Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis
SackSEER grades the 2014 class as a historically strong group of pass-rush prospects... but the player making the most history comes out as a disappointment.
Estimating the DVOA of years we don't have play-by-play data for reveals some surprising conclusions. Is it possible the 1985 Bears are not even among the top three teams of all-time?
In this excerpt from Newton's Football: The Science Behind America's Game, Sam Wyche discusses the development of the no-huddle offense.
It's time for our annual look at where draftniks agree and disagree in their evaluations of draft day. Is Justin Hunter the ticket to an improved Jake Locker or an iffy prospect who cost too much in trade?
Guest columnist Mike Ridley looks at San Diego's offensive line woes. Could Philip Rivers have a bounceback season with better protection?
What is an optimal play selection inside the 5-yard line? Should running backs fall down at the 12 rather than gaining a first-and-goal from the 10?
Our edge-rusher projection system finds this to be a deep and athletic class of pass-rushing prospects, headlined by Barkevious Mingo and Ezekiel Ansah.
It's the offense, stupid.
How would proposed changes eliminating kickoffs impact the game? Keith Goldner of Drive-By Football and numberFire crunches the numbers.
An excerpt from Dan Daly's new book The National Forgotten League talks about the days when the best players weren't necessarily in the NFL... or even part of free society.