King of the W. B. Club
I believe stats/ analytics serve a purpose. But they are far from the be all end all that some think they are. I gave examples of why this is the case.I disagree with this. I'm not sure who you're referring to when you say "stat/DVOA geeks" but the analytics community (i.e., PFF, Nylon Calculus, etc.) doesn't believe any sport starts and ends on a stat sheet. Sure, you have people who don't really understand what a stat is trying to explain who throw them around all the time, but then you also have people who don't understand the stats and make no effort to who refer to people who prefer a more analytical approach as "geeks."
Statistics have limited explanatory power. However, they come in very hand to refute assertions that are absolutely incorrect.
I do believe analytics are very good to use for example in evaluation talent in a draft. I dont believe in say DVOA because if you believed in that the Texans would've been one of the worst teams in the NFL the last 2 yrs (Not counting this yr) instead of being a playoff team that was close to making an AFCCG.