NFL writer on how analytics has grown in the sport of football
Jul 17, 2023, 5:15 PM
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Matthew Coller, host of the Purple Insider Minnesota Vikings podcast, joined Sactown Sports Monday to discuss his book, “Football Is a Numbers Game: Pro Football Focus and How a Data-Driven Approach Shook Up the Sport.”
The book details the beginning of Pro Football Focus and how data is now an integral part of professional football.
Two years ago I set out to uncover the story behind Pro Football Focus. Where did it come from? What does it really do for NFL teams? How has it influenced the explosion of NFL analytics in the last five years? What I found was an unbelievable story https://t.co/Me7BG0rtIc
— Matthew Coller (@MatthewColler) April 28, 2023
Topics discussed include:
- His decision to write the book and what he took away from his research.
- How analytics have changed the game of football in recent years.
- What surprised him the most during his research of the book
- Has the way running back are used changed in the past forty years or have analytics shown that running backs are replaceable?
- If Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins is often under-respected