May 26, 2015

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Florida's quote of the day

| 4/16/2014

" Technology is a tool. It still comes down to blocking and tackling."

-- Miami Dolphins GM Dennis Hickey

Dennis Hickey thinks fast and talks even faster. Not surprisingly, the first-year general manager wants to act fast, as well – even if that means discarding decades of NFL tradition.

Hickey revealed that his new draft room has eschewed the long-used hand-written magnets for their draft board, and instead have gone digital.

"When I first started in this business (as a scout), I would handwrite my reports, would mail them into the secretary, who would type them up with an old school typewriter and put them into a binder," Hickey said." There’s so much inefficiency. As technology progressed, we always wanted to stay ahead of the curve."

Part of that innovation: Embracing analytics.

Read more at the Miami Herald.

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