Founder of Football Outsiders
Creator of DVOA and DYAR
Compared to Bill James by The New York Times Magazine, and attributed as a “founding father of football analytics” by The Ringer, AARON SCHATZis the creator and Editor-in-Chief of Football Outsiders. Aaron is also the creator of most of the original statistical methods (DVOA, DYAR) used in NFL analysis on this website, as well as Lead Writer, Editor, and Statistician on the book series Football Outsiders Almanac (published since 2009). He also writes for ESPN.com and ESPN+, and appears weekly during the NFL season on the Off The Charts podcast. During the 2011 season, he was a regular panelist on the ESPN2 show Numbers Never Lie. Before Football Outsiders, Aaron spent five years as a radio host at WBRU Providence and WKRO Daytona Beach, and three years as the writer and producer of the Lycos 50, the Internet's foremost authority on the people, places, and things that are searched online. He has written on sports, politics, and taxes for a number of publications including The New Republic, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Slate, The American Prospect, and the Boston Phoenix. Aaron resides in Worcester, Massachusetts and yes, is a New England Patriots fan.
Well, this is disappointing. Tampa Bay is working to add Antonio Brown to their roster. His suspension is finally over after Week 8 and he would be able to play after that. Tom Brady befriended Brown during Brown's short time with the Patriots and is working to get him down to Tampa.
8 comments, Last at 24 Oct 2020, 10:48am by Bright Blue Shorts
It seems like it was just a couple months ago that the Vikings were trading for disgruntled Jacksonville defensive end Yannick Ngakoue. Actually, it was just a couple months ago! Now at 1-5, the Vikings are throwing a white flag on the season and Ngakoue is the first veteran being dealt away.
15 comments, Last at 24 Oct 2020, 08:24am by Joey-Harringtons-Piano
Big news out of Miami, where Adam Schefter reports that Miami will be benching Ryan Fitzpatrick in favor of rookie Tua Tagovailoa after their Week 7 bye. I never would have expected to say this before the season, but... this is a mistake.
A ton of surprising data in here. The Patriots have struggled in pass coverage this year. The Miami defense is great on third downs. The Denver offensive line is struggling. The New York Jets are actually good at something!
2 comments, Last at 16 Oct 2020, 08:26am by cstoos