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 138 Interior Offensive Linemen From a Mathematical Perspective

After examining who the numbers thought were the top offensive tackles in the NFL, it’s time to do the same, but this time, on the interior. Although it’s a more replaceable position than offensive tackle, interior offensive linemen generate on average the same amount of Wins Above Replacement as tackles, per Pro Football Focus, and avoiding interior pressure is obviously critical- it’s paramount that teams avoid weak … Continue reading Ranking The Top 138 Interior Offensive Linemen From a Mathematical Perspective

Andrew Luck’s Retirement Changes The Entire Future Landscape of the NFL

A case can be made that the most shocking event in sports history happened yesterday. At just 29-year-old, Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has retired. Yes, the same Andrew Luck who was arguably the greatest quarterback prospect of all time coming out of Stanford, led Indianapolis to the playoffs in each of his first three seasons, and survived a brutal shoulder injury in order to win … Continue reading Andrew Luck’s Retirement Changes The Entire Future Landscape of the NFL

Top Ten Offensive Lines

It may not be flashy or sexy, but more than anything, the outcome of a football game often comes down to five 300 pound men on the offensive trenches. If an offensive line cannot protect their quarterback or open up running lanes, it’s nearly impossible for an offense to function properly. Therefore, having a strong offensive line may be, outside of having a reliable quarterback, … Continue reading Top Ten Offensive Lines