The Most Pass-Happy Coaches in NFL History

May 21, 2013 Coaches

Yesterday, I looked at the most pass-happy active head coaches and offensive coordinators in the NFL. If you’ve been a loyal reader of my previous posts on Game Scripts, you understand the methodology I’ve used today to grade each coaches. The quick summary is I’ve come up with the term “Game Scripts” to determine the […]

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The Schottenheimer Index

January 29, 2013 Coaches

Last week, Neil brought us the latest iteration of the Manning Index, showing which quarterbacks have overachieved in the playoffs relative to expectation (based off of the Vegas line). I’m going to do the same today for coaches. A couple of introductory notes: Neil described the exact methodology in his quarterbacks post, so I won’t […]

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Who should win Coach of the Year in the NFL?

December 26, 2012 Coaches

Let’s get this out of the way. Bruce Arians, or an Arians/Pagano ballot, is going to win Coach of the Year. Period. But who should win it? Coach of the Year is one of the most difficult awards to predict each year. The award often goes to the coach who most outperforms expectations rather than […]

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Random Perspective On: The 2012 New England Patriots

August 20, 2012 Fantasy

New England has had one of the most creative and flexible offenses for the last decade. From 2002 to 2011, the Patriots offense was always good but it was rarely predictable. On paper, the Patriots arguably have their best and deepest set of skill position players in franchise history. But with the addition of Brandon […]

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Is Rex Ryan the best defensive coach in the league?

July 31, 2012 Coaches

[Note: I'm scheduled to appear on The Bobby Curran Show on ESPN 1420 at just after 2:00 today. If you're interested, you can listen here.] Rex Ryan is the Tim Tebow of coaches: whatever he says tends to get magnified. I was sitting a few feet from Ryan when he made his latest controversial comment. […]

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Coaching records in close games

June 26, 2012 Coaches

Which coaches have the best records in close games? That’s a complicated question that either means everything or nothing, depending on whom you ask. But putting aside what it means, what are the actual results? I defined a close game as one where a team was trailing or leading by three points entering the 4th […]

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