Matt Manocherian of Sports Info Solutions and Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders discuss the analytical side of the NFL.
Diversity and Inclusion in the NFL with N. Jeremi Duru
Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) and guest host Mark Simon (@MarkASimonSays) are joined by N. Jeremi Duru (@NJeremiDuru), an author and law professor who is an expert on the NFL and its head coach hiring practices as relates to people of color. The group discusses how the NFL is doing in that regard (2:56), how owners often rush head coach hiring decisions (4:42), the Bucs as a model for putting together a coaching room (9:31), and the idea of a hiring moratorium during the playoffs (14:24).
Brady and the Bucs are Super Bowl Champs
Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of SIS and Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders (@fboutsiders) break down the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 31-9 beatdown of the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV. The episode opens with a throwback to last year's prediction by FO readers that the Bucs would be the surprise team of the 2020 season (0:48) before moving on to why we shouldn't be surprised that the Bucs won and dominated up front (2:35), the Mahomes-Brady matchup (9:50), and Brady's legacy (13:25).
Everything You Need to Know for Super Bowl LV
Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions and Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders (@fboutsiders) preview the enormous Super Bowl LV matchup between the Chiefs and Bucs. The show opens with a quick look at some prop betting for the game (1:33) before moving on to a breakdown of how the teams stack up in DVOA and Total Points (4:21), what the early-season matchup can tell us (7:07), and what to look for when the Chiefs have the ball (10:58) and when the Bucs have the ball (16:03).
Special Guest Trey Wingo Talks All Things Super Bowl
Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) and Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) welcome Trey Wingo (@wingoz) to the show to discuss last week's conference title games (1:02), the Super Bowl matchup between the Chiefs and Bucs (10:56), which QBs could be on the move (19:20), how Trey watches the game differently after spending time with both former players and stats people (25:42), and his favorite unheralded Super Bowl performer (27:22). Check out "Trey Wingo Presents: Half-Forgotten History" wherever you get your podcasts.
Elite Quarterbacks Highlight NFL Championship Sunday
Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders (@fboutsiders) look at the two games for the NFL Conference Championship Round this weekend. Matt and Aaron go deep with breakdowns of the NFC Championship game between the Buccaneers and Packers (3:22) and the AFC title game between the Bills and Chiefs (11:21).
NFL Divisional Round Preview: Any Upsets on the Horizon?
Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders (@fboutsiders) look at the four games for the NFL Divisional Round this weekend. The show opens with a brief discussion about the use of analytics during broadcasts (1:02) before moving on to preview this weekend's matchups: Rams-Packers (3:12), Ravens-Bills (9:30), Browns-Chiefs (15:08), and Buccaneers-Saints (21:12).
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