As for the updated Syracuse Grades, Pat Narduzzi had a little fun with a grading qeustion during his presser on Monday, throwing out some fake grades when someone asked him how the guys graded out. He also went so far as to point out that everyone has their own grading system. Ostensibly with the goal of downplaying the grades of an outfit such as Pro Football Focus who likely relies on contract workers who may or may not be well-versed in the art of grading a football tape. Certainly the legion of well-trained grad assistants at any Power 5 Program would likely be more accurate graders. They also know exactly what a coach is looking for, but just for kicks and giggles, here is PFF’s own description of how they grade tape.
I’ll admit, it’s a little complicated.