The Hall of Fame has announced its 25 semifinalists for the Class of 2021. First-time eligible players include Peyton Manning, Charles Woodson, and Calvin Johnson. Rodney Harrison, a sentimental favorite of mine, is a semifinalist for the first time.
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Great post here by Michael Lopez, who does advanced stats for the NFL, looking at the NGS expected rush yards metric. Can we show that there actually is a difference between different running backs? The answer seems to be yes. First of all, a high performance in expected rush yards over average does a good job of predicting future workload: coaches do seem to want to give the ball to backs who perform better even after accounting for scheme and blocking. Second, random selections of carries still show correlation in expected rush yards over average.
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The "Golden Boy" of the Green Bay Packers has died at the age of 84. Paul Hornung starred originally at Notre Dame in the 1950s and won the Heisman Trophy, the only player to ever win for a losing team. Hornung then went No.