NFL Combine Measurements and how They Correspond to NFL Success

NFL Combine Measurements and how They Correspond to NFL Success
Most of you are familiar with the relative statistics I’ve been working on lately.  For those that are not, that first sentence probably read as “Blahblahboringmathblahblah”.  I’ll forgive you for that, since math is rarely an exciting endeavor.  Essentially, I created the RAS (Formerly Relative Athletic Score, now Relative Ability System) to rate player measurements ...

Debating the Detroit Lions Number One Starting QB in History 4

Debating the Detroit Lions Number One Starting QB in History
There have been a few pretty good quarterbacks pass through the Detroit Lions organization over the years. Greg Landry, Erik Kramer, even Scott Mitchell put up good regular season numbers. But when debating who the number one starting QB in Lions history is – the debate should begin and end with Bobby Layne versus Matthew ...

A Tale of Two Staffords 3

A Tale of Two Staffords
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it ...

Detroit Lions – The Long Shots 2014 – Guards 3

Detroit Lions - The Long Shots 2014 - Guards
This is the sixth installment of the Long Shots Series. A long shot is a player that very likely will be cut and will have to go above and beyond to impress the coaching staff to even make it to the 75 player cut limit let alone make the final 53 man roster. It is ...

Detroit Lions – The Long Shots 2014 – Offensive Tackles 5

Detroit Lions - The Long Shots 2014 - Offensive Tackles
This is the fifth installment of the Long Shots Series. A long shot is a player that very likely will be cut and will have to go above and beyond to impress the coaching staff to even make it to the 75 player cut limit let alone make the final 53 man roster. It is ...

Detroit Lions – The Long Shots 2014 – Defensive Ends 2

Detroit Lions - The Long Shots 2014 - Defensive Ends
This is the fourth installment of the Long Shots Series. A long shot is a player that very likely will be cut and will have to go above and beyond to impress the coaching staff to even make it to the 75 player cut limit let alone make the final 53 man roster. It is ...

Detroit Lions – The Long Shots 2014 – Tight Ends 2

Detroit Lions - The Long Shots 2014 - Tight Ends
This is the third installment of the Long Shots Series. A long shot is a player that very likely will be cut and will have to go above and beyond to impress the coaching staff to even make it to the 75 player cut limit let alone make the final 53 man roster. It is ...

Detroit Lions Draft Strategy: Measurables

Detroit Lions Draft Strategy:  Measurables
The Lions have been making a point to address the athleticism on their roster since Martin Mayhew took over the team in 2009. There was a clear lack of actual NFL talent on the 2008 roster, but beyond that there weren’t even that many good athletes to speak of. Of the players that stuck from ...

Detroit Lions – The Long Shots 2014 – Linebackers 1

Detroit Lions - The Long Shots 2014 - Linebackers
This is the second installment of the Long Shots Series. A long shot is a player that very likely will be cut and will have to go above and beyond to impress the coaching staff to even make it to the 75 player cut limit let alone make the final 53 man roster. It is ...

Detroit Lions – The Long Shots 2014 – Cory Greenwood LB/LS 4

Detroit Lions - The Long Shots 2014 - Cory Greenwood LB/LS
In April of 2012 the NFL expanded the offseason roster limit from 80 to 90 players per club to allow more players to be developed and evaluated. The 90 player roster limit includes players on the active, inactive, practice squad, and exempt lists, as well as the following lists: injured, physically unable to perform, non-football ...