Over the next several weeks, I want to do what I attempt to do every summer, which is to take a good look back at the previous season. There are enough people on the interweb speculating about what could happen in 2013 and what they learned from OTA's. That is great sometimes, and I enjoy their work. But, I usually have enough time for that at Training Camp and with the preseason games - especially this year with an elongated camp and an additional preseason game.
So, the bridge from OTA's until Oxnard is best filled by examining the previous season both from a macro view and a micro view.
First, the macro view. The NFL keeps a few hundred different team statistics which are sorted from top to bottom for all 32 teams. They are separated and averaged both by "All 32" and then by "playoff teams". The second ranking is a good way to compare yourself to the 12 teams that made the NFL postseason.
So, today, I thought we could examine the offensive statistics from these files and ...