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  1. Is a coach worth a first-round draft pick?

    Mike Reiss

    BOSTON -- The essence of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference is hearing some of the top businesspeople and football personnel discuss ideas, concepts and innovations. Along these lines, a question was posed to Patriots president Jonathan Kra...

    Blog | March 01, 2014
  2. Would analytics have moved Brady up?

    Mike Reiss

    BOSTON -- At the MIT Sloan Analytics Conference on Friday, New England Patriots President Jonathan Kraft was part of a panel called "Building a Dynasty." Kraft took the stage along with former NBA coach Phil Jackson for a session moderated by ESPN's ...

    Blog | March 01, 2014
  3. Quick-hit thoughts around NFL & Pats

    Mike Reiss

    Quick-hit thoughts around the NFL and with the Patriots: 1. The usage and application of football analytics seem to be growing among teams, and Patriots 2013 third-round draft choice Logan Ryan represents one example of this. The Patriots obviousl...

    Blog | June 09, 2013
  4. Beyond the 1st round: QBs & hand size

    Mike Reiss

    When evaluating quarterbacks for their system, the Patriots look closely at hand size. Bigger is better. Former Patriots vice president of player personnel Scott Pioli, on a panel at the MIT Sloan Analytics Conference this year, explained how the ...

    Blog | April 13, 2013
  5. Football leftovers from Sloan panel

    Mike Reiss

    A few leftover thoughts from the football analytics panel at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference: 1. What makes football unique when it comes to analytics? When moderator Andrea Kremer asked panelists if there were key measurables that corre...

    Blog | March 02, 2013
  6. Football, analytics & more from Sloan

    Mike Reiss

    If the goal of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference was to leave feeling a little bit smarter than when you arrived, Friday's opening day was an undeniable success. This event, presented by ESPN, is extremely impressive. The panel which in...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  7. Legal experts weigh Brady's role

    Mike Reiss

    Quarterback Tom Brady's decision to be a lead plaintiff in the event that the player's union heads to court in its labor battle with owners was a topic of discussion at the fifth annual MIT Sloan School of Management sports analytics conference Frida...

    Blog | March 04, 2011
  8. Polian, in town, talks fourth-and-2

    Mike Reiss

    Indianapolis Colts president Bill Polian was in town Saturday for a sports analytics conference hosted by MIT's Sloan School of Management, and Brian MacPherson reports on the conference for ESPNBoston.com. "Fourth-and-2" was part of the discussion, ...

    Blog | March 06, 2010