You show your lack of knowledge by suggesting the Vikings need to upgrade at Safety next to Harrison Smith. Not only do they not need to upgrade at safety with Sendejo having another good season and emerging as an extremely capable counterpart to Smith in Mike Zimmer's defense, but you completely overlook the Vikings biggest need. And that has been evident from day 1! Offensive tackle. Not only will they take an offensive tackle with their first pick, they might try to trade up into the first round (if possible to get the OT they want. In fact, their need is so dire up front at tackle, it's possible they could take multiple OTs with their first few picks.
Hey Walt, love the site, but noticed you never did a disaster rating for Reshad Jones injury. Was wondering your opinion of that. Also, I'm sure you'll hear of this soon, but Arian Foster also just retired.
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Posted June 18, 2009
Detailed 2008 NFL Stats Explanation
I have received several e-mails from people wanting me to support my 2008 Detailed NFL Stats with evidence of how I came to those numbers.
Here are my formulas for each statistics. I used ESPN.com for the basic stats to get my advanced stats.
Offensive Yards Per Play: Total Offensive Yards / (Passing Attempts + Rushing Attempts)
Defensive Turnover Rate: Total Turnovers / Total Defensive Plays
I hope this cleared up some of your questions and feel free to cross check my statistics. I think the television NFL analyst community does not do a good job of getting the most accurate statistics possible to its audience. In my opinion, breaking down statistics per play is the best way to eliminate as many variables as possible when doing research.