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Pillar Makes Unreal Catch While Hanging On Wall

CINCINNATI — Giants center fielder Kevin Pillar arrived from Toronto with a highlight reel of impressive catches, and he made another spectacular play in the third inning of Saturday night’s 9-2 loss to the Reds at Great American Ball Park. With the Reds leading 5-1, Nick Senzel sent a drive towards the 404-foot marker in deep center […]

The Eight NFL Teams With the Biggest Holes Left to Fill

Kansas City Chiefs: Cornerback The Chiefs fielded one of the most dominant pass-rushing fronts in the NFL last year, but that didn’t translate into a top-tier pass defense thanks in large part to its porous back-end coverage. After finishing second to last in passing yards surrendered (273.4 passing yards per game), Kansas City set out […]

We Know Who the 49ers Drafted, Now it’s Time to Find Out the Why

By now you’ve seen draft grades and winners and losers. One thing we haven’t really talked about is the “why.” So let’s do that today. Here is one reason why the San Francisco 49ersselected who they did during the NFL Draft. Nick Bosa Pressure busts pipes According to FootballOutsiders, the 49ers were 18th in pressure rate and adjusted sack rate in 2018. […]

Meet Deandre Baker: New Giants’ Cornerback Ready to Jump in and Compete

Baker says he believes he was the best cornerback in the draft. The Giants surprised a lot of people with their first first-round pick of the 2019 NFL Draft. They surprised just as many people with their third first-round pick. Just the fact there was a third first-round pick was surprising enough. That pick — Georgia cornerback Deandre […]

NFL Draft 2019: Round 4-7 Grades for Every Pick

Impact wide receivers like Iowa State’s Hakeem Butler, who slipped through the cracks in the first three rounds; Versatile defenders like West Virginia linebacker David Long and Florida defensive back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, who could immediately help teams; Developmental quarterbacks like Washington State’s Gardner Minshew and Buffalo’s Tyree Jackson, who could be the guys everyone is […]

2019 NFL Draft: Titans Take A.J. Brown, Giving Marcus Mariota Another Piece for the Offense

With the No. 51 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Titans selected A.J. Brown, wide receiver out of Ole Miss. Worked primarily from slot until D.K. Metcalf was lost to injury. Brown ran a lot of in-breaking and comeback routes in simplified Ole Miss passing offense. Good at finding soft spots in zone coverage and a strong […]

No Love for the Glove: A Look at the Early Contenders that most Need to Improve their Defense

When​ you’re​ only​ 15​ percent​ of​ the way​ through the​ season, it’s​ hard​ to speak​ definitively​ to​ much​ of​​ what’s happened. So you look for patterns, trends and starts that might be interesting for one reason or another. Our company, Sports Info Solutions, specializes in defensive analysis, so let’s look at the start to the season through […]

How Coplay’s Sports Info Solutions is Changing the World of Sports Analytics

The future of sports analytics lives in Coplay, through a dark-fibre network connecting a former bank and the building that once housed the Ritz Theatre. That’s where Sports Info Solutions is teaching baseball teams where to shift outfielders, football teams when to go for it on fourth down and gamblers why to bet the over on a […]

Checking in on Early Shift Trends- Are Some Teams Cutting Back in 2019?

Defensive shifting is alive and well to the point where it is now baseball normalcy. No longer are we stunned to see a defense reposition itself when a left-handed batter comes up, or even when we see the third baseman play what’s become known as “the slot” area in short right field. Yes, we know […]

NFL Draft 2019: The next Davante Adams, the Keenan Allen-type sleeper and more wide receiver comparisons

In 2014, there was an group of wide receivers that featured new Browns star Odell Beckham Jr., his teammate Jarvis Landry, Davante Adams, Mike Evans, Brandin Cooks, Sammy Watkins and a handful of other valuable pass catchers. There are a few players from that group that serve as comparisons for the class of 2019 — which […]

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