Casa do Pego / Pedro Ferreira Pinto

first_img Photographs Projects Houses Portugal 2010 Photographs:  Courtesy of Casa do PegoSave this picture!Courtesy of Casa do PegoCasa do Pego is a stunning single floor house located 400 meters from Pego beach, near Comporta. This luxury design villa that rises from the sand dunes, accommodates 6 people. It has a private heated pool, sunny terrace, garden and breathtaking views. Save this picture!Courtesy of Casa do Pego Casa do Pego is an amazing, simple yet luxurious house. It has a unique, clean architectural design where concrete, large glass windows and pine wood decks, shades and terrace blend perfectly. It’s located in one of the most exclusive places in Portugal – Comporta – on a five minute walking distance from Pego Beach, chosen for several years as the best portuguese beach for its clean waters, sand and accessibilities.Save this picture!Courtesy of Casa do Pego On top of the house, lies a sunny terrace with a stunning private pool. The pool has 30 square meters and was built with a microcement finish that gives a unique look and feel.  Casa do Pego’s pool has a water heating system to ensure that it can be used all year round, both day and night. Currently, it’s running at 30º. The sunny terrace has 150 square meters and it’s elevated position ensures maximum privacy. It is covered in pine wood, ideal to sunbathe and relax.Save this picture!Courtesy of Casa do Pego The concept is to merge with the surrounding territory, through the choice of native species, such as pine trees. The land is sculptured like a sand dune, sprinkled with tipical beach species, aiming for effortless, unpretensious landscaping.Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessFill out the Women In Architecture SurveyArchitecture NewsCarre Plantagenet / inSpaceSelected Projects Share CopyHouses•Comporta, Portugal “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/452848/casa-do-pego-pedro-ferreira-pinto Clipboard “COPY” Casa do Pego / Pedro Ferreira PintoSave this projectSaveCasa do Pego / Pedro Ferreira Pinto Save this picture!Courtesy of Casa do Pego+ 20 Share Year:  Casa do Pego / Pedro Ferreira Pinto ArchDaily 2010 Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/452848/casa-do-pego-pedro-ferreira-pinto Clipboard Architects: Pedro Ferreira Pinto Area Area of this architecture project Area:  310 m² Area:  310 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officePedro Ferreira PintoOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesComportaHousesPortugalPublished on November 30, 2013Cite: “Casa do Pego / Pedro Ferreira Pinto” 30 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Woman, 2 Officers Assaulted at Police Depot

first_imgOfficer Wenyou receiving treatment at a local health centerTwo police officers and a woman were allegedly assaulted last Tuesday night by men believed to be members of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) at the Soul Clinic Police Depot in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.The victims were identified as Patrolmen David Wenyou and Andrew Saye, and one Mrs. Betty Cisco.Wenyou suffered injuries and cuts to his head and hands. Although Saye’s injuries could not be determined, Mrs. Cisco, however, had several bruises on her arm.Recounting their ordeal, officer Wenyou said he was on a phone conversation when he saw several men in military uniforms approaching the depot.He said one of the men ordered him to produce a military uniform that police officers from the depot took into their possession when they raided several ghettoes (drug using and dealing dens) in the area on April 13.Wenyou said he told the “AFL” officer that his commander had sent the uniform to LNP headquarters, but the man insisted that he wanted the uniform at any cost.He said it was at that point the “AFL” men started to assault him and his officer friend Andrew Saye. Wenyou said their attackers made away with four cellphones and cash in the amounts of US$250 and L$12,000, and that the cellphones included a CA Techno.Mrs. Cisco said the men assaulted her when they saw her making a phone call which they misjudged as her reporting the incident. “I came out from my house to make a call,” she said. “I did not know what was going on so I was not calling to report to anyone.”Meanwhile, the officers are being treated at two hospitals in Monrovia and authorities of the AFL and the Liberia National Police (LNP) are investigating the incident.Police Spokesman Sam Collins told reporters that the matter is being investigated and appropriate action will be taken against those found responsible for the assault on the officers and Mrs. Cisco.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Now We Know How Birds Fly

first_imgElementary physical science students know how airplane wings generate lift, but bird flight poses special challenges.  The aptly-named swifts, for instance, can practically turn on a dime, dive steeply, and halt in mid-air to catch insects in ways that make a stunt pilot stall.  It’s not just flapping, and it’s not just leading-edge feather shape, say some Netherlands scientists publishing in Science1 this week; birds generate leading-edge vortices [LEVs] that provide additional lift and drag for their skillful aerobatics.  Instead of using wind tunnels, the researchers figured this out with experiments in water tunnels.The current understanding of how birds fly must be revised, because birds use their hand-wings  in an unconventional way to generate lift and drag.  Physical models of a common swift wing in gliding posture with a 60° sweep of the sharp hand-wing leading edge were tested in a water tunnel.  Interactions with the flow were measured quantitatively with digital particle image velocimetry at Reynolds numbers realistic for the gliding flight of a swift between 3750 and 37,500.  The results show that gliding swifts can generate stable leading-edge vortices at small (5° to 10°) angles of attack.  We suggest that the flow around the arm-wings of most birds can remain conventionally attached, whereas the swept-back hand-wings generate lift with leading-edge vortices.The arm-wings of birds (i.e., the parts near the body) have the conventional airplane-wing shape, but the swept-back hand-wings of swifts and some other birds create the delta-wing jet-fighter look.  The leading-edge feathers on these hand-wings are sharp and generate little conical tornados sweeping back from the wing tips that add lift and drag:LEVs are robust, lift-producing aerodynamic flow systems allowing high angles of attack.  At high angles of attack, the drag component of the aerodynamic force is large.  We assume that swifts take advantage of the high lift as well as the high drag component of the LEVs to increase their agility in flight.  They can, for example, use the high angle-of-attack LEVs to brake in midair without losing height immediately, as they do while catching insects in flight.The authors do not discuss how this wing system evolved, but in the same issue of Science,2 Müller and Lentink mention that insects have usually been considered the “masters of unconventional lift.”  Since birds now are also seen to have “caught onto the same trick,” they suggest that birds, insects and fighter-jet designers have something in common with Darwin: “evolution and aeronautic engineering converged on the same solution—variable wing sweep.”1Videler, Stamhuis and Povel, “Leading-Edge Vortex Lifts Swifts,” Science, Vol 306, Issue 5703, 1960-1962, 10 December 2004, [DOI: 10.1126/science.1104682].2Ulrike K. Müller and Lentink, “Enhanced: Turning on a Dime,” Science, Vol 306, Issue 5703, 1899-1900, 10 December 2004, [DOI: 10.1126/science.1107070].Don’t let that last sentence ruin your day.  Watch the Blue Angels, and watch the swifts at dusk sweeping in formation through the air.  Enjoy the fruits of intelligent aeronautical engineering design.  Maybe the designers of F16 tactical fighter aircraft someday will converge on the solution of building nests under the eaves of a barn, and reproducing exact copies that can grow, sing and catch fast-darting objects in mid-flight.(Visited 35 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — August 3, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A cool front pushed into Ohio overnight, and we are looking at slightly cooler temps today. There can be some clouds lingering this morning and we wont rule out a renegade shower or two in northern Ohio. But generally, we should see sunshine emerge statewide today, especially this afternoon, and dry weather is back in control through the weekend.  Moisture from our next system is here later Monday, increasing in coverage and frequency overnight Monday. The best rains will be on Tuesday, and we think rains will linger into early Wednesday morning. In fact, there could be some strong thunderstorms Wednesday morning in east and NE Ohio. We are leaving general rain totals at .25”-1” with coverage at 80% of the state over the two-day period. However, our thunderstorm threat looks better than 24 hours ago, and therefore, we will leave the door open to higher rain totals where those thunderstorms develop. We also will not rule out some severe weather in a few spots. The map at right shows rain totals for the event through midnight Tuesday night.  We are dry by midday Wednesday, and have no change in our thoughts for Thursday. There, we still are looking for mostly dry weather, however we keep seeing potential for moisture from a second wave coming up our old front and move into far southern Indiana and SW Ohio. We are still of the opinion that this action will want to stay mostly south of the Ohio river, but will revisit this again on Monday. For now, we see no reason to deviate from our dry forecast. The dry pattern extends through Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  For the extended period, we do not see any significant frontal action to start. There can be some scattered showers developing around the 14th, but coverage looks less impressive this morning, and totals may end up only around a quarter of an inch or less. Better showers develop around the 17th, with .2”-.5” rain totals and 60% coverage.  Temps look cooler for a day or two behind our front early next week. Then we warm to normal and above normal levels again late next week and through the extended period.last_img read more

Villanueva starts and ends PBA career with ‘father figure’ Guiao as coach

first_img“He’s created a lot of good memories, especially when we were together in Red Bull,” said Guiao after the Road Warriors’ quarterfinals exit following a loss to the Star Hotshots.“It’s been a privilege coaching him when he started, and when he’s ending.” Guiao, who called the shots for Red Bull from 2000 to 2009,” he added.Guiao coached Villanueva for five seasons before the former national team player was traded to San Miguel Beer.“He’s a very blunt and straightforward coach. He’ll tell you what he wants and will tell you if you’re messing up; and in the most colorful way you can imagine,” Villanueva said. “There’s no superstar and you can’t be soft. You need to be tough otherwise you won’t survive. I can guarantee, though, that you’ll be a better player after.”“More than a coach, he’s also a father figure to us. He cares for his players and this is evident through his relationships with them, including former players. He’s a great family man and a person to emulate.”ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Sean Anthony of Meralco (dark) vs Enrico Villanueva of NLEX (light).NLEX saw its season come to an end Tuesday night and so did the PBA career of its rugged big man Enrico Villanueva, who quietly called it quits after 15 seasons.Villanueva had his moments as one of the league’s stars and played his best basketball as part of the defunct Red Bull franchise, which selected him as the seventh overall pick in 2003.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Injuries, however, prevented the one-time UAAP MVP out of Ateneo from sustaining his strong showing in the latter part of his career.“The only problem when he was near the end of his career, he couldn’t get back into game shape because his injuries kept coming back so he just really wanted to finish this season, but it would have been [great] if he was able to play and was healthy and that was really his problem during the last few months that maybe his body was giving up on him already so that is the time to call it quits and enjoy the rest of young life,” Guiao said.“But he was able to do what he wanted with the basketball career that’s really more than anyone can ask for.”Guiao believes Villanueva won’t be away from basketball entirely and it won’t take long before he returns to the sidelines.“I think he still wants to able to be involved in basketball in another capacity but we still don’t know that yet,” Guiao said.Villanueva said he has businesses to attend to and he’s not discounting the idea of coaching someday.In fact, he already has a blueprint figured out.“If I’ll be a coach, it’s pretty obvious which coaching style I’ll take.” NBA: Anthony sees no problem playing power forward with Thunder Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight “More than competing at the highest level, I’d have to say I’ll miss the people I encounter in the league. I’ll miss the camaraderie and friendships that I’ve built through the years,” Villanueva told INQUIRER.net Wednesday.“Of course, I’ll still see some of them but not being with my team day to day will be something I’ll need to get used to. Those people have been a part of my life one way or another.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe 37-year-old Villanueva led Red Bull to a title in the 2005-06 Fiesta Conference where he was named Best Player of the Conference.Villanueva played for six other teams before finishing his career with the NLEX Road Warriors. And interestingly, his first PBA coach in Yeng Guiao was also his last. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View commentslast_img read more

Van Gaal: I wanted Man Utd to play like Pep’s City

first_imgManchester United Van Gaal: I wanted Man Utd to play like Guardiola’s City Harry Sherlock 15:23 3/30/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(8) Louis van Gaal Getty Manchester United Premier League José Mourinho Guardiola Manchester City The Dutchman was fired in 2016 despite the club winning the FA Cup, but he maintains he had a blueprint for success at Old Trafford Louis van Gaal says he wanted to have Manchester United playing like Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City during his reign at Old Trafford.The Dutchman was widely criticised for his relatively dour approach at United, with the club enduring a run that saw them win just four matches out of 16.Van Gaal was eventually sacked in May 2016, to be replaced by Jose Mourinho, but he has now insisted that he wanted to have United playing as City do now. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Indeed, Guardiola’s men need only win their next two games to win the Premier League title, having amassed 81 points from 30 games.”Pep Guardiola is, for me, currently the best coach of the Premier League,” Van Gaal told SportBild. “Pep made City a machine.”He shows a football that I would have liked to play at Manchester United. But he has better players for it. For me, the process would have taken longer. Unfortunately, I did not get the time.”Van Gaal has also rubbished any suggestion that he holds ill will towards his successor at United, maintaining that it is unsurprising that top managers want to sit in the Old Trafford dugout.He has, however, taken a swipe at the club’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, whom he believes reneged on verbal promises despite United’s FA Cup triumph.”I am not disappointed with Jose Mourinho. Every coach wants to train Manchester United, it’s one of the biggest clubs in the world,” he added.”I think Jose wanted that, too, and although he was able to do so in 13th place, he had a chance on a fantastic team like Chelsea. I was in fourth place! I still do not blame him.”What I find wrong is when a CEO says we’re totally happy with you, do not believe the press. Then you win the FA Cup and still be fired.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

22 days agoBarcelona chief Cardoner warns Man Utd, PSG off Dembele

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Barcelona chief Cardoner warns Man Utd, PSG off Dembeleby Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona vice-president Jordi Cardoner has warned interested clubs off Ousmane Dembele.Manchester United and PSG have been linked with Dembele this week.But Cardoner told Catalunya Ràdio: “Dembélé is a different player, surprising, when we face him, you never know where he will go. He brings a very important element to the team and in addition he is young. “We made a big effort to rejuvenate the team. We have to balance the positions. He has a very special way of playing, but aside from his injury handicap, which is sometimes cyclical, he contributes a lot. We do not plan to sell Dembélé. We want him to evolve and bring us positives.” last_img read more

How The Warriors Unleashed Klay Thompson

For just a while, it seemed like maybe, just maybe, we were headed for the unthinkable.The Houston Rockets opened up a 17-point edge after one period, couldn’t miss and led the Golden State Warriors by 10 going into half of Game 6 on Saturday night, a contest Golden State had to have to keep its season alive. Based on how the last two games had gone — with Houston coming out on the winning end of two close games — it would have been fair to think that this might be it for the Warriors. Even without injured star point guard Chris Paul, Houston came out of the gate scorching, hitting 8-of-12 from distance in the opening quarter while the Warriors connected on just 1-of-7 from behind the three-point arc.But then Klay Thompson happened, and the Oracle Arena crowd came to life. Thompson and Stephen Curry caught fire and helped Golden State land yet another patented third-period haymaker — one that would daze the Rockets more than in Game 4 — en route to outscoring Houston by a ledger of 93 to 47 from the end of the first quarter to the end of the contest. And we found ourselves with a Western Conference finals series knotted at three games apiece instead.Thompson’s second-half outburst — reminiscent of his landscape-changing Game 6 showing against Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder in the West finals two years ago — lifted the Warriors to a 115-86 victory Saturday, giving the league two Game 7s this holiday weekend.And while it’s easy enough to say that the Warriors simply shot better Saturday, there was a bit more to it than just that.For starters, Golden State, in an effort to force the Rockets into defensive catch-22s, has begun leaning considerably on pick-and-pop sets in which Thompson comes over to set a screen for either Curry or Durant. In fact, that play — which the Warriors ran seven times in Saturday’s win alone — has generated far more points in these six games (42) than it did during the entire 82-game regular season that just passed, according to data from Second Spectrum and NBA Advanced Stats. All told, Golden State has had Thompson screen for either Curry or Durant in a pick-and-pop scenario 7.4 times per 100 possessions against Houston this postseason, up from less than once every 100 plays during the regular season.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/klayscreens.mp400:0000:0001:43Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Utilizing this play more than a handful of times presents a significant shift in two key ways. First off, the Warriors — with their against-the-grain style — don’t really run all that many pick-and-roll sets to begin with, instead orchestrating a beautiful, yet chaotic web of off-ball screens that works to free up the team’s historic stable of sharpshooters. Beyond that, even when Golden State does use more traditional screen-and-roll sets, it usually does so with Draymond Green, who makes use of all the attention shown to Curry to operate with downhill, 4-on-3 advantages.Being able to go to that play — and averaging 1.45 points per time they use it — has helped unclog what, at times, has become a stagnant offense during this series. Back during Game 5, a miked-up Steve Kerr was shown imploring Durant to move the ball earlier and more often to stop the switchy Houston defense from clamping down. The two-man game with Thompson helps facilitate that, as it forces defenders to either seal off Durant or Curry’s driving path, or to fan out toward Thompson — who has by far the NBA’s quickest jumpshot release — at the arc.Beyond Thompson’s breakout showing for 35 points, a couple of other things stood out. Among them: Houston’s 21 turnovers. The turnovers might merely be a problematic one-game blip, but they may be cause for concern in light of likely NBA MVP James Harden — who ran out of gas down the stretch of the Rockets’ playoff run in 2017 — being asked to carry the load again. If Paul can’t play through his hamstring injury in Game 7, Harden will need a ton of support to close the series out.It’s unclear whether he can expect any of that help to come from officials. Harden, the NBA’s perennial leader in free-throw attempts, didn’t get to the line at all after halftime despite some plays that looked as if they’d draw a whistle because of the apparent contact that’d taken place. This sequence, with the Warriors up by 7 points with about 10 minutes to play, stood out in particular.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/nofoul.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.But at this stage of the game, with Houston being this close to taking down the reigning champs, Harden and the Rockets seemingly have to know that no one is going to hand them anything.Instead, they’ll have to go in and take what they perceive to be their rightful place on the NBA throne. And that may very well take everything they have Monday night, especially now that Golden State appears to have found its groove on the offensive end of the floor.Check out our latest NBA predictions. read more

You Called A Run On First Down Youre Already Screwed

San Francisco-0.3733.320 Arizona-0.7133.314 Rush-pass-pass-0.0834.025 Detroit+0.0050.014 Pass-rush-rush+0.5688.9%5% Rush-rush-pass wasn’t effective for SeattleThe Seattle Seahawks’ three-play sequences in 2018 by frequency, expected points added and success rate Cincinnati-0.2647.410 Cleveland+0.3746.715 Carolina-0.1440.912 Green Bay-0.1040.010 Dallas+0.1546.413 Rush-rush-rush+0.3152.013 Pittsburgh+0.7061.514 Pass-pass-pass-0.3921.110 Oakland-0.7233.316 Seattle+0.1741.2%26% New Orleans+0.0441.714 Miami-0.5022.618 Atlanta+0.3751.714 sequenceepasuccessfrequency N.Y. Jets+0.1950.013 Frequencies do not add up to 100 percent because of rounding.Sources: NFL, Elias Sports Bureau Rush-rush-pass+0.1741.226 L.A. Chargers-0.1341.220 Rush-pass-rush-0.1538.57 Washington-0.3234.812 Indianapolis-0.0345.516 L.A. Rams+0.2860.016 New England+0.0339.112 Minnesota-0.2841.916 N.Y. Giants+0.2351.516 Play-calling patterns that end in a pass on third down have a negative expected value across the board. If we look at each sequence in terms of EPA per play, we see that the only positive EPA values on third down are on running plays. This makes sense: If you are passing on third down, it strongly implies that the first two plays in the sequence did not end well, and you likely have a third-and-long situation.Meanwhile, the opposite outcome is true on first and second down. There are no positive EPA rushing nodes, and all passing plays return positive expected value. These results hold generally across the league as well. Pass-rush-rush is the most successful three-play sequence, followed by pass-pass-rush and rush-pass-rush.On first down, passing will net you at least 5 yards (enough to make the play a success) 47 percent of the time, while running the ball will get you the same result just 32.8 percent of the time, 14.2 percentage points less often. On second down, the gap closes to about a 7 percentage-point advantage for passing. Baltimore+0.3244.412 Kansas City+1.1953.39 Jacksonville+0.0540.016 Throughout the 2018 regular season, the Seattle Seahawks made a conscious effort to establish the threat of the running game in the minds of their opponents. In the face of record offensive production across the NFL — driven in large part by prolific passing offenses — head coach Pete Carroll doggedly maintained that sticking with running the ball gave the Seahawks the best chance to win. Though they attempted the fewest passes in the NFL, the Seahawks went 10-6 and earned a playoff berth.But that reliance on the run may have been Seattle’s undoing in its 24-22 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC wild-card game. In the first half the Seahawks’ running backs rushed nine times for an anemic 2.1 yards per carry. Most of those runs came in a particular sequence: rush-rush-pass. All but three of Seattle’s first-half rushing attempts originated from the rush-rush-pass play sequence. And despite the lack of success using that pattern of plays against the Dallas defensive front, Seattle opened its first possession of the second half by calling it again. The result was a punt.The notion of establishing the run is deeply ingrained in NFL culture. Coaches and play-callers laud the approach for its ability to keep a team “on schedule” and “ahead of the chains,” both of which are football shorthand for picking up enough yards on first and second down that you stand a good chance to extend a drive. True believers think that if you abandon the run too early, you make your team one-dimensional and forfeit an important edge in toughness. You’re no longer imposing your will on a defense, and this will manifest itself in worse results overall. But is this true? Does running help a team convert more first downs and extend drives? And does the order in which you call pass and run plays matter?To answer these questions, I looked at every play called in the NFL regular season from 2009 to 20181Using data from the NFL and Elias Sports Bureau. and compared the result of each of the possible permutations of run and pass play sequencing2Excluded plays involving a penalty. using expected points added and success rate.3Expected points added adjusts for things like down, distance and field position, and it includes positive plays like touchdowns as well as negative plays like sacks and interceptions. Success rate is the percentage of plays that are positive in EPA, and it maps fairly closely to how coaches think about play success in the NFL. Success rate is analogous to picking up 5 or more yards on first down, 4 or more yards on second down and converting to a new set of downs on third down. I calculated EPA and success rate for every first-down play; then I looked at every sequence that did not absorb into a first down and extended to second down and then third down, calculating the EPA and success rate for each call.Leaguewide, rushing is the preferred play call on first down, after which passing takes over as the dominant play type, especially on third down. Tampa Bay+0.4447.814 Kansas City, the most dominant passing team in the league, was successful 53.3 percent of the time with rush-rush-pass. But the Chiefs ran the sequence just 15 times all season for a total share of 9 percent of all plays — 7 percentage points below league average — and they were mostly unsuccessful with the first two plays in the chain. When the Chiefs called back-to-back runs on first and second down, the second run was successful just 47.7 percent of the time. This suggests that the success of their third-down passes owes itself more to the strength of the Chiefs passing game and quarterback Patrick Mahomes than to the running plays that led up to them.The story is similar in Los Angeles. Sixty percent of rush-rush-pass play sequences ended in success, and the Rams used the pattern at exactly the league-average frequency. Again, however, when the Rams called back-to-back runs to begin a sequence, the second run was successful just 46.1 percent of the time, leaving them 5.8 yards left to gain for a first-down conversion on average. The success the Rams enjoyed on third-down passing attempts appears to be independent of the rushing plays that preceded them.While the precise order in which passes and runs are called may not matter so much — several combinations are roughly equivalent to one another according to success rate — some trends are clear. Passes are more effective when called on early downs, and runs are more effective on third down. Running on first down, while often a mistake, can be salvaged with a pass on second down. And if you’re going to rush on back-to-back plays to open a series, you should do so sparingly because it will leave your team in an obvious passing situation more often than not. Your passing attack — and QB especially — will need to be well above average to consistently convert in those high-leverage spots where all deception is gone and defenders can be confident that they know what’s coming. Buffalo-0.2643.921 Over the course of the 2018 season, there was no three-play sequence that Seattle favored more than rush-rush-pass. The Seahawks called rush-rush-pass 26 percent of the time, a rate 10 percentage points higher than league average. Yet despite the high frequency with which Carroll and offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer used the pattern, they were not successful with it. Just 41.2 percent of their rush-rush-pass sequences ended in success. Meanwhile, on three-play sequences where the Seahawks started with a pass and mixed in a run afterward, they were successful 88.9 percent of the time (pass-rush-rush), 71.4 percent of the time (pass-pass-rush) and 50 percent (pass-rush-pass) of the time. Tennessee-0.2341.324 Chicago-0.0941.415 How each team uses rush-rush-passThe frequency — and effectiveness — with which every NFL team called rush-rush-pass in a three-play sequence Houston-0.3238.918 teamepasuccessfrequency Sources: NFL, Elias Sports Bureau Pass-pass-rush+0.5071.44 This result is the exact opposite of what we would expect to find if establishing the run via play sequences like rush-rush-pass were winning strategies. Instead of making a team less predictable, establishing the run on first and second down creates a game state that is often quite predictable for the defense. The opposing team is expecting a pass on third down because the first two plays were unsuccessful.Surprisingly, two of the top three teams in net yards per passing attempt in 2018, the Rams and the Chiefs, actually do have success with the rush-rush-pass play sequence. Philadelphia+0.6650.09 Pass-rush-pass+0.3450.012 Check out our latest NFL predictions. Denver-0.4732.417 read more

Chicharito aiming for second Mexico win

first_imgChicharito is targeting a victory over South Korea on today’s match in order to maintain their perfect start to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.After defeating title-holders Germany 1-0 in their first game of the tournament, in which Chicharito assisted Hirving Lozano’s winner, El Tri will seek to reach six points to stay at the top of Group F, against a Korean side that lost 1-0 in its opener against Sweden.But it is expected that, after playing against the World Champions, Chicharito will again be present in the starting XI as the Hammer will be looking to score his first goal of the tournament, and his third in FIFA World Cups, after netting one against France in South Africa 2010 and another against Croatia in Brazil 2014.At the press conference before the match, Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio expressed his confidence for his team to get the win, and not be overconfident in a match where they are considered heavy favourites.Quiz: How much do you know about Hirving Lozano? Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 6, 2019 Time for you to tell us everything you can answer about Hirving Lozano. We will ask you 10 questions about the Mexican forward. Have…“I feel that the team is not going to fall into the comfort zone,” he said via club’s website“We know the challenge that we will face and we are very confident that we will get a victory. The team played a good game against Germany and we want to repeat it this time.”The match will be played in Rostov-on-Don at 6pm local time.last_img read more