After playing general manager for each AFC team earlier in the week, it is now time to do the same for the NFC. My thoughts on the offseason and free agency may differ from some, so I’ll repeat what I stated in the AFC version: “Whereas the draft is much more complex and predicated on drafting as many valuable players as you can to keep … Continue reading NFL: Playing “GM” For Every NFC Team Ahead of Free Agency
Last Sunday, we reached a sad point of the yearly cycle: it was the first Sunday without football. Fret not, though! With the NFL season coming to an end, we can shift our attention to a time that is arguably even more exciting than the actual season- the offseason. Optimism towards the future, player movement, the offseason provides us with a lot of entertainment, as … Continue reading NFL: Playing “GM” For Every AFC Team Ahead of Free Agency
With the 2020-2021 NFL season now over, it is officially the offseason! To be fair, there really isn’t an offseason in professional sports- activity happens year-round! As we get farther into the offseason, we will get to see how each front office goes about building their rosters. The best part about this? No two general managers are alike! Some will prioritize adding star talent through … Continue reading Stars or Depth? What Is The Best Way To Build an NFL Roster?
With the Chiefs and Bucs set to face off in the Super Bowl on Sunday, now would seem to be a great time to look back at the 2020 NFL season. Due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, this was far from your typical season. However, when dissecting early trends from it as the midway point, it was quite interesting how much it aligned … Continue reading NFL 2020: Analyzing What Correlated To Winning, Lucky/Unlucky Teams
When the NFL season got underway on September 13th, there was a lot of skepticism that the season would play out, or that it would feel like a normal season. After all, players didn’t have normal offseason schedules, and having zero/limited fans in attendance was something we all had to get used to. Yet, we have made it! On Sunday, we will witness history on … Continue reading Super Bowl LV Model Projections
Once upon a time, quarterbacks were expected to be statues in the pocket. As the team’s signal-caller, your job was to simply pass the ball and execute a game plan. If you weren’t a pocket passer, there probably was a lot of momentum for you to move to a different position. This was a much simpler time of football analysis, but now, the game has … Continue reading NFL Deep Dive: How Important Is Mobility At The Quarterback Position?
The divisional round was one of the most hyped-up weekends of football in recent memory, and we were treated to some interesting games! The league’s best offense (Packers), as expected, was able to take down the league’s best defense (Rams). Then, in a matchup between two progressive organizations with young quarterbacks, the Bills flexed their roster depth with a primetime win over the Ravens at … Continue reading 2020-2021 NFL Conference Championship Game-By-Game Model Projections
For the first time ever, we had six games in the wildcard round, and we were not disappointed! It all started with a down-to-the-wire matchup between the Colts and Bills. Then, Russell Wilson and the Seahawks suffered a massive letdown, which led right into a Tom Brady-Taylor Heinicke shootout! On Sunday, the Ravens got their revenge on the Titans and the Saints kept their hopes … Continue reading 2020-2021 NFL Divisional Round Game-By-Game Model Projections
It is finally here! The playoffs are upon us! Week 17 didn’t possess the same type of “pizazz” it normally does, as there weren’t any major shakeups in the playoff picture, but there were plenty of storylines to follow, and it was our last chance to watch the 18 teams who did not qualify for the playoffs. With that, let us examine my model’s projections … Continue reading 2020-21 NFL Wildcard Round Game-By-Game Model Projections
Week 16 was an interesting week, to say the least. The Bears are now in position to make the playoffs, the Steelers now throw the ball down the field, the Rams will be without Jared Goff, the Jets won another game, the Colts may not make the playoffs, and the Dolphins have a quarterback controversy. Oh, and the Bills beat the Patriots by 29 points … Continue reading 2020 NFL Week 17 Game-By-Game Model Projections