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.
This week goes deep into the best games of Week 8, from big rivalries like Pittsburgh-Baltimore and San Francisco-Seattle to important games for making the playoffs like Chicago-New Orleans and Las Vegas-Cleveland. Plus, a scouting report on Minnesota WR Rashod Bateman.
Let's go inside the DVOA stats for the No. 1 team of 2020, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Where things are distinctly better than last year, not just at the quarterback position but also in improvement by the running game and cornerback Carlton Davis.
Well, Carlos Dunlap can sell his house now. He may not even need Twitter. Cincinnati has traded him to Seattle for center B.J. Finney and a late-round pick. Dunlap is the all-time Bengals sack leader and fills a major need for the Seahawks.
24 comments, Last at 02 Nov 2020, 12:24pm by The Ancient Mariner
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.
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.
18 comments, Last at 26 Oct 2020, 09:51pm by big10freak