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Matt Manocherian of Sports Info Solutions and Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders discuss the analytical side of the NFL.

Matt Manocherian and Aaron Schatz


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    Recapping the Draft featuring The Athletic's Bo Wulf

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 37:35

    On this episode of the Off The Charts Football Podcast, Mark Simon (@MarkASimonSays) takes a look back at the NFL draft through a couple of different lenses. First, Mark welcomes SIS injury expert James Rodriguez (@JamesRInjuries) to the show to take a look at the health of some of the top picks in this year's class (0:43). Then, Mark is joined by SIS draft guru Nathan Cooper (@ncoopdraft) to run down the top draft classes based on our scouting grades (16:14) before welcoming in Eagles beat writer Bo Wulf (@Bo_Wulf) of the Athletic to break down Philly's draft and their acquisition of AJ Brown (18:09).  Thank you for listening as always. You can email the show with feedback at offthecharts@sportsinfosolutions.com and don't forget to follow on Twitter @SportsInfo_SIS and Instagram @sportsinfosolutions. For more, check out: sportsinfosolutions.com SISDataHub.com nfldraft.sportsinfosolutions.com

    NFL Draft First Round Rapid Reaction

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 67:00

    On this special edition of the Off The Charts Football Podcast, Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) hosts an all-SIS roundtable featuring Stephen Polacheck (@PolacheckFF), Alex Vigderman (@VigManOnCampus), and John Todd (@therealjohntodd) to look at the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft. Some highlights include the Jaguars taking Travon Walker and Devin Lloyd (0:36), Derek Stingley Jr. over Sauce Gardner to the Texans (8:37), a good night for the Giants (11:25), the Falcons pairing Drake London with Kyle Pitts (16:04), the receiver run starting at #10 (21:47), the Lions trading up for Jameson Williams (27:13), the Ravens building up the middle (35:35), comparing the AJ Brown and Hollywood Brown trades (42:16), the Titans replacing Brown with Treylon Burks (50:29), Kenny Pickett staying in Pittsburgh (52:55), the Chiefs and Packers adding to their defenses (56:15), and the Jets trading up for Jermaine Johnson (1:00:10). Thank you for listening. Please check out the SIS NFL Draft Website and SportsInfoSolutions.com for all our latest draft content, including the best available players heading into Day 2.

    NFL Draft Preview with Ryan McCrystal

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 34:21

    On this episode of the Off The Charts Football Podcast, Mark Simon (@MarkASimonSays) and Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) welcome Ryan McCrystal (@Ryan_McCrystal) of Sharp Football Analysis to the show to preview the upcoming NFL Draft. The guys discuss Travon Walker as a potential top pick (0:31), how Ryan uses stats to evaluate OL prospects (4:56), which EDGE should go at the top (8:29), Sauce Gardner vs. Derek Stingley Jr. (10:24), using route-adjusted stats to learn more about WR potential (12:58), a stat that illustrates why there aren't any RBs worthy of a first-round pick (18:23), Desmond Ridder as QB1 (24:20), and a couple of team-specific fits (28:34). We will have another episode this week after the first round, so look for that late Thursday night/early Friday morning. Thank you for listening. Please check out the SIS NFL Draft Website and SportsInfoSolutions.com for all our latest draft content! Also, check out more of Ryan's work at sharpfootballanalysis.com, draftace.com, and @CFBFilmRoom.

    NFL Draft Talk With Underdog Fantasy's Hayden Winks

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 33:50

    On this special episode of the Off The Charts Football Podcast, Mark Simon (@MarkASimonSays) and Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) welcome Hayden Winks (@HaydenWinks) of Fantasy Underdog (@UnderdogFantasy) to the show. Hayden discusses the SIS data he uses in his player evaluation (0:55), Drake London vs. Treylon Burks as the top WR in this class (4:30), the curious case of George Pickens (8:47), the rise of first-round WRs (10:40), the Deebo Samuel trade request (13:42), evaluating this QB class (14:59), where he differs from the consensus on top prospects (21:35), and the top fantasy prospect in this draft (26:26). Thank you for listening. Please check out the SIS NFL Draft Website and SportsInfoSolutions.com for all our latest draft content!

    Draft Philosophy, QBs, the Jaguars and Chiefs

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 35:21

    On this week's episode, Matt Manocherian and Stephen Polacheck talk NFL Draft philosophy, both from a broad perspective and with plenty of specifics. Matt addressed the idea behind drafting a QB even if you already had an elite one and where Malik Willis and Kenny Pickett fit best. Matt and Stephen then broke down the rumblings that the Jaguars will select Travon Walker with the first pick, then debated the merits of Aidan Hutchinson vs Kayvon Thibodeaux. That plus: Would Tom Brady be a good GM? Thank you for listening. Please check out the SIS NFL Draft Website and SportsInfoSolutions.com for all our latest draft content!.

    The SIS NFL Draft Site Is Live!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 61:03

    On this episode of the Off The Charts Football Podcast, Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) interviews a group of SIS employees to officially introduce the SIS NFL Draft Website (nfldraft.sportsinfosolutions.com), which is now live! Matt talks stats and articles with R&D team members Alex Vigderman (@VigManOnCampus) and Stephen Polacheck (@PolacheckFF) (0:49), examines the scouting process with Nathan Cooper (@ncoopdraft) and Jeff Dean (23:26), and discusses the process of putting the site together with product manager Noah Gatsik (@IamThatNoah) (37:58). The SIS NFL Draft site contains a Big Board, scouting reports, leaderboards, statistics, articles, and much more and is a must-visit for all of your NFL Draft needs. Thanks for listening. You can email the show with feedback at offthecharts@sportsinfosolutions.com and don't forget to follow on Twitter @SportsInfo_SIS and Instagram @sportsinfosolutions. For more, check out: sportsinfosolutions.com SISDataHub.com

    Women in Football with Mina Kimes & Robyn Ritchie

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 24:13

    On this special episode of the Off The Charts Football Podcast, Mark Simon (@MarkASimonSays) and Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) spotlight women in football through conversations with ESPN football writer and analyst Mina Kimes (@minakimes) and football researcher Robyn Ritchie (@RR_SportsStats) and  Mina discussed the most intriguing NFL stories of the offseason, her opinion on this year's QB draft class, her perspective on the league's new diversity initiative for coaches, the evolution of women in football, and her advice for young girls who want to work in the game. (0:53) Robyn is a sports statistics researcher and PhD student, and she talks about her background (including pursuing work in data analytics of Curling!), her work on punt returns for the Big Data Bowl, what she wants to do in research moving forward, and her advice for those who might want to do the work that she does. (12:27) March is Women's History Month and we're happy to put a spotlight on women doing good work in the sport. Thank you for listening as always. You can email the show with feedback at offthecharts@sportsinfosolutions.com and don't forget to follow on Twitter @SportsInfo_SIS and Instagram @sportsinfosolutions. For more, check out: sportsinfosolutions.com SISDataHub.com

    Introducing the SIS NFL Draft Website

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 30:14

    On this episode of the Off The Charts Football Podcast, Mark Simon (@MarkASimonSays) and Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) introduce the upcoming SIS NFL Draft website, our replacement for the Football Rookie Handbook. The show opens with a brief look at the biggest NFL news from the past week (0:33) before transitioning to an examination of some of the features on the new site (4:36), an early look at the Top 3 players on our 2022 Big Board (8:31), some discussion of this year's QB class (21:57), and what Matt is most excited about with the new site (24:45).  Thanks for listening. You can email the show with feedback at offthecharts@sportsinfosolutions.com and don't forget to follow on Twitter @SportsInfo_SIS and Instagram @sportsinfosolutions. For more, check out: sportsinfosolutions.com SISDataHub.com

    How Should We Statistically Evaluate College Players?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 35:44

    On this episode of the Off The Charts Football Podcast, Mark Simon (@MarkASimonSays) and Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) are joined by Alex Vigderman (@vigmanoncampus) of the SIS R&D team to take a look at the upcoming NFL Draft from a statistical perspective. They look at how our scouting grades match up with eventual player production (0:35), what we can glean about this group of QBs (10:40), give a refresher on Total Points and look at a player that has fared well in that stat (20:04), compare Aidan Hutchinson and Kayvon Thibodeaux within the larger context of evaluating edge rushers (22:41), examine how we evaluate offensive line play (27:45), and discuss the next frontier in statistical evaluation of college players in terms of what we can do at SIS (32:26). Thanks for listening. You can email the show with feedback at offthecharts@sportsinfosolutions.com and don't forget to follow on Twitter @SportsInfo_SIS and Instagram @sportsinfosolutions. For more, check out: sportsinfosolutions.com SISDataHub.com

    QB Carousel and 4 Draft Prospects We Love

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 40:03

    On this episode of the Off The Charts Football Podcast, Mark Simon (@MarkASimonSays) and Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) are joined by SIS scouts Ben Hrkach and Jeff Dean to break down four more draft prospects. The show opens with a look at some of the QB movement over the last several days (0:30) before transitioning to the prospects, which include Western Michigan WR Skyy Moore (11:15), Coastal Carolina TE Isaiah Likely (18:56), Penn St. S Jaquan Brikser (26:46), and Utah LB Devin Lloyd (30:41).  Thanks for listening. You can email the show with feedback at offthecharts@sportsinfosolutions.com and don't forget to follow on Twitter @SportsInfo_SIS and Instagram @sportsinfosolutions. For more, check out: sportsinfosolutions.com SISDataHub.com

    Deep Dive on How SIS Evaluates NFL Prospects

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 58:13

    On this episode of the Off The Charts Football Podcast, Mark Simon (@MarkASimonSays) is joined by SIS scouting gurus Nathan Cooper (@ncoopdraft) and John Todd (@therealjohntodd) to provide some insight into the scouting process our company uses to evaluate draft prospects. The group opens with an overview of the process (1:00) before moving on to how we evaluate specific positions featuring Kenny Pickett at QB (8:03), Kenneth Walker III at RB (19:28), Trent McDuffie at CB (32:09), and Ikem Ekwonu at OT (40:38). Thanks for listening. You can email the show with feedback at offthecharts@sportsinfosolutions.com and don't forget to follow on Twitter @SportsInfo_SIS and Instagram @sportsinfosolutions. For more, check out: sportsinfosolutions.com SISDataHub.com

    Black Players and Coaches in Pro Football - Currently and Historically

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 33:28

    On this episode of the Off The Charts Football Podcast, Mark Simon (@MarkASimonSays) and Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) are joined by American University law professor and author Jeremi Duru to discuss the state of the NFL as it relates to hiring Black coaches and front office members, and Pro Football Hall of Fame senior advisor Joe Horrigan to detail the history and origin story of the Black athlete in pro football. Jeremi talks about the Brian Flores case and the possible directions it might go, as well as what the league and teams are doing to try to increase hiring in different areas (0:40). Joe talks about the early segregated NFL and how the color barrier was broken, as well as prominent players in Black football history, including Emlen Tunnel and Doug Williams (13:23). Thanks for listening. You can email the show with feedback at offthecharts@sportsinfosolutions.com and don't forget to follow on Twitter @SportsInfo_SIS and Instagram @sportsinfosolutions. For more, check out: sportsinfosolutions.com SISDataHub.com

    Always Give The Ball To Michael Jordan (AKA Cooper Kupp) & A Super Bowl Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 30:28

    On this episode of Off The Charts, Matt Manocherian and Mark Simon take both the long and short view of the Super Bowl. They dig into the most meaningful things to come out of the game and do a super-specific breakdown on how both teams approached the game defensively, how the QBs played, and why going to Cooper Kupp on 4th-and-1 was absolutely the right play (or was it?). Thank you for tuning in as always. If you have any thoughts on the show, tweet at us (please!) at @football_SIS. 

    Everything You Need to Know Ahead of Super Bowl LVI

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 30:51

    On this week's episode of the Off The Charts Football Podcast, Mark Simon (@markasimonsays) and Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) welcome SIS R&D member Alex Vigderman (@VigManOnCampus) to the show to preview Super Bowl LVI. The group gives their most important things to watch for (1:13) before looking at the game from both the Bengals (3:27) and Rams (14:54) perspectives and highlighting some players that might not be superstars who could impact the game (20:20). The show closes with a look at some of the best Super Bowl prop bets with SIS Gaming Guru Corey March (@corey_march1) (27:45). Thanks for listening. You can email the show with feedback at offthecharts@sportsinfosolutions.com and don't forget to follow on Twitter @SportsInfo_SIS and Instagram @sportsinfosolutions. For more, check out: sportsinfosolutions.com SISDataHub.com

    Championship Weekend Recap and Senior Bowl Standouts

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2022 26:24

    On this week's episode of the Off The Charts Football Podcast, Mark Simon (@markasimonsays) is joined by fellow SIS members Nathan Cooper (@ncoopdraft) and Stephen Polacheck (@PolacheckFF) to look back at Championship Weekend and to break down some prospects from the Senior Bowl. The show opens with some quick Super Bowl talk, including the biggest takeaways regarding the Bengals-Rams matchup (0:25) and why each team won on Sunday and whether they can carry that into the Super Bowl (2:42). The group then transitions to some Senior Bowl talk, where they breakdown a handful of standout players including Kenny Pickett (10:35), Bailey Zappe (10:07), Isaiah Likely (16:33), Myjai Sanders (17:47), Channing Tindall (19:39), and Jalen Pitre (21:55). Stay tuned for a full Super Bowl preview with a returning Matt Manocherian next week. Thanks for listening. You can email the show with feedback at offthecharts@sportsinfosolutions.com and don't forget to follow on Twitter @SportsInfo_SIS and Instagram @sportsinfosolutions. For more, check out: sportsinfosolutions.com SISDataHub.com

    What To Watch For on NFL Championship Sunday

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2022 31:02

    On this week's episode of the Off The Charts Football Podcast, Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) and Mark Simon (@markasimonsays) look back at a wild NFL Divisional Round (including some potential new overtime options) (0:18) and preview the two conference championship games: Bengals-Chiefs (5:33) and 49ers-Rams (15:07). Corey March (@corey_march1) also joins the show to give some prop betting advice for this weekend's games (27:30). Thanks for listening. You can email the show with feedback at offthecharts@sportsinfosolutions.com and don't forget to follow on Twitter @SportsInfo_SIS and Instagram @sportsinfosolutions. For more, check out: sportsinfosolutions.com SISDataHub.com

    The Bengals Progression, Pressures Above Expectation, and the SIS All-Rookie Team

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 30:36

    On this week's episode of the Off The Charts Football Podcast, Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) and Mark Simon (@markasimonsays) hit on a number of topics including the progression of the Cincinnati Bengals with SIS Research Associate Stephen Polacheck (@PolacheckFF) (0:24), season leaders in Pressures Above Expectation (9:20), and a look at the SIS All-Rookie team with John Todd (@therealjohntodd) (17:13). Check out the Pressures Above Expectation article here and the SIS All-Rookie Team article here. Thanks for listening. You can email the show with feedback at offthecharts@sportsinfosolutions.com and don't forget to follow on Twitter @SportsInfo_SIS and Instagram @sportsinfosolutions. For more, check out: sportsinfosolutions.com SISDataHub.com

    Playoff Underdogs and Total Points Positional Leaders

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 34:59

    On this week's episode of the Off The Charts Football Podcast, Mark Simon (@markasimonsays) welcomes fellow SIS members Alex Vigderman (@VigManOnCampus) and Nathan Cooper (@ncoopdraft) to the show to look ahead to the first round of the NFL playoffs. The group begins with a discussion about the non-division winners and their chances in the postseason, assessing the 49ers (0:35), Raiders (4:18), Patriots (7:52), Cardinals (10:34), Eagles (14:45), and Steelers (15:23), before moving on to a look at the season's leaders in Total Points at each position (17:24).  Thanks for listening. You can email the show with feedback at offthecharts@sportsinfosolutions.com and don't forget to follow on Twitter @SportsInfo_SIS and Instagram @sportsinfosolutions. For more, check out: sportsinfosolutions.com SISDataHub.com

    The Current State of NFL Playoff Contenders

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 47:21

    On this week's episode of the Off The Charts Football Podcast, Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) and Mark Simon (@markasimonsays) welcome fellow SIS member Alex Vigderman (@VigManOnCampus) to examine how the top contenders are trending heading into the final week of the NFL season. The group breaks down the status of the Chiefs (1:08), Patriots (5:19), Bengals (9:35), Titans (12:02), Bills (14:37), Colts (19:04), Packers (24:54), Buccaneers (28:21), Cardinals (30:26), Rams (33:33), Cowboys (36:41), 49ers (39:43), and Eagles (44:25) using Total Points based on recent performance. To read a blog post with notes and stats from this episode, click here. Thanks for listening. You can email the show with feedback at offthecharts@sportsinfosolutions.com and don't forget to follow on Twitter @SportsInfo_SIS and Instagram @sportsinfosolutions. For more, check out: sportsinfosolutions.com SISDataHub.com

    NFL Playoff Storylines and the All-SIS First-Team Defense

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 28:48

    On this week's episode of the Off The Charts Football Podcast, Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) and Mark Simon (@markasimonsays) welcome fellow SIS member John Todd (@therealjohntodd) to the show to look at an example of icing the kicker from the Monday Night Football game (based on the discussion from last week) (0:26), discuss NFL playoff storylines heading into Week 17 (2:07), and to introduce the first-team defense for the inaugural NCAA All-SIS Team (6:14). Check out the full article on the All-SIS Team at sportsinfosolutionsblog.com. Thanks for listening. You can email the show with feedback at offthecharts@sportsinfosolutions.com and don't forget to follow on Twitter @SportsInfo_SIS and Instagram @sportsinfosolutions. For more, check out: sportsinfosolutions.com SISDataHub.com

    Icing the Kicker plus the All-SIS Team First-Team Offense

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 36:05

    On this week's episode of the Off The Charts Football Podcast, Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) and Mark Simon (@markasimonsays) welcome fellow SIS members Nathan Cooper (@ncoopdraft) and John Todd (@therealjohntodd) to the show to discuss icing the kicker (0:53) and to introduce the first-team offense for the inaugural College Football All-SIS Team (11:28). Check out the full article on the All-SIS Team at sportsinfosolutionsblog.com. Thanks for listening. You can email the show with feedback at offthecharts@sportsinfosolutions.com and don't forget to follow on Twitter @SportsInfo_SIS and Instagram @sportsinfosolutions. For more, check out: sportsinfosolutions.com SISDataHub.com

    The Top NFC Playoff Contenders

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 48:42

    On this week's episode of the Off The Charts Football Podcast, Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) welcomes fellow SIS R&D analyst Bryce Rossler (@btrossler) to the show to take an in-depth look and discuss stats to know for the top NFC playoff contenders: Packers (1:23), Buccaneers (7:27), Cardinals (11:46), Cowboys (16:19), Rams (26:05), 49ers (37:38), and Eagles (43:20). Thanks for listening. You can email the show with feedback at offthecharts@sportsinfosolutions.com and don't forget to follow on Twitter @SportsInfo_SIS and Instagram @sportsinfosolutions. For more, check out: sportsinfosolutions.com sportsinfosolutionsblog.com SISDataHub.com

    Examining the Top Contenders in the AFC

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 43:04

    On this week's episode of the Off The Charts Football Podcast, Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) welcomes fellow SIS R&D analyst Bryce Rossler (@btrossler) to the show to take an in-depth look and discuss stats to know for all of the top playoff contenders in the AFC: the Patriots (1:39), Titans (7:39), Ravens (10:59), Chiefs (15:32), Chargers (22:27), Bengals (28:15), Bills (31:47), Steelers (36:35), and Colts (37:06). Stay tuned for a look at the NFC contenders coming next week. Thanks for listening. You can email the show with feedback at offthecharts@sportsinfosolutions.com and don't forget to follow on Twitter @SportsInfo_SIS and Instagram @sportsinfosolutions. For more, check out: sportsinfosolutions.com sportsinfosolutionsblog.com SISDataHub.com

    Home-Field Advantage, Colts Passing, plus NFL Week 13 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 39:37

    On this week's episode of the Off The Charts Football Podcast, Mark Simon (@markasimonsays) welcomes Alex Vigderman (@vigmanoncampus) and John Todd (@therealjohntodd) to the show to discuss home-field advantage in the NFL (2:25) and the Colts' pass-heavy strategy in the second half of last week's loss (7:37). The group then previews the top games of NFL Week 13, including Patriots-Bills (15:57), Broncos-Chiefs (20:28), Washington-Raiders (25:15), and Giants-Dolphins (29:08), before closing with Scouts vs. Stats on the most improved players in the NFL (31:37). Thanks for listening. You can email the show with feedback at offthecharts@sportsinfosolutions.com and don't forget to follow on Twitter @SportsInfo_SIS and Instagram @sportsinfosolutions. For more, check out: sportsinfosolutions.com sportsinfosolutionsblog.com SISDataHub.com

    Serving Total Points, the AFC Leaders, and Thanksgiving Food in Proper Portions

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 46:03

    On this episode, Mark Simon (@markasimonsays), SIS VP of Football Matt Manocherian (@MattMano) and Lead Football Analyst Alex Vigderman (@VigManonCampus) preview some of the key games in Week 12. But before they do … they first do quick takes on the key goings on in Week 11 and do a full-fledged walkthrough on how Total Points are dispersed among players, using a Derek Carr fumble as an example. You can learn more about Total Points in this primer. They then preview Titans-Patriots, Rams-Packers, and Browns-Ravens and pick the most watchable elements of each game.   They close the show with “Scouts versus Stats” evaluating what you look for in a good Thanksgiving meal.   Thank you to all our listeners. We hope you have a great holiday. You can sign up for the SIS Football Newsletter here and the SIS Total Points Statpack here or e-mail offthecharts@sportsinfosolutions.com.

    Uncertainty for Contenders, ROY Leaders, and an NFL Week 11 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 41:46

    On this week's episode, Mark Simon (@markasimonsays) welcomes Alex Vigderman (@vigmanoncampus) and Nathan Cooper (@ncoopdraft) to the show to talk about some uncertainty for the top NFL contenders (0:21) before moving to a discussion about the Offensive (3:36) and Defensive Rookie of the Year candidates (9:29). They also discuss whether Kirk Cousins is elite (25:12). Then comes a Week 11 preview featuring the Cowboys-Chiefs (30:48) and Steelers-Chargers (35:29) before finishing with a Scouts vs. Stats on a few Big Ten prospects (38:02). Thanks for listening. You can email the show with feedback at offthecharts@sportsinfosolutions.com and don't forget to follow on Twitter @SportsInfo_SIS and Instagram @sportsinfosolutions. For more, check out: sportsinfosolutions.com sportsinfosolutionsblog.com SISDataHub.com

    Week 9 Upsets, Pressures Above Expectation, and Week 10 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 35:20

    On today's episode, Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) and Mark Simon (@markasimonsays) welcome Bryce Rossler (@btrossler) to the show. The group looks at the major NFL Week 9 upsets (0:19), gives their thoughts on some of the performances by young QBs (3:55), discusses the SIS Pressures Above Expectation stat (10:33), and previews the best games of Week 10: Saints-Titans (14:57), Chiefs-Raiders (18:49), Browns-Patriots (23:06), and Bills-Jets (27:13). The show closes with a Scouts vs. Stats looking at the NFL Draft (31:50). Thanks for listening. You can email the show with feedback at offthecharts@sportsinfosolutions.com and don't forget to follow on Twitter @SportsInfo_SIS and Instagram @sportsinfosolutions. For more, check out: sportsinfosolutions.com sportsinfosolutionsblog.com SISDataHub.com

    Backup QB Revolution and NFL Week 9 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 37:39

    On today's episode, Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) and Mark Simon (@markasimonsays) welcome Corey March (@corey_march1) back to the show to give a fantasy and gambling perspective on Week 9 of the NFL season. The group opens by looking at the success of backup QBs in Week 8 (0:25) before shifting to a recap of the Trade Deadline's biggest moves (4:59). They then preview the top games of NFL Week 9: Packers-Chiefs (13:54), Titans-Rams (22:38), and Vikings-Ravens (26:41) before closing with Scouts vs. Stats on Aaron Rodgers (32:58). Thanks for listening. You can email the show with feedback at offthecharts@sportsinfosolutions.com and don't forget to follow on Twitter @SportsInfo_SIS and Instagram @sportsinfosolutions. For more, check out: sportsinfosolutions.com footballoutsiders.com sportsinfosolutionsblog.com SISDataHub.com

    NFL Week 8 - Potential at the Trade Deadline

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 31:51

    On today's episode, Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) and Mark Simon (@markasimonsays) take a look at some stat-guy standouts so far (0:17), the upcoming trade deadline (2:42) and preview the most important games for NFL Week 8: Steelers-Browns (11:59), Buccaneers-Saints (16:43), Patriots-Chargers (21:49), and Cowboys-Vikings (27:26). Thanks for listening. You can email the show with feedback at offthecharts@sportsinfosolutions.com and don't forget to follow on Twitter @SportsInfo_SIS and Instagram @sportsinfosolutions. For more, check out: sportsinfosolutions.com footballoutsiders.com sportsinfosolutionsblog.com SISDataHub.com

    NFL Week 7 - What Has the Most Watchability?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 38:49

    On today's episode, Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) and Alex Vigderman (@vigmanoncampus) do a thorough review of NFL Week 6 and look ahead to Week 7. First up on the topics list is a Total Points Power Ranking (0:41), followed by a closer look at the go-for-it approach of the Bills against the Titans (2:53). Matt and Alex then discuss the staying power of the Cardinals, Bengals, and Raiders (13:14). The guys then preview Ravens-Bengals (24:05), Titans-Chiefs (26:35), Eagles-Raiders (30:47), and Saints-Seahawks (32:42), with a focus on the game elements with the highest watchability factor. We close with another Scouts vs Stats take on which NFL broadcasters provide the most interesting insight in each area (35:53).

    Are the Chiefs Finished? plus the Biggest Games of NFL Week 6

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 38:25

    On this episode of Off The Charts, Matt Manocherian (@mattmano), John Todd (@therealjohntodd), and Nathan Cooper (@ncoopdraft) review NFL Week 5 and look ahead to some of the most notable games of Week 6. The group opens the show with a debate about whether the Chiefs' season is in trouble (0:29) before recapping the biggest Week 5 storylines (3:47). They then move to Week 6, where they discuss the Chargers-Ravens (17:50), Cardinals-Browns (21:05), Raiders-Broncos (24:35), Seahawks-Steelers (26:20), and Bills-Titans (29:04). Alex Vigderman (@VigManOnCampus) joins the show for the final segment and discusses the case for and against Trevon Diggs (32:42). You can email the show with feedback at offthecharts@sportsinfosolutions.com and don't forget to follow on Twitter @SportsInfo_SIS and Instagram @sportsinfosolutions. For more, check out: sportsinfosolutions.com footballoutsiders.com sportsinfosolutionsblog.com SISDataHub.com

    How Good is the NFC West?; plus NFL Week 5 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 31:28

    On this episode of Off The Charts, Matt Manocherian (@mattmano), John Todd (@therealjohntodd), and Nathan Cooper (@ncoopdraft) review NFL Week 4 and look ahead to some of the most notable games of Week 5. The group discusses the NFC West (0:32) and the Cowboys (1:16) and look back at Cards-Rams (2:49), Bucs-Patriots (5:49), and Raiders-Chargers (10:36) before previewing Browns-Chargers (16:32), Bills-Chiefs (21:16), and Packers-Bengals (25:44). Thanks for listening. Check out the SIS DataHub to help you go deeper and access the data you need to win. Please rate and review us if you can. Stay safe and stay well.

    Going A Little Deeper on Pats/Bucs; Going for 2 When Up 7; Cardinals Try To Prove It

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 41:17

    On this episode of Off The Charts, Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) and John Todd (@therealjohntodd) review Week 3's excitement and preview some of the most notable games of Week 4. Topics covered include: Peyton and Eli Manning discussing man vs zone (1:05), the struggles of rookie QBs Justin Fields and Zach Wilson (3:49), the Jimmy Garroppolo/Trey Lance situation (6:58), Kirk Cousins looks really good (12:05), the Cowboys are good, but maybe not as good as we thought (14:04), better than they've shown - Seahawks and Chiefs (15:49), go for 2 when up by 7? (19:18), Browns running back excellence (24:35), Patriots/Bucs (25:51), Rams/Cardinals (28:39), Raiders/Chargers (32:58), Ravens/Broncos (36:43), Panthers/Cowboys (37:16), Colts/Dolphins (37:39), and the CB against whom QBs are 0-for-12! (39:33) Thanks for listening. Check out the SIS DataHub to help you go deeper and access the data you need to win. Please rate and review us if you can. Stay safe and stay well.

    Week 3 Preview - Bullish on the Rams; Skittish on Young QBs

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 34:06

    On this week's edition of Off the Charts, Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) & John Todd (@therealjohntodd) look back at the most notable themes from Week 2 – the struggles of young quarterbacks, the abundance of notable injuries, and which teams and players have looked better than they've shown (1:07), then dive into the most prominent games of Week 3. First on the docket is Rams-Buccaneers, and both Matt and John are highly bullish on the Rams (13:16). Next up is the Sunday night game between the Packers and 49ers. There's some difference of opinion on how good Aaron Rodgers was in Week 2. Matt and John discuss (16:24). Third is the Monday Night Football game between the Cowboys and Eagles (21:54), with a bonus discussion on the Washington Football Team's chances to win the NFC East (24:18). The two of them close the show by talking about the chances of all four NFC West teams making the playoffs (a longshot) and which players and games they're most excited to watch in Week 3 (28:29). Thank you for listening as always. Please rate and review us if you can. You can send show feedback to mark@sportsinfosolutions.com. Stay safe and stay well.

    12-5 Eagles, Dolphins Win The East? How it Happens

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 32:02

    On this week's show, Nathan Cooper (@ncoopdraft) and Alex Vigderman (@VigManOnCampus) look back at Week 1 - surprises and overreactions for everything from Aaron Rodgers and the Packers to Tyrod Taylor and the Texans (1:38). Then, we dive in on the 3 most intriguing matchups of Week 2: Chiefs-Ravens (8:13), Bills Dolphins (12:26), and 49ers-Eagles (18:34), plus a bonus look at Cowboys-Chargers and Rams-Colts (22:49). We close with another edition of Scouts & Stats featuring Matt Manocherian (@mattmano), picking the potential surprises (and other stuff) in Week 2. (24:47)   You can email the show with feedback at offthecharts@sportsinfosolutions.com and don't forget to follow on Twitter @SportsInfo_SIS and Instagram @sportsinfosolutions. For more, check out: sportsinfosolutions.com footballoutsiders.com sportsinfosolutionsblog.com SISDataHub.com  

    NFL Week 1 Preview: Welcome Back Top Quarterbacks

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 37:46

    On this episode of the Off the Charts Podcast, Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) and Nathan Cooper (@ncoopdraft) look at Week 1 in the NFL. Their focus is on the top 6 quarterbacks in our World's No. 1 Quarterback Rankings - Aaron Rodgers, Patrick Mahomes, Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, Josh Allen, and Derek Carr - and the games they're playing this week. (1:01) Among the highlights: - How Patrick Mahomes will mesh with a new center (8:54) - How Aaron Rodgers will do the same (12:52) - Have we seen peak Josh Allen yet? (22:25) - Does Derek Carr deserve this high of a ranking? (26:26) Plus in our Stats & Scouts segment, we take a guess at the surprise players and the surprise teams of Week 1. (32:10)   World's No. 1 QB Rankings   You can email the show with feedback at offthecharts@sportsinfosolutions.com and don't forget to follow on Twitter @SportsInfo_SIS and Instagram @sportsinfosolutions. For more, check out: sportsinfosolutions.com footballoutsiders.com sportsinfosolutionsblog.com SISDataHub.com

    3 Mics and 10 Questions About the 2021 NFL Season

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 34:31

    On this edition of Off The Charts, Mark Simon is joined by VP of Football and Research & Development, Matt Manocherian, Football Research Lead Alex Vigderman, and 2021 Football Rookie Handbook co-editor Nathan Cooper to preview the 2021 season. The crew answers 10 questions about the upcoming season, with the statistical and scouting perspectives given equal time (to the second). Questions include: - Who will win the Super Bowl – a chalk pick and a sleeper? (0:58) - Who is the breakout QB and pass rusher for this season? (7:48) - Which team has the greatest variance in performance? (16:24) - Who will win Offensive & Defensive Rookie of the Year? (19:17) - Which player will be drafted No. 1 next year and by whom? (29:41) Thank you for listening. Please rate and review if you can. Stay safe and stay well.

    An Analytics-Focused Fantasy Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 42:48

    On this episode of the Off The Charts Football Podcast, Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) is joined by SIS Head of Business Development Corey March (@corey_march1) to do a fantasy preview for the 2021 NFL season. Matt and Corey open with a discussion of players who are getting too much hype due to their preseason performances (1:46) before moving on to some ADP misreads (13:52). The show closes with a breakdown of advanced stats that should be considered before drafting your fantasy team (26:20). You can email the show with feedback at offthecharts@sportsinfosolutions.com and don't forget to follow on Twitter @SportsInfo_SIS and Instagram @sportsinfosolutions. For more, check out: sportsinfosolutions.com footballoutsiders.com sportsinfosolutionsblog.com SISDataHub.com 

    2021 SIS Football Analytics Challenge Finals

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 107:09

    On this special episode of the Off The Charts Football Podcast, we bring you the finals of the 2021 SIS Football Analytics Challenge that aired live on YouTube on Wednesday, 8/4. You can find the full archived video on the SIS YouTube channel.  You can email the show with feedback at offthecharts@sportsinfosolutions.com and don't forget to follow on Twitter @SportsInfo_SIS and Instagram @sportsinfosolutions. For more, check out: sportsinfosolutions.com footballoutsiders.com sportsinfosolutionsblog.com SISDataHub.com 

    2021 SIS Analytics Challenge Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 23:53

    On today's show, SIS VP of Football Matt Manocherian (@MattMano) is joined by Alex Vigderman (@VigManonCampus) and Cameron Harrigan (@NotTheFakeCamH) from our R&D department  to preview The 2021 SIS Football Analytics Challenge. The 3 of them went through the 3 entries in the Football track, reviewing the different approaches that the entrants took. The competition will be broadcast live on YouTube next Wednesday, Aug. 4, at 8 PM ET. Check here for the link to the broadcast.

    The 2021 Football Outsiders Almanac with Aaron Schatz

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 48:21

    On this episode of the Off The Charts Football Podcast, Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) is joined by former OTC co-host Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) to discuss the 2021 Football Outsiders Almanac. Matt and Aaron dive deep into this year's book, opening with a look at "This Year in Quotes" (2:23) before moving to the team projections, starting with the top teams like the Bucs, Ravens, and Chiefs (4:34), some interesting totals for the Patriots and Steelers (12:43), questions for the Cowboys and 49ers (18:05), the Packers, Saints, and Broncos (21:08), the bottom of the list including the Lions, Texans, Jags, and Bengals (26:39), an interesting look at the Chargers (33:48), teams who could outperform their projections (38:52), and a round of The Random Page Game (42:12). You can email the show with feedback at offthecharts@sportsinfosolutions.com and don't forget to follow on Twitter @SportsInfo_SIS and Instagram @sportsinfosolutions. For more, check out: sportsinfosolutions.com footballoutsiders.com sportsinfosolutionsblog.com SISDataHub.com 

    Announcing the 2021 SIS Analytics Challenge

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 16:58

    On this episode of the Off The Charts Football Podcast, Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) and Mark Simon (@MarkASimonSays) announce the details for the SIS Analytics Challenge 2021 (0:26). Matt and Mark are joined by 2020 Challenge finalist Zach Feldman, who discusses his role with Next Gen (1:51), his reaction to this year's Challenge topics (3:40), his experience with last year's competition (10:46), and advice he has for this year's competitors (13:10). For further details, visit gofundme.com, sportsinfosolutions.com, and sportsinfosolutionsblog.com

    In Support of Carl Nassib

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2021 4:37

    On this special episode of the Off The Charts Football Podcast, Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) shows his support for Carl Nassib after the Raiders defensive end came out as the first openly gay active NFL player. Stay tuned for a special episode and announcement coming on Monday.

    Michael Lopez on the Future of Football Data

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 40:46

    On this episode of the Off The Charts Football Podcast, Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) and Mark Simon (@MarkASimonSays) are joined by Michael Lopez (@StatsbyLopez), the Director of Football Data and Analytics for the NFL. Michael discusses his role with the NFL and what he's working on now (0:47), gives an overview of Next Gen's evolution (6:07), talks about using data to evaluate the game of football (7:24), gives the stat he likes the most (17:06), talks about the process of presenting data (26:16), and mentions the Big Data Bowl (29:14). Alex Vigderman (@VigManOnCampus) of the SIS Research Team then joins Matt to react to what Michael had to say (30:58).

    Introducing the SIS Injury Prediction Model

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2021 36:09

    On this episode of the Off The Charts Football Podcast, Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) and Mark Simon (@MarkASimonSays) are joined by fellow SIS employees John Shirley (@JshirleyAK) and Corey March (@corey_march1) to discuss the Sports Info Solutions Injury Prediction Model. The group opens with a discussion about how the model works and how it can be used (0:46) before moving to a look at some of the top players who are considered injury risks for the coming season (7:48). The conversation then transitions to a more fantasy-focused look as the group runs down the top injury candidates by position: QB (17:20), RB (22:44), WR (26:16), TE (28:56), and DEF (31:23). Thanks for tuning in, and don't forget to rate and review!

    Rapid Reaction NFL Draft Special

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2021 27:09

    On this special episode of the Off The Charts Football Podcast, Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) and Mark Simon (@MarkASimonSays) break down the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft. Mark and Matt look at the most interesting picks of the night, including: Trey Lance to the 49ers (0:38), Kyle Pitts to the Falcons (4:56), Jaycee Horn to the Panthers (6:29), the Cowboys trading down (7:59), the Bears trading up for Justin Fields (10:02), Mac Jones to the Patriots (11:20), Alex Leatherwood to the Raiders (14:59), the Dolphins' great first round (16:30), the Giants moving down (18:17), the Jaguars drafting the Clemson duo of Trevor Lawrence and Travis Etienne (21:50), and the top names still on the board for Day 2 (23:08).

    An NFL Draft Scout School Bonanza

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2021 39:32

    On this episode of the Off The Charts Football Podcast, we take advantage of one of Sports Info Solutions' best attributes - a group of scouts that have watched as much college football as any group of people in the country. Mark Simon (@markasimonsays) and Matt Manocherian (@MattMano) are joined by Nathan Cooper (@ncoopdraft), John Todd (@therealjohntodd), Jeff Dean, and Jordan Edwards (@babyrhino79). They weigh in on more than a dozen players, with in-depth takes on Mac Jones and Trey Lance (0:46), Kyle Pitts and all of the top receivers (5:32), Patrick Surtain, Christian Barmore, and several others (13:56). Each scout also picked "their guy" for the draft - someone ranked outside the top 5 at a position who could be an impactful player (19:14). Mark and Matt then went through draft scenarios for the Cowboys and Patriots and looked at how the Chiefs beefed up their offensive line (23:17). They then reviewed 3 interesting draft props with regular Off the Charts guest Corey March (@corey_march1) (30:13). Thanks for listening. We'll have another show taped right after the first round is complete on Thursday night