Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

13 Jan 2011

NFL Playoffs Aren't the Time to Get Fancy

Having picked on the Jets for their Pistol play, I give them props for a 3rd-and-3 sweep here. Also, some double-move love for both the Bears and the Seahawks.

Posted by: Mike Tanier on 13 Jan 2011

8 comments, Last at 14 Jan 2011, 12:23pm by Eddo


by RickD :: Thu, 01/13/2011 - 2:33pm

Apparently MSNBC doesn't have good web page writers. Graphics on page 3 are a mess - photo overlapping the play diagram. (Problem with both Firefox and Chrome and no, I'm not going to use Explorer.)

by Pat Swinnegan :: Thu, 01/13/2011 - 5:20pm

Use Safari. Click the "Reader" button. Everything disappears but the good stuff. And it's all on one nice long page.

by Marko :: Thu, 01/13/2011 - 2:51pm

"The formation shown in Figure 2 has a variety of names — the diamond, the inverted wishbone, or just the full house. Fullbacks John Kuhn (30) and Quinn Johnson (44) give rookie running back James Starks (45) a great escort of blockers."

You have mixed up the numbers for Johnson and Starks. Johnson is 45 and Starks is 44. The diagram has the correct numbers.

by TomC :: Thu, 01/13/2011 - 5:02pm

Good, good stuff.

by Pat Swinnegan :: Thu, 01/13/2011 - 5:28pm

Sweet: Bonus Tanier! This article is excellent.

by Michael LaRocca (not verified) :: Thu, 01/13/2011 - 10:45pm

Wait, the Bears and the Seahawks are in the playoffs? You're making that up, right?

by Eddo :: Fri, 01/14/2011 - 12:23pm

You mean the Bears, who are seventh in weighted DVOA? Yeah, what a joke they're in the playoffs!