Wednesday, September 14, 2005

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Football analysis and NFL stats for the Moneyball era - Authors of Pro Football Prospectus 2005

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Football analysis and NFL stats for the Moneyball era - Authors of Pro Football Prospectus 2005: "The Seahawks infamously finished second in the NFL in drops in 2003, a surprise for a talented unit that boasted Darrell Jackson (who signed a lucrative new deal after the season), former top-ten pick Koren Robinson, and Football Outsiders favorite Bobby Engram. The problems were written off to focus and confidence issues and a host of other excuses."

16 comments:

Sonic EJ said...

Great article, too bad it doesn’t account for drops in critical situations. It seems like they mostly came on 3rd down in the second half. Sometimes I don’t think stats tell the whole story. I was however, surprised to see that Jackson only had 11 drops last year. It seemed like a lot more. I though he averaged like 1 ½ a game. I would like to know how many drops the whole team had for the year and how they compare to the rest of the passing teams in the league.

Anonymous said...

HEY SONIC EJ YOUR MOM NEVER DROPS MY BALLS. OR A DROP OF JIZZ.

Mike Barer said...

Since everyone will forget the first game if we when at home, I will reserve judgement.

Biggie said...

hey mike, not tryin to be a dick but I think you mean 'win'. Thanks.

Kieth Gilbertson said...

Gilby hungy!!!!!!

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Kieth Gilbertson said...

David Locke Tounge make Gilby ass tickle. hahahaha

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Anonymous said...

Myk's mom's ass looks like a sack of knuckles.

Mike Barer said...

Today we won inspite of ourselves. A game like this shows that there are problems to be addressed while still counting in the win column.

Sonic EJ said...

Wow, I though I was going to get blasted by the Hawk fans this morning. Guess not.

BTW is it illegal for a receiver to be bigger than a corner and catch a touchdown in the corner of the end zone because of his size advantage? Apparently if the receiver is named Moss then the answer is yes and it cost my Raiders a game in the division race. I’m so pissed I can hardly talk. I hate zebras. This is gay.

Biggie said...

I told you the cheifs were gonna fuck ya'll up. LOL

Myk said...

EJ,

Do you want some cheese with that whine...don't come to Seahawks fans bitching about poor refs calls when we can quote like 5 of them that were much more blatent than that..

Sonic EJ said...

Sorry myk, I was just a little Pissed because my team is going to be lucky if they are 1-1 over the next 2 weeks. They really needed that game. Besides Seahawk fans complain all the time. Come on. lol

Sonic EJ said...

Wait a minute...you can't quote five. Try, I dare you. lol

All you have is that gay ass Jets game.

What you got myk?

Biggie said...

1. Jets game
2. Cowboys game (keyshawn)
3. Ravens game (extra time)
4. Rams Game (ref in the way)
5. Myk you can take this one

Myk said...

I have three easy ones:

1) Jets game where apparently Vinny Testeverde's helmet is a football and knocks them out of the playoffs.

2) Seahawks are beating the Ravens and running out the clock and magically the ref forgets to start the clock, which would have run out before they got the ball back.

3) Vinny Testeverde throws a 50 yard pass to Keyshawn Johnson who catches the ball in the endzone lands on his elbow out of bounds and they still get a TD out of it that costs them the game.

Those are just three obvious calls that have been done at a point in time that it actually caused the Seahawks the game. I am sure there are many other that have happened in the first half that were BS but those you just have to deal with.

Sonic EJ said...

I knew you guys couldn’t pull up 5. LOL