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(Deadspin)   "I'd like to apply for your vacancy as head coach of North Dakota football." "Okay, what's your experience?" "My years of dominating Madden and NCAA Football on the Playstation, of course"   (deadspin.com) divider line 62
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2013-12-12 02:04:36 PM  

Tommy Moo: I'd do much the same. Plug the situation into the data. The computer has tens of thousands of plays from 30 years of games. It knows that on 3rd and 6 from the 49 yard line the offense plays 3 wide out from the shotgun 72% of the time. Putting in a nickel package results in a punt or turnover 67% of the time, while running a corner blitz results in a punt or turnover 63% of the time (I'm making these numbers up, but a computer wouldn't) so you go with the nickel.


So pretty much what the NY Times has been doing for weeks now?
 
2013-12-12 02:33:58 PM  

Realms of the Colon: If this guy had included the "My top 32 guys at UND will each be drafted in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft" bullet, I'd have been sold.

Oh well.


Let's be reasonable.  He only gets 25 full scholarships a year.  He could probably only pull 28-30 first round drafts.
 
2013-12-12 03:34:32 PM  

Great clown Pagliacci's pick-me-up: Tommy Moo: IlGreven: Soup_In_A_Basket: IlGreven: Are you saying that Tommy Moo could turn all of that around with just his statistics?

Well, to be fair what have they got to lose?

...just ask the mangled and dessicated corpses of the careers of guys like Phil Savage, Carmen Policy, and Mike Holmgren. Not to mention Chris Palmer, Eric Mangini, and that dude who was so unremarkable as head coach no one remembers his name.

Literally no one has ever tried what I'm talking about, including the guys you just mentioned. No head coach has ever attempted to run a play style based entirely on percentages. Every head coach in history has downed the ball at the end of the half and punted from the wrong side of the 50. The first person to try this might prove me wrong, but I'd bet money it would, in fact, revolutionize the game. Remember when an 0-8 Miami team destroyed a 6-2 (I think) New England team by 30 points by suddenly introducing the Wildcat a few years ago? Someone needs to shake the league up.

Help me figure your argument out. You are saying the next great NFL coach should never look up from an odds chart that accounts for all of the moving parts in an NFL game, essentially yelling across the field what the other team should expect and your example is a statistical anomaly that has already gone the way of the run and shoot? I sure do hope the Browns hire you.


Hey, leave us out of this.  We've got enough troubles already...
 
2013-12-12 04:07:05 PM  

suburbanguy: Great clown Pagliacci's pick-me-up: Tommy Moo: IlGreven: Soup_In_A_Basket: IlGreven: Are you saying that Tommy Moo could turn all of that around with just his statistics?

Well, to be fair what have they got to lose?

...just ask the mangled and dessicated corpses of the careers of guys like Phil Savage, Carmen Policy, and Mike Holmgren. Not to mention Chris Palmer, Eric Mangini, and that dude who was so unremarkable as head coach no one remembers his name.

Literally no one has ever tried what I'm talking about, including the guys you just mentioned. No head coach has ever attempted to run a play style based entirely on percentages. Every head coach in history has downed the ball at the end of the half and punted from the wrong side of the 50. The first person to try this might prove me wrong, but I'd bet money it would, in fact, revolutionize the game. Remember when an 0-8 Miami team destroyed a 6-2 (I think) New England team by 30 points by suddenly introducing the Wildcat a few years ago? Someone needs to shake the league up.

Help me figure your argument out. You are saying the next great NFL coach should never look up from an odds chart that accounts for all of the moving parts in an NFL game, essentially yelling across the field what the other team should expect and your example is a statistical anomaly that has already gone the way of the run and shoot? I sure do hope the Browns hire you.

Hey, leave us out of this.  We've got enough troubles already...


Sorry, you are right. They were just the example used. I'd actually like to see a competitive Browns team. How about Tommy Moo for Steelers head coach? Deal?
 
2013-12-12 04:13:16 PM  

flak attack: Realms of the Colon: If this guy had included the "My top 32 guys at UND will each be drafted in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft" bullet, I'd have been sold.

Oh well.

Let's be reasonable.  He only gets 25 full scholarships a year.  He could probably only pull 28-30 first round drafts.


But remember, those seven walk-ons will love playing for him so much that it wouldn't even matter they are paying their own way through school.
 
2013-12-12 04:23:32 PM  
L1
 
2013-12-12 04:46:19 PM  
Saw the headline and thought something happened at NDSU.  Saw it was UND and no f**ks were given.
 
2013-12-12 06:21:03 PM  

redmid17: Tommy Moo: Forget the wildcat thing. It's not related to this argument, I'm simply saying that this game style would be as revolutionary to the game as that was. All 32 teams employ a wildcat today. If one coach had the balls to start playing moneyball in the NFL, the other 31 would follow suit.

I can't tell if this is the 2nd stupidest thing you've posted today or the stupidest thing you've posted today.


Nope, you missed that he doesn't understand what moneyball actually means.
 
2013-12-12 06:24:45 PM  

skybreaker: redmid17: Tommy Moo: Forget the wildcat thing. It's not related to this argument, I'm simply saying that this game style would be as revolutionary to the game as that was. All 32 teams employ a wildcat today. If one coach had the balls to start playing moneyball in the NFL, the other 31 would follow suit.

I can't tell if this is the 2nd stupidest thing you've posted today or the stupidest thing you've posted today.

Nope, you missed that he doesn't understand what moneyball actually means.


So saying that 32 teams in the NFL run the wildcat is the 3rd stupidest thing he's said in thread?
 
2013-12-12 06:45:45 PM  

redmid17: skybreaker: redmid17: Tommy Moo: Forget the wildcat thing. It's not related to this argument, I'm simply saying that this game style would be as revolutionary to the game as that was. All 32 teams employ a wildcat today. If one coach had the balls to start playing moneyball in the NFL, the other 31 would follow suit.

I can't tell if this is the 2nd stupidest thing you've posted today or the stupidest thing you've posted today.

Nope, you missed that he doesn't understand what moneyball actually means.

So saying that 32 teams in the NFL run the wildcat is the 3rd stupidest thing he's said in thread?


Yup. I mean, I could see making the mistake if you don't actually know what the wildcat is.

Also, "I can coach" dude, in case you show back up and I miss it. Moneyball was the statistical analysis of player value for the dollar, used because baseball doesn't have a salary cap and some teams can just outspend. It was about signing value to field a team that wasn't hot garbage at a normal price. The original philosophy wasn't even as much about making the world series, or competing, but I bet you only saw the movie, which is why you're confused.
 
2013-12-12 08:17:55 PM  

mccoma: Saw the headline and thought something happened at NDSU.  Saw it was UND and no f**ks were given.


Um, both schools have vacancies.
 
2013-12-13 12:18:03 AM  
That was amusing. It makes me sad there will be no more ncaa football series on consoles. I've always found it more entertaining than Madden
 
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