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    Zeus Play-Calling Rankings

    The 2006 ZEUS Critical Call Index (CCI) is an assessment of each NFL team's performance in making optimal decisions on fourth downs, PATs and kickoffs. We refer to these types of play-calling decisions as "critical" because they often have a great effect on the outcome of a game.

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    Re: Zeus Play-Calling Rankings

    of course we're #29 of 32. I did actually like the play calling from St. Louis though so would assume them to be lower but seems to be pretty accurate to me.
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    Re: Zeus Play-Calling Rankings

    That's certainly an interesting formula! It does seem to be relatively accurate though (Art Shell not withstanding), if not for records than at least for which coaches make the best decisions. Bill Parcells, Lovie Smith, Bill Cowher, Brian Billick and John Gruden are all in the top 10 and have all won Super Bowls.

    Look at where the Chiller is. Yuck.

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    Re: Zeus Play-Calling Rankings

    Well, um, the Colts were #25, and what did they do exactly?


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    Re: Zeus Play-Calling Rankings

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    Well, um, the Colts were #25, and what did they do exactly?

    REally good teams don't get themselves in these situations a often.
    Nevertheless, it seems a bit farfetched for my tastes.
    I always find it funny when someone has a novel new and "innovative" way of skewing statistics.


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    Re: Zeus Play-Calling Rankings

    [glow=red,2,300][size=10pt]News Flash[/size][/glow]

    The playcalling stunk.

    I think that was widely discussed during the season.

    I wonder what the hell Chilli is planning on doing to fix that little nugget o' crap.

    He sure isn't doing much to reassure the fanbase, and season-ticket holders no less...

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    Re: Zeus Play-Calling Rankings

    "WVV" wrote:
    The 2006 ZEUS Critical Call Index (CCI) is an assessment of each NFL team's performance in making optimal decisions on fourth downs, PATs and kickoffs.
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    Re: Zeus Play-Calling Rankings

    "Zeus" wrote:
    "WVV" wrote:
    The 2006 ZEUS Critical Call Index (CCI) is an assessment of each NFL team's performance in making optimal decisions on fourth downs, PATs and kickoffs.
    I approve of this message.

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    Re: Zeus Play-Calling Rankings

    "Prophet" wrote:
    You really need to work on your avatar.
    LOL - I was JUST doing that.
    Wait a couple minutes.

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    Re: Zeus Play-Calling Rankings

    So basically the ZEUS machine decides that pretty much anytime in the 4th quarter, regardless of the score, you should go for a 4th and short when in opponents territory.

    Their number 1 "bad" play was in the NO-Cleveland game where NO was up by 2, with almost 6 minutes left in the 4th, and they were 4th and goal from the 2.
    Do you go for the easy field goal and go up by 5, or go for the TD, knowing that not making it gives Cleveland a much better chance to win the game on a FG.

    Sorry, but I vote you go for the easy 3.
    That is what NO did, and they won the game... by 5 points.
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