28 Aug 2015, 03:33pm by Aaron Schatz
Someone sent me this link on Twitter, and it's a really good guide to understanding one of my pet peeves about football on television: announcers who can't understand the difference between a jet sweep, an end around, a reverse, and a double reverse. Familiarize yourself with the lingo! Note that there also are some folks who DO think there's a difference also between a "jet sweep" and a "fly sweep," though the linked article lists them as the same play.
29 comments, Last at 03 Sep 2015, 9:03pm by Vincent Verhei
27 Aug 2015, 11:28am by Mike Tanier
What's the best way for analytics to help teams? The answer is pretty clear. We don't write about it much at FO because it's all internal data that we can't get on the outside, but the best analytics are the sports science analytics that will improve player performance and help prevent injuries. We know how to prevent a lot of the non-contact preseason injuries that are caused by a "one size fits all" method of practice and a poor understanding of how to slowly ease into conditioning. But the data doesn't help if the coaches won't change their ways.
9 comments, Last at 29 Aug 2015, 12:04am by jguariglia
25 Aug 2015, 11:50pm by Scott Kacsmar
Orlando Scandrick tore his ACL on Monday. We look at other season-ending injuries to starters from the injury database. (Click to read more.)
19 comments, Last at 27 Aug 2015, 4:34pm by Tom Gower
25 Aug 2015, 12:18pm by Scott Kacsmar
We look at how many snaps teams used on players they drafted in 2014. (Click to read more.)
13 comments, Last at 31 Aug 2015, 8:45pm by Football.Head
24 Aug 2015, 12:12pm by Andrew Potter
The Packers lose Jordy Nelson for the 2015 season.
17 comments, Last at 26 Aug 2015, 10:19am by Raiderjoe
23 Aug 2015, 12:25pm by Aaron Schatz
Regarding an error on the stats regarding base, nickel, and dime defenses in Football Outsiders Almanac 2015. (Click to read more.)
21 Aug 2015, 02:43pm by Aaron Schatz
As is now an annual tradition, Deadspin brings the world a survey of the fabulous Football Outsiders Almanac 2015, with a paragraph from each of the 32 NFL chapters to give you a taste of the book if you haven't bought it yet. (And if you haven't bought it yet, why not? Sterling has tuition payments and Scott needs money for dinner.)
2 comments, Last at 22 Aug 2015, 9:53pm by LionInAZ
19 Aug 2015, 05:34pm by Aaron Schatz
A couple of very unfortunate injuries today at practice: one predictable, one not. The latter would be Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin, who will now miss his second NFL season after tearing his ACL trying to cut on a pass route. I certainly don't need to explain to FO readers just how much the Panthers had a two-man passing game last year: Greg Olsen and Benjamin. This is a huge loss for the Panthers. Meanwhile, down in Miami, Louis Delmas tore his right ACL for the second time in nine months. The guy just can't stay healthy.
13 comments, Last at 11 Sep 2015, 5:44am by ramsingh
18 Aug 2015, 06:16pm by Scott Kacsmar
Football Outsiders is seeking applicants to fill two intern positions to work on the injury database this season. (Click to read more.)
How much do we tend to know after five weeks? Bill Connelly compares five-week data to full-season data to find out if we should be worried about TCU and Baylor.