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.
Here's an updated look at kickers in the clutch, going all the way back to 1985. The best clutch kicker ever depends on how you measure it. It could be Adam Vinatieri, or Matt Bryant or Jason Elam, or perhaps Philadelphia's Jake Elliott.
Well, we knew it was going to be a strange year, so why not bring back a conference we thought was cancelled? The Big Ten announced today it will bring back its football season beginning October 24, citing better daily testing capabilities and stronger confidence in currrent medical information.
Baltimore starts the year at No. 1 again, which is not a surprise. But some of the lower ratings after Week 1 are a surprise. What is Minnesota doing ahead of Green Bay, and why is Kansas City only 16th after what looked like a dominating Opening Night performance?
This week's guest is Mike Sando of The Athletic, talking about his annual QB Tiers article. We get in a lot of talk about Dak Prescott, Aaron Rodgers, Cam Newton, and Tom Brady. (Click for audio link.)
Our updated DVOA projections for 2020 still have New Orleans and Kansas City, and then Baltimore, far ahead of the rest of the league. COVID-19 opt outs help contribute to a good amount of movement since the book, especially with a couple of larger drops by teams in the AFC East.
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ESPN has used its access to the NFL's Next Gen Stats to create new metrics that measure blocking and defense in the running game. Run Block Win Rate and Run Stop Win Rate are compliments to ESPN's earlier Next Gen Stats creations, Pass Block Win Rate and Pass Rush Win Rate.
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