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radballs.

Footballguy
Upon further inspection, this is spectacular. Just curious about what components go into the importance rating and who determines that. Very nice work here.

 

David Dodds

Administrator
Upon further inspection, this is spectacular. Just curious about what components go into the importance rating and who determines that. Very nice work here.
Jason Wood gives all the signings/trades a rating.
 

radballs.

Footballguy
Upon further inspection, this is spectacular. Just curious about what components go into the importance rating and who determines that. Very nice work here.
Jason Wood gives all the signings/trades a rating.
Go JW and everyone else that put this into place.
 

Bri

Footballguy
awesome link for quentin griffin

put that under the "we look everywhere for news" bit huh?

 

Bri

Footballguy
Stephen Cooper re-signed

David, Is anyone making a note of contracts? Plan on having a contract DB?

 

Joe Bryant

Guide
Staff member
Upon further inspection, this is spectacular. Just curious about what components go into the importance rating and who determines that. Very nice work here.
Jason Wood gives all the signings/trades a rating.
Go JW and everyone else that put this into place.
Thanks rad,We're loving this thing. For a peek in the process of how it works around here, with the super smart guys we have like David, Jason Wood and Doug Drinen, it goes like this: I get tired of what the other sites are offering. I ask Jason, Doug and David what we can do ourselves. A few days later, we have the Free Agent Tracker. Very cool stuff.

These guys did a great job. I love this thing.

J

 
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Tick

Footballguy
Awesome - the Importance bit is very cool. Arrington doesn't belong as a 5, but that's just a little detail.

 

John 14:6

Jesus is Lord!
Sweet! :thumbup:

Any chance we could get retired players as a "type" in there? (e.g. Jerry Azumah is still listed as UFA).

 
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ShadowMaster

Footballguy
Suggestion from the software tester......

Add a filter in the SHOW listbox called "Fantasy5" which filters out only QB, RB, WR, TE, and PK positions.

Nice work guys

 

Jason Wood

Zoo York
Awesome - the Importance bit is very cool. Arrington doesn't belong as a 5, but that's just a little detail.
The score was certainly subjective. Ultimately I created the list of free agents and debated between ranking them by position [i.e., 1s through 5s at each position] versus ranking them 1 through 5 in the grand scheme of things.For example, I would contend that no FB is worth more than 3 TOPS. Whereas most QBs, particularly if they're starters or backups vying for the job, should be no less than a 3.

Ultimately I just went with what feels right. But it's completely adjustable and, I'm open to debate if it's clear a consensus feels an importance score is way off.

FYI: I am also making some minor adjustments on the fly when players sign elsewhere. For example, if a RFA signs a decent deal elsewhere indicating he'll be a starter or key rotation guy, he probably gets a bump from a 1 to 2 as a result.

 

Kleck.

Footballguy
Team/Importance Total

DET 37

MIA 30

MIN 30

SEA 29

CLE 27

GB 26

BUF 25

DAL 25

SF 25

BAL 24

HOU 23

CAR 22

STL 22

WAS 20

TEN 19

DEN 18

NYG 18

IND 17

NO 16

PHI 16

PIT 16

TB 16

JAX 14

ATL 13

ARI 11

OAK 11

SD 11

CHI 10

NE 10

NYJ 10

CIN 6

KC 6

Based on importance total makes the Packer's offseason look even better. ;)

 

Born to Run

Footballguy
The Sort, Show by:, and then by: boxes should mantain their values after the Sort it! button is selected so users can see the last sort criteria.

Thank you sir; can I have another :thumbup:

 

Jason Wood

Zoo York
Very nice. :thumbup:

Me likey.

How often is this updated? Once a day, week, real time?
Semi real time?In other words, several of us are keeping it updated as soon as we're aware of a signing but there are the inevitable times when we all may be away from a computer and/or a smaller signing slips by.

But rest assured if someone makes a note of any signing with a link on this thread, or the pinned FA thread OR a signing is posted in the Blogger, we'll have it updated very shortly thereafter [if not already].

 

Jason Wood

Zoo York
I'll second the request for contract info to be listed. That would be a sweet add.
Hey OC...we toyed with adding that, and maybe next year. But the truth is, for timeliness purposes, many of the contract terms aren't listed and it would've been a case of a great many signings being TBD. Furthermore, the links should include contract terms particularly for the higher profile signings. :thumbup:

Thanks for the feedback though, now that we've got this applet built, we'll continue to tweak it in future iterations for sure.

 

popeye.

Spinach Freak
Awesome - the Importance bit is very cool.  Arrington doesn't belong as a 5, but that's just a little detail.
The score was certainly subjective. Ultimately I created the list of free agents and debated between ranking them by position [i.e., 1s through 5s at each position] versus ranking them 1 through 5 in the grand scheme of things.For example, I would contend that no FB is worth more than 3 TOPS. Whereas most QBs, particularly if they're starters or backups vying for the job, should be no less than a 3.

Ultimately I just went with what feels right. But it's completely adjustable and, I'm open to debate if it's clear a consensus feels an importance score is way off.

FYI: I am also making some minor adjustments on the fly when players sign elsewhere. For example, if a RFA signs a decent deal elsewhere indicating he'll be a starter or key rotation guy, he probably gets a bump from a 1 to 2 as a result.
:thumbup: Nice work to all
 

Kleck.

Footballguy
Quick way to rank the overall moves of each team (could have some simple errors).

Team - Importance Signed/Resigned - Importance Lossed - Difference

DET - 37 - 9 - 28

MIA - 30 - 12 - 18

SEA - 29 - 11 - 18

BUF - 25 - 8 - 17

HOU - 23 - 6 - 17

MIN - 30 - 16 - 14

CLE - 27 - 15 - 12

TEN - 19 - 7 - 12

CAR - 22 - 11 - 11

GB - 26 - 15 - 11

CHI - 10 - 0 - 10

DAL - 25 - 15 - 10

SF - 25 - 15 - 10

STL - 22 - 12 - 10

NYG - 18 - 9 - 9

PHI - 16 - 7 - 9

JAX - 14 - 6 - 8

TB - 16 - 8 - 8

WAS - 20 - 12 - 8

ATL - 13 - 7 - 6

BAL - 24 - 18 - 6

DEN - 18 - 12 - 6

OAK - 11 - 5 - 6

PIT - 16 - 10 - 6

ARI - 11 - 8 - 3

IND - 17 - 17 - 0

NO - 16 - 17 - (1)

NYJ - 10 - 12 - (2)

KC - 6 - 9 - (3)

CIN - 6 - 11 - (5)

SD - 11 - 21 - (10)

NE - 10 - 28 - (18)

 

Jason Wood

Zoo York
Quick way to rank the overall moves of each team (could have some simple errors).

Team - Importance Signed/Resigned - Importance Lossed - Difference

DET - 37 - 9 - 28

MIA - 30 - 12 - 18

SEA - 29 - 11 - 18

BUF - 25 - 8 - 17

HOU - 23 - 6 - 17

MIN - 30 - 16 - 14

CLE - 27 - 15 - 12

TEN - 19 - 7 - 12

CAR - 22 - 11 - 11

GB - 26 - 15 - 11

CHI - 10 - 0 - 10

DAL - 25 - 15 - 10

SF - 25 - 15 - 10

STL - 22 - 12 - 10

NYG - 18 - 9 - 9

PHI - 16 - 7 - 9

JAX - 14 - 6 - 8

TB - 16 - 8 - 8

WAS - 20 - 12 - 8

ATL - 13 - 7 - 6

BAL - 24 - 18 - 6

DEN - 18 - 12 - 6

OAK - 11 - 5 - 6

PIT - 16 - 10 - 6

ARI - 11 - 8 - 3

IND - 17 - 17 - 0

NO - 16 - 17 - (1)

NYJ - 10 - 12 - (2)

KC - 6 - 9 - (3)

CIN - 6 - 11 - (5)

SD - 11 - 21 - (10)

NE - 10 - 28 - (18)
It's an interesting approach although I would caution against it because the scoring rankings weren't done scientifically enough to really be true apples to apple of every player, by position.
 

ConstruxBoy

Kate's Daddy
It would be cool if I could click on an unsigned player's name and it would put a shock into the chair of my team's 80 year old GM to wake him from his glory day dreams and get him to sign the guy. Is that possible?

 

Doug Drinen

Moderator
Quick way to rank the overall moves of each team (could have some simple errors).

Team - Importance Signed/Resigned - Importance Lossed - Difference

DET - 37 - 9 - 28

MIA - 30 - 12 - 18

SEA - 29 - 11 - 18

BUF - 25 - 8 - 17

HOU - 23 - 6 - 17

MIN - 30 - 16 - 14

CLE - 27 - 15 - 12

TEN - 19 - 7 - 12

CAR - 22 - 11 - 11

GB - 26 - 15 - 11

CHI - 10 - 0 - 10

DAL - 25 - 15 - 10

SF - 25 - 15 - 10

STL - 22 - 12 - 10

NYG - 18 - 9 - 9

PHI - 16 - 7 - 9

JAX - 14 - 6 - 8

TB - 16 - 8 - 8

WAS - 20 - 12 - 8

ATL - 13 - 7 - 6

BAL - 24 - 18 - 6

DEN - 18 - 12 - 6

OAK - 11 - 5 - 6

PIT - 16 - 10 - 6

ARI - 11 - 8 - 3

IND - 17 - 17 - 0

NO - 16 - 17 - (1)

NYJ - 10 - 12 - (2)

KC - 6 - 9 - (3)

CIN - 6 - 11 - (5)

SD - 11 - 21 - (10)

NE - 10 - 28 - (18)
As long as we keep in mind that we're talking about extremely rough estimates, I think this is a very interesting way to get a quick read on who might be improved next year.However, it looks like you've got some accounting issues. For instance, in looking at Detroit, you seem to have counted the re-signs in the plus column but not in the minus column. Shawn Bryson, for instance, was with Detroit last year and will be with them this year too. So that should be a net zero (unless I'm misunderstanding what you're trying to do). But you're counting it as a net positive.

 

Kleck.

Footballguy
It's an interesting approach although I would caution against it because the scoring rankings weren't done scientifically enough to really be true apples to apple of every player, by position.
Agreed.
 

Kleck.

Footballguy
However, it looks like you've got some accounting issues.  For instance, in looking at Detroit, you seem to have counted the re-signs in the plus column but not in the minus column.  Shawn Bryson, for instance, was with Detroit last year and will be with them this year too.  So that should be a net zero (unless I'm misunderstanding what you're trying to do).  But you're counting it as a net positive.
You are correct, players resigned were considered a positive, not a nuetral. It was basically a quick 10 second excel job that I assumed would have some errors.Going with your idea would be the next step. Unless someone else gets to it first, when I find time I'll clean it up in a way to show that.

 
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Bri

Footballguy
I'll second the request for contract info to be listed.  That would be a sweet add.
Hey OC...we toyed with adding that, and maybe next year. But the truth is, for timeliness purposes, many of the contract terms aren't listed and it would've been a case of a great many signings being TBD. Furthermore, the links should include contract terms particularly for the higher profile signings. :thumbup:

Thanks for the feedback though, now that we've got this applet built, we'll continue to tweak it in future iterations for sure.
Hey Jason, nice work BTW. NFLPA lists contracts eventually. So if you consider a team like the Chiefs that doesn't release details, just wait and they'll list it. I'm confident USAToday gets their info their too.

 

Maurile Tremblay

Administrator
Staff member
However, it looks like you've got some accounting issues. For instance, in looking at Detroit, you seem to have counted the re-signs in the plus column but not in the minus column. Shawn Bryson, for instance, was with Detroit last year and will be with them this year too. So that should be a net zero (unless I'm misunderstanding what you're trying to do). But you're counting it as a net positive.
You are correct, players resigned were considered a positive, not a nuetral. It was basically a quick 10 second excel job that I assumed would have some errors.Going with your idea would be the next step. Unless someone else gets to it first, when I find time I'll clean it up in a way to show that.
Yes, cool idea. Another step might be to do it separately for offense and defense. (That'd help with people's projections.)
 

Joe Bryant

Guide
Staff member
I love it! Just one suggestion... any way you could add an option to sort by team?
Hi Sham,Done. You can just click on "team" at the top of the collumn and it'll sort by team. The other collums are all sortable as well.

J

 

Kleck.

Footballguy
Here is a question for everyone.

Should a player that a team resigns be considered a nuetral move according to the improvement of the team for the next year? How would you determine it in value?

After a quick thought I'm on both sides, possibly 3 sides, for the first question. I'd be willing to argue that resigning players can be a positive for a team as the players gain more experience working as a group. Some of the younger guys are are still improving as they gain more knowledge and a better understanding of the game/system. Older vets may be slowing down but how would you value the leadership and does that add as a positive?

I'd also counter-argue myself and say resigning a player could also be a negative. If Indy resigned Vandy, would the negatives resulting from a team chemistry concept out-weigh the positives he brings as a kicker (which is another arguement by itself)?

I'd be interested in hearing what others think and how you would value a team retaining players.

 

Kleck.

Footballguy
However, it looks like you've got some accounting issues.  For instance, in looking at Detroit, you seem to have counted the re-signs in the plus column but not in the minus column.  Shawn Bryson, for instance, was with Detroit last year and will be with them this year too.  So that should be a net zero (unless I'm misunderstanding what you're trying to do).  But you're counting it as a net positive.
You are correct, players resigned were considered a positive, not a nuetral. It was basically a quick 10 second excel job that I assumed would have some errors.Going with your idea would be the next step. Unless someone else gets to it first, when I find time I'll clean it up in a way to show that.
Yes, cool idea. Another step might be to do it separately for offense and defense. (That'd help with people's projections.)
Good suggestion. I've already slacked off enough at work today (good thing it's Friday), and should try to get something done. I'll have to look into this as a weekend project. The more I think about this feature/tool and the possibilites of different ways to use it, the more intrigued I get.

 

John 14:6

Jesus is Lord!
Any chance we could get retired players as a "type" in there? (e.g. Jerry Azumah is still listed as UFA).
Just bumping my question since it looks like some of the admins are checking in here now and it may have been lost earlier.In my contract league we get salary cap relief for dropping a player that retired (as opposed to dropping active players). I had Azumah and was able to get the relief for him, but I dropped Dat Nguyen before he announced. Some of these retirements seem to be under the radar so I think it would be cool if they were tracked like these free agency moves.

 

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