Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

03 Aug 2011, 12:40pm by Danny Tuccitto

Formation Analysis: Number of RBs Part I

In 2010, three run offenses separated themselves from the rest of the NFL. Our latest dive into last season's charting stats shows all three were particularly efficient running from one-back sets.

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30 comments, Last at 17 Aug 2011, 5:19pm by Kent

01 Aug 2011, 12:23pm by Guest

NCAA Resource-Centric Model: Part II

Kevin Haynes returns for the second part of his look at his resource-centric model for college football success. Who were the best and worst coaches according to the model? And why would Ohio State need to cheat?

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35 comments, Last at 04 Aug 2011, 2:52am by Solomon

24 Jul 2011, 05:40pm by Guest

A Resource-Centric Model for NCAA Football Success: Part I

Guest columnist Kevin Haynes takes a look at how much resources matter for college football teams. Is there a reason that Notre Dame is a continual disappointment in the eyes of many?

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27 comments, Last at 27 Jul 2011, 7:20pm by Aaron Schatz

18 Jul 2011, 03:16pm by Danny Tuccitto

Formation Analysis: Number of WRs Part II

"Defense wins championships" may be the most overused sports cliche of them all. After analyzing formation stats for 2010, we think changing it to "defense against four or more receivers wins championships" might both reduce usage and increase accuracy. It's a win-win for everyone.

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34 comments, Last at 24 Jul 2011, 6:58pm by tuluse

11 Jul 2011, 12:13pm by Danny Tuccitto

Formation Analysis: Number of WRs Part I

Generally, teams try to use offensive strategies that best fit their personnel. In 2010, one NFC west team didn't. Our review of formation tendencies related to the number of wide receivers on a given play provides the damning evidence.

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56 comments, Last at 14 Jul 2011, 2:54pm by The Delivery Guy

29 Jun 2011, 10:38am by Aaron Schatz

Formation Analysis: Empty Backfields

Usually, the empty backfield is an effective way to generate offense, and six of the seven teams who used the strategy the most made the playoffs. Buffalo fans will note the word "usually."

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26 comments, Last at 04 Nov 2011, 12:03pm by Stephen Heller

27 Jun 2011, 11:39am by Aaron Schatz

Formation Analysis: 6OL Sets

Our look at 2010 stats moves on to team numbers in various formations. Which teams went with six offensive linemen the most, and who had the most success in that formation?

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22 comments, Last at 12 Apr 2013, 7:44am by onymous

22 Jun 2011, 01:56pm by Aaron Schatz

Pass Tackles 2010

Time for another one of FO's myriad defensive stats. This time, we're looking at which players make the most tackles after receptions -- and which ones make the most useful tackles after receptions.

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14 comments, Last at 16 Dec 2011, 6:37pm by Nat1969

14 Jun 2011, 05:06pm by Aaron Schatz

Broken Tackles 2010 Part II

Let's flip things around with a look at which offensive players broke the most tackles in 2010. Hint: Don't look at players who were actually drafted unless they can switch over to Beast Mode.

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41 comments, Last at 18 Jul 2011, 5:54pm by Andy

08 Jun 2011, 12:10pm by Aaron Schatz

Broken Tackles 2010

Some surprising names appear near the top of our broken tackles list for 2010. Some less surprising names appear near the bottom.

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51 comments, Last at 14 Jun 2011, 8:37pm by JimmyOz