Football and Analytics – part 2

The current landscape of football analytics inside the NFL is ever-evolving. Here are some recent examples of football analytics in the NFL: The Patriots and head coach Bill Belichick were early adopters of analytics. Ernie Adams has worked for the Patriots over the past 15 years in the area of data analysis. The late Browns owner Art Modell notably quipped: … Read More

Football and Analytics

As the NFL season begins its annual draft cycle, I’ll start a series on analytics and football. Predicting player success before the draft is big discussion and big business. The game of football is flooded with emotion. Fans, players, coaches, executives and owners each have high stakes in a sport where extreme athleticism, speed and power create action seen nowhere … Read More

MIT-Sloan Abstract

The MIT-Sloan conference submittal is my blog submission for this week. 500 words was never more challenging. We’ll see what happens in about 2 weeks. Hope we will get a chance to share this information with more people in Boston in March.     A Game-Changing Football Performance Metric By Dr. Andy Guyader and Dr. Jeffrey Sklar A proprietary American … Read More

Alejandro Villanueva, My View – Part Five: National Anthem

In Part One, Two, Three and Four – I share my unique view of Alejandro Villanueva’s journey to the NFL. Almost a year later I augment with Part Five – National Anthem. So much dialogue and diatribe has accomplanied Colin Kapernick’s recent self-expression during the National Anthem.  America is a land of the free and home of the brave. I … Read More

Critical Situations by Analytics

“In the middle of a difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein The conversation often focuses on adversity, not success. You’ve heard that “Adversity doesn’t build character…It reveals it!” In this piece,  I will present the response of teams in two very particular situations and relate it to season win totals. Let’s start general and quickly focus in How do units … Read More