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October 11, 2018

The Update: Week 5

The Update is a series of adjusted statistics used to measure the efficiency of NFL teams relative to the average team. Positive numbers will always mean a good thing for a given team, offensively or defensively, while negative numbers will always mean […]
June 30, 2018

Drinking Water from a Fire Hose: Making Sense of the Quarterback Prospect Landscape

Rule changes dating back to 2004 have opened up the passing game for NFL offenses. It’s why there was a bigger jump in passing efficiency from 2003 to 2004 than from 1978 to 2003, and why it has continued to rise […]
April 12, 2018

What NFL Contracts Actually Mean

An NFL contract is never what it appears to be on the surface. To understand why this is so, you must first understand that the NFL is a hard cap league, unlike the MLB or NBA. This year, every franchise’s payroll must fit […]
April 1, 2018

DAY/AV: Marino or Montana?

Earlier this week, Setting the Edge introduced the world to Defense-Adjusted Yards per Attempt Value (DAY/AV): Setting the Edge has been working on a massive project where we opponent-adjust every post-merger pass in NFL history. We know that the value […]
March 28, 2018

DAY/AV: What to Expect from a First Round Rookie Quarterback

Setting the Edge has been working on a massive project where we opponent-adjust every post-merger pass in NFL history. We know that the value of a passing touchdown is roughly equal to 20 yards. The guesstimation of an interception being […]
March 14, 2018

Jimmy Graham Will Help the Packers Become More of Who They Already Are

Former Seattle Seahawks and New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham signed with the notoriously cheap Green Bay Packers this week in what is likely going to be their biggest move on the offensive side of the ball this offseason. In […]
March 7, 2018

Aye Man The Eagles Are Gonna Have To Do Something

  The Philadelphia Eagles traded for Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett today….but they really didn’t have the money to make the move. While the Seahawks do have to eat the dead cap left from Bennett’s prorated signing bonus, the […]
March 5, 2018

Chuck’s Two Cents: 2018 NFL Combine Recap