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2754827, the thing about analytics
Posted by will_5198, Mon Jan-10-22 01:21 AM
is that you still have to stand by the decision. I feel like a lot of these coaches are copping out just as bad as the old guard, saying the spreadsheet says this is the right choice so I made the right choice.

if calling cover 3 on third down prevents a conversion 52% of the time, and a blitz prevents a conversion 47% of the time, you don't just call cover 3 on third down all game while the other team dials up cover 3 beaters. "coach, the other team went 8-for-12 on third down" -- "well, the analytics say we made the right calls". NO.

if we are just coaching by percentage outcomes, why would we need YOU?