This article will run through why many coaches have been reluctant to use analytics and what some of the more effective analysis methods are in football. The article will also what analytical approaches coaches are successfully using to increase their success on the field. Click here to check out our Gamebreak Scan and see how analysis can help your coaching today!
Why are so many football teams reluctant to use analytics?
There's probably a few reasons for that. According to Kevin Selfert of ESPN, The Magazine, all football teams are trying to do the same thing to win and it's been the same for a long time. Teams look for two factors, a good coach and a good quarterback. He believes that there isn't much "out of the box thinking" going on between teams to give them an edge. Secondly and most importantly he claims that analytics hasn't been booming in football like in other sports because there are simply too many variables to cover for analytics to be applicable. On the surface this explanation makes perfect sense, football is a difficult sport to predict given that each play involves 11 players on the field per team. This is where the Gamebreak Scan can make a difference. The Gamebreak Scan service can analyze all of these variables in a manner to identify the situations and formations that reveal the high probability (60-99%) tendencies of an opponent. It can also identify the plays for your team that will have the highest probability of success given your location on the field, the defensive formation you are facing and the down and distance at that point in time. Click here to learn more about the Gamebreak Scan