Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Another Blizzard

In a post at regarding Dick Butkus, Chase Stuart does a nice job showing the problem of assessing an individual player by his team's numbers.

At Advanced Football Stats, Brian Burke shows the increased use of tight ends in the NFL.

When many writers discuss negative impacts on the team chemistry of professional sports teams, I'm skeptical. When a former player like Ross Tucker talks about it, and doesn't talk abstractly but very specifically, I listen. See his take on Favre at Sports Illustrated.

Football Outsiders now has DVOA data for the 1994 season (probably my favorite all-around NFL season of all-time).

At Rotoworld Gregg Rosenthal writes about the fantasy prospects of Brett Favre and other Vikings.

A pleasant Star Tribune headline: "Favre impresses receivers with zip on passes." When I talk about arm strength, I think not of how far a QB can throw, but how hard. The latter is, I think, far more relevant to successful QB play.


  1. Anonymous1:20 PM

    hey good find on ross tucker's article... i really liked it and think he knows what he's talking about..

  2. Anonymous1:21 PM

    ha just noticed that u changed it to mostly a brett favre blog.. nice

  3. Anonymous1:59 PM

    I dunno about the Tucker piece. Here's my prediction. If Favre playes well, and the Vikings win a bunch of games and the division, the Vikings will have great chemistry. If he doesn't, then the Vikings will not have good chemistry, and since there other qbs aren't any good, then they will have a much more difficult time winning the division.

    I'm skeptical of Childress because of the fact that several years into the job, the Vikings qb choices are two guys who have never done anything, and a forty year old.

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