Monday, January 26, 2015

Justin Forsett: The plan is to return to the Ravens


Running back Justin Forsett is preparing to play in the Pro Bowl on Sunday night and would rank high on the list of participants that no one would have thought would be in the game if they’d voted at the start of the season.

After leading the league in rushing yards per attempt, though, Forsett was a good choice for the game and the last act of his breakout season will come before he turns his full attention to figuring out where he’ll play next year. Forsett is set to be a free agent and said recently that he’d like to exit the “friend zone” of short stays and have a long-term relationship with a team.

At the Pro Bowl this week, he said his plan is to have the Ravens be that team.
“That is the plan, they gave me my shot, they trusted me and believed in me enough to give me that shot so I’d like to stay,” Forsett said, via NFL.com. “They expressed that they want me back. I want to be back, so we’ll see what happens.”

The Ravens switched offensive coordinators with Gary Kubiak leaving for the Broncos head coaching job, but new coordinator Marc Trestman said he plans to keep the zone blocking scheme that helped spring Forsett in place for 2015. That would seem to help Forsett’s chances of sticking around, although, as always, the money will wind up determining where Forsett hangs his hat.

Source:  PFT.com
Author:  Josh Alper
Photo: Patrick Semansky, Associated Press


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

2014 Championship Playoffs Football ERA Formula Trends Podcast







Matt Slocum, AP Photo

2014 Championship Game Football ERA Results

The Football ERA Formula outputs a result that runs on a scale from approximately 5000 points to -5000 with losing teams that are dominated getting pushed into the negative numbers by their victors.  Defensive Elements of the Formula contribute to this negative score in games constituting blowouts.  A few years back, RealFootballAnalysis.com developed a formula that translates the Final Game Results of The Football ERA into Composite Scores that resemble football scores as much as possible.  Here are the Championship Football ERA Game Results and their corresponding Composite Scores:



Net
Offense
Offense
Offense
Defense
Defense
Defense

Total
Total
Rushing
Drives
Total
Rushing
Pressure
NE
3483
2110
1113
997
1373
1095
278
Ind
-1573
-510
298
-808
-1063
-1095
33








Sea
1998
1226
949
277
772
465
307
GB
592
220
273
-54
372
-465
837



Matt Slocum AP Photo


2014 Championship Game Football ERA Composite Scores





NE
35
Ind
10



Sea
27
GB
20





Elaine Thompson AP PHOTO

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