Unsupervised methods for identifying pass coverage among defensive backs with NFL player tracking data

@article{Dutta2019UnsupervisedMF,
  title={Unsupervised methods for identifying pass coverage among defensive backs with NFL player tracking data},
  author={Rishav Dutta and Ronald Yurko and S. Ventura},
  journal={Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports},
  year={2019},
  volume={16},
  pages={143 - 161}
}
  • Rishav Dutta, Ronald Yurko, S. Ventura
  • Published 2019
  • Mathematics
  • Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports
  • Abstract Statistical analysis of defensive players in football has lagged behind that of offensive players, special teams, and coaching decisions, largely because data on individual defensive players has historically been lacking. With the introduction of player tracking data from the NFL, researchers can now tackle these problems. However, event and strategy annotations in the NFL’s tracking data are limited, especially when it comes to describing what defensive players do on each play… CONTINUE READING
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