I appreciate CK's detailed effort and respect his opinion. However, while it's obvious he puts a lot of time, effort and his overall self into his analyses, I do think CK needs to grow a thicker skin and be less automatically defensive about criticism; certainly not as snide or dismissive as he sometimes is.
Pride of authorship and how his conclusions tie into his ego is understandable, but as informed as his work output may be, it's just an opinion backed either by stats that may be flawed, selective or parsed and starting suppositions that are assumptions or unproven and then built upon.. I've always appreciated his efforts here, but took him to task a few weeks ago in the "Ross is a carpetbagger, jets fan, and now has no incentive not to sell" article. I challenged that assumption, not because it's necessarily wrong, but because it can as easily be proven to be wrong as right given the logic that he graduated from N Miami Beach HS and commented that he's a long time fan, despite as a businessman once trying to buy the jets (as he also tried to put together a major league baseball team in Miami before the Marlins). It was during the "Pile On Ross" period and he built his whole premise on what I thought was a shaky supposition and said so strongly. For that I got called a "flamer" so I summoned up my old kid on a laptop telling his mom he can't nap now because he's on a Bleacher Report deadline graphic (my pride of authorship means it ain't being retired anytime soon), and you can envision what ensued from there. After the fact, FWIW, the thread photo of a sweaty Steve Ross going crazy on the last drive that Roadrunner posted 2 days ago IMO says more than can a thousand words!
Bottom Line: CK's work is thorough, but due to the nature of his premises, the stat selections and sources, and the overall nature of the beast, because he's done a good job advancing his conclusions, does not make them or him right, and certainly not immune from criticism... to which we all should be open, if not outright receptive as part of the learning process - especially if you're an aspiring journalist not named Omar or Mando.
"I worry about wins; I don't worry about meaningless fantasy #s"
(fine for RT17 but not when it comes to someone's HC and beloved QB)