10 Aug 2011, 11:26am by Danny Tuccitto
Wisdom of Crowds returns for 2011, with the first installment focusing on quarterbacks. Four of the five are new signal-callers for their teams. The one that isn't happens to have the best average reader projection. Coincidence? We think not.
38 comments, Last at 16 Aug 2011, 3:45am by Bobman
03 Aug 2011, 12:40pm by Danny Tuccitto
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.
30 comments, Last at 17 Aug 2011, 5:19pm by Kent
01 Aug 2011, 12:23pm by Guest
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?
35 comments, Last at 04 Aug 2011, 2:52am by Solomon
24 Jul 2011, 05:40pm by Guest
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?
27 comments, Last at 27 Jul 2011, 7:20pm by Aaron Schatz
18 Jul 2011, 03:16pm by Danny Tuccitto
"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.
34 comments, Last at 24 Jul 2011, 6:58pm by tuluse
11 Jul 2011, 12:13pm by Danny Tuccitto
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.
56 comments, Last at 14 Jul 2011, 2:54pm by The Delivery Guy
29 Jun 2011, 10:38am by Aaron Schatz
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."
26 comments, Last at 04 Nov 2011, 12:03pm by Stephen Heller
27 Jun 2011, 11:39am by Aaron Schatz
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?
22 comments, Last at 12 Apr 2013, 7:44am by onymous
22 Jun 2011, 01:56pm by Aaron Schatz
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.
14 comments, Last at 16 Dec 2011, 6:37pm by Nat1969
14 Jun 2011, 05:06pm by Aaron Schatz
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.
41 comments, Last at 18 Jul 2011, 5:54pm by Andy