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Keeping the Defense Off the Field
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Keeping the Defense Off the Field

In this guest column, Daniel Lawver investigates whether offenses can improve defensive performance by extending drives.

56 comments, Last at 29 Mar 2011, 6:49pm by Cyrus2
2010 NFL Draft Report Card Report
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2010 NFL Draft Report Card Report

Our seventh annual report card on draft report cards examines NFL pundits to see which teams did best, which teams did worst, and which teams caused the most polarization across the Internet.

146 comments, Last at 09 May 2010, 1:08am by JDOE137
Introducing SackSEER
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Introducing SackSEER

The FO draft toolbox expands with SackSEER, Nathan Forster's system for projecting which highly-drafted pass rushers are most likely to succeed or fail in the NFL. Hint: Stay away from anyone with two French last names.

116 comments, Last at 04 Nov 2012, 3:21pm by DCW
Adjusted Comeback Efficiency
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Adjusted Comeback Efficiency

Guest columnist Nicholas Higgins proposes a new statistic to free us from the endless cavalcade of "quarterback comeback" graphics: Adjusted Comeback Efficiency. Eli Manning approves.

124 comments, Last at 29 Jun 2012, 6:09pm by LG4DC
Show Them The Money?
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Show Them The Money?

Guest columnist Ben Singer takes a look at the "Contract Year" phenomenon, analyzing the impact of free agency on NFL player motivation and performance.

7 comments, Last at 03 Nov 2009, 2:22pm by Ryan D.
Testing the Third-Year WR Rule
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Testing the Third-Year WR Rule

Guest writer Nick Higgins explores whether wide receivers really break out in their third seasons.

24 comments, Last at 22 Jan 2013, 10:47am by wolike
RB Usage, Part II
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RB Usage, Part II

In Part II of his guest column, Mike Horn looks at the rise of the featured back and asks: Where have all the pass-catchers gone?

18 comments, Last at 15 Apr 2009, 1:50pm by Mr Shush
RB Usage, Part I
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RB Usage, Part I

Guest columnist Mike Horn looks at the evolution of the workhorse running back, and asks whether the dual-back system is really gaining popularity.

38 comments, Last at 16 Apr 2009, 9:24am by mrh
Every Stat Tells A Story: Wild Man Willey
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Every Stat Tells A Story: Wild Man Willey

Norm Willey claims that he collected 17 sacks in one game against the Giants in 1952. Is that possible? Pete Palmer, co-author of The Hidden Game of Football, investigates.

24 comments, Last at 29 Jan 2013, 3:11am by asien resa

What's a Perfect Game?

Against the Dolphins last year, Tom Brady threw the 20th perfect game in NFL history -- whatever that means. Guest columnist Pete Palmer tears apart the NFL's passer rating system, puts it back together, and suggests a new alternative.

63 comments, Last at 06 Oct 2008, 9:03am by Albert