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.
Just in case Sunday night did not make it clear, defense rules the NFL in 2016. The best teams in overall DVOA all combine top-five defenses with below-average offenses. The Eagles now lead the league in both defense and special teams and are back to No. 1 overall.