Originally Posted by Turtlepower
Where is Bruce Banner and T24L arguing about Sabr and a bunch of crappy computer stats used in baseball?
crappy that every MLB team has a department dedicated to them.
and T24L is probably dead.
Originally Posted by WinslowBodden
Drops - Braylon.
There is a stat that takes this a step further, though I don't know where to find it.
It records the % of the time that a receiver catches the ball when the ball is intended for them. The league average was something like 59-61% last year. Braylon only caught 52% of the balls intended for him. I'm not sure if these "intended" passes have to be considered "catchable" to be used, so Derek Anderson could
be the leading factor (but we really know he isn't [56.5 completion]...Braylon's butterfingers are). I am completely disregarding any other factors here, such as QB-WR chemistry and such.
If someone could take it a step further and weight the percentages (with a formula I have yet to/never will determine) based on which QB is throwing the ball, that could be the best indicator of a player's "hands"......assuming the sample size is large enough to be deemed usable, 80-90 attempts minimum?
Despite the sketchiness, I think we can develop tools that would allow us to measure a player's individual worth in the NFL.