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Meet the BGN writing staff A new Philadelphia Eagles season is here Philadelphia Eagles Hats , so I figured now is as good of a time as ever to re-introduce you to the Bleeding Green Nation staff you’ll be following along with here at BGN this season!I’ll start things off: my name is Brandon Lee Gowton and I’ve been the Manager/Editor-in-chief of BGN since September 2013. (Can’t believe it’s been exactly five years now.) I originally joined BGN as a commenter back in 2010 and worked my up way up to where I am now. You can obviously read the billion articles I post daily here at BGN. You can also listen to my 100% correct and never wrong opinions on BGN Radio. You can follow me on Twitter (@BrandonGowton) to see me tweet reminders that the Eagles did in fact win the Super Bowl. And now for the rest of the BGN crew, in alphabetical order:Cody Benjamin: I’m an Eagles Country transplant living in Minnesota, where, believe it or not, my in-laws’ lifelong Vikings fandom has yet to damage my marriage. I spend my days writing for CBS Sports and Sports Spectrum, but the Birds flew with me to the Midwest, so Bleeding Green Nation is still like a home (or rental property?) for my columns. Oh, and I wrote a book (“Hatched”) about the Eagles winning the Super Bowl, which actually happened.Alexis Chassen: I’m excited to be the new Assistant Producer for Bleeding Green Nation! I spent the past year as the Co-Managing Editor for SB Nation’s Ohio State blog, Land-Grant Holy Land, and have worked for SB Nation as an NFL news desk writer and utility writer for the past few years. I’m not from Philadelphia, but both my parents are, and I spent the better part of my childhood sitting next to my Dad watching Eagles games from our couch in Columbus. I’m really looking forward to focusing on the reigning Super Bowl Champions this season, and hope to keep up with the amazing work by BLG and the rest of the BGN crew!T.B. Eisen: Everyone knows me from writing the WTS Articles Philadelphia Eagles Hoodie , but I’ve also taken on a community manager role which allows me to use snide, soul crushing comments when banning trolls. I have two children, both of which are obviously being raised as Eagles fans. I’m much more vocal during the season when the WTS articles start back up, however, I’m always lurking in one form or another. I also enjoy Vodka. Matt Harkenreader: (BLG Note: Matt didn’t send a bio in because he’s too busy working on his Crunching The Numbers series.)Tyler Jackson: Hi, I’m Tyler, the social media manager for Bleeding Green Nation. All good tweets from the BGN account are mine, all bad ones belong to Dave. I do primarily write film breakdowns and create spoof videos/graphics for BGN. I also write full time for a daily newspaper, covering sports at the high school/lower college level.James Keane: I’m a five-year BGNer who drinks fine craft ales and creates killer barbeque. I’m married with a five year-old son and two year-old daughter who replace “victory” with “victories” when they sing the Eagles’ fight song. Before coming to BGN, I wrote for Sports Illustrated’s Fansided network and my own blog, which was an ethereal attempt to improve my writing through football. Since then, my posts have become more statistical in nature, often using Tableau to visualize the results for draft and game simulations, all of which aligns better with my career outside of BGN. I also beat played golf with Jaws Youth Customized Philadelphia Eagles Jerseys , and my football team is the reigning Super Bowl champion.Michael Kist: I’m the producer for Bleeding Green Nation podcasts and host of The Kist & Solak Show/Fireside Chats. I also contribute to Bleeding Green Nation as their Lead Voice. I’m a Scouting Academy alum and winner of their Prove It competition judged by former college scouting directors and college head coaches. I also work for Inside the Pylon and have contributed to their yearly NFL Draft Guide as a WR/DB scout. Dave Mangels: Hi, I’m Dave Mangels. You might remember me from such hard hitting journalism as “An Oral History of the Frank Gore Era in Philadelphia” and my career as an aspiring poet. Today I’m here to tell you about me. I’ve been here at BGN since 2014, when we still thought Chip Kelly was good, and an Eagles fan since they were wasting away Randall Cunningham’s career. True story: I got CBS to turn down Phil Simms’ mic! Then they demoted him. I also make all the good tweets that Tyler takes credit for. The Eagles won the Super Bowl. Go Birds.Ben Natan: I am the lead draft writer at Bleeding Green Nation! I love watching,writing about and discussing college football and how NCAA stars of today are the future of the NFL.Lee Sifford: I am the newest contributor at BGN and my background helps me bring a unique perspective to the group. Since graduating from Penn State in 2014, I have worked as Mechanical Engineer in Pittsburgh. As a numbers guy by trade, my writing tends to focus on the statistics behind the game of football as well as in the art of Fantasy Football. I previously wrote for The Eagles Wire of USA TODAY Sports Media group prior to transitioning to the greatest Eagles site on the web and I currently write for Pro Football Focus. In addition to writing, I am also an analyst with PFF where I watch film and collect data among other various tasks. While I am a new contributor to this great site, I have been a long time reader and commenter under the username General_Lee12. I look forward to my first season with BGN and will try my best to piss you off less than Ben Natan did when he started. Benjamin Solak: I am the Deputy Editor of Bleeding Green Nation. I am the co-host of the Kist and Solak Show on BGN Radio. I am a Draft Analyst for The Draft Network. I am a student at the University of Chicago. I am an avid college softball fan (Boomer Sooner!). I am Groot.John Stolnis: (BLG Note: John mostly writes for The Good Phight but he does occasionally contribute some Eagles articles here. He’s also my co-host for BGN Radio preview shows!)Can Cowboys pass rush continue to be disruptive against the Texans?
 Traditionally, the success of a team’s pass rush is measured in sacks. Lots of sacks = good pass rush; not a lot of sacks = bad pass rush. But a sack is not the only way to get pressure on the quarterback, and a sack is not the only way to measure pass rushing performance.Consider that good team gets about three to four sacks per game (the NFL average so far this year is 2.5 sacks per game). Yet a typical NFL game consists of about 64 defensive snaps. How can you use three to four plays in a 64-play game to make a definitive statement about the other 60-61 plays?Which is why today we’ll look at pressures as an additional metric with which to evaluate the Cowboys pass rush. But since sacks are still the pass rusher’s currency of choice, let’s start by having a look at the Cowboys’ sack totals. Over four games, the Cowboys have recorded 14 sacks, which makes them the third-best team in the league. Going by sacks alone www.eaglesfootballauthentics.com , the Cowboys have a top pass rush, no question. But considering the limited time the ball is in the quarterback’s hands in today’s offenses, just penetrating the pocket and pressuring the QB to throw early must also be considered a success for the pass rush. So to get a better feel for the overall effectiveness of the pass rush, you’ve got to measure a defense’s overall ability to pressure the quarterback, and in addition to sacks, you need to look at QB pressures as well.Unfortunately, QB pressures aren’t tracked by the NFL’s official scorekeepers. Most teams keep their own count of QB pressures, but each team uses a slightly different definition for what a pressure is, so we can’t compare the Cowboys’ stats with other teams. But we can still get a good feeling for how good this year’s pass rush is by comparing it to previous Cowboys teams.The Cowboys’ internal numbers (based on coaching film) show the 2018 defense with 42 QB pressures in addition to the 14 sacks over the first four games. Here’s how that number compares versus the last 11 seasons: Overall, in terms of sacks per game, the 2018 pass rush has the second-best number of the last 12 years, second only to the 2008 team that notched a league-high 59 sacks. If the 2018 team maintains its current sack rate, it will end up with 56 sacks this year. And that’s impressive any way you look at it. In terms of pressures, the 2018 team “only” ranks fourth among the 12 seasons ranked above. But that’s still pretty good Philadelphia Eagles T-Shirt , and an indication that the Cowboys pass rush is as good as the sack numbers suggest.By coincidence (and certainly not by design) Football Outsiders also list the Cowboys defense with 42 QB pressures. But they use a different definition of pressures than the Cowboys do, as the following table illustrates. Which just goes to show why pressures are not an official stat; everybody defines the stat differently. ESPN even introduced the newest metric just this week, “Pass Rush Win Rate”, which shows how often a pass-rusher is able to beat his block within 2.5 seconds.Be that as it may, Football Outsiders offer one advantage the Cowboys numbers don’t, which is that they apply their method to all 32 teams, thus making teams comparable. According to their numbers, the Cowboys have a pressure rate of 35.9%, which is just a pressure or two away from being the best value in the league. Here are the top five teams in terms of QB pressures rate according to Football Outsiders:LA Rams: 36.1%LA Chargers: 36.0%Dallas: 35.9%New England: 34.2%Green Bay: 33.3%Interestingly, FO have the vaunted Houston pass rushers ranked just 31st in the league with a pressure rate of merely 19.8%. Here’s how the two teams compare in terms of pressure rates on offense and defense over the last four weeks. The Cowboys O-line was named the “Offensive Line of the Week” for Week 4, but that can’t mask the fact that they had a tough time getting up to speed in their first three games of the season. Cowboys fans will be hoping for a repeat of the Week 4 performance against the Lions from their O-line and D-line, just as Texans fans will hope that their O-line and D-line will finally be up to speed against the Cowboys.But with the numbers above being what they are, odds are that winning in the trenches will be the key to the outcome of the game.

 

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