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 […]

The Top Rookies In The Conference Championship Games

The 2019 season has seen some impressive performances from rookies on both sides of the ball, and the races will be tight for both Offensive and Defensive Rookie of the Year. While the players discussed below will be in consideration for individual awards, they have their sights set on the ultimate prize. This weekend they […]

We Know Who the 49ers Drafted, Now it’s Time to Find Out the Why

By now you’ve seen draft grades and winners and losers. One thing we haven’t really talked about is the “why.” So let’s do that today. Here is one reason why the San Francisco 49ersselected who they did during the NFL Draft. Nick Bosa Pressure busts pipes According to FootballOutsiders, the 49ers were 18th in pressure rate and adjusted sack rate in 2018. […]

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