Performative celebration is a spectacle to behold in professional sports. Exciting plays deserve exciting reactions and, in a corporation dubbed the No Fun League, the quality of these reactions have been systemically quelled for years. But everything changed when the fire nation attacked an amendment allowing group celebrations was ratified before the 2017 season. The Philadelphia … Continue reading Tasteful Revelry: Counting down Seattle’s best celebrations of 2018
To be useful in the Seahawks offense, you have to commit yourself to the run game and be selfless. Thankfully, Metcalf does that too.
When studying pass rushers in the NFL, the first statistic that often comes up is sacks. After turnovers, sacks have the largest impact on a drive for a defense. In 2018, offenses lost an average of 6.7 yards per sack, as well as losing a down on that series. The problem with using sacks to … Continue reading Expected Sacks: Enhancing the evaluation of pass rushers
Since the beginning of days, Russell Wilson has faced enormous pressure: the pressure to succeed despite being literally three feet shorter than the average starting QB, the pressure of Richard Sherman’s endless taunting, and (I, at least, have to imagine) the pressure to maintain stoicism and avoid any appearance of selfhood amidst all the rest … Continue reading Weird Free Agency: Interior Offensive Line
Scene: a sports bar, partially empty. Two dudes are sitting at a counter, separated by a single seat. They exchange a casual glance… Dude the First: So, Free Agency starts tomorrow. Kinda exciting, amirite? Dude the Second: Ha! No. Dude the First: ? Dude the Second: Imma Seahawks fan. Dude the First: Oh no, I’m … Continue reading Weird Free Agency: Wideouts
The Seattle Seahawks have a relatively large offensive staff, though three of their coaching positions are dedicated to offensive line play. Who, among this staff, is in charge of not just looking at the X’s and O’s of the Seattle offense, but those of offenses league-wide? Does Brian Schottenheimer have a staff extensive enough to … Continue reading On Football: Driving Organizational Change
Following defeats at the hands of Napoleon in the War of the First Coalition from 1792-1795 and the War of the Fourth Coalition from 1806-1807, Prussia found itself in an intractable situation. No one in the Prussian military could match the brilliance of France’s emperor/commanding general, or the organization of La Grande Armée. Much like … Continue reading On Football: Overcoming Generational Genius