tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-38600807.post7844860252741423953..comments2023-11-05T04:16:44.937-05:00Comments on Advanced Football Analytics (formerly Advanced NFL Stats): It's Blocked!Unknownnoreply@blogger.comBlogger10125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-38600807.post-57682134139325025682012-06-18T15:11:36.842-04:002012-06-18T15:11:36.842-04:00What is the difference in the number of punts bloc...What is the difference in the number of punts blocked in the different field zones? In other words how many punts are blocked inside the 5YL as to those punts kicked outside the 5YL? Does the number increase or decrease as you move away from your own GL?Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-38600807.post-45216747746690385232010-10-28T18:11:53.739-04:002010-10-28T18:11:53.739-04:00Past 10 seasons.Past 10 seasons.Brian Burkehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/12371470711365236987noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-38600807.post-90757319852416334922010-10-28T17:58:18.856-04:002010-10-28T17:58:18.856-04:00What data set is used for this graph? All kicks t...What data set is used for this graph? All kicks this year, last year, this decade?silentdibshttps://www.blogger.com/profile/05018639934241454667noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-38600807.post-70276622626487642632010-10-11T05:37:36.927-04:002010-10-11T05:37:36.927-04:00I'm not sure that it would. If the would-be b...I'm not sure that it would. If the would-be blockers are at the same point, then the height you gain from being able to use a slightly steeper angle would be less than the height you lose from having a foot or two less to ascend. Or would it? I've not worked it out, but it feels like it would.Neilynoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-38600807.post-33708645308844574302010-10-07T14:57:06.994-04:002010-10-07T14:57:06.994-04:00Good point.Good point.Brian Burkehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/12371470711365236987noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-38600807.post-41048500328147795622010-10-07T14:54:06.339-04:002010-10-07T14:54:06.339-04:00I'm not sure if this is true, but it would mak...I'm not sure if this is true, but it would make sense if placeholders were to sneak forward a foot or two on a long FG and move back a little on the chip shots.Dan Schlauchhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/16890251806563865810noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-38600807.post-69333244850061503282010-10-07T12:50:09.043-04:002010-10-07T12:50:09.043-04:00The Jags undoubtedly made the right decision to at...The Jags undoubtedly made the right decision to attempt a 60-yard FG at the end of a tied game, but here are some important questions to consider: What percentage of blocked field goals are returned for TDs? What percentage of 60+ yard FG attempts are caught in the endzone and returned for a TD? Are game-winning FG attempts more likely to be blocked due to increased defensive effort on these plays? There is not a large enough sample to answer these questions definitively, but I would guess that beyond the 61-yard range, the probability of a return TD is higher than the probability of making the FG, and therefore it should not be attempted.Brettnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-38600807.post-78848417561448107662010-10-07T09:44:06.617-04:002010-10-07T09:44:06.617-04:00True. It's rare that 45 deg turns out to be th...True. It's rare that 45 deg turns out to be the real optimum after factoring in all the other considerations.Brian Burkehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/12371470711365236987noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-38600807.post-13734668436597500862010-10-07T07:29:25.867-04:002010-10-07T07:29:25.867-04:00Yeah, you also have the wind to contend with that ...Yeah, you also have the wind to contend with that makes the sub 45 degree launch angle optimal (this is why your golf driver has a ~9 degree loft)<br /><br />For a baseball, this launch angle is somewhere in the 35 - 40 degree range according to google answers.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-38600807.post-33307579792636921982010-10-07T00:56:21.762-04:002010-10-07T00:56:21.762-04:00The optimal angle is actually something less than ...The optimal angle is actually something less than 45 degrees, since you are trying to maximize the distance that the ball will be greater than 10 feet in the air and not just distance in the air. The logic holds, however. Whatever the optimal angle is, once you reach the distance where you can no longer afford to use a safer, higher angle, you level out.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com