Why do NFL teams run the ball up the middle? That’s where all the defenders are.
My son Eli (now 11 years old) asked me this once, and I had to chuckle. As Yoda once said:
Truly wonderful, the mind of a child is.
The analytics suggest that NFL teams run the ball way too much. To explain why, I made a sketch comedy with Eli.
Finding new ways to present football analytics: a huge reason why I love my job. To check out the video (3.5 minutes long), click here.