What's YACo got to do with it?

Yards After Contact and nine other stats you need to know

Updated: June 28, 2011, 4:04 PM ET
By Christopher Harris | ESPN.com

Editor's Note: This article was originally published in July 2010. We are bringing it back in archive form for your convenience.

Psst. Hey, football. Guess what?

The numbers geeks are coming for you.

We've seen this movie play out in baseball. As Bill James and his inheritors introduced more and more compelling metrics to decipher what makes a successful player and a successful team, the old guard -- consisting of ex-players, scouts and traditional media ...

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