26 Sep 2009, 04:09pm by Aaron Schatz
ESPN Magazine asked me to look at whether there truly is such a thing as a clutch quarterback, i.e. a quarterback who always plays better in the fourth quarter of close games. This article is the (very short) result: After looking at both passer rating and DVOA, there doesn't seem to be any year-to-year correlation in the difference between a quarterback's performance in the clutch and his performance overall.
50 comments, Last at 30 Sep 2009, 12:11pm by RickD
25 Sep 2009, 02:18pm by Bill Barnwell
Here's the Week 3 matchups column.
16 comments, Last at 28 Sep 2009, 3:25am by Bill Barnwell
24 Sep 2009, 03:42pm by Aaron Schatz
Hi ho. I made my first-ever appearance on the ESPN Fantasy Focus podcast today, talking for about 15 minutes about various fantasy football issues including the Bears, opponent adjustments, and the Jets defense. Interview starts about halfway in, and does not require a Insider subscription.
3 comments, Last at 24 Sep 2009, 9:03pm by tally
24 Sep 2009, 01:25pm by Aaron Schatz
This week's Numbers Crunching looks at a variety of stats from 2008 and 2009. Learn why Washington should spread the field against Detroit, which little-known player might be the key to a Green Bay win, and which Tennessee defender may be aging quickly.
3 comments, Last at 26 Sep 2009, 11:32am by pheimill
23 Sep 2009, 02:46pm by Bill Connelly
This week's college football feature for ESPN Insider looks at four early-season surprises: Cincinnati, Connecticut, Nebraska, and Missouri.
22 Sep 2009, 12:11am by Vince Verhei
The Packers were supposed to be the hot turnaround team of 2009. The Bengals were supposed to be, well, the Bengals. Too bad nobody told Antwan Odom or the surprisingly effective Bengals offensive line. (And yes, like any of our ESPN material that doesn't say otherwise, this is now Insider only.)
20 Sep 2009, 07:26pm by David Gardner
In his first ESPN.com column, our new assistant editor explains how the Wildcat is the "boom-and-bust running back" of offensive formations.
4 comments, Last at 21 Sep 2009, 11:10am by Aaron Schatz
18 Sep 2009, 03:58pm by Bill Barnwell
Or, why you should bench Matt Forte this week.
14 comments, Last at 20 Sep 2009, 5:54pm by Bill Barnwell
18 Sep 2009, 12:31pm by Aaron Schatz
This week's Numbers Crunching wonders whether Joey Porter was a fluke, how fast the 49ers-Seahawks game will be, and why teams aren't blitzing Big Ben, among other topics.
6 comments, Last at 18 Sep 2009, 4:06pm by tuluse
16 Sep 2009, 04:15pm by Brian Fremeau
For this week's college football feature at ESPN Insider, Brian Fremeau looks at which of the non-BCS teams appears headed for greatness in 2009. Hint: Remember which team dominated 25 years ago.
7 comments, Last at 20 Sep 2009, 8:59pm by bear goggles