Will Cam Newton Be a Bust?

The speech analysts at Achievement Metrics reveal whether the No. 1 pick is in the “quadrant of doom.” By Michael Agger On the day before the NFL draft, I wrote about a company called Achievement Metrics that analyzes the speech of college football players to predict how they will perform in the NFL. The basic [...]

Turning Words Into Touchdowns

Does a player’s speech predict how he’ll perform in the NFL? By Michael Agger | www.slate.com Imagine you’re Carolina Panthers general manager Marty Hurney. Your team went 2-14 last year. You have the first pick in the NFL draft on Thursday. All of the pundits are predicting that you will take Cam Newton, the explosive [...]

Jaguars: Can Speech Pinpoint Future Flaws?

Jaguars: Can Speech Pinpoint Future Flaws? Michael C. Wright, Jaguar/NFL Reporter The Jaguars parted ways on Monday with wide receiver Matt Jones, who spent last week in a Washington County, Ark., jail for violating the terms of his probation on a drug charge. But perhaps the club’s dilemma with Jones, stemming from his two arrests [...]