By: Edward Egros

Coaching

Using Coaching Stats to Predict the NFL Season

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If it's done more than once in the podcasting world, you might as well call it a tradition. It's time now for our second installment of our NFL season preview and once again, we'll spend this episode focusing on what many do not discuss: the coaching and the playbook.

Kevin Braig, also known as Quant Coach, looks at coaching and play design, separates those contributions from that of the players' and determines the most efficient football teams and who is likeliest to be the most successful the rest of the way. You can follow him on Twitter
@quantcoach and check out his website: quantcoach.com.

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Why the Cowboys Lost

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Jason Witten finished his 14th season in the National Football League without a champion, in a season some would argue was his best chance of making the Super Bowl. While many predicted the Dallas Cowboys to advance to the NFC Championship Game, I explain the in-game decisions that doomed Dallas from the beginning.

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NFL Coaching and Analytics

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The NFL season is almost here. While much of the talk predicting who will win the Super Bowl involves the players, one expert says we should also be focused on the coaching and the playbook.

Kevin Braig, also known as Quant Coach, looks at coaching and play design, separates those contributions from that of the players' and determines the most efficient football teams and who is likeliest to be the most successful the rest of the way. You can follow him on Twitter
@quantcoach and check out his website: quantcoach.com.

To listen to this podcast, click here.

Avoiding Information Overload

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Pasted Graphic 1There are a lot of reasons why Jordan Spieth has become one of the more successful young golfers the PGA Tour has ever seen. It's not just that he and his support system embraces golf analytics, but they have found a way to communicate these ideas.

Because quantitative analysis can provide a wealth of information, there is the real problem of "information overload" where the athlete becomes overwhelmed by what analytics can teach. In this podcast, Spieth explained how he uses analytics and how he strikes a balance between using these tools and not letting the tools overwhelm him.

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