I haven’t been posting much lately, I apologize. But there has been a LOT going on in my life lately. Well I’ve got some major news to talk about. I got hired by Pro Football Focus as a Player Personal Analyst (PPA). This is probably going to consume much of my fall and will only be compounded by the fact that I’ll still be taking classes to finish my degree at the same time. So this fall, the blog is going to be on the backburner. However, I would like to continue doing my weekly picks blogs and my College Football Playoff rankings when the time is right. But my top priorities are going to be school and PFF.
So what exactly will I be doing at PFF? Well as I mentioned, I’m a PPA, which requires me to watch the game that’s assigned to me and go through every single play and chart who is on the field, where they’re aligned, what their positional designation is, and what their role is on the play. This information gets sent to NCAA and NFL teams that are clients of PFF in order to learn the trends and formations that teams like to use. I’ve already gotten some practice at this, as I’ve charted the first quarter of the Iron Bowl, the first half of the Fiesta Bowl, and the entirety of the Alamo Bowl from this past season. I’m probably going to be mostly on college teams but there will certainly be plenty of NFL opportunities. Hopefully I can move up the ladder enough to where I’ll be writing for them and talking on their podcasts and youtube shows.
It’ll be tricky to keep this blog going, but I’m going to do my best to do so and I appreciate all the support I’ve received since I started this thing back in September. The only thing I can promise out of that is that I’m going to do my best to get picks and rankings out in the fall because those were always my favorite blogs to write.