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David F. Marver

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Chargers sign a new backup QB, Kellen Clemens

Clipboard Kellen? The Chargers have a new backup quarterback: former Jet and Ram, Kellen Clemens.

2014 NFL Draft: Predicting RB Prospect Success

Charting running backs of past, present, and future to find a correlation with success.

Video: 3-D plotting of new RB measurements

The new metrics (Punch Score, Z-Speed Score, and Foot Speed) come together in a video showing each player plotted in three-dimensional space, allowing us to draw conclusions from the data and see just how useful the new metrics really are.

Foot Speed: Another predictive measure

By leveraging the 40 yard time and broad jump measurement from the NFL Combine, we can derive Foot Speed - a measure of a players' foot speed, which compliments our previously mentioned Punch Score and Z-Speed Score.

Z-Speed Score: a new and improved RB Speed Score.

Improving upon Bill Barnwell's Speed Score, used to predict the success of running backs based on their performance at the NFL Combine, by giving it a true mathematical foundation.

Punch Score: Identifying the RBs Speed Score Can't

This offseason, we will attempt to improve upon Bill Barnwell's famous "Speed Score", which is used to predict the success of prospective running backs by looking at their performance at the NFL combine. We start by introducing our "Punch Score".

2014 Offseason Position Preview: Tight End

Examining the tight end position for the 2014 San Diego Chargers, including possible offseason moves.

2014 Offseason Position Preview: Quarterback

Examining the quarterback position for the 2014 San Diego Chargers, including possible offseason moves.

Film breakdown: Marcus Gilchrist in Week 15

Revisiting Marcus Gilchrist's contributions to the San Diego Chargers' week 15 road victory over the Denver Broncos.

CBS to Stream AFC Playoffs, Announces TV Crews

CBS Sports will live-stream their NFL Playoff games, and also has announced the television crews for each matchup. BFTB relays the information, as it pertains to the Chargers.

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