by Ryan Wilson
Jim Schwartz, probably more than any other current NFL coach, uses advanced statistics to measure player performance. The former Georgetown economics major graduated third in his class, and he's a fan of Football Outsiders, basically the only site doing for football what Bill James did for baseball some 30 years ago.
Winning games comes down to more than running a few regressions and calling it a day; there's also the on-the-field stuff: blocking, throwing, tackling and, ultimately, coaching. Finding that balance is the key. And two days into the toughest gig in sports, Schwartz sounds like a man who knows what he's doing. Or at the very least, he's a fabulous salesman.
Even With Millen Gone, Lions' Schwartz Could Have to Contend With Front Office originally appeared on NFL Main on Fri, 16 Jan 2009 20:00:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.