Assistant Editor, Football Outsiders. Contributing Stats Nerd, Niners Nation. Jack of all trades, Master of one (Sport Psychology).
San Francisco's offense started slowly during playoff games. Was that actually a season-long trend? If so, will it continue in 2013? As always, the answers depend on which stats you believe, if any at all.
According to efficiency stats, game charting, and likely strategies, there are 10 reasons why Super Bowl XLVII shouldn't be as close as many are predicting. Then again, who can deny the magic of Ray Lewis?
One thing we know for certain you have in common with rookie safety Trenton Robinson: He hasn't played a defensive snap for the 49ers either.
Florida Danny breaks down the 49ers amazing 2011 turnaround and the statistical factors contributing to the current 9-1 record.
A desperate plea for 49ers fans to tell the NFL that they want access to the coach's film for every play.
A breakdown of good statistical analysis and bad statistical analysis, most notably as it applies to 49ers QB Alex Smith.
Part 5 of 5 on grading the 2006 NFL Draft. In this installment, we countdown the 49ers' 9 picks according to each pick's draft value and efficiency stats.
Part 4 of 5 on grading the 2006 NFL Draft. In this installment, value and efficiency ratings for the Rounds 3-7. Who were the winners, losers, and diamonds in the rough?
Part 3 of 5 on grading the 2006 NFL Draft. In this installment, value and efficiency ratings for the first 2 rounds. Who were the winners, losers, and busts?
Part 2 of 5 on grading the 2006 NFL Draft. In this installment, overall value and efficiency ratings.
The Sanchez-Flacco Myth. Do highly drafted QBs have better careers if drafted to teams with good defenses and running games?
Are defensive head coaches better at developing NFL QBs straight out of college? A discussion of new variables for projecting college QBs into the NFL.
The inaugural 49ers' Statistical Analysis Mailbag on Niners Nation. Ask, and ye shall be bombarded with numerical information.
In September, Niners Nation staff writers made their 2010 NFL predictions. In March, we reveal the results.
Do Vic Fangio's defenses get worse over time? Busting a myth, properly evaluating his previous gigs, and making a prediction about his new job with the 49ers.