16 Mar 2010
This week's ESPN article is on the performance of backs inside the 5-yard line, a topic I've discussed more than once but haven't written (from what I remember, at least) a full story on. This covers LaDainian Tomlinson's performance and the player who had a historically-bad performance inside the 5-yard line in 2009.
For those of you who aren't ESPN Insiders, don't fret; we'll be doing a detailed piece on this performance split with way more numbers in Football Outsiders Almanac 2010.
For some reason, the chart I sent along with LaDainian Tomlinson's career numbers didn't make it through. I've included that table below.
|Year||Actual TDs||Expected TDs||Difference|
6 comments, Last at 18 Mar 2010, 1:19am by huh?
Thanks a lot, Dak Prescott. Now more people will think the fourth round is still a gold mine for quarterbacks, but the data says otherwise. The update to our quarterback draft study for 1994-2016 shows little has changed: finding a good QB is really hard.