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Catapult Sports Adds New York Giants to Growing Client List; On-Field GPS Tracking to Be Implemented

August 14th, 2013 at 10:30 AM
By Dan Benton

The New York Giants are among a short list of the newest clients to use Catapult Sports' on-field GPS tracking service. They join the Buffalo Bills, Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys, Jacksonville Jaguars, Philadelphia Eagles and St. Louis Rams as the only seven teams in the NFL to use the product, which features a wearable GPS tracking device devised to "provide objective data on athlete performance."

The data collected by these wearable devices will allow teams to dig deeper into injury analysis, performance analysis and tactical analysis.

"Learn the speed of your quarterbacks on a scramble, the impact force of a center after a snap, or the vertical leap of a wide receiver on a sideline catch with the right program for optimal game day performance."

The NFL has permitted these teams to use the wearable GPS tracking devices during "select practices and games," but also noted in a memo sent out earlier this month that it will likely become mandatory in the very near future.

"Likely all players will be required to wear tracking devices in all NFL games at some point over next few seasons," Vice President Ray Anderson said in the memo.

This sort of technology is far from a new idea, and regularly implemented in other sports around the world. Its sole purpose is to aid in future strength and conditioning, analysis on how to prevent injuries and, as you might expect, to determine how to get the most out of every player on the field.

It is not immediately clear which practices or games the New York Giants intend to use this product.

Earlier this year, the Giants also took a proactive step by joining an NFL pilot program that puts each players medical records online and makes them available to doctors and team physicians on the sidelines.

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13 Responses to “Catapult Sports Adds New York Giants to Growing Client List; On-Field GPS Tracking to Be Implemented”

  1.  jfunk says:

    After watching some replays, I must say I came away even more impressed with Rogers than I expected. It’s uncanny that he is still able to perform so well as this point, but there were several plays where he not only stonewalled a double team (including Pouncey), but actually collapsed the double team towards the ball.

    He may need to be on a pitch count, but I can’t see him not making the 53.

  2.  JimStoll says:

    sounds like too much data
    do I really need to know how fast (slow) Eli is when he scrambles?
    how does that help?
    stupid

  3.  GOAT56 says:

    I think everyone would agree the DL has to play well. I don’t think it’s all on the DEs. I think a large reason for the drop in play by the DEs was the poor play at DT. I think with the additions a DT our play there should be much improved thus making it much easier for our DEs. Jenkins, Hankins and Rodgers playing with Joseph really improves our interior.

    I understand worry about JPP but I think his surgery will make him better because last year he was playing in pain. The question is will he really return game one and how long will it take him to get back in the flow. Tuck is in better shape and is playing for a contract so we will get his best which I think is still a high level DE but at worse it still should be a better effort than last year. Kiwi at worse is a solid rotational DE. The emergence of Moore means Kiwi will be more of a run stopping DE and not need as much to provide a 3rd down pass rush. I see JPP, Moore, Tuck and Jenkins being our base 3rd down pass rushers. With Austin, Kiwi and Tracy being mixed in at times.

  4.  Krow says:

    Can cloning be far behind ? Where’s LT ?

    •  JimStoll says:

      not sure that data would be useful in today’s NFL: how high on cocaine can a player be and still be effective?

  5.  GOAT56 says:

    I like that Moore seems low key. Reminds me of Nicks in the way he interviews:

    http://www.nfl.com/videos/new-york-giants/0ap2000000229389/Giants-Moore-proud-of-early-award

  6.  creewan says:

    I don’t know if you guys are already all over this…

    But everyone should subscribe to NYGiantCentral on youtube…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-aAtEhmOk4

  7.  creewan says:

    POOR RUN DEFENSIVE PLAYS

    0:13
    Stephens Howling receives a draw play to the offensive right side while the Giants blitz from the offense’s left side. Perfect play call against that blitz. The OL can simply ignore the defenders from the weakside and attack the second level of the defense. Nice gain for Pitt. Perfect play call.

    0:22
    Pitt lines up 3 WR 1 TE and 1 RB. 2 WR and the TE are lined up to the offense’s right side with the TE off the line of scrimmage. The 3rd WR is isolated on the offense’s left sideline. The Giants are in nickel with Prince isolated on the weak side with Webster (outside) and Ross (slot) covering the twins on the defense’s left. As the ball is snapped the offensive line and TE slant to the left side as the QB hands to the RB – also headed left. The TE gets a great seal block on Cullen Jenkins on the offense’s right side, this allows the RB to cut back against the grain. Our LB on that side (Paysinger) has to get rid of some traffic due to his DT being pushed off the LOS and he is late to react to the comeback. However, Ross could have done more to help if he were to squeeze down and give help. The reason he didn’t was because the twins on he and Webster’s side ran a dummy route that looked like a WR screen with the slot guy screening Webster while the outside WR comes back to the QB and tries to turn it up field against Ross. Ross played the screen and failed to peak into the backfield. By the time he realized it was a run he was late to help Paysinger.

    0:30
    Jacquain Williams needs to be more physical as he takes on the OL. We all know he is undersized which is frustrating because it hurts his “every down” ability. The RB is dead to rights in the backfield but Jacquain gets no push and is moved laterally just enough to allow Stephens Howling to slip through the CG gap and turn a sure loss into about 4 yards. Linval fails to get off his block as well.

    0:53
    The left side of our defense is dominated. Pitt gets a hat on a hat plus wins the leverage war. Herzlich shows us that he can’t move sideline to sideline like an elite MIKE and fails to bring the ball carrier to the ground. He gets an arm on him but the runner easily runs through his lunging attempt of a tackle. Good job up front by Pitt.

  8.  creewan says:

    Catching up on the last few threads…

    In regards to Linval…

    I’m in agreement that his reputation has exceeded his performance thus far. However, I do believe that he is going to have a better year this upcoming season. Canty was out for over half of last year and Linval was paired with JAGS and UDFA for most of the year. He played a huge number of snaps and it definitely showed as the season wore on. This year he will be allowed to be a part of a rotation which will keep him fresh. He also will play with more experience and talent next to him.

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