4. The Tape Tells You Everything
While Ballard is expected to utilize analytics much more than his Colts predecessor, it still appears as though he’s a firm believer in the ‘eye ball’ test above anything else.
It’s easy to see that the Colts best players such as Luck and wide receiver T.Y. Hilton consistently flash on the film.
That being said, Ballard does appear to want to significantly use analytics as a tool to potentially help corroborate what he’s seeing on ‘the tape”:
"“Look, the tape tells you everything,” said Ballard. “I’m into analytics. There’s some stuff we’ll do with analytics just to kind of bring our decision-making into focus, but the tape tells you everything, and I’m telling you the really good ones pop off that tape. Fast, and they do it consistently.”"