You get to watch the whole play develop at the same time. This means you get to see how all of the passing patterns work together. So, you might see how the tight end running a skinny post driving at the safety forces the safety to commit and leaves the X or Z receiver one-on-one on the outside. At the same time, you get to see the pocket form. On televis... (more) This blog focuses more on deep strategy and game theory than specific play choices, but it really helped me understand the game better and think about play selection and macro-level strategies better. I can't get enough from the blog.
The "Air Coryell" offense and the 2011 JETSGreat piece describing the offensive scheme of the JETS and how complicated it really is. Also shows that Rex Ryan underestimated how much learning his QB would have to do to learn this offense with no offseason to teach it in. Big mistake as we now know... (more)