27 Aug 2009
Jason Lisk over at the pro-football-reference.com blog has put together a neat little study of quarterback "personality" profiles, measuring the STYLE of each passer (as opposed to quality) and sorting them into groups. Tom Brady shows up in the same group as Len Dawson, Danny White, Dave Krieg, and Josh McCown -- they're all better at collecting completions or touchdowns than yards, they have a lot of touchdowns AND interceptions, and they're more likely to take a sack than throw a pick. Peyton Manning is similar, stylistically, to Dan Marino, Erik AND Tommy Kramer, and (somewhat surprisingly) Brett Favre. Michael Vick, as a passer only, is similar to other running quarterbacks like Bobby Douglass and Donovan McNabb, but also pocket passers like Matt Hasselbeck and, of all people, Ron Jaworski. Part One, which explains the methodology, is here and Part Two, which lists the various groups, is here.
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Bill Connelly takes a look at the early-season S&P+ outliers and whether his eyeballs agree or disagree with the stats. Spoiler: Alabama is underrated. Alabama! Underrated!