The Cleveland Browns have made it clear they need to continue to have a robust analytics presence, but new head coach Kevin Stefanski says the reviews about how much affect the numbers department could have over his decision-making are overblown.
One of many reasons the Browns selected Stefanski over Josh McDaniels is that the New England Patriots offensive coordinator reportedly wanted a franchise makeover in Cleveland, while Stefanski is prepared to let Paul DePodesta and his employees have a big position in football operations. Cleveland radio host Dustin Fox says one factor Stefanski had to comply with do is flip turn in a replica of his recreation plan to the analytics division by Friday each week so the plan could be discussed.
Was additionally informed candidates additionally needed to agree to show in recreation plans to the proprietor and analytics department by Friday, and to attend an end-of-week analytics meeting to discuss their plan. https://t.co/rDqltnucRj
— Dustin Fox (@DustinFox37) January 13, 2020
Stefanski informed the media on Friday that the report is just not true.
Kevin Stefanski denies a report that he'll be required to share his recreation plan with the Browns analytics department every Friday.
"It's not true. I like that report. It's a superb one."
— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) January 14, 2020
Whereas DePodesta and company might not have requested for veto power with Stefanski’s recreation plan, the coach did make it clear that he is in favor of analytics.
Kevin Stefanski on analytics: "Info is power."
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) January 14, 2020
The Browns supposedly have no plans to promote DePodesta to general manager, however there’s a purpose they stuck with him and parted ways with John Dorsey. They consider in the former MLB government’s analytics-based strategy, and Stefanski have to be on-board with it as properly. DePodesta has stated prior to now that his methods have been mocked by some of his NFL peers, but time will inform if Stefanski is the best coach to help him prove everyone fallacious.