From being drafted into "The Harvard Business School for Young Quarterbacks" at Green Bay (coaches Ron Wolf, Mike Holmgren, Andy Reid, and QB Brett Favre) to his 6 playoff appearances and a Super Bowl with the Seattle Seahawks to Indianapolis where his 4-0 record as starter at the age of 40 made him the first quarterback in NFL history to do so, Matt Hasselbeck has had a very impressive career. He talks with The Professor on this week's SCHOOLED.
Pro Football Focus' Editor-in-Chief Jeff Dooley chats with The Professor about their favorite topic: NFL stats, data, and analytics.
On this week's SCHOOLED, we get into the nuts and bolts about the mountain of data that's out there, how it's collected & analyzed, and what decisions are made based on all this information. From teams' game plans and draft strategies, to fantasy teams and friendly wagers, football has joined the moneyball age, and no one knows more about that than John Clayton & Jeff Dooley.
The Professor welcomes back Former VP of Officiating in the NFL and current Rules Analyst at FOX Sports Mike Pereira to SCHOOLED.
A big discussion is this week's MNF game between Seattle and Buffalo, specifically the call against Richard Sherman. Also on the show - how tough it is to be an official, instant replay and its implications, excessive celebration and unsportsmanlike conduct, Mike's solution for quality officials, and how if the NFL increases official's commitment to full time, you're gonna lose a few good refs.
The man John Madden called the best left tackle in the NFL, Hall of Famer and carreer-long Seattle Seahawk Walter Jones, changed football. This week on SCHOOLED, The Professor tells us how, and what that means for building an offensive line today. The guys focus in on their beloved Seahawks as an example. We also get the scoop on Clayton's "Theory of 150."
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