Purple Insider's Matthew Coller Announces Book on PFF

Blue Wire Podcast

May 25, 2023

Blue Wire’s own Matthew Coller of the Purple Insider podcast and Hot Routez is releasing a book this October chronicling Neil Hornsby’s founding of Pro Football Focus, and how it’s completely changed the way we look at the sport.

The book, titled Football Is a Numbers Game: Pro Football Focus and How a Data-Driven Approach Shook Up the Sport, takes a deep dive into the history of PFF with unprecedented access of its storied history, from its humble origins to the major acquisition by Cris Collinsworth in 2014.

There’s no doubt that PFF's data and impact has permeated throughout the entire NFL, but Coller’s journalistic background and storytelling acumen are the biggest takeaways from Football Is a Numbers Game.

“Matthew Coller knows the NFL inside and out, and in this book he goes deeper than anyone has on the company and the product that has had the single biggest effect on pro football in the last decade,” said Kalyn Kahler, Senior NFL writer for The Athletic. She continues, “He’ll take you inside NFL facilities and game plans and coaching conversations to explain how analytics have forever changed the way football is coached, talked about and played and how the revolution has only just begun.”

Coller also appeared on the podcast of The Star Tribune, Minnesota’s largest newspaper to speak about the book itself as well as the growth of football in analytics in general.  

While Football Is a Numbers Game isn’t being released until Octobert 2023, you can still preorder the book here!

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