Apr 29, 2013, 7:28am PDT
March 30, 2016
Zach Whitman talks with Rotoworld's Josh Norris
SPARQ and analytics in the NFL.
August 25, 2015
George Farmer and WR/DB Converts
The Seahawks appear to think there's a new market inefficiency to exploit.
June 4, 2015
Tom Cable outlines his ideal offensive lineman
During the Seahawks' Town Hall that aired last night, Tom Cable described what he was looking for in offensive linemen.
May 22, 2015
Seahawks sports scientist Dean Riddle talks SPARQ
This is an excellent interview by the BBC Radio's and Seahawks Draft Blog's Rob Staton
April 24, 2015
Athleticism metrics & positional prototypes
I should probably make a "birds of a feather" joke here.
April 21, 2015
NFL Draft positions with the most NFL athletes
Finding which position groups are producing the greatest number of NFL athletes.
April 15, 2015
NFL Draft 2015: Davis Tull, the outlier
In which I try to make sense of a very different kind of prospect. One of these [players] is not like the others.
July 24, 2014
Seahawks SPARQ-cap, Part 2: Defense
With the start of Seahawks training camp looming on Friday, we'll look at the offseason additions, talk about roster mirroring, and make a too-early projection for the 53-man roster.
July 21, 2014
Seahawks SPARQ-cap, Part 1: Offense
Reviewing the 2014 Draft and taking a look ahead the camp battles looming later this week.
July 3, 2014
Field Gulls' Seahawks SPARQ featured at NFL.com
Over at NFL.com, columnist Chris Wesseling put together a piece on the Seahawks' use of a SPARQ-like metric to grade draft-eligible players, based on a lot of the work that Davis Hsu and Zach Whitman have done on the subject.
May 6, 2014
NFL Draft 2014: The SPARQ Database
We conclude the SPARQ series with a new stat and a complete SPARQ database.
May 3, 2014
Seahawks sign "freak athlete" CB A.J. Jefferson
A closer look at the Seahawks latest acquisition, who immediately becomes one of the best athletes on the team.
April 24, 2014
NFL Draft SPARQ Profiling, Part 9: DS
In the final positional piece of the SPARQ profiling series, we'll look at the Seattle safety prototype and what players in the 2014 draft may fit the mold.
April 17, 2014
NFL Draft SPARQ Profiling, Part 8: CB
We'll use SPARQ to define a Seattle prototype and isolate a few names that would fit right into the LOB.
April 14, 2014
NFL Draft SPARQ Profiling, Part 7: LB
With a flurry of recent visits to the VMAC, linebacker looks like one of Seattle's biggest priorities in the 2014 draft.
April 11, 2014
NFL Draft SPARQ Profiling, Part 6: LEO
Let's take a look at what pass-rushers the 2014 draft has to offer.
April 9, 2014
NFL Draft SPARQ Profiling, Part 5: DL
Because there's no better way to start off a Wednesday than reading 2000 words on obscure defensive line prospects.
April 7, 2014
NFL Draft SPARQ Profiling, Part 4: WR
It's time to evaluate the 2014 crop of wide receivers. There are so, so many wide receivers.
April 4, 2014
NFL Draft SPARQ Profiling, Part 3: RB
The third part in our positional series, we take a look at the 2014 running back class. Christine Michael comes up a lot.
April 2, 2014
NFL Draft SPARQ Profiling, Part 2: TE
It's time to delve into a position where Seattle draft picks look like a collection of the SPARQ All-Stars.
March 31, 2014
NFL Draft SPARQ Profiling, Part 1: OL
Last week, we figured out how to calculate the SPARQ formula. But what good is a fun new toy if you don't take it out for a test drive?
March 27, 2014
Because data analysis is fun and there's a mountain of SPARQ data available, I figured I'd try to back-calculate the formula.
February 11, 2014
Revisiting Seahawks SPARQ
It's that time of year again - the NFL Combine is just around the corner, the Draft just past that.
June 19, 2013
Seahawks TE Luke Willson & the SPARQ Rating
Measuring the type of athletes the Seahawks are acquiring under Pete Carroll and John Schneider.
June 18, 2013
Seahawks WR Chris Harper and the SPARQ Rating
Chris Harper was the 14th wide receiver selected in the 2013 NFL Draft.