Dan Pizzuta

NFL Writer

United States

Dan is currently the lead NFL writer and editor for Sharp Football Analysis. He has also contributed to the Football Outsiders Almanac for the past three years.

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The Rise Of The Anti-Aggressive NFL Defense in 2022

The following is from the 2022 Sharp Football Preview In this book, you're going to read a lot about aggressiveness on offense. Often, that's the best way forward. As spread offenses and superhuman robot quarterbacks like Patrick Mahomes and Justin Herbert entered the NFL, there was always a question about how defenses would react.

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What's Wrong With The Rams' Offense? | Sharp Football

The Los Angeles Rams - winners of last year's Super Bowl with one of the best offenses in the league, those Los Angeles Rams - rank 31st in yards per play over the first four weeks of the 2022 NFL season.

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How Did The Wide Receiver Market Get Here & Where Is It Going? | Sharp Football

The NFL is at a tipping point of wide receiver value. We're not at a point where we're debating if wide receivers "matter" but with the cost of top-tier receiver contracts skyrocketing, better wide receivers coming into the league ready to play as rookies, and more receivers on the field in general, we've seen a line drawn between teams willing to pay a premium at the position and those that aren't.

Tennessee Titans

It's always nice to have a bit of self-awareness. After a combined 23-10 record over the past two seasons and a playoff run in each of the past three, the Tennessee Titans could have pushed more chips into the middle of the table for 2022-especially in a year when all the other top contenders in the conference did so.

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Rams-Bengals Might Be The Emptiest Super Bowl Ever | Sharp Football

Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor came from the coaching tree of Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay, but as those two teams prepare to meet in the Super Bowl, there are not a ton of similarities between the two offenses. One commonality between the two offenses is how often they use empty formations.

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NFL Free Agency Tracker: Grades, Rumors & News | Sharp Football

NFL free agency is upon us. As deals roll in, we'll be breaking them down here as this page will be updated with analysis and grades for all the major moves. On top of the grades, you'll get plenty of context as to why deals were made and why they do or don't make sense.

Who Is the World's Best Gymnast?

This, right now, is the best era of gymnastics. The switch to an open-ended scoring system (move away from the 10.0) in 2006 has allowed the sport to evolve faster than it ever had before. Skills are bigger and difficulty is harder, which gives a sense that the sport is now at its peak.