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Catch Radius: The Bigger, the Better?
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Catch Radius: The Bigger, the Better?

Our season finale of catch radius focuses on the growing size of Josh McCown's talented receiving duos, including breakout stud Alshon Jeffery. Also: Anquan Boldin's incredible year.

9 comments, Last at 23 Sep 2014, 2:24pm by
Catch Radius: Best of the NFC
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Catch Radius: Best of the NFC

Part I of our catch radius season finale spotlights the NFC kings of double coverage (Calvin Johnson), the sideline (Jordy Nelson), the drag route (DeSean Jackson) and the red zone (Dez Bryant).

18 comments, Last at 12 Jan 2017, 3:42pm by adamstrauss
Catch Radius: Denver vs. DVOA vs. Dalton
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Catch Radius: Denver vs. DVOA vs. Dalton

Catch radius offers insight on the Broncos, the Bengals, and some 2013 DVOA studs (Doug Baldwin, Kenny Stills, Keenan Allen).

35 comments, Last at 18 Jul 2014, 10:03am by fb29
2013 Run Defense by Number of Backs
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2013 Run Defense by Number of Backs

For a team that was winning often, the Seahawks sure faced a lot of multiple-back running plays.

2013 Rushing Success by Number of Backs
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2013 Rushing Success by Number of Backs

The Eagles led the way out of singleback sets in 2013, while the 49ers struggled in their customary multiple-back sets.

1 comment, Last at 02 Jul 2014, 12:32pm by Pen
Factors: Tavon Austin
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Factors: Tavon Austin

Common perception is that Tavon Austin was held back by Brian Schottenheimer's inane schemes. But is it possible he's just not a very impressive receiver?

1 comment, Last at 05 Oct 2017, 7:20am by sachinkhanna78632
Catch Radius: Mike Wallace & Co. vs. Antonio Brown
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Catch Radius: Mike Wallace & Co. vs. Antonio Brown

How many passes hit the receiver square in the chest for an easy completion? How many does he have to dive for? Our first 2013 study of catch radius focuses on Mike Wallace, the Dolphins and Antonio Brown's breakout season.

12 comments, Last at 30 Jun 2014, 11:32am by nat
Factors: DeAndre Hopkins
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Factors: DeAndre Hopkins

DeAndre Hopkins played exactly as promised for the Texans. Why couldn't they utilize him properly?

8 comments, Last at 26 Jun 2014, 3:11am by Andrew Potter
Factors: Justin Hunter
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Factors: Justin Hunter

Look, it's the embodiment of Rex Grossman's life philosophy!

3 comments, Last at 10 Jul 2014, 6:30pm by Sekular
Mobile Quarterbacks and Injury Risk
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Mobile Quarterbacks and Injury Risk

Colin Kaepernick's new deal includes many injury clauses, but is his style safer than the likes of Russell Wilson, Cam Newton and Robert Griffin III? From the number of scrambles to the times they ran out of bounds, we break down how these QB's are running with the ball.

18 comments, Last at 19 Jun 2014, 2:19am by Bobman