistently and I’m less concerned about his height, weight, 40-time, bench press, or stats. A receiver who demonstrates this skill may not become an NFL starter, but there are few quality NFL starters who lack this ability.
1 comment, Last at 07 Sep 2013, 6:12am by foxlies
02 Sep 2013, 01:14pm by Matt Waldman
Most don’t project Chase Rettig as a draft worthy quarterback heading into the 2013 college season. Matt Waldman thinks Rettig does well enough to earn consideration in early May even if his team continues its underwhelming play.
2 comments, Last at 04 Sep 2013, 2:06pm by sundown
05 Aug 2013, 12:29pm by Brian Fremeau
Painting with a broad brush, fumble recoveries are a fairly random event. The Mathlete refines the analysis.
21 comments, Last at 10 Feb 2016, 4:39pm by amyahlom
31 Jul 2013, 04:42pm by Rivers McCown
Bill Connelly, in addition to the work he did on the college football section of Football Outsiders Almanac 2013, also found time to write another book this offseason. Study Hall: College Football, Its Stats and Its Stories is on CreateSpace now, and will hit Amazon later this week. Obviously I am biased as I know Bill and enjoy editing his work thoroughly, but he is as good as it gets in the college football field.
12 Jun 2013, 03:16am by Matt Waldman
Charles Sims is a disciple of the McFadden-Murray school of running back. Matt Waldman is going to show you why.
7 comments, Last at 15 Nov 2015, 8:53pm by sam2000
03 Jun 2013, 09:37am by Matt Waldman
Coleman has the physical gifts of a top prospect, but does he have the technical skills and supporting cast to help him make a case?
1 comment, Last at 03 Jun 2013, 10:05am by Shalimar
27 Mar 2013, 06:37pm by Rivers McCown
Greg Peshek of The Sideline View measures Barkevious Mingo, Dion Jordan, Bjorn Werner, Cornelius Carradine, and Alex Okafor against each other with data from STATS.
14 comments, Last at 13 Apr 2013, 9:16pm by Scott Crowder
16 Mar 2013, 02:18pm by Rivers McCown
Over at Football Study Hall, our own Bill Connelly dissects a sample of college football snaps with no running backs and tests some truisms with the data.
19 comments, Last at 22 Mar 2013, 2:15am by Jennie P. Bryant
14 Mar 2013, 05:02pm by Brian Fremeau
Stewart Mandel of Sports Illustrated enlisted the help of Bill Connelly, Brian Fremeau, and a few other college football and basketball stat gurus to help frame the conversation about the future college football playoff selection process. Selecting and seeding a four-team playoff requires an entirely different process than the one employed in the NCAA selection of the annual 68-team basketball tournament field. The panel of stat experts share their perspectives on the data that needs to be part of that process.
6 comments, Last at 15 Mar 2013, 5:05pm by LionInAZ
Philadelphia opens a bigger lead in our ratings, one of a number of top teams being driven primarily by defense in the early part of 2016.