2016 Play of the Week – Week 8

Game: Cardinals at Panthers Play:  DJ with the hat trick What makes this the BTS Play of the Week? Okay, okay…I know, I know…this is starting to sound like a broken record. Arizona Cardinal’s Running Back, David Johnson, being named our top movement play of that respective week. Trust me; I feel your pain as…

2016 Play of the Week – Week 5

Game: Bills at Rams Play: The real Shady standing up again What makes this the BTS Play of the Week? If you rewind back to 2013, you will see that LeSean ‘Shady’ McCoy was a very frequent player of discussion here at Football Beyond the Stats. That season, he was twice awarded our Movement Play…

2016 Play of the Week – Week 4

Game: Cowboys at 49ers AND Chiefs at Steelers Play: Big-time players make big-time plays (and cuts) What makes this the BTS Play of the Week? We have all heard the cliché comment, “big time players make big-time plays in big-time games,” right? Though some will say that week 4 of a regular season (even at…

Player Movement Evaluation – Barry Sanders: Is he the greatest mover of all time?

Three years ago, I wrote a movement analysis that I had intended would start a trend on Football Beyond the Stats when I published a breakdown of an all-time great, Deion Sanders. In case you missed it then, here is that blog post: https://footballbeyondthestats.wordpress.com/2013/08/19/deionsanders/ Though it was well-received at the time, I greatly dropped the…