Look, to be fair - I’ve taken a bit of usual hyperbole and exaggeration with my comments. I think stats have a very important role in sport. But my opinion is that the role they have is twofold - raw data to aid coaches, medicos and players in bettering their craft, and molded data to suit click-bait. I have an abnormally high disdain for the latter.
On a related point to that - the age-old conundrum of the single gun forward vs the spray of lesser lights hitting the scoreboard. They have similarities in the way the play is focussed and directed.