The Professional Football Researchers Association has published the May/June 2012 (Vol. 34, No. 3) issue of The Coffin Corner.
Here is what you can find in the issue:
The Class of 2012 by the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Highlights, statistics and awards from the football careers of the six members in this year’s Hall of Fame class.
Sam’s Streak by Brian Marshall. An account of Sam Etcheverry’s 34-game touchdown pass streak in the CFL from 1954–56 and a statistical comparison to Unitas’ streak of 47 games in the NFL.
Rating the Rushers by Ken Crippen. A new system for rating the performance of running backs in the NFL, including methods to normalize the rating for running backs from different eras, rate teams in rushing (both offensively and defensively) and factor in the receiving aspect of the modern running back.
The Futility Bowl by Jay Zahn. A humorous look back at NFL games played between uncommonly bad teams. Winless teams, one-win teams or teams with long losing streaks meet in late-season games…with absolutely nothing on the line, except for a possible top draft pick. Speaking of…
The Chosen Few: Colleges in the NFL Draft by Tex Noel. A listing of the top 25 FBS colleges and top five small colleges that have had players selected in the first round of the NFL draft, including players taken during the Common Draft.
The issue is available for immediate download from the PFRA website (Member’s Only Section).
Ken Crippen is the Executive Director of the Professional Football Researchers Association.