May 6, 2008 7
As soon as the draft was over, it was time to seriously look into this year’s Strength of Schedule. As you may know, we figure out our SOS a little differently than others. We project SOS; we don’t go by last year’s numbers. We will be importing this year’s schedule into our SOS tool shortly, so you can see this year’s SOS by position in your scoring system and for a range of weeks or the whole season soon, but we do view our projected SOS as more important.
The SOS tool goes completely off of last year’s numbers and this year’s schedule, whereas our projected SOS goes off the projected grades we give each defense against the run and the pass compared to each team’s schedule.
The first thing we do is analyze off-season movement in terms of additions, subtractions, coaching changes, etc. and we give each defense a number grade against the run and the pass. Anything over a 90 is an A, and an 80 would basically be considered a D. Here are the grades we’re currently giving each defense against the run and the pass:
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