Oakland Raiders Must Do Self-Study To Optimize Improvement in 2011

At the first of the year, most people examine themselves and evaluate the progress they made over a year or other period of time. The Oakland Raiders are probably doing the same thing.

Earlier, a comparison of performance was made for 2009 and 2010. It makes sense to see how much has changed, using a win-loss chart, to determine other areas of progress, constancy or regression.

Here is a partial list of data:

  same same same same better worst better better better same worst better same better worst same 2010 L W L L W L W W W L L W L W L W 2008 L W L L L W L L L L W L L L W W week 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16                                   A measure of constancy is given by the fact that during seven of the 16 weeks of the regular season the performance of the Oakland Raiders, measured by the win-loss data, was the same. The percentage is 43.75.

A measure of the weeks when the performance during that same week was better than in 2008 is six out of 16. The percentage is 37.5.

On three specified weeks, the Oakland Raiders performed worst than they did in 2008. The weeks this happened were weeks five, ten and 14.

The progress can be looked at another way. The improvement from 2009 to 2010 is slightly below the improvement from 2008 to 2010. This is to be expected because one comparison is done over one year while the other is over a two year period.

Are we there yet? No.

The Oakland Raiders are "in progress." They are on their way.

Go Raiders! Do your self-study and chart your achievement.

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