Report: Data Guru, Johnny Football Man Hired

March 10th, 2014

johnny football 0110Credible buzz flying around the Interwebs has known spreadsheet guru Tyler Oberly now on the Buccaneers staff as “manager of analytics,” so his Twitter feed claims.

It’s no surprise to learn NFL teams are diving deep into stats looking for an edge, but quarterback-hungry Joe finds it notable that Oberly just left his longtime gig at, which does extensive draft analysis and considers Johnny Football the No. 1 overall prospect in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Here’s a bit of Oberly’s background from the website:

Studying electrical engineering at the University of Toledo, Oberly began developing a statistical model to review NFL rosters for player and salary cap analysis. After performing business and risk analysis reports for the past five years in the industrial world, Oberly’s model has evolved and integrated database science to reveal players’ and teams’ unique rankings; in turn, these rankings expose important patterns and anomalies in performance that are considerably less evident using conventional evaluative approaches.

Previously a contributing writer for NFL Draft Bible and College Football Insiders, Oberly has written football analytic reports for several teams in the NFL.

Joe’s not a big fan of the spreadsheet crowd, but Joe does respect much of their work, especially when it’s not performed by beer-swilling volunteers who mistakenly believe they know what they’re watching. Like in any other profession, football statistical trends can be identified, studied and evaluated to help make better decisions. The hardest part, however, is to interpret the data properly.

Joe wishes Oberly and the Bucs great success in their enhanced analysis efforts.

20 Responses to “Report: Data Guru, Johnny Football Man Hired”

  1. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Lol, I thought it was Lance Zierlein. My bad- Congrats to Tyler then

  2. Snook Says:

    Not another jonny rotten story…

  3. lightningbuc Says:

    For someone who doesn’t even write about practice squad comings and goings because they aren’t really relevant, Joe shocks us all by reporting on a new secretary at One Buc who shares the same Mangasm for Johnny Lush.

    Jeez, the guy is not a secretary. And, frankly, if the Bucs hired an attractive secretary, Joe would find that more interesting that many practice squad shuffles. –Joe

  4. Couch Fan Says:

    Only Joe can turn something meaningless into a Johnny boy article Lol.

  5. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    NFL Teams, have been hiring a few of these type of bloggers for awhile now. They also outsource a bunch of analytics- to small web based firms now. Things are changing-bigtime

  6. The_Buc_Realist Says:


    Any truth to the rumor that you and some like minded friends are burning a Glennon jersey tonight? or is it the night before the draft? I am only asking cause Lurker’s Mom won’t let him have a live chicken and keeps asking me if a rubber chicken will do, I told him to just go but Publix and get some legs, anyway just talk to him thx.

  7. eric Says:

    Another pro JOE view lol, this is too funny lol some other guys thank he is a second or third round pick lol i guess it is just a matter of what you want to see!

  8. You Go Joe Says:

    I want say… Joe you need to…. this article….

    Joe its…. I can’t even find the words to reply…

    …NO JBF does not relate to this guy.

    That’s sums up the whole idea I have. Next time also include the dude who did the spreadsheet of JBF income when he signed jerseys for a living.

  9. snook Says:

    Sounds like “Moneyball”. Interesting story. Thanks, Joe.

  10. Bucsfanman Says:

    I’ll take any edge we can get.
    Realist- I’ve had concerns about Lurker as well, LOL!

  11. Chris Says:

    He breaks down statistics but he doesn’t watch film of Johnny missing wrs multiple times. It’s not money ball joe.

  12. gulfcoast Says:

    lightningbuc Says:
    March 10th, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    For someone who doesn’t even write about practice squad comings and goings because they aren’t really relevant, Joe shocks us all by reporting on a new secretary at One Buc who shares the same Mangasm for Johnny Lush.


  13. Mike Says:

    Yeah Joe would suck as a GM!

  14. zam Says:

    Last I checked, Lovie is still the coach and not this guy. Good.

  15. zam Says:

    And a spreadsheetist may be able to evaluate NFL success and college success, but to project college talent transitioning to NFL success requires some serious assumptions about fundamentals that make or break the model entirely. Particularly in such an atypical guy as JF.

  16. Oil Derrick Brooks Says:

    lightningbuc and Buc Realist mob!

  17. lurker Says:

    hey realist, speaking of moms and choking chickens…

    oh, nevermind 😉

  18. gianluca pesole Says:

    Johnny bust in waiting Manziel

  19. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Since the advent of Billyball in the MLB and it’s effect on that game, I’m not even a little surprised by this story.

  20. bucrightoff Says:

    Articles like this blur the line about whether Joe really does have a permahard-on for Johnny, or whether this is just trolling. Guess we’ll find out when Johnny ends up in Cleveland.

    You guys crack Joe up. The Bucs hired his stats guy, a story later reported by the Tampa Bay Times, and Joe’s research into the Bucs’ new hire revealed his site, the one where he was chief guru, is all-in for Johnny Football. Yet somehow Joe is “trolling?”–Joe