Scott is a NFL writer and researcher who started his career by contributing data projects to pro-football-reference.com, including databases for quarterback game starts, offensive/defensive coordinators, and fourth quarter comebacks/game-winning drives. Such work has been quoted by numerous media outlets, including ESPN, FootballOutsiders, Forbes, Fox Sports, The Wall Street Journal, AOL, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and The Washington Post.
From his home in Pittsburgh, PA, Scott has managed to change and correct the historic record on the win totals for quarterbacks like Fran Tarkenton, establish a standardized system for fourth quarter comebacks/game-winning drives, and analyze numerous NFL mythos on the basis of extensive research.
Scott currently writes for ColdHardFootballFacts.com, winning the Football Nation Writer of the Year award for 2011, ColtsAuthority.com, and NBCSports. In May 2012 his article on the downward spiral of this sports century's top seeds reached the front page of the Sports Illustrated website. He has also contributed to the NFL Network's Freakonomics series.
That was an extremely long (but informative) article about "How the Raiders can escape the black hole of losing". I'm a 30-year Raiderfan, and I think you hit several nails on the head with the organization. There's one consistent failing you didn't address, though. The Raiders haven't focused on the offensive line since Gallery (we started a little this offseason), and they haven't focused on the defensive line since Daryl Russell (in what, '97?). Frisco, Pittsburgh, Green Bay, Baltimore,New England, and Seattle have proved that a good Oline and good Dline=wins, regardless of the skill positions.
Great article, good stuff...
and u sound biased most be a bama fan lol
whoa u went way overboard with this article slow ur roll its jus football let him play the game for about two more yrs then judge
kackac.....you are so ri-DICK-ulous........and your tired columns are sooooo biased.
I just read your article on the "controversial call" on the Monday Night Football game between the Packers and Seahawks. You did a good job of misleading the reader with all the frames you disregarded like when Tate withdrew any possession whatsoever, and how you proclaimed a "one-handed catch" is good enough. Even though all Tate had was a few fingers on the ball.
Please use your intelligence to tell the truth next time, and not react to things so emotionally, because that's the best way to lose fans. Just look at Skip Bayless.
Okay, thanks for letting me know. Sorry about the technical issues...do you need any help getting in contact with someone who'll know how to fix it?
Dang. I'm sorry to hear that. I checked the media after the edit and everything seemed to be in place. We've been having some issues with the editing interface over the past few days; I'm sure it'll be resolved over the weekend.
Big up to you, Scott. Enjoyed the blog post on PFR.com. Thanks for your hard work to help reinforce my case for Eli. And thanks to Reginald for getting me toward my first gold medal for 100 comments!