Semi-retired IT professional whose earliest sports remembrance is the Dodgers skunking the hated Yankees 4-0 in the ’63 World Series. Have seen sports, in general, transition from depending on the interest of the true fan to another form of mass entertainment. After loving and leaving the Pirates, Dolphins, Rockets, and Oilers over the years, now trying find a reason to commit to the Texans.
I love Bleacher Report for giving the news hungry fan a site to get as much or as little information as they desire in an entertaining and concise format. To now be a part of this team is a thrilling opportunity to share my views with an enlightened and opinionated community.
Again, I'm absolutely with you. I think YAC can be descriptive of how an offense works. It's interesting that Andrew Luck had an insanely low YAC rate and Robert Griffin had a high one.
I don't know if it means anything or what it means. I have seen no definitive work to tell us what value a high YAC means. My sense is that it's a function of routes and offensive role more than skill, but I don't know that.
I think you are asking all the right questions, and they are precisely the reason YAC stats aren't more popular. We just don't know what they mean.
Schaub has a better YAC % than Brady. What does that mean? Is Schaub great? Does YAC % matter? Is that a function of the offense or the receivers?
I don't think the football stat community has any idea what to do with the numbers or if they correlate to anything useful.
They are cool...but mysterious.
Here's the issue with YAC as percentage of total yards: I don't know that anyone really knows what it means. It's very difficult to divide what has to do with an unexplosive wideout and what is on the QB. I've seen studies in the path indicate it both ways. Part of the reason it's an under-talked about stat is that its meaning is too indistinct.
Awesome, Jeffrey. Tau proteins is something I haven't thought about since I did basic neuro research a few years ago, so that was certainly a blast from the past.
I'm definitely going to read that study. Thanks for sending me the link!
And I agree with you that the future of football depends on figuring this out. Look how much of a hit the credibility of the sport as a legitimate pursuit has taken in just the past few years, and that is only with us scratching the mere surface of concussions and CTE.
As more and more comes out about how much these injuries are messing with players, I really think that the NFL is in serious jeopardy in the near future unless something drastic changes.
Very cool to meet a fellow FC interested in the medical side of things. I'll definitely be in touch with you in the future.
Jeffery, thanks so much for the kind words! I enjoyed reading your insights and am excited to see what else you have for us readers. Send me a message whenever you put something in the queue with either the link or the title of your article and I'll do my best to get over to it!
Thanks for the comments on the 100 moves article. Must say I'm impressed with your wrestling knowledge. And loved the Texans article's depth, man. Looking forward to more.
Yep, Kirkpatrick has a long way to go. Hopefully Hall is healthy enough to show him the ropes.
I don't know about D12 man. My gut says L.A., which would be horrible for everyone.
I completely understand, Jeffrey. The level of exposure B/R can provide for your thoughts, opinions and allegiances is unparalleled. Not to mention, what ultimately drew me in was that it's pure fun. I write primarily about golf and the NBA and I always enjoy the conversations that spark with other readers, as well as the visual element prevalent throughout the B/R culture.
Thanks for becoming a fan, Jeffery, and welcome to the B/R Team! How are you enjoying the site so far? I see that you've only written seven articles, but are getting incredible reception. That's terrific! Also, it looks like you've posted a lot of comments, which is an excellent way to engage with your readers and create substantive conversations with fellow B/R writers and members. By the way, I really enjoyed your Pay-Per-View article regarding the potential future of the NFL. Thanks again, Jeffrey.
I live in Livingston (Essex county), and thanks for the offer. I'll gladly accept, haha.