Reacting To Chris Jones, Myles Garrett, and Derrick Henry Extensions: NFL Teams Clearly Still Behind The Curve

The week of July 15th is always a busy time for business in the NFL- it’s the deadline for players on the franchise tag to sign new extensions. For the most part, the attention was on quarterback Dak Prescott’s negotiations with the Cowboys, but instead, three different players signed new massive contracts. It’s nice to see Chris Jones, Myles Garrett, and Derrick Henry get rewarded … Continue reading Reacting To Chris Jones, Myles Garrett, and Derrick Henry Extensions: NFL Teams Clearly Still Behind The Curve

Fine-Tuning Wins Above Replacement To Better Capture an NFL Player’s $/Year Value

  Whereas baseball is filled with advanced statistics, other sports, particularly football, have lagged behind. For analysis, the common fan too often turns to unstable, flawed statistics such as yards gained/allowed, turnovers, and touchdowns, and, as a result, NFL players tend to be more polarizing than MLB players- analysts are using different variables to compare players. Luckily for us, Pro Football Focus’ grades and new Wins Above … Continue reading Fine-Tuning Wins Above Replacement To Better Capture an NFL Player’s $/Year Value

Ranking The Top 131 Edge Rushers From a Mathematical Perspective

Recently, we got a good idea of who the best front-four defenders were by ranking the top interior defensive linemen in the NFL. However, outside of Aaron Donald, most of the elite pass rushers come from the edge rush position, so this ranking the top edge rushers will give us a good idea of which teams will be the most effective at pressuring opposing quarterbacks. … Continue reading Ranking The Top 131 Edge Rushers From a Mathematical Perspective

NFL Free Agency Recap/Analysis: NFC

We are two weeks removed from the beginning of the legal tampering period, and for the most part, NFL free agency has been settled. Sure, there are still some impact veterans on the open market, but most teams have already spent a large amount of their cap space, and there is no way to know when Jadeveon Clowney, Prince Amukamara, Logan Ryan, Everson Griffen, and … Continue reading NFL Free Agency Recap/Analysis: NFC

Top Ten Edge Rushers

Yesterday, we looked at the top ten interior defensive linemen, which included dominant players such as Fletcher Cox and Aaron Donald. Today, let’s look at more dominant players who generate pressure on opposing quarterbacks, this time with edge rushers. To be frank, this position is stacked with talent. The list of players who didn’t make it is stronger than some position’s top ten list, which explains … Continue reading Top Ten Edge Rushers

NFC East Preview and Prediction

Next up, the NFC East. Let’s take a closer look at this tough division. First: New York Giants (10-6) Last year, the Giants were a mess as they went 3-13 and had to fire head coach Ben McAdoo mid-season after numerous amounts of conflict. However, much has changed since for the better. New York hired former Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, one of the best … Continue reading NFC East Preview and Prediction