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2017 Defensive Personnel Analysis
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2017 Defensive Personnel Analysis

Defenses have taken a wide variety of responses to the rise of 11 personnel. Is any one system better than another? And how has the rise of the "moneybacker" changed defensive philosophy?

21 comments, Last at 27 Jun 2018, 10:58pm by TheIdealGrassLaw
2017 Offensive Personnel Analysis
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2017 Offensive Personnel Analysis

It's a three-receiver league, but for the first time since 2010, the frequency of 11 personnel actually went down last year. Was it a blip, or sign of things to come?

11 comments, Last at 28 Jun 2018, 6:57am by Bright Blue Shorts
2017 Defeats
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2017 Defeats

The Cardinals had a winning record with backup quarterbacks last year thanks in large part to their high-profile edge rusher who terrorized opposing offenses. We look at defeat leaders for every position, as well as overall leaders over the past few seasons.

27 comments, Last at 20 Jun 2018, 9:08pm by TomC
2017 YAC+
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2017 YAC+

YAC+ shows a lot of positives for the 2017 Rams, but will things continue after the trade for Brandin Cooks? Also: an underrated wide receiver leads for the second year in a row, an odd year for tight ends, and does YAC even matter for Mike Evans?

10 comments, Last at 15 Jun 2018, 5:14pm by bravehoptoad
2017 Receiving Plus-Minus
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2017 Receiving Plus-Minus

Which receiver did Drew Brees raise to career highs this time? Does Mike Evans really help Jameis Winston that much? Which running back duo had a terrible case of butterfingers? How bad were the rookie seasons for Evan Engram and Zay Jones?

19 comments, Last at 20 Jun 2018, 8:04pm by Mountain Time ---- formerly Ninjalectual
2017 Passing Plus-Minus
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2017 Passing Plus-Minus

Drew Brees continued his dominance in passing plus-minus, but was he as good as in his previous seasons? Also: big post-Jeff Fisher leaps for Jared Goff and Case Keenum, talent may have trumped coaching in San Francisco, and two No. 1 overall picks disappoint.

7 comments, Last at 14 Jun 2018, 5:42pm by DezCaughtTheBall
Adjusted Interceptions 2017
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Adjusted Interceptions 2017

It has been many years since we have seen a quarterback as unlucky as Matt Ryan was last year. Meanwhile, the Minnesota Vikings should be extremely concerned about the quarterbacks (yes, plural) they acquired this offseason.

29 comments, Last at 04 Jun 2018, 9:46pm by Vincent Verhei
Snap-Weighted Age: 2017 NFL Rosters
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Snap-Weighted Age: 2017 NFL Rosters

The Rams and Jaguars finally turned their young talent into playoff berths in 2017. Cleveland looks to be taking over the mantle for "team of the future." Also: Buffalo's wild turnover and the youngest secondary in eight years.

6 comments, Last at 23 May 2018, 4:30pm by Will Allen
Long Drives and the Running Game
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Long Drives and the Running Game

When an offense is simply looking to maintain possession for as long as possible, is there an inherent advantage in running the ball as opposed to passing?

22 comments, Last at 22 May 2018, 10:29pm by gomer_rs
Fewer Practices Does Not Mean More Injuries
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Fewer Practices Does Not Mean More Injuries

Bill Belichick says that players are getting hurt more because they are practicing less, but the numbers don't support that theory.

40 comments, Last at 11 May 2018, 10:05am by nat