Archive for November, 2009

Time To Adjust

November 25, 2009

With the unfortunate loss of Al Harris and Aaron Kampman for the season following the win over San Francisco, changes are going to have to be made moving forward to continue playing at the level we were at. Right now, more than ever, is when experienced coordinators with good football minds earn their paycheck. What sort of changes might we see out of Dom Capers?

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Week 11 Power Rankings

November 25, 2009

Calculated Power Rankings, Unit Strength, Strength of Schedule, and Estimated Final Record following week 10 of the NFL season. I use an engineering method of iteratively solving for best fit to the data (scores) to create the ranks and related applications that corrects for opponents played.

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Week 10 Power Rankings

November 19, 2009

Calculated Power Rankings, Unit Strength, Strength of Schedule, and Estimated Final Record following week 10 of the NFL season. I use an engineering method of iteratively solving for best fit to the data (scores) to create the ranks and related applications that corrects for opponents played.

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The 3rd Quarter

November 15, 2009

Cowboys - Packers

With the 2nd quarter of the season in the rear view mirror, it is time to look ahead to the 3rd quarter of the season. Winning aside (while important, it is too overarching to evaluate at this level), what sort of goals should the team have in the next phase of the season?

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What Happened to Mike McCarthy?

November 14, 2009

Mike McCarthy

When I look at the coach of the Packers today, I see a guy that I almost don’t recognize anymore. Early on in McCarthy’s tenure it was easy to see that he was one of the more creative offensive minds in the game. Some of the concepts that you see in use elsewhere around the league, McCarthy was on the forefront of the innovation in the NFL, here in Green Bay too. Since 2007, each year it seems that the innovation has declined, to the point where this year, the offense is dead and lifeless with almost no creativity.

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Week 9 Power Rankings

November 10, 2009

Calculated Power Rankings, Unit Strength, Strength of Schedule, and Estimated Final Record following week 9 of the NFL season. I use an engineering method of iteratively solving for best fit to the data (scores) to create the ranks and related applications that corrects for opponents played.

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The Defensive Line Rookie Class

November 5, 2009

Clay

With the season at the halfway point, I tallied up all of the stats for all defensive lineman (including 3-4 OLB’s) from the 2009 draft class. This will give an idea of the impact of the class as a whole, and individual positions. For those like me that are draft junkies, it is nice to see a side by side stat comparison of all the prospects that you were looking at.

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Are Seats Getting Warm?

November 4, 2009

Ted and Mike

The annual ritual that around 24 of 32 teams’ fans discuss is upon us. Who gets fired and who earned another year. With the Vikings strongly in command of the NFC North, that time is upon us as Packer fans. What will become of Ted and Mike?

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Losing their Battles

November 4, 2009

Jenkins

In the wake of the most recent loss to the Vikings, and virtual elimination from contention for the divisional title halfway through the season, the fingers have come out. Fans are pointing fingers. The press is pointing fingers. The players are pointing fingers. And the coaches are subtly pointing fingers. What is going on out there.

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Week 8 Power Rankings

November 3, 2009

Calculated Power Rankings, Unit Strength, Strength of Schedule, and Estimated Final Record following week 8 of the NFL season. I use an engineering method of iteratively solving for best fit to the data (scores) to create the ranks and related applications that corrects for opponents played.

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