As the Green Bay Packers and the other 31 NFL teams rush to find a franchise quarterback and stockpile as many wide receivers, pass-catching tight ends and cover cornerbacks as possible, running backs are being left in the dust. Passing rules today’s NFL, and that doesn’t appear to be changing any time soon. This fact […]
Forget Passing Yards, NFL Needs New Stat to Measure Quarterbacks
Gregg Rosenthal of ProFootballTalk.com had a short post the other day arguing that passing yards have become the most overrated stat in the NFL. Rosenthal is 100 percent correct. After three weeks of play, there have been 33 300-yard passing games, by far the highest total through three weeks since 2009 (21). I’ve Tweeted on […]
On Ted Thompson: Someone Needs to Write the Green Bay Packers Version of Moneyball
As long as the Packers continue winning, most fans will be fine with Thompson remaining shrouded in secrecy. For fans like me who want to study Thompson and contextualize his methods and mindset as much as possible, we’re just out of luck.