An NFL GM’s “All-Rookie” Record – Fun & Frivolous Factoids

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When I was a kid I collected football cards.  Yep, you know the ones, about ten to a pack with a stick of gum that you wouldn’t eat during the Apocalypse.  These were the classic cards of the late ‘60’s and early ‘70’s, with the height, weight, birthdate, college, and hometown of the player on the back, iconic "football pose" on the front.  They … [Read more...]

The Dallas Cowboys Should Add Adrian Peterson

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By Michael Burke The NFL Offseason is always a chess match. Agents for the players make salary demands, issue threats, and even try to drum up "luke warm" interest from other clubs. Teams try and keep their salary cap manageable, making lowball offers and negotiating until the terms are right. Players over value themselves, teams over estimate … [Read more...]

Brandon Thorn’s 2015 NFL Draft “BIG BOARD” – Mar. 10

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Here are my top graded players so far for the 2015 NFL Draft. These grades are based on film study and how I grade the positional characteristics for the player’s respective position. Before I even start writing a prospect’s report I will ensure I have seen a minimum of four games on them. Most of the time six games. I like to watch a game or two … [Read more...]

2015 NFL Mock Draft – Round 1 (Jan. 5)

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By Brandon Thorn for 2015 NFL Mock Draft - Round 1 1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon: Tampa Bay has weapons on offense (Mike Evans, Vincent Jackson, Austin Seferian-Jenkins) but is lacking on the offensive line and most importantly, quarterback. The Bucs are heading into 2015 with a returning GM (Jason … [Read more...]

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

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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

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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?

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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!”

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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...]

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...]