I agree that there is a place for analytics in the NFL. My issue with the Browns' system was it was THE focal point of the decision-making process and it was largely void of anyone who understood X's and O's. Harbaugh knows how to apply it. Therein lies the difference. And just to add a touch of irony to the Harbaugh mention, he was on the verge of getting fired at the end of the 2018 season before some late first round draft pick started to show some promise. It's amazing how an excellent quarterback can make a coach look smart. Whether he uses analytics or not.Freddie's job was to get the best out of the talent. Players win games in the NFL, and when the players don't win enough games, one has to start looking around and asking why. Freddie and the coaching staff did not put the players in the best position to succeed - neither in moving the pieces around calling plays, in developing schemes and sets that concealed a play's intent, in improving skill sets from QB footwork to CB cover technique to WR route commitment, nor even in player discipline. Players under-achieved, even and regressed. As a team and as individuals.
I hope the "Freddie gets Baker" hire was pushed by the Haslams on Dorsey. The "analytics" stuff has a real place in today's NFL. It just needs proper focus. General NFL stats like running for 2 on 4th against the league can't be equally applied to Buffalo or Pittsburg, right ? Old defensive coach John Harbaugh uses it as much or more than anyone. Sashi's over-commitment to or under-explanation of his concept of analytical emphasis doesn't mean DePodesta isn't a great asset.
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