Andy Reid Ups the Agressiveness

Jim Armstrong at Football Outsiders analyzed “Aggressiveness Index” for coaches going for it on fourth down last season. Andy Reid ranked 12th, with an above-average .983 AI score.

What’s most interesting, however, is that over the last 12 years of data Armstrong compiled (including 2011), Andy Reid scored dead last among all 88 qualifying coaches. Over that span, Reid went for it on fourth down on only 10.6 percent of possible attempts, for an AI of .594. But last year he attacked on fourth downs 19.6 percent of the time — nearly double.

Andy was still near the bottom of the league (26th) in 2010. Seems like someone used the lockout to bone up on statistics…