It's not exactly a Moneyball wave, but more NFL teams are openly talking about embracing analytics in football.
"We've seen it in the NBA. We've seen it more in baseball. It's starting to spruce its head a little bit in football, and I feel we're missing the target if we don't invest in that area of our operation, and we will," Brandon said, via The Buffalo News.
NFL teams have long crunched numbers behind the scenes. Whereas the media and analysts in many ways dragged baseball teams into the modern era, in the NFL, teams have quietly done work that exceeds what the public knows about.
"You know, obviously, I'm old-school in more ways than one," Nix said, laughing. "It'll be something I'll have to get used to because I go a lot on feel and what I see."