As our football talent pool keeps shrinking, timely advice from Down Under

TGC American Football And Rugby

Talent Transfer – Link outside of your league. By Rhiannon Fisher: Bond University - Gold Coast, Australia So you have drafted the next crop of athletes to your team, hopefully you are content with your choices but maybe you missed out on a player you were really interested in. Hopefully you didn’t miss out on a good player because your … [Read more...]

The Football Educator Podcast 5-16-2014

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The Dallas Cowboys Offseason Strategy Revealed

TGC Dallas Cowboys Strategy

The release of DeMarcus Ware was bound to bring mixed reactions from Dallas Cowboys faithful, and it surely did. On the one hand are the fans who cling to their favorite players and don't want to think about the business end of the game of NFL Football. On the other hand are the matter of fact hard scrabble fans who spend every day in some type of … [Read more...]

If not Tight End, which direction for the NY Giants at #12?

TGC NY Giants Offensive Line

Following on the heels of an earlier post as to whether the New York Giants should select a Tight End with the twelfth overall selection in the 2014 NFL Draft, here's some interesting information to consider; For the past two decades the #1 Offensive Tackle taken off the  board has gone (on average) at pick #5, Offensive Guard at #28. The … [Read more...]

Giants taking Tight End in the 1st round? History says “Not so fast!”

TGC Derek Brown

Consider the fact that the Giants are selecting at #12 in this year's first round order; For the past two decades the #1 Tight End taken off the  board has gone (on average) at pick #25. The only TE's selected in that time period higher than the Giants' #12 are; Vernon Davis (#6 in '06), Kellen Winslow (#6 in '04), Ricky Dudley (#9 in '96), … [Read more...]

NFL Combine & Patriots – Is history a trajectory of the future?

TGC Patriots Draft and NFL Combine

TFE's last two posts have looked at the statistical correlations of NFL Combine results and the resulting productivity of the individual prospect at the next level.   Seeking to find the relevance of the NFL Combine EPA – Exceeding Peer Average & its relevance to the NFL Combine The relevance of the NFL Combine appears to ebb and … [Read more...]

EPA – Exceeding Peer Average & its relevance to the NFL Combine

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Part two of Joe Landers' study on the relevance of the NFL Combine takes a hard look at the notion of EPA (Exceeding Peer Average) and the idea that one single athletic attribute can lead a young prospect to success, but that an understanding of the correlative combinations in reference to one's peer group is a better predictor over the long … [Read more...]

NFL Draft – Making the case for “Johnny Football” Manziel

TGC Johnny Manziel

Perhaps one of college football's most polarizing players could also be its best heading into the 2014 NFL Draft.  Throughout the Combine and over the following weeks you're going to hear pundits and prognosticators expound upon the importance of having a franchise caliber quarterback on your roster.   You're going to hear many compare and contrast … [Read more...]

2014 NFL Draft – “With the 1st selection the Houston Texans take…”

TGC Manziel and Clowney

The Houston Texans enter into the 2014 NFL Draft picking first for the third time in their brief thirteen season existence.  In 2002 Fresno State QB David Carr was their inaugural selection to build the base of the expansion franchise upon.  A 2-14 record in 2005 not only brought the Texans another 1st round - 1st pick, but also jettisoned their … [Read more...]

What Evaluators Can Really Gain From Scouting at All-Star Games

TGC All-Star Game Evaluations

What’s Next: What Evaluators Can Really Gain From Scouting at All-Star Games By  Eric Galko The college football season is complete, and the NFL playoffs are in full form. But the NFL Draft season is finally getting started. The first step for evaluators now that these 2014 NFL Draft prospects have finished their playing careers is the … [Read more...]