Archive for February, 2017

Just spike the ball and punt, Jaguars

Monday, February 27th, 2017:

As previously explained, the Spike Factor is not supposed to be a perfect indicator of offensive ability, but I would like to think it’s not entirely meaningless as a measure of how well or poorly a team plays. But six teams (Arizona, Cleveland, Carolina, Green Bay, Chicago and Philadelphia) won in Week 2 despite having […]   Read More →

Garoppolo reads to the front side here, and is forced to hold the ball until Hogan can clear on the smash route

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017:

I completely understand if some teams have hesitation about trading for Garoppolo, given the extremely small sample size. But there are plenty of positives on the tape, and it’s not like he has come out of nowhere. (Remember, Garoppolo was a second-round pick out of Eastern Illinois.) Sure, Garoppolo is still developing. And there will […]   Read More →

Atlanta’s pass rush since 2010, data via Football Outsiders.

Thursday, February 9th, 2017:

This really is a holistic ideology that connects the pass rush with the coverage in the middle and back end, and involves all 11 players on the field at any given time. If you step back even further, it even really speaks to run defense, because if Quinn carries any of Pete Carroll’s philosophies to […]   Read More →

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