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2017 Slot vs. Wide: Quarterbacks
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2017 Slot vs. Wide: Quarterbacks

Part II of our look at slot vs. wide focuses on quarterbacks. Who did most of his work throwing to the boundaries, and who was more prone to work the middle of the field? Includes obligatory mentions of Deshaun Watson, Jared Goff, and Jimmy Garoppolo.

3 comments, Last at 29 Jul 2018, 3:58pm by Vincent Verhei
2017 Slot vs. Wide: Wide Receivers
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2017 Slot vs. Wide: Wide Receivers

Part I of our look at slot vs. wide focuses on wide receivers. What dilemma faces the Minnesota offense? And what kind of impact will Jarvis Landry have in Cleveland?

2 comments, Last at 25 Jul 2018, 2:13pm by Aaron Brooks Good Twin
Success of Players by College Conference: Defense
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Success of Players by College Conference: Defense

Does the SEC produce more NFL defenders than other conferences? Yes. Does it produce the best NFL defenders? That's complicated.

3 comments, Last at 24 Jul 2018, 11:30pm by Tom Gower
2017 Play-Action Defense
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2017 Play-Action Defense

Our look at play-action pass in 2017 flips to the defensive side of the ball. Carolina was historically good, Houston was historically bad, and a long-standing question about year-to-year correlation gets cleared up.

3 comments, Last at 20 Jul 2018, 9:35am by Aaron Brooks Good Twin
2017 Play-Action Offense
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2017 Play-Action Offense

Party like it's 2012! Play-action came roaring back to the forefront of the league last season. From traditional play fakes to RPO shenanigans, play-action was the hot sensation sweeping the nation.

14 comments, Last at 22 Jul 2018, 11:46am by The Ninjalectual
2017 Run Defense by Number of Backs
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2017 Run Defense by Number of Backs

Our annual look at defensive success against multiple-back formations sees Seattle struggling to stop fullbacks, Indianapolis begging teams to use fullbacks, and Arizona trying to remember what a fullback even is.

4 comments, Last at 15 Jul 2018, 12:39pm by Theo
2017 Run Offense by Number of Backs
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2017 Run Offense by Number of Backs

Our annual look at two-back rushing attempts features Chip Kelly's legacy in Philadelphia (but not San Francisco), Green Bay's fading memories of John Kuhn, and a Super Bowl matchup between two teams with very different philosophies.

7 comments, Last at 18 Jul 2018, 3:27pm by CaffeineMan
2017 Quarterbacks and Salary
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2017 Quarterbacks and Salary

The Eagles' path to the Super Bowl was paved by a home-field advantage earned in part because they got an MVP-caliber season from a quarterback on his rookie contract. In Baltimore, meanwhile, Joe Flacco got paid a lot of money for little production.

16 comments, Last at 11 Jul 2018, 6:37pm by kckolbe
Pressure by Number of Pass-Rushers 2017
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Pressure by Number of Pass-Rushers 2017

Our conclusion to 2017's pressure study breaks down pass rushing by the number of rushers. Which defenses were the most blitz-happy or the most passive? We also found that one division loved the defensive back blitz more than any other.

8 comments, Last at 19 Jul 2018, 3:15am by bsminh63
Defense and Pass Pressure 2017
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Defense and Pass Pressure 2017

Florida was home to 2017's most impressive, most terrible, and most disappointing pass rush. And the best pass rush outside of Florida came from a surprising place: Washington D.C.

12 comments, Last at 12 Jul 2018, 9:16pm by The Ninjalectual