What do play-action numbers tell us about how often teams should be running or passing? Guest columnist Lau Sze Yui shows why teams such as the Rams, that use play-action frequently, will see different results than others.
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Several critics have compared Jameis Winston's boom-and-bust playing style to that of a young Peyton Manning. Is that accurate? Guest columnist Dan Morse shares his data analysis tool that tells us which quarterbacks really are similar to each other -- and which stand out most unusually from their peers.
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The biggest football story of 1985 was, of course, Da Bears. Other topics of conversation included insane college coaches; the USFL; unsuccessful holdouts and backfiring draft manipulations; fatherhood; Herm; obnoxiously loud crowds; a particularly terrible Tampa Bay team; and Joe Theismann's broken leg.
When XFL teams score touchdowns, should they go for one point, two, or three? Guest columnist Zach Drapkin says aggression is the wiser move here, but just how aggressive each coach should be remains very much up in the air.
Guest columnist John Kinsley reviewed every quarterback's deep passes from last season and found Andrew Luck at the top of the heap. Who else were the best (and worst) deep-ball throwers in 2018, and whose results changed the most from 2017?
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It's well known that football coaches are too conservative on offense, but are they overly conservative on defense too? Guest columnist John Shirley breaks down the results of Cover-0 blitzes and finds that they're not nearly as risky as you might think.
At Football Outsiders, we measure receivers based on what they do with the targets they get -- but what happens when you look at a receiver's ability to generate targets in the first place? And what does it tell us about Seahawks receiver Tyler Lockett?
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