Monday, November 13, 2006

Length or Accuracy

There was a great article in the New York Times yesterday by Aaron Schatz, of Football Outsiders, that examines the value of kickoff distance versus field goal percentage and makes the argument that kickoff distance is the far more valuable stat.

It is a pretty interesting look at the position but I have to hand it to Phil Burnbaum over at Sabermetric Research for digging even deeper and asking some tough questions regarding the physical and psychological differences between a kickoff and a field goal attempt.

Aaron responds (sort of) to this here.

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