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Super Bowl 2020: Six lessons other teams can learn from Chiefs and 49ers success

The NFL, as we hear every year after the Super Bowl, is a copycat league. More often than not, teams will emulate the Super Bowl champion as they try to build out their organization. Winning the Lombardi Trophy is the ultimate goal, so why not steal ideas from the team that actually does it? This […]

5 things Cowboys need to do to reach Super Bowl LV, including a position upgrade that will be vital

The Cowboys are now on the clock along with everybody else to reach the Super Bowl in 2021. To get there, the Cowboys need to make some drastic changes to how they go about their business. We review five key areas for possible success if the Cowboys want to make the Super Bowl next season. […]

49ers vs Chiefs: 3 Super Bowl Matchups To Watch

The way the two teams in this year’s Super Bowl made it this far couldn’t be any more different. The Chiefs are only one year removed from an overtime loss in the AFC Championship, and rode one of the league’s most explosive passing attacks to the Super Bowl. The 49ers are only one year removed […]

Super Bowl 54 by the numbers: 20 stats that explain the 49ers-Chiefs matchup

Super Bowl 54 is giving us a dream matchup between one of the league’s most explosive offenses and one of its few truly dominant defenses. The Chiefs offense and 49ers defense will grab most of the headlines, but we have a fascinating matchup on the other side of the ball, as well. So how will […]

Grading on Salary-Cap Curve: Running Backs

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Player grades have long been a staple of postseason analysis. Ours are different. So much of building a team is doing it within the constraints of the salary cap. Teams need their big-money players to come up big and some bargain players to outplay their contracts. Thus, our annual grades are […]

Miami QB Jarren Williams should command transfer market respect after solid debut season

When the news broke that former Houston quarterback D’Eriq King was transferring to Miami, I had two initial reactions. One was that it was positive news for Miami’s offense because King is an ideal fit for what new offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee likes to do with his offenses. The second was wondering what it would mean for ex-Hurricanes […]

Evaluating Pass Rush & Blocking Using Opponent Adjustments

Because there are so few games in a season, stats can be skewed quite a bit if you face a particularly favorable or unfavorable matchup. The two most recent six-sack games, from Adrian Clayborn in 2017 and Osi Umenyiora in 2007, both came against backup left tackles. Their full-season numbers were inflated thanks to their ability to capitalize on […]

First Look: Projecting Miami’s 2020 offensive depth chart

That is what the Miami Hurricanes’ mantra is going to be on offense this fall. As soon as a play is over, get up, line up, and go again. Fast. Rhett Lashlee’s new no-huddle spread offense is going to bring UM into the modern era of college football and please fans. It’s also going to […]

Season Review: How The Packers & Titans Can Improve in 2020

This past weekend the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers cruised to relatively easy victories in their respective Conference Championships on the way to the Super Bowl. Their matchup will be talked about in excruciating detail over the next two weeks, but right now we will focus on the two teams they beat last […]

Hall of Fame vote is final Derek Jeter stat to argue about

Derek Jeter will officially become a first-ballot Hall of Famer Tuesday. When the Yankees shortstop officially called it a career five years ago — getting his 3,465th hit in his final at-bat to drive in the game-winning run, of course — there was never a doubt he would be in the Baseball Hall of Fame […]

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