Podcast: Aaron Schatz on predicting the 2018 NFL season

On this episode of The Football Analytics Show, I talk with Aaron Schatz, founder of Football Outsiders and pioneer in football analytics. He recently released his Football Outsiders Almanac that previews the 2018 season.

Among other topics, we discuss:

  • The shocking preseason rank for Cleveland’s defense
  • The hidden reason for the success of New England and Baltimore
  • How to deal with the small sample size of Jimmy Garappolo
  • The reason why the Indianapolis defense had talent last year
  • Why we expect Jacksonville’s pass defense to decline beyond simple regression

I highly recommend checking out the Almanac, especially for the writing on all 32 NFL teams and the top 50 college football teams.

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  1. Is it possible to put the time when discussion starts in your summary of the podcast?

    Thank you for all your work,

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