For a lot of Football Outsiders, this won't come as a big surprise, but NFL coaches tend to run way too often, even in long-yardage situations where passing would seem to be a much better strategy. Josh Hermsmeyer at FiveThirtyEight shows all the data and finds only one team that passed more than it ran on second-and-long: your reigning Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles.
Great article by Matthew Coller on the ESPN 1500 website in Minnesota, looking at what strategies successful offenses around the league are likely to copy this year. Sitting down with John DeFelippo, the new Vikings offensive coordinator, he found less of a concentration on RPOs and more on bunch formations to confuse the defense. The Rams used more bunch formations than anyone else last year, and had tons of success out of them.
Here's a cool little season preview feature from the Washington Post, breaking down one important play for each NFL offense with fun little moving diagrams. Almost everyone gets a pass play, but Jacksonville of course gets a run play.
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