Patriots fumbles, part 87
No one wants to read about Patriots fumble rates, and I don’t want to write about Patriots fumble rates.
But I can’t not write about this.
The football person behind the initial commotion regarding low fumble rates was interviewed recently for a podcast. In response to a question about the 2015 season, in which the Patriots once again held onto the ball better than the rest of the league, the football person’s response was as follows:
One thing I noticed is that the weather and the climate up there during New England games was abnormally warm, which is one of the reasons that I found it phenomenal and crazy that they were having so few fumbles because as you know, and as I’ve studied and analyzed, it’s much more difficult to hold onto the football when you are playing out in the cold. So it was crazy how well they were able to hold…
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