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How the Giants used the pandemic to catch up on data and analytics

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The on-field setbacks from the coronavirus pandemic have been obvious for the Giants. A virtual offseason program, truncated training camp and no preseason games all are impacting the level of play from the team this season.

Behind the scenes, however, the past six months have forced the organization to grow with astonishing speed and agility, especially when it came to integrating data innovation and analytics into the coaching staff and personnel department.

The Giants had been focusing on those relationships for the past few years, but the pandemic gave them an unexpected boost.