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Indianapolis Colts hire former Special Forces boss in player personnel role | ESPN
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Indianapolis Colts hire former Special Forces boss in player personnel role | ESPN

Brian Decker, the retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel who has tried to implement in the NFL a system of predictive character traits he once used to select Green Berets — drawing interest from the likes of Bill Belichick — has been hired as the Indianapolis Colts‘ player personnel strategist, according to a league source.

It’s a fascinating move by Chris Ballard, the Colts’ first-year general manager, to reshape Indy’s personnel department and comes 10 days after he dismissed some staffers.

Decker, who led several successful missions in Iraq, effectively reinvented the process for selecting Green Berets. He turned an outdated system based on who survived three brutal weeks of training into a data-driven model that amassed 1,200 predictive data points, from peak physical performance to psychometrics…

Source: Indianapolis Colts hire former Special Forces boss in player personnel role – NFL 2017