26 Feb 2014
During the offseason, there is a lot of time to kill. Some people take holidays, some people focus on the draft and some people watch a lot of really bad TV. Me? I spend my time writing about cornerbacks.
Analysis of the cornerback position is more reliant on a player's reputation and the narrative surrounding that player than any other in today's NFL. Because most of their work comes off camera and because analysts during the season have more important things to focus on, there isn't a mainstream avenue for in-depth cornerback analysis.
On my own website Pre-Snap Reads, I evaluate cornerbacks in great detail, every single snap in fact. It uses analytics but emphasizes the importance of context through tape breakdowns and situational analysis.
13 comments, Last at 02 Mar 2014, 4:15am by Blykmyk44
Possibly the closest Super Bowl matchup in history also poses the question: how much does it mean when certain aspects of an NFL team improve dramatically in the second half of the season?