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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.
Interesting comparison. If the excuses are true then I'd say this could definitely be the next Jay Cutler. Like a lot of athletes with talent and a drive to win, they can forget that they play on a team with egos/emotions and that it only takes one comment to throw shadow on dedication to one's task at hand. Comments about team or based in criticism can undermine the most heart-felt warrior and actually distract you with doing the two things they all strive for: improving and winning.