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Matt Manocherian of Sports Info Solutions discuss the analytical side of the NFL.

Off The Charts Football Podcast Matt Manocherian

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    • 4.9 • 72 Ratings

Matt Manocherian of Sports Info Solutions discuss the analytical side of the NFL.

    NFL Early Season Surprises Plus Injury Updates with James Rodriguez

    NFL Early Season Surprises Plus Injury Updates with James Rodriguez

    On this episode of the Off The Charts Football Podcast, Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) welcomes James Weaver (@J_Weaver97) and Bryce Rossler (@btrossler) of the SIS team to the show to examine the first two weeks of the NFL season. The group looks at the early success of the Giants' running game (1:14), the Trevor Lawrence resurgence in Jacksonville (5:19), offensive changes for the Vikings (9:57), Tua and the Dolphins (11:56), and the Lions' success with gap runs (17:45). The show closes with an injury update from SIS expert James Rodriguez, as he looks at Dak Prescott, JK Dobbins, and more (22:58).
    Thank you for listening. Please check out The Edge, the SIS NFL Draft Website and SportsInfoSolutions.com for all our latest content, and don't forget to check out the SIS Baseball Podcast, available wherever you get your podcasts.

    • 38 min
    Introducing "The Edge" with The 33rd Team's Josh Larky

    Introducing "The Edge" with The 33rd Team's Josh Larky

    On this episode of the Off The Charts Football Podcast, Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) welcomes The 33rd Team's Josh Larky (@jlarkytweets) to the show to introduce The Edge, "the most versatile and informative tool EVER to enter the fantasy football and betting marketplace". The duo introduces the site (1:39) before discussing Josh's path to the 33rd Team (7:09) and how his group leverages SIS data (21:35). The conversation then flips to fantasy football, as Matt and Josh look at some sleepers based on the data (35:58), 2nd-year players who might make the jump this year (44:05), and the unique data points in The Edge that might not be as common to the average fantasy player (52:21).
    Thank you for listening. Please check out The Edge, the SIS NFL Draft Website and SportsInfoSolutions.com for all our latest content, and don't forget to check out the Playing In Space NBA podcast and the SIS Baseball Podcast, available wherever you get your podcasts.

    • 56 min
    Kickin' It with Dolphins P Thomas Morstead

    Kickin' It with Dolphins P Thomas Morstead

    On this episode of the Off The Charts Football Podcast, Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) welcomes Miami Dolphins punter Thomas Morstead to the show. Matt and Thomas recount their time together in New Orleans in 2009 (2:26), discuss Thomas's roller coaster 2021 season and look ahead to 2022 (14:38), talk about the impact of coach Frank Gansz (18:49), examine analytics within the context of punting and discuss the best punters in the current NFL (22:50), and much more. 
    Thank you for listening. Please check out the SIS NFL Draft Website and SportsInfoSolutions.com for all our latest content, and don't forget to check out the Playing In Space NBA podcast and the SIS Baseball Podcast, available wherever you get your podcasts.

    • 36 min
    EPA: What is it Good For?

    EPA: What is it Good For?

    On this episode of the Off The Charts Football Podcast, Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) welcomes Stephen Polacheck (@PolacheckFF), Alex Vigderman (@VigManOnCampus), and James Weaver of the SIS research team to the show to take an in-depth look at Expected Points Added (EPA). The guys discuss EPA as more of a framework than a stat (1:43), their favorite thing about EPA (5:48), passing vs. rushing EPA (9:03), why EPA is not an individual metric (23:17), how downs make a difference (29:42), the positives and negatives of Total Points, which is based on EPA (37:29), and what other currencies might be interesting for thinking about player value (41:57).
    Thank you for listening. Please check out the SIS NFL Draft Website and SportsInfoSolutions.com for all our latest content, and don't forget to check out the Playing In Space NBA podcast and the SIS Baseball Podcast, available wherever you get your podcasts.

    • 51 min
    DFS Talk and more with Will Hester

    DFS Talk and more with Will Hester

    On this episode of the Off The Charts Football Podcast, Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) welcomes SIS VP of Product and Engineering Will Hester (@WHester) to the show. Matt and Will talk though Will's background (3:07), his time with DraftKings and the rules for employees participating in contests (6:55), his process for success in DFS (12:53), what advice he would give to someone looking to start playing DFS and sports betting (16:10), his role at SIS and what he's working on now and for the future (19:52), and the top storylines he's watching in college football this season (25:01). To close the show, Matt brings on Stephen Polacheck, Alex Vigderman, and James Weaver of the SIS research team to discuss the news that USC and UCLA are heading to the Big Ten (35:16).
    Thank you for listening. Please check out the SIS NFL Draft Website and SportsInfoSolutions.com for all our latest content, and don't forget to check out the Playing In Space NBA podcast and the SIS Baseball Podcast, available wherever you get your podcasts.

    • 43 min
    Throwback Thursay: Diversity and Inclusion in the NFL with N. Jeremi Duru

    Throwback Thursay: Diversity and Inclusion in the NFL with N. Jeremi Duru

    On this special throwback edition of the Off The Charts Football Podcast from February 18, 2021, Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) and 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 and don’t know what they’re looking for (4:42), the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a model for putting together a coaching room (9:31), and the idea of a hiring moratorium during the playoffs (14:24). They also touch on the importance of knowing who Fritz Pollard is (21:04).
    If you want to hear more from Matt, Mark, and Jeremi about Diversity in the NFL, check out our episode from February 24, 2022 that also features Joe Horrigan of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Thanks for listening, and we'll be back with a new episode in a couple of weeks.

    • 27 min

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