Podcast: Ben Baldwin on NFL passing vs rushing analytics

On this episode of The Football Analytics Show, I talk with Ben Baldwin, an economics Ph.D. who covers the Seattle Seahawks for The Athletic.

Among other topics, we discuss:

  • whether running the ball sets up play action passing in the NFL (3:49)
  • what analytics thinks of Seahawks safety Earl Thomas (13:00)
  • whether to use yards per carry or success rate to evaluate running backs
  • the NFL team to fade the remainder of the season (21:25)
  • the one reason Ben wants to have dinner with Bill Belichick (26:07)

I look forward to the day when every NFL team has someone like Ben covering the analytics perspective. Follow him on Twitter here.

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