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NFL off-season thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Splendid Splinter, Jan 11, 2021.

  1. Monday Morning Sportswriter

    Monday Morning Sportswriter Well-Known Member


    Next-worst was 2006 when the wideouts were Doug Gabriel, Reche Caldwell and half a season of a 35-year-old Troy Brown. Ben Watson at TE was the only sure thing.

    And they were still one possession away from the Super Bowl.
  2. sgreenwell

    sgreenwell Well-Known Member

    I don't know where they stand vs. PFF either, but I've regularly had great success with their fantasy football spreadsheet, haha. Their DVOA this year was also pretty good. Top 6 was Saints, Bucs, Packers, Bills, Seahawks and Chiefs. Bottom 6 were Jets, Jags, Bengals, Broncos, Eagles and Lions.
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  3. Splendid Splinter

    Splendid Splinter Well-Known Member

    So does +/-

    What a terrible stat.
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  4. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Especially since the entire league is within a few percentage points of each other. Nineteen quarterbacks completed between 65.0 and 69.2 percent last season. The two quarterbacks who started the Super Bowl ranked Nos. 16 and 19. Nos. 27 (Lamar Jackson) and 32 (Baker Mayfield) both won playoff games.
    As long as you're at least in that range of competency between about 65 and 69 percent you're fine. If you're way above you're probably having a hell of a season. If you're way below you're having a terrible one.
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  5. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Agreed. I wound up doing a blog post on Newton using similar stat comparisons. He averaged almost one yard more per attempt than Roethlisberger 7.2 to 6.3, and had two game winning drives as defined by pro-football-reference.com. MVP Aaron Rodgers had one. This was not to say Newton had a good season, because he sure as hell didn't. But it wasn't THAT bad. It wasn't Wentz or Darnold bad.
  6. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Averaging more yards per attempt than Roethlisberger this past season isn't saying much. That 6.3 yards per attempt had him tied for 29th in the league. Newton was 21st.
  7. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Of course you're right. I was just having a little fun with statistics for the benefit of Patriots' fans who think Newton was worse than Nathan Peterman. Right now on talk radio here, they're debating bringing Ben in as Newton's replacement. Honest!
  8. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    They can have him. If they are lucky, he might give them half a season before he breaks down again.
  9. HappyCurmudgeon

    HappyCurmudgeon Well-Known Member

  10. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Well-Known Member

    Gotta love whoever negotiated that deal for Disney back in 2011. Way more money for inferior programming. Brilliant!
  11. HappyCurmudgeon

    HappyCurmudgeon Well-Known Member

  12. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

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