17 Dec 2004
The Doc is in fine form today, as he tells us what he'd do if he had Paul Tagliabue's job:
"I'd get rid of all artificial surfaces. I'd make sure all NFL sponsored products were made in the USA. For all the phony flag waving the league does, all the NFL-sponsored clothing I've come across is made in places like Honduras or the Philippines, none in the U.S. To paraphrase the slogan of the British firm of Marks & Spencer ("British Goods mean British Jobs"), American goods mean American jobs."
OK, I don't know if we really want Dr. Z's analysis of global trade, but it's this next part that will get Football Outsiders readers behind him:
"And then I'd completely re-do the way they compile the statistics and get them in a form that made sense." DVOA as an official NFL stat. That'll be the day.
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.