The Evolution of the NFL from Best Tickets

Coach Dennis Allen was critical of Matt Flynn was certainly frustrated after this week’s loss to the Redskins, and for good measure.  Games that enter the second half, and especially the fourth quarter, where you’re within striking distance and most frequently won and lost by the play of your quarterback.  Matt Flynn wasn’t up to snuff this past Sunday, and the Raiders ended up losing.

If Oakland is ever going to return to prominence, it’s going to be on the arm of a franchise signal-caller, and here’s why: Best Tickets’ Analysis of the Evolution of the NFL Offense.  In this article, you’ll find empirical evidence on when the NFL switched gears and began throwing the football more frequently than ever, as well as why they are doing so.  In short, passing leads to more expected points and thereby more expected wins.

The Raiders need to follow suit.  Is Flynn or Terrelle Pryor the answer?  I’m not sure, and I don’t think the Raiders are either.  But hopefully they will find out very, very soon.

 


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One Response to “The Evolution of the NFL from Best Tickets”

  1. John LoRe, PhD says:

    Huh? The better question to ask is probably, “is Terrelle Pryor or Johnny Football the answer?” Hahaha! or at least, are we better off with a QB similar to Andrew Luck or Colin Kaepernick?

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