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Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) celebrates after scoring on a two-point conversion in the fourth quarter before beating the Kansas City Chiefs at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports


Examining quarterback aggressiveness and its impact on offensive production

How do you maximize a quarterback’s skillset? How do you create the most efficient offense possible? These are staple questions coaches must answer every season. And especially in cases in which the quarterback is not clearly among the elite, decisions must be made regarding which type of passing attack best fits each signal-caller. Read more…

How does scheme similarity from one season to the next translate to defensive performance?

Earlier this week, we ranked the best play-callers on the defensive side of the ball in the NFL. This ranking takes into consideration our play-by-play grades, along with contextual variables like down and distance. There’s an element to any evaluation system, even a grainy one that takes into account play-by-play data, that is part “resulting” as well as part process. To dive more deeply into the process aspect of coaching defense, we sought to quantify schemes on both sides of the ball. Read more…

Denzel Mims is an under-the-radar potential superstar among the loaded 2020 NFL wide receiver draft class

The 2020 NFL Draft features one of the strongest groups of wide receivers ever, and with so many potential stars available some players are going to be overlooked and underrated more than they would in an ordinary year. Denzel Mims is the most likely candidate — he may be the most under-the-radar potential superstar of the group. Read more…

Ryan Tannehill can win a Super Bowl with another team, if he’s in the right ecosystem

A year ago, few people would have been able to imagine a 43-year-old Tom Brady playing for a franchise other than the New England Patriots. Now, it's not just a possibility but a likelihood, according to Jeff Darlington of ESPN. The favorite to land Brady is reportedly the Tennessee Titans, who are coming off an AFC Championship appearance with Ryan Tannehill as their starting quarterback. Read more…

Why should teams be interested in Bengals QB Andy Dalton?

If Andy Dalton wasn’t the right man for the job for the Cincinnati Bengals in 2019, why does the NFL rumor mill suggest that the New England Patriots and Chicago Bears believe him to be their man for 2020? Could Dalton ever be poised to become this year’s Ryan Tannehill? Here, we examine the highs and lows of Dalton's career and explain why there seems to be a serious market for his services. Read more…

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