Targets Retained: NFC East

Targets Retained: NFC East
The NFC East was the worst division in the NFL in 2020 by a solid margin, sending a 7-9 division champion to the playoffs. You might think these teams’ struggles would lead the front offices to overhaul their squads; instead, they’ve mostly focused on adding to the existing teams while also allowing for internal progression. […]

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Pressure-to-Sack Conversion Rates: Team Outlook

Pressure-to-Sack Conversion Rates: Team Outlook
As analytics become rapidly integrated into mainstream football analysis and thinking, the understanding that defensive pressures are significantly better indicators of future defensive success than sacks has become cemented. Last week, we looked at pressure-to-sack conversion rates for individual pass rushers. By examining overall pressure statistics to analyze how many sacks above or below average […]

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When It Comes to Ryan Fitzpatrick’s Receivers, Size Does Matter

When It Comes to Ryan Fitzpatrick’s Receivers, Size Does Matter
Over his up-and-down 16-year playing career, 38-year-old Ryan Fitzpatrick has developed a reputation as a quarterback who favors taller, big-bodied receivers. The Washington Football Team brought Fitzpatrick in to elevate a stagnant and underperforming offense from 2020, but do they have the weapons necessary for him to perform at a high level? Looking back at […]

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Snaps Lost: NFC East

Snaps Lost: NFC East
The division of disappointment in 2020, the NFC East had a very real chance to send the first ever 6-10 division winner to the playoffs until Washington eked out a win over the Nate Sudfeld-led Eagles. From the outset, this looks like a division that’s counting on continuity to breed improvement, with three of the […]

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Domino Effect: How These Offseason Moves Will Affect the NFL Draft

Domino Effect: How These Offseason Moves Will Affect the NFL Draft
Here’s a look at how some of the NFL’s offseason moves – includng this week’s trade of Sam Darnold – might affect what happens in the draft: New York Jets The Sam Darnold trade really created a whole domino effect at the top of the draft. The Jags were always taking Trevor Lawrence, and now […]

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