29 Dec 2010
Sigh. You know how I often say that FO isn't trying to get rid of scouting? That having better stats doesn't mean scouting isn't important? You know how I often say that as good as our stats are, they are even better if you can explain them in context? You know how I often say that our individual defensive stats don't necessarily tell you which players are good or bad, that they are better for explaining the "shape" of the defense and where the plays happen?
Apparently, Bill Polian hasn't read those comments.
Worse, if you read a lot of Polian's comments about advanced stats, you can see a general theme: "Fans in general are morons who know nothing about football." He belittles any attempt where people outside the game try to understand how the NFL works. Does Bill Polian understand that he is in the entertainment business? Does he understand that anything which increases interest in football is good for the National Football League?
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Brian Fremeau is back for his 10th season of college football advanced stats at Football Outsiders, with a lesson on average teams (like Arkansas State) and updated FEI projections for 2016.