Former players & their lawsuit against NFL a HARD PILL to swallow

WASHINGTON ( -- A group of retired NFL players says in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that the league, thirsty for profits, illegally supplied them with risky narcotics and other painkillers that numbed their injuries for games and led to medical complications down the road. The league obtained and administered the drugs illegally, without … [Read more...]

An interview with The Football Educator – NFL Draft questions

The Football Educator sat down with Alex Lanigan to answer some questions like what's a General Manager's draft philosophy, is there perceived college conference bias in player selection, and who the Houston Texans might take with the first overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft. As a former General Manager when would you begin your preparation for … [Read more...]

A lot of Smoke & Mirrors as the 2014 NFL Draft pot reaches a boil

Have you ever put a tea kettle on the stove to boil some water?  I’m sure most of you have, so you understand how water rumbles under the flame as the kettle begins to heat up.  It usually starts out slow and steady, but as the temperature rises to 212 degrees it seems like the pot might just jump off the stove and land on the floor.  Suddenly all … [Read more...]

Restructuring NFL Football Operations – The Players

This is Part Four of a series on how the NFL should restructure its Football Operations Department.  If you missed the previous three articles here are the links; Time to Restructure Football Operations in the NFL Restructuring NFL Football Operations - The Game Restructuring NFL Football Operations - The Process The Players – The most … [Read more...]

On the chopping block? It’s tough being an NFL “head” coach.

Potential NFL Coaching Changes When the NFL train pulls into the November station we hit silly season. Preseason notions are well and truly over and certain portions of the league only have next season to look forward to. My friends Mainz & Dutton recently wrote a fantastic article looking at Which coaches are on the hot seat? I'm not a huge … [Read more...]

Seven Reasons Why Nick Saban Should Consider Leaving Alabama For Texas

Seven Reasons Nick Saban Should Consider Leaving Alabama for Texas Before I even write this. I'm fully prepared for for some of the vectorial that will come my way from a certain portion of the globe. I'm not saying Nick Saban WILL leave Alabama. I'm not even saying he SHOULD leave the tide. But I've got nine reasons why he should at least give … [Read more...]

Using analytics to help forecast top NFL rookie performers in 2013

When you start talking analytics in professional football many of the old-time traditionalists will scoff that you can't apply "Money Ball" tactics to the gridiron.  The fluid dynamics of the game are just too diverse from some of the statistical predictability of baseball.  True, and I would never argue to replace the human element of forecasting … [Read more...]

It’s Bill Parcells turn to wear the NFL’s Hall of Fame gold jacket

Ever heard the idea of "Six degrees of separation"?  It's the theory that everyone and everything is six or fewer steps away, by way of introduction, from any other person in the world, so that a chain of "a friend of a friend" statements can be made to connect any two people in a maximum of six steps.  NOTHING permeates more true in college and … [Read more...]

It’s HIGH time we learn a new language for NFL Defenses

I constantly get inquiries from knowledgeable fans aspiring to be scouts, front office executives, or professional football coaches asking what they have to do to get noticed for a next level opportunity.  They expound upon their passion for the game, how much they watch NFL Rewind, how long they've had season tickets, the number of times they've … [Read more...]

Adderall suspension and an NFL female fan’s perspective

You've heard the old adage "Perception is reality".  As followers of the NFL (fans, media, employees - players, coaches, staff) we all see professional football from our own angle.  Dealing with the dynamics of both the business and the game can be a tight rope walk for sure.  Trying to sift through a myriad of information coming from various … [Read more...]