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2016 Slot vs. Wide: WRs and QBs
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2016 Slot vs. Wide: WRs and QBs

We have new data showing where receivers line up at the snap, and how quarterbacks do throwing wide or to the slot. You might be surprised to see where Matt Ryan is best, and where Alex Smith struggled the most in Kansas City.

9 comments, Last at 31 Jul 2017, 11:56am by Tomlin_Is_Infallible
2016 Play-Action Defense
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2016 Play-Action Defense

Can your defense sniff out a play-action fake? If you live in Texas, you're in luck! If you're in a Great Lakes state, on the other hand...

2 comments, Last at 17 Jul 2017, 1:02am by Wade8813
2016 Play-Action Offense
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2016 Play-Action Offense

We take a look at play-action passing from 2016, as numbers return to a state of normalcy after the great Zone-Read Revolution.

9 comments, Last at 29 Aug 2017, 5:20pm by msabercr
Colin Kaepernick: Into the Black
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Colin Kaepernick: Into the Black

With training camp approaching, Colin Kaepernick remains a free agent. We look at how more than just football reasons are driving this, and how Kaepernick would be an extreme rarity in NFL history if his age-30 season never actually happens.

84 comments, Last at 06 Aug 2017, 3:05pm by Bright Blue Shorts
Run Defense By Number of Backs, 2016
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Run Defense By Number of Backs, 2016

Our look at defensive success against multiple-back formations has us scratching our heads about Miami. Are the Dolphins linebackers better than their reputation?

3 comments, Last at 07 Jul 2017, 3:36pm by dbostedo
Run Offense By Number of Backs, 2016
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Run Offense By Number of Backs, 2016

Are fullbacks disappearing from the NFL? Yes they are -- but in cities like Green Bay, they are not dead yet.

13 comments, Last at 06 Jul 2017, 6:37pm by Vincent Verhei
2016 Offensive Personnel Analysis
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2016 Offensive Personnel Analysis

In which we ask the question: if you're not using 11 personnel, are you really playing modern football?

33 comments, Last at 03 Jul 2017, 8:15am by Aaron Brooks Good Twin
Defense and Pass Pressure, 2016
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Defense and Pass Pressure, 2016

Denver's defense was still great at producing pass pressure, while two NFC East teams really improved over 2015. Also: pressure splits by number of rushers, and how sacks can be overrated. Just ask Brandon Graham (or Erik Walden).

4 comments, Last at 24 Jun 2017, 8:49am by Whidbey Bronco
Quarterbacks and Pressure, 2016
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Quarterbacks and Pressure, 2016

A look at how passers did under pressure in 2016. Who extended the play the best: Aaron Rodgers or Russell Wilson? Is there any hope for Jared Goff after his rookie year? And does Ryan Tannehill consistently struggle with pressure more than his peers?

24 comments, Last at 19 Jan 2018, 5:37am by jordanss123
2016 Defeats
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2016 Defeats

The absence of J.J. Watt allowed a very surprising name (and his equally surprising teammates) to make the most big defensive plays in the league last year.

31 comments, Last at 22 Jun 2017, 10:56am by Noah Arkadia