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Kingsbury May Deliver Future Stat Nerds Want for NFL

Steven Ruiz at For The Win has put together a phenomenal look at what Kliff Kingsbury's offense looked like in college and how it will translate into the NFL. It's more than just spreading the field with multiple receivers and throwing a dozen passes in a row. Ruiz includes lots of tidbits from Sports Info Solutions on Texas Tech's scheme:

  • "Texas Tech ran the ball out of 10 personnel 199 times (NFL teams ran out of 10p only 79 times in 2018) for an average of 4.6 yards-per-carry, which ranked fourth among Power 5 schools."
  • "Among Power 5 teams, only Michigan State passed the ball more often on second-and-long (eight or more yards to go) than Texas Tech did in 2018."
  • "Kingsbury is not your traditional Air Raid coach who’s running only inside and outside zone. While he’ll still run his fair share of zone concepts, his run designs are more choreographed. According to Sports Info Solutions, only Oklahoma ran more plays with pulling guards among Power 5 teams."

Ruiz also uses play diagrams and film study to show how Kingsbury could use the unique athletic gifts of rookie quarterback Kyler Murray, as well as veterans like Larry Fitzgerald and David Johnson.

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3 comments, Last at 04 Jun 2019, 3:24pm

1 Re: Kingsbury May Deliver Future Stat Nerds Want for NFL

by Theo // May 28, 2019 - 4:33am

"Ruiz also notes how Kingsbury could you uses play diagrams and film study to show how Kingsbury could use the unique athletic gifts of rookie quarterback Kyler Murray"
Ehmm... I think you've re-written that sentence sometime and then didn't copy it right?

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3 Re: Kingsbury May Deliver Future Stat Nerds Want for NFL

by Vincent Verhei // Jun 04, 2019 - 3:24pm

Wow, you are not wrong. Not sure what happened there, but that pile of word vomit has been cleaned up.

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2 Re: Kingsbury May Deliver Future Stat Nerds Want for NFL

by ThePride87 // Jun 04, 2019 - 2:49pm

We are way oversimplifying football to imply that all you do is throw the football and win ball games. You have to play OFFENSE effectively, passing or running.

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