SumerSports aims to provide the best-in-class quantitative analysis aimed at creating precision in player acquisition and roster management in the NFL. Thomas Dimitroff, the CEO at Sumer, is a former NFL GM who has won NFL Executive of the Year twice. Eric Eager, the VP of R&D at Sumer, has been responsible for many of the great accomplishments in football analytics during his time at PFF. Thomas and Eric provide a never-before-heard combination of a general manager and data scientist as they navigate topics in the NFL, college football, business and more!
Lamar Jackson, Aaron Rodgers, Daniel Jones and More. QB Evaluations.
58:07Eric and Thomas talk about the league's news, which is generally centered around both NFL quarterbacks on the move and the rookie class. What does Aaron Rodgers potentially bring to the Jets? What is the situation with Lamar Jackson and the Ravens? What are the intangible elements of quarterbacks.
Post-Combine News and a Preview of the NFL Week
53:45Eric Eager (@ericeager_) is joined by Parker Fleming (@statsowar) and Tej Seth (@tejfbanalytics) to discuss last week's combine and what it means for this upcoming offseason. The guys also discuss this week's news, including Derek Carr signing with the Saints.
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The Franchise Tag Window Opens. What Should Teams Do About Daniel Jones, Lamar Jackson, and More?
1:09:02Eric Eager and Thomas Dimitroff discuss the franchise tag as an instrument for team building. They discuss the cases of Daniel Jones, Saquon Barkley, Josh Jacobs, Orlando Brown, Lamar Jackson and others.
Quarterbacks, Team Building, and the Draft
1:06:18Tej Seth (@tejfbanalytics) and Parker Fleming (@statsowar) are back filling in to talk about quarterbacks and the draft. Topics covered:How to balance film and statistics in evaluating playersWhich stats translate best from college to NFL successHow rookie contracts dictate teambuilding strategyThe Loser's CurseWhat should the Bears do with Justin Fields?A quick dive on each of the top QB prospects
Cardinals Hire Gannon, Colts Hire Steichen, Bengals Discussion
56:46Eric Eager and Thomas Dimitroff talk about the week that was, including the week's coaching hires: Jonathan Gannon to the Cardinals and Shane Steichen to the Colts. They then transition to talking about the Bengals' Super Bowl window in light of the coming Burrow, Chase and Higgins deals. They answer listener questions.
Review of SBLVII. Tight End Evaluation.
50:39Thomas Dimitroff and Eric Eager discuss Super Bowl LVII, a great game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs. The guys transition to talking about tight ends, a position Thomas drafted and acquired numerous times during his time with the Patriots and the Falcons, and Eric played in college. They talk about analytical and traditional methods of evaluating the position, the surplus value associated with drafting one high, and why it's such a tough position to develop.
Sumer Sports Show Super Bowl Preview Pt 2: Numbers and Notes Edition
55:48Tej Seth (@tejfbanalytics) and Parker Fleming (@statsowar) are back to complete their two part preview of the Super Bowl. Topics Discussed:How the Chiefs handle the Eagles' stunts and attack the LBsWhy the Eagles shouldn't blitz Pat MahomesProp Bets And more!