13 Feb 2013, 08:06pm by Danny Tuccitto
After the debacle of their opening drives during the playoffs, I did a post for Niners Nation looking at what DVOA and our drive stats (thanks to Jim Armstrong) had to say about the matter. In addition to that main story, stats-savvy FO readers would probably be intrigued by the subplot: Even in a split as granular as opening offensive possessions, there's a stark contrast between what a drive-level statistic says and what a play-level statistic says.
1 comment, Last at 15 Feb 2013, 5:05am by Bill Walsh's Holy Ghost
13 Feb 2013, 03:46pm by Rivers McCown
Gil Brandt has his own numerical measure for this year's college quarterback crop. It's sort of hard to tell how successful this formula is without any real background on it, but here's something to whet your appetite for the Lewin Career Forecast.
11 comments, Last at 18 Feb 2013, 7:55am by samedayessay
12 Feb 2013, 07:42pm by Mike Tanier
It's that time of year: time for me to count down the top five players by position for all 32 NFL teams. This year, I am counting down wide receivers, and I am doing it at my little Tailgater blog over at Sports on Earth.
The Patriots are up first; I am starting with the AFC so I can put off worrying about 1930s "ends" for a few weeks or months. I will post an XP every time I complete a division, but feel free to stop by the Tailgater from time to time to see what I am up to. If it is too weird or wonky for the main site, it will be there.
69 comments, Last at 19 Feb 2013, 5:52am by Subrata Sircar
11 Feb 2013, 05:02pm by Rivers McCown
This week's MMQB focuses on Joe Flacco's contract (and quarterback contracts in general), wonders what the Bengals will do with their enviable cap situation, and looks at Rob Ryan's history.
54 comments, Last at 20 Feb 2013, 1:02pm by Noah of Arkadia
11 Feb 2013, 01:28pm by Aaron Schatz
The Eagles and Michael Vick have worked on a restructured one-year contract that will apparently keep Vick in Philadelphia as Chip Kelly's first starting quarterback. Vick had been set to make $15.5 million in the third season of a six-year, $100 million contract. Adam Schefter on Twitter said Vick could make "up to" $10 million in 2013.
16 comments, Last at 13 Feb 2013, 3:30pm by Theo
11 Feb 2013, 12:31pm by Mike Tanier
I know, I should not keep going back to the Jay Cutler well. But I am not the only one making him look silly in the name of self-branding: I am clearly in line behind his fiance. At any rate, here is some football stuff.
8 comments, Last at 13 Feb 2013, 9:52pm by LionInAZ
06 Feb 2013, 11:41pm by Rivers McCown
MLB Network is hosting a reality TV show where several former quarterbacks will attempt to learn how to throw a knuckleball. This is a who's who of former quarterbacks named Booty: John David Booty, Josh Booty ... Doug
What, Chad Hutchinson wasn't available?
6 comments, Last at 08 Feb 2013, 11:54am by sundown
06 Feb 2013, 04:17pm by Aaron Schatz
After I saw the table in this article showing the explosion in the media's use of the phrase "elite quarterback," I was put on suicide watch. Of course, Joe Theismann is one of the people to blame for this nonsense. Can we please take this phrase behind the barn and beat it to death with a shovel?
60 comments, Last at 13 Feb 2013, 12:42am by jebmak
06 Feb 2013, 04:03am by Vince Verhei
Does Greg Knapp's history tell us anything about what his hire might mean for the Denver Broncos? (Click to read more.)
19 comments, Last at 09 Feb 2013, 2:48pm by Mr Shush
04 Feb 2013, 07:20pm by Aaron Schatz
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45 comments, Last at 09 Feb 2013, 12:28pm by ammek
The Falcons and Bucs are still lacking edge rushers, the Saints need someone to protect Drew Brees, and the Panthers desperately need a second good wideout.