Dr. Eric Eager doesn't let conventional news dictate his view of football; instead, he lets the statistics drive his impressions of the league's 32 franchises. As Pro Football Focus' Vice President of Research and Development, Eager's role enables him to dive deeper into aspects of football that are often overlooked. That list includes correlations between pre-snap motion and expected added points, team-building fundamentals with regard to the salary cap, the statistical effect of game flow and the predictability of interceptions.
With the start of the NFL's regular season quickly approaching, Eager recently joined the “Giants Huddle Podcast” to offer his unique insight into the Giants' season ahead.
"This regime is in it for the long-haul, and they want to build in a sustainable way," Eager said of general manager Joe Schoen and Brian Daboll, who took over this offseason.
Eager also weighed in on a number of other factors, including why the Buffalo Bills' offensive line was one of the most functional in the league under Daboll, their play-caller at the time. He is optimistic that Daboll can deliver similar results in New York. Eager also laid out the data-backed contingencies for Wink Martindale's aggressive approach on the defensive side of the ball.
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