As I mentioned in last week’s article, Does Character Actually Count in the NFL?, the Steelers have added a front office guy, signaling their entry into 21st century methods of player acquisition analysis.
According to Jim Wexell of Scout.com:
The Steelers have never subscribed to any type of prototypical number set when it comes to bringing in players. So when it came time for them to jump — some say FINALLY! — into the world of football analytics, they wanted to make sure they went beyond mere numbers-crunching and computer printouts.
No, they wanted someone who could master numbers but with a unique, more humanistic approach.
So what is this “unique, more humanistic approach?” To find out, we first need to look at the man they hired. Read more