Off The Charts Football Podcast
Off The Charts Football Podcast
Matt Manocherian and Aaron Schatz
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Matt Manocherian of Sports Info Solutions and Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders discuss the analytical side of the NFL.
What's Wrong with the Bills Plus Week 6 Preview
Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders (@fboutsiders) look at the most important games on the NFL Week 6 schedule. Matt and Aaron open with a brief discussion about the Tuesday night game between the Bills and Titans (0:31) before moving on to the most important games of the week: Chiefs at Bills (2:51), Browns at Steelers (9:55), and Packers at Buccaneers (14:47).
Oct 15
25 min
Titans COVID Fallout Plus NFL Week 5 Preview
Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders (@fboutsiders) look at the most important games on the NFL Week 5 schedule. The duo opens with a discussion about the fallout from recent COVID-19 outbreaks in the NFL (0:37) before moving on to look at the most important games for Week 5: Colts at Browns (7:08), Giants at Cowboys (yes, really) (13:18), and the Raiders at Chiefs (21:00).
Oct 8
30 min
Gase and the Jets Plus Week 4 Preview
Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of SIS and Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders (@fboutsiders) look at the most important games on the NFL Week 4 schedule. The show opens with a brief discussion about Adam Gase and his future with the Jets heading into their Week 4 game against the also-winless Broncos (0:31) before moving to a preview of the most important games on this week's NFL slate: Saints-Lions (3:41), Bills-Raiders (10:18), Eagles-49ers (17:03), and Patriots-Chiefs (23:10).
Oct 1
32 min
Breaking Down a Loaded NFL Week 3
Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders (@fboutsiders) look at the most important games on the NFL Week 3 schedule. The show opens with a brief discussion about the rash of injuries in Week 2 (1:35) before moving on to the most important games of a stacked Week 3: Chiefs-Ravens (4:29), Packers-Saints (11:20), Cowboys-Seahawks (19:18), and Rams-Bills (23:46).
Sep 24
33 min
NFL Week 1 Overreactions and Week 2 Preview
Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders (@fboutsiders) look at trends from Week 1 of the NFL season (0:34) and compare the play of Cam Newton and Tom Brady in their first games in new uniforms (6:45) before breaking down the most important games for Week 2: the Jaguars-Titans (12:19), Lions-Packers (17:06), and Ravens-Texans (25:00).
Sep 17
30 min
NFL Quarterback Tiers with The Athletic's Mike Sando
Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of SIS and Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders welcome The Athletic's Mike Sando (@SandoNFL) to discuss his article on NFL QB Tiers, including some background (3:40), Dak Prescott being surprisingly low (7:29), Cam Newton getting votes in four tiers (18:44), Tom Brady at the top of Tier 2 (22:28), a revival of the Aaron Rodgers debate (26:33), what to expect from rookies (33:15), using the system for HOF balloting (39:41), and concerns about the Broncos (43:11).
Sep 10
49 min
Neil Stratton Talks "Scout Speak: Thinking & Talking About Being an NFL Evaluator"
Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of SIS and Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders welcome Neil Stratton (@InsideTheLeague) to the show to talk about his new book: "Scout Speak: Thinking & Talking About Being an NFL Evaluator". Neil talks about what he's been up to (1:06), what it's like for agents trying to sign college players (3:22), the upcoming NCAA season (10:27), the target audience of his book (12:28), an insider take on the 2006 draft (16:05), and how scouting has changed (22:53).
Sep 3
31 min
Spotlighting Women in Football Analytics
Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of SIS and Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders (@fboutsiders) highlight women working in football analytics with Rams Manager of Analytics and Data Sarah Bailey (@sarahrunbailey) (1:16) and Falcons Salary Cap and Contracts Analyst Emily Badis (@EmilyBadis) (20:50). Both women talk about their backgrounds, how they got into analytics, the experience they've gained, challenges they've faced, and give advice for others looking to break into working in football.
Aug 27
39 min
Potential Surprise Teams for the 2020 NFL Season
Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of SIS and Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders (@fboutsiders) talk potential surprise teams for the 2020 NFL season. They discuss how cutdowns could work with no preseason games (0:46) and good news on the COVID front (so far) (2:31), look at teams on the lower end of projections who could be better than expected (4:08), teams on the higher end of projections who could be worse than expected (11:31) and examine how depth could impact certain teams (15:22).
Aug 20
29 min
Zachary Binney on COVID and Football
Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of SIS and Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of FO (@fboutsiders) welcome epidemiologist Zachary Binney (@zbinney_NFLinj) to the show to discuss how the virus has impacted sports (1:13), whether football is worse for transmission (3:42), criteria for restarting (8:12), how teams can mitigate risk (17:36), if there is a way to quantify the benefits of sports returning (23:24), how things could play out (25:54), and how a potential vaccine could impact a Spring season (28:20).
Aug 13
32 min
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