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Best of the Blogs: History is often irrelevant

Updated: October 8, 2008, 7:04 PM ET
By Brendan Roberts | ESPN.com

You wanna know what stat bothers me? Anything that has "Going back to ..." and involves teams.

As in, this team is blank-and-blank against that team going back to 2001, or Receiver X has averaged blank-and-blank yards per game against that defense over the past five seasons.

Whatever. I've been reading or hearing that a lot lately, and the stats mean nothing to me. Today's NFL changes at record speed -- new plays, new schemes, new coaches, new players, new injuries. Examine a midrange ...

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