27 Aug 2012
Exciting news from the NFL official scoring folks, as this year the official play-by-play gamebooks will feature snap count data! They aren't yet publishing data on which players are in on which specific plays, but each gamebook will have a list of how many snaps each player was in for offense, defense, and special teams. We're really looking forward to figuring out neat things to do with snap count data, like analyzing tackles per snap or pass targets per snap. Eventually this data should be totaled up and available in the stats section on NFL.com, but until then, we'll also total the snap counts each week and put up tables here on Football Outsiders for readers to see absolutely free.
7 comments, Last at 28 Aug 2012, 3:41pm by Joseph
After three NFL seasons of kicking off from the 35-yard line, what has been the impact on touchbacks, returns, field position, scoring and injuries? Also, is this rule responsible for a record number of big comebacks?