Blindsided: Why the Left Tackle is Overrated and Other Contrarian Football Thoughts

Blindsided: Why the Left Tackle is Overrated and Other Contrarian Football Thoughts This Book Will Change The Way You Think About Professional Football In Much The Same Way That Bill James Revolutionized The Analysis Of Major League Baseball The Research Is Impeccable The Approach Is Irreverent You Will Be Blindsided By What You Think You Know About The NFL, But Don T Warning To Fantasy Football Lovers You Won T Be Able To Put This Book Down Sal Paolantonio, ESPN Reporter And Author Of The Paolantonio Report The Most Overrated And Underrated Players, Teams, Coaches, And Moments In NFL History KC Joyner S Theories Will Completely Revolutionize Football, Cure Baldness, Save The Whales, And Bring Total Peace And Harmony To All Nations That S Why You Must Read Blindsided Gregg Easterbrook, ESPN S Tuesday Morning Quarterback Too Much Of Football Literature Is Just Tedious Hagiography, But Blindsided Is A Book For Those Of Us Who Enjoy The Complex Game On The Field And Football Conversation That Goes Past My Team Rules Aaron Schatz, Lead Author And Editor Of Pro Football ProspectusPro Football S Statistical Iconoclast, KC Joyner, Challenges Conventional Wisdom With Fact Based And Film Based Responses In Blindsided Why The Left Tackle Is Overrated And Other Contrarian Football Thoughts If You Love Sports Statistics Or Find Excitement In Fantasy Football, You Will Enjoy The Detailed Insights And Carefully Researched Information In This Book Scrap The Typical Media Hype And Hoopla For The Real, Straight From The Fields And Films Scoop, Including Information On Free Agents, Parity, NFL Business Practice, Hall Of Fame Standards, Coaching Practices, Historical Iconoclasm, And A Thorough Statistical Review

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  • Hardcover
  • 272 pages
  • Blindsided: Why the Left Tackle is Overrated and Other Contrarian Football Thoughts
  • K.C. Joyner
  • English
  • 07 March 2019
  • 9780470124093

10 thoughts on “Blindsided: Why the Left Tackle is Overrated and Other Contrarian Football Thoughts

  1. says:

    Wants to be a Bill James for football, but lacks the necessary analytical rigor.

  2. says:

    This book was amazing I read this book after summer ended because it was about football and it is relavent to the position I play in high school The book is about how the left talkle is a crutial position that is needed to be superior to most other linemen to keep the most important player on the team safe the quarterback In the beginning of the book it gives you multiple statistics but later on the books shows how a African American man goes through high school, illiterate as it is but is successful in football After the teachers look in depth to his studies, they find he is of a oral speaker for tests, showing that he pays attention in class Later on in the story it shows his improvments in school and in football, after taking a test to which his studies are superior in security and protection Throughout his high school career when playing football, college recruitment officers came to the private school at which he attended to observe his skills in the game One of the reasons he was able to get into this private school was because a white family took him in as their own son and eventually adopted him to their family The conflict in the story results is when the family that had adopted him was pursuading him into attending the same college they did by making it seem as the best decision he could choose from, and after an investigator talks to him about the situation, he makes the right decision Overall, Blindsided is a true story with I recommend this book strongly if you love to read true stories and sports, while strong intrests in stories with a conflict that the result is unpredictable.

  3. says:

    Claims to have been inspired to take up scientific football analysis by reading Bill James Baseball Abstract in the 1980 s I definitely understand the reaction James makes you want to take your understanding of sports to a higher level and above all to address questions empirically rather than just yell louder than the next person Peyton Manning is TOO better than Tom Brady.But if this book is reflective of the science, football analysis has a LONG way to go to catch up to baseball Chapters on issues such as who is the greatest wideout of all time shockingly, it s Jerry Rice , or the best defense of all time 1970 s Steel Curtain or which coaches belong in Hall of Fame rely in many cases on arbitrary quantifications of opinions e.g., ok, I ll give 1 point for each season in which he was selected to an All Pro team, 2 points if the consensus All Pro team Perhaps acknowledging how limited these data are, he closes with a manifesto urging readers to rise up and demand access to the NFL s vault of game tapes I hope that happens, so perhaps in 10 years or so I can read big picture stuff that is as good as what I get now about the Redskins on the Staying Medium blog for instance.

  4. says:

    Joyner has some interesting thoughts, but his stats usage is pretty poor, involving some leaps and some incomplete work Many of these sections would be interesting if they were fleshed out and involved multiple angles of approaches.I get the title and subtitle to play of Lewis s The Blind Side , but his work on the left tackle is a short, extremely weak section.The largest section of the book involves rating Hall of Fame candidates, and even this could use development He s influenced by Bill James s HOF standards systems, but Joyner instead of using a dozen categories relies far too heavily on All Pro and All Decade selections.A hardcore fan might enjoy the read, but most of us would be better served by waiting for the sort of book that Joyner hopes people start writing ie, football s version of sabermetric stuff.

  5. says:

    This book was supposed to be something of a sabermetric or statistically analytical approach to professional football, much like the baseball prospectus stuff that has become so prevalent Unfortunately the guy that wrote this is a hack It was very shallow econometrically He often made logical leaps and inferences that were completely unfounded based on the analysis he did And he used the word obviously almost exclusively when he knew his point was a particularly weak as to camouflage the fact.I do however recommend the website These guys are actually doing what this writer claims to do.

  6. says:

    pretty good, pretty good argument for this guy s view of pro football obviously, when you read a title like this, you need to be a former football player who reads a lot or a rabid football fan, one who probably has their own rotisserie team or whatever they are called these days as you can tell, i am not one and watches both days of the nfl draft, start to finish and screams with joy or agony when their team s choice is announced not the best sports analysis book i ve read but certainly not the worst

  7. says:

    This book is OK, but I found too many statistical analysis problems with it to make it a viable book Joyner does research well however, he should have asked an analyst to assist him with the book Perhaps then some of his far fetched claims would have credibility, or not be made at all I cannot recommend this book unless you are a football fanatic.

  8. says:

    ESPN s Joyner wanted to take a Bill James approach to examining the accepted wisdom of football, all the things we think we know or are told are true The research is good with some revealing insight, though the writing isn t on par with James Not necessarily a knock since James is a very good writer, something he doesn t get enough creit for.

  9. says:

    Very interesting read about football Enjoyed how he discussed conventional wisdom and explained his research methodology for testing it The chapter on the different types of coaches was fascinating as well as his analysis on which players not in the Hall of Fame deserve to be there.

  10. says:

    Sadly little than dot matrix era analysis and annoying tables I made puneet read it and he wasn t too happy about it but at the time I had just started and had no idea it would be that bad

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