White Paper- doorknob9

  • Jared Goff is the worst NFC West quarterback to ever make it to the Super Bowl.
  • Jared Goff is the worst post season quarterback to have a bye week in both post season appearances.

I’m trying to prove that Jared Goff is not an elite quarterback, and should not be looked at as one.

  • 5 Sources







  1. https://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&as_sdt=0%2C31&q=%22nfl+quarterbacks%22+effectiveness+ranking&btnG= 

2. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1198/000313002753631312 

3. https://mds.marshall.edu/etd/827/ 

4. https://arxiv.org/abs/1607.06051

5. https://bit.ly/2GMd21W 

Topics for smaller papers:

  1. Poor post season play by a quarterback will lead them to losing at some point in their playoff run.
  2. A first round bye could damage a team later down the road due to the amount of inactivity during that week.
  3. A good regular season performance does not reflect how a team will play in the post season.

I don’t feel amazing about my progress thus far, but there is plenty of time for improvement. I’m having a hard time figuring out exactly what to do in this class but that’s my fault for missing 2 classes. I intend to make the rest of the classes this semester and hope to improve my hypothesis and my sources because I feel as though they aren’t the best outcomes I can provide. My opinions on my hypothesis haven’t exactly changed, but rather narrowed down, or more specific. I anticipate me eventual outcome to be very good as we have a lot of time to improve on these things.

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1 Response to White Paper- doorknob9

  1. davidbdale says:

    I’ve read your sources, Doorknob, and I see why you don’t feel amazing. Given the open-endedness of “greatness,” and the interest all your chosen authors have in making claims without themselves identifying their metrics of measure, the answer to the Hypothesis you’ve offered is: anybody can draw whatever conclusion he wants to draw.

    Research won’t help you answer an ambiguous question. And certainly the sportswriters who just want to crank out a column to keep their readers engaged in a never-ending debate have nothing to gain by resolving the dispute.

    You’re going to need to define greatness, of course. And you’re going to have to use evidence more trustworthy than “he looks brilliant to start the season, then after the bye stinks up the joint.”

    Get ready for some math, some statistics, and some critical thinking. I’ve started a Google search for you. It took 45 seconds to come up with some strong candidates to help you sort through the statistics that might help you measure your parameters. They’re embedded in your post beneath the screenshot of my Google Scholar page. Make this page your friend. You won’t be able to restrict yourself to the sports pages to make your case. You acknowledged that fact at our conference.

    Responding to my Feedback is always a good idea. It’s how we measure your achievement of Core Value I: Writing is a Recursive Process. 1, Post. 2, Receive Feedback. 3, Acknowledge and React to Feedback. 4, Revise to show responsiveness to feedback. 5, OR: Resist feedback with a thoughtful counterargument (my favorite response). 6, Receive more Feedback. 7. Repeat.

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