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...]

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...]

Scouting College Quarterbacks – COGNITIVE ABILITY/MUSCLE MEMORY

TGC Scouting College Quarterbacks Part 10

Here is the seventh section in the ongoing series of the intricacies of scouting college quarterbacks. I've felt for years and throughout my football career; as a player, coach and personnel executive, that many talented players have "withered on the vine" as a result of lack of reps.  Coaches at every level are conceding the fact that they just … [Read more...]

Scouting College Quarterbacks – Mobility/Running Ability

TGC Scouting College Quarterbacks Part 8

Here is the sixth section in the ongoing series of the intricacies of scouting college quarterbacks. There's always seemed to have been a misnomer concerning the need for a running quarterback.  John Westenhaver describes what we should REALLY be looking for when it comes to the mobility of your signal caller. If you missed Section 5 - BALL … [Read more...]

Scouting College Quarterbacks – BALL HANDLING

TGC Scouting College Quarterbacks Part 7

Here is the fifth section in the ongoing series of the intricacies of scouting college quarterbacks. Like a point guard on a basketball team, the quarterback has to have the deft hands of a magician.  Longtime coach, scout, and Quarterback Guru John Westenhaver gives his points of consideration when evaluating a quarterback's ball handling … [Read more...]

2015 NFL Draft: The Dream Bowl

TGC Dream Bowl

2015 NFL Draft: The Dream Bowl Gives Small School Players a Chance to Earn NFL Looks By Eric Galko - Director of Optimum Scouting The Senior Bowl has long been the staple of college all-star games for NFL teams. The East-West Shrine game is set to host its 63rd annual event. Those two, along with others coming to fruition year-to-year, are all … [Read more...]

Scouting College Quarterbacks – PASSING OUTSIDE OF THE POCKET

TGC Scouting College Quarterbacks Part 6

Here is the fourth section in the ongoing series of the intricacies of scouting college quarterbacks. Sometimes by design, sometimes by necessity a quarterback has got to deliver outside the protection of the pocket.  Longtime coach, scout, and Quarterback Guru John Westenhaver gives his points of consideration when evaluating a quarterback's … [Read more...]

Scouting College Quarterbacks – POCKET PASSING

TGC Scouting College Quarterbacks Part 5

Here is the third section in the ongoing series of the intricacies of scouting college quarterbacks.  Despite all the recent focus and supposed movement towards throwing on the run, quarterbacks must first and foremost be able to function from the traditional notion of a "pocket".  Longtime coach, scout, and QB Guru John Westenhaver gives his … [Read more...]

Ducks or Eagles, The Offense of Chip Kelly is Flying High

TGC Chip Kelly Oregon and Philadelphia

The Chip Kelly Effect Throughout the history of the NFL there have been many offenses that have changed the game. In 1968 the late great Bill Walsh created what we know of as today as the west coast offense, in 1988, Boomer Esiason ran the first no-huddle offense, and in 1999 the greatest show on turf ran one of the best offenses in NFL … [Read more...]