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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


    • Oct 21, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
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    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

    NFL Draft Talk with ESPN's Chris Fallica

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2021 34:41

    On this episode of the Off The Charts Football Podcast, Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) and Mark Simon (@MarkASimonSays) are joined by ESPN's Chris Fallica (@chrisfallica) to preview the upcoming NFL Draft. The group discusses how Zach Wilson could fit with the Jets (1:10), other players the Jets might target (6:48), a sleeper QB prospect (9:14), who the first non-QB player will be to go off the board (11:12), positional value in assessing who the first defensive player off the board will be (13:36), evaluations of over- and underrated prospects (19:03), and the best draft prop bet (32:43). 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 Draft Philosophy and the Football Rookie Handbook

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2021 44:13

    On this episode of the Off The Charts Football Podcast, Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) and Mark Simon (@MarkASimonSays) dive deep into the upcoming NFL Draft. Matt discusses the most surprising thing to him in this year's Football Rookie Handbook (0:45), the scouting philosophies that inspired the book (4:22), need-based drafting vs. best player available as well as positional value (7:05), the top of the draft after the 49ers trade into the Top 3 (13:43), the value in this draft (21:58), players that were tougher evaluations due to the COVID season (29:07), and explanations of the stats and draft grades in the book (35:41). 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 

    Free Agency Value with Bryce Rossler

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2021 31:08

    On this episode of the Off The Charts Football Podcast, Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) and Mark Simon (@MarkASimonSays) are joined by Sports Info Solutions R&D analyst Bryce Rossler (@btrossler) to talk NFL Free Agency. The group examines the value of some of the early signings, including the spending spree by the Patriots (0:34), some rational moves by the Jets (7:25), Front 7 moves including Leonard Williams, Leonard Floyd, and Shelby Harris (13:14), and offensive line moves including Joe Thuney, Corey Linsley, and Trent Williams (18:59). 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 

    The Statistical Side of the 2021 SIS Football Rookie Handbook

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2021 21:59

    On this episode of the Off The Charts Football Podcast, Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) and Mark Simon (@MarkASimonSays) are joined by SIS Senior Research Analyst Alex Vigderman (@VigManOnCampus) to discuss the statistical side of this year’s SIS Football Rookie Handbook. The group opens with a breakdown of Total Points, the SIS flagship metric (1:23), before moving on to a look at some of the other advanced stats in the book (6:14). They also talk about how difficult it can be to project college numbers to the NFL (10:45) and look at some of the most interesting articles, including work on injuries (15:13) and press coverage (18:16).  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 Rookie Handbook Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2021 51:50

    On this episode of the Off The Charts Football Podcast, Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) and Mark Simon (@MarkASimonSays) are joined by SIS head scouts Nathan Cooper (@ncoopdraft) and John Todd (@therealjohntodd) to discuss this year’s SIS Football Rookie Handbook. The group dives into the highest-graded players in the book (1:01), players we like and don’t like as much as some other draft experts (1:50), and an overview of the SIS scouting operation (6:07) before moving on to positional breakdowns: QB (19:52), WR (26:46), RB (29:37), other offensive players of note (33:11), EDGE (39:37), CB (43:13), and other defensive players of note (47:03). 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

    Diversity and Inclusion in the NFL with N. Jeremi Duru

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2021 27:24

    On this edition of the Off The Charts Football Podcast, 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). With this being Black History Month, they also touch on the importance of knowing who Fritz Pollard is (21:04). 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

    Brady and the Bucs are Super Bowl Champs

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2021 21:54

    Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer 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 after winning his 7th Super Bowl at age 43 (13:25). 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

    Everything You Need to Know for Super Bowl LV

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2021 25:04

    Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders (@fboutsiders) preview the enormous Super Bowl LV matchup between the Chiefs and Buccaneers. 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). 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

    Special Guest Trey Wingo Talks All Things Super Bowl

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2021 31:59

    Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders (@fboutsiders) welcome Trey Wingo (@wingoz) to the show to discuss numerous NFL-related topics. The group opens with a talk about last week's conference championship games (1:02) before transitioning to a look at the Super Bowl matchup between the Chiefs and Buccaneers (10:56). The episode closes with discussion about which quarterbacks could be on the move (19:20), how Trey watches the game differently after spending time with both former players and Stats & Info 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 as well as on YouTube. 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

    Elite Quarterbacks Highlight NFL Championship Sunday

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2021 26:43


    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). 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 Divisional Round Preview: Any Upsets on the Horizon?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2021 32:05


    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). 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


    Super Wild Card Weekend Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2021 32:15


    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 most important games for Wild Card weekend. Matt and Aaron go in chronological order examining the six games of this first round of the postseason: Colts-Bills (1:11), Rams-Seahawks (8:54), Buccaneers-Washington (12:51), Ravens-Titans (17:56), Bears-Saints (23:40), and Browns-Steelers (26:42). 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


    NFL Week 17 Preview: Figuring Out All The Scenarios

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2020 48:12

    Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders (@fboutsiders) take an in-depth look at the final week of the NFL regular season. Games they preview on a jam-packed show: Steelers–Browns (8:10) Titans-Texans (10:00) Bengals-Ravens (11:00) Colts –Jaguars (15:41) Cowboys-Giants (19:03) Washington-Eagles  (20:44) Packers-Bears (24:45) Cardinals-Rams (27:17) Matt then talks to Alex Vigderman (@VigManonCampus) about changes made to our flagship stat, Total Points, as relates to how it evaluates running backs.   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

    Are the Chiefs Historically Great?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2020 33:30

    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 most important games on the NFL Week 16 schedule. Matt and Aaron open the show with a discussion about whether the Chiefs might be a bit overrated in a historical context (0:33) before moving on to the most important games of the week: Rams-Seahawks (12:11), Colts-Steelers (17:44), Titans-Packers (23:51), and Giants-Ravens (28:02). 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 15 Preview: Say Hello to the NFL LEast

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2020 37:29


    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 most important games on the NFL Week 15 schedule. Matt and Aaron break down five games this week, including the Chiefs-Saints (1:14), Bears-Vikings (10:46), Eagles-Cardinals (20:17), Browns-Giants (23:15), and Seahawks-Washington (30:38). 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


    Back to Normal: NFL Week 14 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2020 36:21

    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 most important games on the NFL Week 14 schedule. Matt and Aaron break down matchups between the Ravens and Browns (2:10), Colts-Raiders (9:33), Cardinals-Giants (15:35), and Steelers-Bills (23:59). 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

    Talking Chiefs with ESPN's Adam Teicher

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2020 30:27

    Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders (@fboutsiders) welcome ESPN's NFL Nation Kansas City Chiefs reporter and author of the new book "Kingdom: How Andy Reid, Patrick Mahomes, and the Kansas City Chiefs Returned to Super Bowl Glory", Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) to the show. The group talks about Andy Reid and the culture he has cultivated in Kansas City (1:25), the development of Patrick Mahomes (5:02), whether Tyreek Hill or Travis Kelce is more important to the Chiefs success (7:36), what concerns surround the team in their quest for another Super Bowl (11:40), the development of the defense under Steve Spagnuolo (17:28), what to expect from the running backs in the playoffs (20:55), and if the offensive line should be a concern (23:35). 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

    Thanksgiving Special Featuring Ravens-Steelers, Chiefs-Bucs, and More

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2020 21:00

    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 most important games on the NFL Week 12 schedule. The guys break down matchups between the Ravens-Steelers (1:14), Chiefs-Buccaneers (6:34), Bears-Packers (11:59), and Titans-Colts (15:26). 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

    The Most Important Games on a Loaded Week 11 Schedule

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2020 20:41

    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 most important games on the NFL Week 11 schedule. Matt and Aaron dive into exciting matchups between the Titans-Ravens (0:54), Packers-Colts (5:30), Chiefs-Raiders (9:58), and Rams-Buccaneers (14:37). 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

    Best of the NFC West and Scout School with Nathan Cooper

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2020 33:20

    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 most important games on the NFL Week 10 schedule. Matt and Aaron take in in-depth look at the Seahawks-Rams (1:56), Vikings-Bears (9:26), and Eagles-Giants (19:54) before welcoming SIS Lead Scout Nathan Cooper (@coopaloop08) to give his assessment of Pitt EDGE Patrick Jones II (@P_jones9) (25:15). 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

    Brees vs. Brady plus The World’s No. 1 Quarterback

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2020 40:28


    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 most important games on the NFL Week 9 schedule. Matt and Aaron open with an in-depth breakdown of the Saints-Buccaneers matchup (1:51) before moving on to a look at the Ravens-Colts (9:35), Raiders-Chargers (13:46), and Dolphins-Cardinals (18:45). The show closes with a discussion between Matt and SIS Lead Football Researcher Alex Vigderman (@VigManOnCampus) on a new rankings list: The World's No. 1 Quarterback (24:44). 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 Preview and Scout School with Nathan Cooper

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2020 30:11

    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 most important games on the NFL Week 8 schedule. Matt and Aaron jump right into the top games for this week, breaking down the Steelers at Ravens (0:37), 49ers at Seahawks (7:30), Raiders at Browns (14:31), and Saints at Bears (18:59). The show closes with a visit from SIS scout Nathan Cooper (@coopaloop08) to discuss his scouting report on Minnesota Golden Gophers WR Rashod Bateman (@R_bateman2) (24:28). 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

    Trade Season Is Upon Us and NFL Week 7 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2020 32:50

    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 most important games on the NFL Week 7 schedule. Matt and Aaron discuss the trade of Yannick Ngakoue to the Ravens (0:36) and break down the most important games for Week 7: Steelers at Titans (4:07), Seahawks at Cardinals (12:59), and Bears at Rams (23:33). 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

    What's Wrong with the Bills Plus Week 6 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2020 25:57

    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 most important games on the NFL Week 6 schedule. Matt and Aaron open with a brief discussion about the Tuesday night game between the Bills and Titans (0:31) before moving on to the most important games of the week: Chiefs at Bills (2:51), Browns at Steelers (9:55), and Packers at Buccaneers (14:47). 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

    Titans COVID Fallout Plus NFL Week 5 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2020 30:51

    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 most important games on the NFL Week 5 schedule. The duo opens with a discussion about the fallout from recent COVID-19 outbreaks in the NFL (0:37) before moving on to look at the most important games for Week 5: Colts at Browns (7:08), Giants at Cowboys (yes, really) (13:18), and the Raiders at Chiefs (21:00). 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

    Gase and the Jets Plus Week 4 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2020 32:46


    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 most important games on the NFL Week 4 schedule. The show opens with a brief discussion about Adam Gase and his future with the Jets heading into their Week 4 Thursday Night Football game against the also-winless Broncos (0:31) before moving to a preview of the most important games on this week's NFL slate: Saints-Lions (3:41), Bills-Raiders (10:18), Eagles-49ers (17:03), and Patriots-Chiefs (23:10). 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


    Breaking Down a Loaded NFL Week 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2020 33:17


    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 most important games on the NFL Week 3 schedule. The show opens with a brief discussion about the rash of injuries in Week 2 (1:35) before moving on to the most important games of a stacked Week 3: Chiefs-Ravens (4:29), Packers-Saints (11:20), Cowboys-Seahawks (19:18), and Rams-Bills (23:46). 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 Overreactions and Week 2 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2020 30:50


    Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders (@fboutsiders) look at trends from Week 1 of the NFL season (0:34) and compare the play of Cam Newton and Tom Brady in their first games in new uniforms (6:45) before breaking down the most important games for Week 2: the Jaguars-Titans (12:19), Lions-Packers (17:06), and Ravens-Texans (25:00). 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 Quarterback Tiers with The Athletic's Mike Sando

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2020 49:36


    Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders (@fboutsiders) welcome The Athletic's Mike Sando (@SandoNFL) to the show to discuss his annual article on NFL QB Tiers, including background on the how the tiers are compiled (3:40), Dak Prescott being surprisingly low (7:29), Cam Newton getting votes in four different tiers (18:44), Tom Brady at the top of Tier 2 (22:28), a revival of the Aaron Rodgers debate (26:33), what to expect from rookies (33:15), using the tier system as a tool for Hall of Fame balloting (39:41), and his article about concerns for each team heading into the season (43:11).  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


    Neil Stratton Talks "Scout Speak: Thinking & Talking About Being an NFL Evaluator"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2020 31:38

    Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders (@fboutsiders) welcome Neil Stratton (@InsideTheLeague) of Inside the League back to the show to talk about his new book: "Scout Speak: Thinking & Talking About Being an NFL Evaluator", which is available now on Amazon. Neil talks about what he's been up to (1:06), what it's like for agents trying to sign college players who have opted out of this season (3:22), and his expectations for the upcoming NCAA season (10:27). He then discusses his book, including the target audience (12:28), an insider take on the drafting of Mario Williams over Reggie Bush in 2006 (16:05), and how scouting has changed (22:53). Check out Neil's work at both Inside The League and Succeed In Football. 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

    Spotlighting Women in Football Analytics

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2020 39:02

    Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders (@fboutsiders) turn their focus to highlighting women working in football analytics in this week's episode. Matt and Aaron first talk to Los Angeles Rams Manager of Analytics and Data Sarah Bailey (@sarahrunbailey) (1:16) before transitioning to a discussion with Atlanta Falcons Salary Cap and Contracts Analyst Emily Badis (@EmilyBadis) (20:50). Both women talk about their backgrounds, how they got into football analytics, the experience they've gained in their positions, challenges they've faced, and give advice for others looking to break into working in football. 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

    Potential Surprise Teams for the 2020 NFL Season

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2020 29:56

    Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders (@fboutsiders) go one-on-one this week to talk potential surprise teams for the 2020 NFL season. They open with a discussion of how cutdowns are going to work with no preseason games (0:46) and good news on the COVID front (so far) (2:31), before transitioning to a look at teams on the lower end of projections who could be better than expected (4:08) and teams on the higher end of projections who could be worse than expected (11:31). They finish with an examination of how depth could impact the outcomes for some teams if injuries strike (15:22). 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

    Zachary Binney on COVID and Football

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2020 32:34

    Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders (@fboutsiders) welcome epidemiologist and FO contributor Zachary Binney (@zbinney_NFLinj) to the show to discuss the 2020 football season in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The group opens with some general talk about how the virus has impacted sports (1:13) before moving to whether football is worse for virus transmission than other sports (3:42), some guidelines for restarting a sport (8:12), how football teams specifically can mitigate some of the risk of outbreak (17:36), if fans in the stands is a good idea (20:37), if there is a way to quantify the benefits of sports returning (23:24), how things could play out over the NFL and NCAA seasons (25:54), and how a potential vaccine could impact a Spring NCAA season (28:20). 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

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