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  1. X and O's, statistical analysis and random mumblings run amuck...

    Zone Blocking: A Simplified Version

    Zone blocking rules allow linemen to use the movement and attack angles of the defenders against them.

    Benefits of a zone blocking scheme:
    -Two reads for the linemen. Covered or uncovered. Simple.
    -Seek positioning where you have leverage, not where you are looking to overpower a defender.

    Rule: In inside zone, the linemen operate on a system that moves to the play side, not toward the hole called

    Explained: It doesn’t matter what hole the ...

    Updated 10-27-11 at 03:16 PM by Neophyte

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    Delving Into a Numbers Game: Part II: Comparisons

    Last entry I posted about a rating system for all players in general. To recap here’s the system in a nutshell.

    Turnover Opportunity – Own Side: -5 points
    Turnover Opportunity – Opponent Side: -3 points
    Loss of 2 or more: -2 points
    40% of necessary yardage on 1st down*: 1 point
    60% of necessary yardage on 2nd down*: 1 point
    100% of necessary yardage on 3rd down*: 1 point
    100% of necessary yardage on 4th down*: 1 point
    Extra Yards on ...

    Updated 01-18-11 at 01:24 PM by KDawg

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    Delving Into a Numbers Game

    Recently, I began reading The Hidden Game of Football by Bob Carroll, Pete Palmer and John Thorn. It’s an older book, dating back to the late 1980’s, but it gives some great information and different ways to look into stats. In one chapter in particular, they have a way to assess quality of a team, or an individual player. Not all three yard plays are equal. For instance, in the book they suggest that in order to “win” on a first down play, you must gain 40% of the necessary yards, otherwise it’s ...

    Updated 01-11-11 at 02:08 PM by KDawg

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    To The Draft!

    To the Draft!

    Every year, when your favorite teams’ season finally comes to it’s conclusion, whether it’s in the Super Bowl, the tournament or after a crash and burn regular season fiasco, everyone’s thoughts go to one shining star in the dreary offseason dimness: The NFL Draft. A lot of fans get dressed up in their gear and head out to New York City to watch the soap opera unfold. Others go to friends’ houses to party (I like to think of it as more of an excuse to get your significant ...
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    The Shanahan Way; Wait, Which Shanahan?

    The Shanahan Way

    Kyle Shanahan has been heavily scrutinized by Redskin fans the last few weeks, so I set out to check out what Kyle Shanahan’s career tendencies have been.

    One of the things that I noticed most when looking at his statistics is that he has a severely skewed pass to run ratio. In 2008, the Texans attempted 123 more passes than runs. The trend continued through 2009 where he attempted 168 more passes than runs. In 2010, with the Redskins through fourteen ...
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    Two Isn't Always Better Than One... But Sometimes... It is.

    The basic premise of this posting is to point out why 2-gap and 1-gap 3-4 defensive systems differ, and how they differ. First off, I’d be doing a poor job at explaining things if I didn’t point out that the Washington Redskins don’t use just a 3-4 defensive system. Our scheme is multiple.

    When referring to football terminology, multiple refers to the fact that you can run many different fronts/looks. To break it down further, a front is essentially how many defensive players are ...

    Updated 12-14-10 at 08:42 PM by Boone

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