http://www.catapultsports.com/sports/nfl/ I mentioned in another thread that Joe Philbin was using Catapult Sports GPS tracking devices in the players during training camp and in practices to monitor work load and other such things. This is cutting edge stuff, folks. Player tracking data will be the coup de gras of advance analysis going forward. I've been a big proponent of the NBA's sportVU technology. The NFL currently doesn't allow tracking cameras in NFL stadiums because they feel it will compromise the integrity of the game for some reason. The future of this kind of data is really unlimited, and Joe Philbin is the first person associated with the Dolphins in a long time that is actually ahead of the game when it comes to the change of times. This data has the chance to revolutionize injury analysis, performance analysis, and tactical analysis going forward, and I think the use of this data may also enhance college scouting and player evaluation down the road. I think we are already seeing some results of this technology. Because of this technology, Joe Philbin decided to give the Dolphins team Thursdays off, which goes against traditional NFL thought. The data that was presented from previous studies shows that teams that lost and had poor offensive performances on Sundays typically had very physical practices on Thursdays. The data also shows that 80% of practice time was spent just standing around, and this data helps the coaching staff pace the practice to where they can get the most work in possible with as little standing around time as possible. This data can also show them when they need to increase practice time vs tapering practice time. Right now, the Dolphins have a very fresh team. There are a few minor injuries, but by an large, this is a relatively healthy team going into a December playoff push. Where I think this data can take this team to a new level is in play design and play calling. If you can monitor a player's acceleration, deceleration, and change of direction ability and get a metric for it, you can use that data to design plays to take advantage of that ability. As far as scouting goes, this data can be used to measure such things as a receivers catch radius, the angle of bend a pass rusher uses when he is running the arc, how much force an offensive tackle's hand punch has, how quickly an offensive lineman gets from point A to point B....etc. It will completely revolutionize scouting as a whole, virtually minimizing the margin of error that comes from too much film study. This is exciting stuff, and the fact that Joe Philbin is embracing this technology makes me believe that he is absolutely the right man to lead the Dolphins going forward.