The New Blocking and Tackling: Applying Data in Professional Football (Presented by Catapult)

Technology and the availability of data have changed the way football teams operate, prepare, draft and strategize. Franchises looking for a competitive advantage have embraced statistical analysis to provide valuable insights into roster construction, gameday preparation, in-game strategy and post-game analysis. This panel examines the latest technological trends in football and explores how teams have used analytics to redefine key metrics. What are the evaluation analyses beyond the stat sheet? Is momentum real? And if so, is it measurable? How should we evaluate coaches and GM’s in today’s analytical world? Should Pete Carroll have called a run on 2nd down with 26 seconds left in the Super Bowl? Should Bill Belichick have called a timeout?

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