Concussion numbers down

TGC NFL Concussion numbers down

By Shane Tidrick Over halfway through the 2014 NFL season, one thing has become crystal clear to me; The sport of football is still the nations favorite game.  I saw this based on the TV ratings, the amount of memorabilia sold, and the cost for advertisers to buy air time during prime time games.  Despite the sports unquestionable popularity, … [Read more...]

The Physiology behind the NFL Combine – RB’s, WR’s, & TE’s

TGC NFL Combine WR's

TFE contributor Casan Scott looks at the physiology behind the NFL Combine, analyzing position by position to give us a better understanding of exactly what the numbers really mean coming out of INDY each and every year.  If you missed the introduction to this ongoing series, here's a quick link that will catch you up to speed - Click Here.  We … [Read more...]

Scouting College Quarterbacks – Vectoring & Dynamic Geometry

TGC Scouting College Quarterbacks Part 13

Here is the tenth section in the ongoing series of the intricacies of scouting college quarterbacks. There are too many instances of failed careers in the National Football League at the quarterback position, not because of the lack of physical talent, but because the lack of the basic understanding of how to implement that talent on the field. … [Read more...]

The physiology behind the NFL Combine – Offensive Line

TGC The Physiology behind the NFL Combine Offensive Line

TFE contributor Casan Scott looks at the physiology behind the NFL Combine, analyzing position by position to give us a better understanding of exactly what the numbers really mean coming out of INDY each and every year.  If you missed the introduction to this ongoing series, here's a quick link that will catch you up to speed - Click Here. By … [Read more...]

Scouting College Quarterbacks – INTANGIBLES

TGC Scouting College Quarterbacks Part 12

Here is the ninth section in the ongoing series of the intricacies of scouting college quarterbacks. Intangibles are those "fuzzy" factors that you can't put a statistical measurement on when it comes to evaluating any position on the football field.  But perhaps no other single category has brought down the future development of young … [Read more...]

NFL could learn from College Football Playoff system

TGC NFL could learn from College Football Playoff system

I don’t know about you but I’ve had it with how pro football selects its annual champion.  The current NFL Playoff system has been systematically, if not logically flawed for decades under a format that rewards regular season mediocrity, repeated inconsistency, and takes into account little for strength of schedule and statistical performance on … [Read more...]

Why do most GM’s fold come NFL Trade Deadline?

TGC GMs fold come NFL Trade Deadline

Of all the professional sports we follow in this great country of ours, why is it that the National Football League is the most averse to talking “trade” as a means of acquiring talent to supplement a roster?  America was built on risk takers, men and women willing to lay it on the line for the opportunity of a BIG payoff.  I’m not talking about … [Read more...]

Scouting College Quarterbacks – PRODUCTION

TGC Scouting College Quarterbacks Part 11

Here is the eighth section in the ongoing series of the intricacies of scouting college quarterbacks. There won't be many (if any) football people argue with the notion that the quarterback is the most important catalyst to a TEAM winning in just about any level of the sport.  Today's game is so heavily predicated on the skill and abilities of the … [Read more...]

The Physiology behind the NFL Combine

TGC The Physiology behind the NFL Combine

It's never too early to be thinking about the NFL Draft. I was assigned "Group Leader" of the Linebackers at the 1995 NFL Combine.  The job description of "Group Leader" is to be DEN MOTHER to the players under your guidance over the course of their 3 days in Indy.  One particular player out of Florida State was placed under my "protection" - … [Read more...]

Manning sends wrong message to Denver Management

TGC Peyton Manning sends message to Denver Management

I’ve frequently said that there’s only one individual in any NFL organization that matters - the owner(s).  The rest of the employees are expendable.  I don’t care what your role, 20 year head coach or 9 time Pro Bowler, professional sports (in particular the National Football League) has a way of sometimes “rudely” awakening its folks to this … [Read more...]