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Wednesday, June 29, 2011


I feel there are numerous untapped and hard to find statistics in football that should be more available to the public.  Below are what I consider “tops” on my list and I would appreciate if you would vote on which you would like to see more readily available.

The Voting Booth is listed at the right!

 Player Participation
This is just a simple number that would show how many plays a player is on the field for out of the total offensive or defensive plays in the game.

Team Formation Log
A simple count of how of how often teams use personnel groupings like 3 WR/1 TE/ 1 RB or 2 WR/2RB/1TE, etc.  And for defenses how often they are in 3-4-4 or 2-5-4 or 2-4-5 or 4-1-6, etc.

Success Rate
This is a simple percentage (like a batting average) of when a team is successful on a play or not.  A simple formula like 40% of 1st down yardage, 60% of 2nd down yardage and a conversion on 3rd or 4th down would equal a “successful” play.  I would think this could be expanded for run plays, pass plays and for both offense and defense.

 Team Situation Stats
Again, I don’t know why this isn’t around, but how about team offense and defensive stats for certain situation (like they have for individual quarterbacks).  What is a team’s stats on 3rd down?  1st down?  Red Zone?  Trailing?  In the lead?  If all this is available for players, why can’t we find it for teams?

Please cast your vote on the right.

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