Roundup 12/31/11

The Packers have allowed more yards than they've gained, yet are 14-1. How is this possible?

Be suspicious of the narrative.

Drafting QBs according to Career Approximate Value.

Devin Hestor: folk hero.

Tom Tango is offering a class for the SABR-minded.

Remembering the longest NFL game ever.

Top 10 trends on the NFL field. Andy Benoit has some interesting observations, and he's mostly on the money.

Is Cam Newton the greatest rookie QB ever? More on Cam.

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9 Responses to “Roundup 12/31/11”

  1. Rikki says:

    Unrealatedly, Cowen must be the oldest famous person named Tyler.

    But a very very good read.

  2. bethany says:

    ser you have a great mind and brain now can i have an aoutgraph from you?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Happy New Year, Brian and staff. Thanks for all you do.

  4. JMM says:

    Are interception return yards counted in the offensive yards for Green Bay?

  5. Anonymous says:

    I must add; a few of those links have it so wrong, I sit here wondering what Brian Burke was thinking to ad them.

  6. Brian Burke says:

    JMM-No. Interception yards are not counted as return yds.

    Anon-Not everything I link to I agree with. I realize that at most site a link is an implicit endorsement. I just link to topics that interest me and are relevant to football stats. Please feel free to disagree.

    And Happy New Year to everyone. Thanks for making the site possible and for all the great comments.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Fair enough. Again, thanks for your work.

  8. Brian Burke says:

    Oops, I meant not counted as 'offensive' yards.

  9. The Wizard says:

    The article on Newton is good. But further, between him (a rookie) and guys like Brees, Brady, and Rogers, is it time we go back to pre-1978 with rules regarding passing? It no longer takes 22 players to win; it takes 1 and 21 reasonable fillers.

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