Impact Tackles & the need for more Comprehensive Stats in the NFL

By Matt Hamilton There are perhaps no two bigger pet peeves for evaluators who watch countless hours of film than players who receive too much credit from the fans and mainstream media, and players who receive too little. The problem is that often times the differences in players are just too difficult to quantify. Even certain positions that lead … [Read more...]

Predicting the 2014 College Football Season (Statistically)

by W. Casan Scott - Baylor University The 2014 college football season is nearly upon us, and thus time for the myriad of preseason predictions and projections to come out. Building on a previous paper I wrote about the debate between college recruiting and coaching, I made 2014 predictions for the top 120 teams in the FBS. My primary objective … [Read more...]

Will The “New” 4-2-5 Defense Bring Ground And Pound Back?

Ron Pickett sees football from the coaching perspective; its strategies, tactics, and effective use of personnel in attacking and combating various schemes.  He's written numerous articles across the internet and I've asked him to contribute to The Football Educator as well.  Here's a breakdown of the 4-2-5 defense that has become quite the staple … [Read more...]

Measuring up – Has Mike Shanahan done enough for HOF consideration?

Mike Shanahan comes back to Denver for the first time as an opponent since September 24, 1989 when the then Los Angeles Raiders fell to the Broncos 31-21 at the original MILE HIGH Stadium.  We all know the storied return to Dove Valley after helping lead San Francisco to a Super Bowl Championship.  Shanahan took over for Wade Phillips, implemented … [Read more...]

Love ’em or hate ’em, you gotta admire the Patriots’ resiliency

Bill Belichick has put together some outstanding squads over the years.  Dominant teams that could beat an opponent in any manner.  Talented teams that could beat an opponent with any one on one match up.  Opportunistic teams that could beat an opponent through their own mistakes.  Confident teams that could beat an opponent merely by believing … [Read more...]

Mike Smith bets the house and leaves the Atlanta Falcons empty

The state of Georgia has grappled with the idea of allowing in high-stakes casinos for the past few years now, but has averted the reward for the fear of the risk.  The nearest gambling houses are a three to four hour drive into Biloxi, Mississippi or by jumping on a Casino Cruise in Brunswick, Georgia.  The state’s lottery corporation has overseen … [Read more...]

“Perception is reality” unless you took a closer look at the Patriots

"Perception is reality" when walking away from Week 2 of the 2013 NFL regular season.  Fans pick up the morning papers and read what the media twists and spins in their direction.  "Here, this is what I think so therefore you should too."   The New York Giants are 0-2 and have no shot at the playoffs.   Seattle spanked San Francisco and … [Read more...]

Professional Football & the Read Option; How long will this marriage last?

Having cut my teeth on the Split Back Veer Option, then growing through the Triple Option Wishbone both as a player and coach, I'm fully aware of the positives that the Read Option can bring an offensive attack.  For years I wondered if professional defenses could play the disciplined, assignment focused football required to shutdown any type of … [Read more...]

Cleveland Browns 2013 season opener; anomaly, trend, or bad luck?

Analyzing week 1 of any NFL regular season is always a bit confounding.  A single game does not a season make and The Football Educator is constantly preaching of the importance of maintaining consistency over the long haul versus a quick emotional knee jerk reaction when building a Super Bowl contender. Madison Avenue marketing or key … [Read more...]

Want to maximize performance on your O-Line? Ask LeCharles Bentley

The Football Educator has been reaching outside of the box to find new and expanded content for our readers and has recently run across an outstanding new website designed specifically for the development of offensive linemen (at all levels).  LeCharles Bentley has created in an effort to bring forth information from every angle … [Read more...]