No, your eyes were not deceiving you: even as a rookie, Kyler Murray was the league's most accurate passer on deep balls. Guest columnist John Kinsley pores through the splits to examine deep balls by direction, out of shotgun, under pressure, and in other situations.
In many ways, NFL coaches are more aggressive than they used to be. Going into halftime, though, they still frequently run out the clock when they should be trying to score -- unless, of course, the backup quarterback is in the game.
32 comments, Last at 11 May 2020, 01:53am by ColeJacobson32
What makes a good run a good run? Guest columnist Caio Brighenti uses visualized data to show that more often than not, it has more to do with the blocking at the point of attack than with who is carrying the ball.
49 comments, Last at 05 May 2020, 03:50pm by Noah Arkadia
We all know the Bengals are taking LSU quarterback Joe Burrow with the first pick in the draft this week. However, nobody is sure who will be taking Utah State passer Jordan Love. Guest columnist Benjamin Robinson looks at where Love could be found in the draft, as well as what could happen with the other 31 selections in the first round.
When the Cleveland Browns took quarterback Baker Mayfield first overall in 2018, they surprised the vast majority of mock drafters. What does that say about the Browns, and what does it say about the value of mock drafts? Guest columnist Benjamin Robinson breaks down the differences between mock drafts and reality.
22 comments, Last at 11 Apr 2020, 01:19pm by GwillyGecko
Guest columnists Jeremy Rosen and Alexandre Olbrecht are back with another look at rushing numbers for collegiate quarterbacks and what they can tell us about NFL success. They have good news for Tua Tagovailoa and Jordan Love, worse news for Jake Fromm and Jacob Eason.
5 comments, Last at 04 Apr 2020, 11:30am by ChrisS
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.
52 comments, Last at 01 Apr 2020, 11:24am by JimZipCode
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.
31 comments, Last at 16 Mar 2020, 10:52am by JimZipCode
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.
11 comments, Last at 29 Apr 2020, 06:15pm by Michael.Edits
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.