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.
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.
30 comments, Last at 20 Oct 2020, 06:26pm by ImNewAroundTheseParts
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
The Patriots-Broncos game that was rescheduled for Monday is now re-rescheduled for next Sunday after the Patriots had another positive COVID test on Sunday morning. That means the Dolphins-Broncos game that was scheduled for Week 6 is going to have to be rescheduled.
8 comments, Last at 16 Oct 2020, 01:34pm by PatsFan
Our Week 5 show begins with a discussion of the Tennessee Titans COVID situation, then we preview big games from Week 5 including Indianapolis-Cleveland, Las Vegas-Kansas City, and Dallas against the New York Giants. (Click for audio link.)
Here we go with the rescheduling of Week 5 games due to COVID. First up, the Broncos-Patriots game in New England will be played on Monday afternoon/evening at 5:05 Eastern instead of as a 4:25pm Eastern kickoff on Sunday.
17 comments, Last at 12 Oct 2020, 05:25am by Bright Blue Shorts