29 Aug 2005
No, really? Golly, John, if only one of those "sabermetric converts of baseball" could figure out a method of rating NFL team efficiency that really did judge teams by more than just total yardage. Maybe somebody could measure teams by yards per play, just like you suggest, and give more weight to third downs and red zone performance, and maybe adjust based on game situation and even opponent strength, so that they ended up with a statistic that did a better job of predicting future performance than wins or points or total yards. Wow, man, that would be awesome! If only somebody could come up with something like that. Maybe they would stick it somewhere on ESPN, like Page 2 or something.
Seriously, I know some people out there accuse me of being a self-promoting media whore, but apparently the problem is that I'm not enough of a self-promoting media whore. I'm gonna have to set aside some extra time each day for shameless media whoring.
44 comments, Last at 01 Sep 2005, 5:53pm by Pat
Our offseason Four Downs series continues with a division-by-division look at each team's biggest remaining holes and their most notable UDFA signings. Does anyone in the NFC South have any pass rushers? Well, the Bucs might, but they still need more players to catch the ball.