21 Nov 2013, 12:44pm by Rivers McCown
Brian Burke takes an analytical approach to the question of momentum, comparing the usual performance level of teams to their performance in the drive after a supposedly momentum-swinging play.
16 comments, Last at 23 Nov 2013, 3:25pm by Theo
21 Nov 2013, 11:57am by Matt Waldman
I’d like to believe that last weekend will be the beginning of a long and fruitful career as an NFL starter for Bobby Rainey, but I’m not naive. The one position in the NFL where there is no shortage of talent is running back. There may be teams that lack a good eye for matching running back talent with its roster, but there are backs training at home with the ability to produce as an NFL starter if called upon.
While he has the NFL’s attention, the RSP blog examines what Rainey has done thus far that is consistent with his performance as a college prospect.
2 comments, Last at 21 Nov 2013, 2:23pm by MilkmanDanimal
20 Nov 2013, 08:03am by Mike Tanier
Tanier here! Had a lot of fun researching this one: the greatest running back rivalries in pro football history. Get your weekly dose of Nagurski!
13 comments, Last at 21 Nov 2013, 2:06pm by Aaron Brooks Good Twin
19 Nov 2013, 02:06pm by Matt Waldman
The rookie running back isn't having a successful year in Pittsburgh, but he's much closer to future success than some may realize. What Bell has to learn is that while he has some super traits, he has to avoid the temptation to be a hero on every play. Matt Waldman explains in his analysis at the Rookie Scouting Portfolio blog.
18 Nov 2013, 04:03pm by Rivers McCown
A rundown of all Week 11's biggest injuries and their ramifications. (Click to read more.)
12 comments, Last at 22 Nov 2013, 7:40pm by akn
18 Nov 2013, 01:46pm by Rivers McCown
PK riffs on the flag protection quarterbacks got in Week 11, discusses the results of said week, and looks at the Sam Hurd case.
8 comments, Last at 21 Nov 2013, 8:30am by evenchunkiermonkey
18 Nov 2013, 07:49am by Mike Tanier
I have fun "classifying" all 32 teams according to types this week: offensive teams, defensive teams, doubt generators, and so on. Not all of the categories match the numbers precisely, but it makes for some fun comparisons. Follow the link (or Click around Sports on Earth) for my take on the 49ers offense, such as it is.
8 comments, Last at 21 Nov 2013, 2:57pm by Intropy
15 Nov 2013, 08:11am by Mike Tanier
The Magnificent Seven. What have we got for entertainment? 'Phins hugging Dungy on the pavement.
11 comments, Last at 16 Nov 2013, 11:18pm by Dad2sca
14 Nov 2013, 02:30pm by Rivers McCown
I did a radio spot with Seth Payne and Mike Meltzer that mainly focused on what the Texans should be looking for with Case Keenum, but there's plenty of general Texans discussion as well.
In this week's Varsity Numbers, Bill Connelly revisits some measures and concepts: Adjusted Scores, Covariance, and momentum (or whatever you choose to call it).