20 Tips (6-10) on how to become an NFL General Manager

TGC 20 Tips to becoming an NFL GM

This is Part 2 in a series of posts that I'm writing to answer the oft asked question of "How do I become an NFL General Manager?"  As I mentioned in Part 1, there is NO clear cut path to the front office of a professional football team.  There isn't any course of study you should or shouldn't pursue in college.  No online program that will provide … [Read more...]

Former players & their lawsuit against NFL a HARD PILL to swallow

TGC Hard pill to swallow

WASHINGTON (ESPN.com) -- A group of retired NFL players says in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that the league, thirsty for profits, illegally supplied them with risky narcotics and other painkillers that numbed their injuries for games and led to medical complications down the road. The league obtained and administered the drugs illegally, without … [Read more...]

The NFL Draft: How a General Manager Manages Risk

TGC NFL General Manager managing RISK

I've long been a fan of the work of Dr. Stephen Long of Motere Consulting.  Dr. Long specializes in management team execution.  He targets financially healthy, distressed, and underperfoming organizations where strategy might be sound, but lacks execution.  His work has resulted in increased financial performance, innovation, improved decision … [Read more...]

Something is brewing in D.C. with the Redskins & it ain’t beer

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By Shane Tidrick  A potential problem is brewing in Washington D.C. right now and it has nothing to do with beer or politics.  The acquisition of DeSean Jackson was huge for the Redskins offense, but the way in which he was brought on board seems a little suspicious. The Power of Player Influence Robert Griffin III made personal visits to … [Read more...]

Is the NFL Personal Conduct Policy of Roger Goodell really working? Numbers say NO.

TGC NFL Personal Conduct Policy 2

I ran across this somewhat dated but interesting article, and wasn't surprised in the least.  Commissioner Roger Goodell and the rest of the NFL Front Office Executives fully understand the ramifications of illegal/criminal/questionable behavior and its boomerang ramifications upon the red, white, and blue shield of professional football.  And so … [Read more...]

NFL ownership – Stephen Ross needs to take the ball & run with it

TGC Stephen Ross and the ball

The situation that has engulfed the Miami Dolphins for the better part of the past two weeks has garnered more than its fair share of coverage.  Every major media outlet covering the NFL has been glued to the story and there’s been no shortage of opinion from sports journalists, former players, and other professional football personalities. The … [Read more...]

The ties that bind the Dallas Cowboys and Kansas City Chiefs

TGC Dallas Texans Dallas Cowboys

Crazy weekend of football and along with it came a crazy schedule for The Football Educator as well.  I flew out to Las Vegas to do color analysis for CampusInsiders.com and the UNLV vs Central Michigan match up at Sam Boyd Stadium.  Sunday morning I sat in McCarran International Airport and did two hours of The Football Educator radio show via … [Read more...]

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

TGC Cleveland Browns season opener

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...]

2013 Jacksonville Jaguars new uniforms – “You look marvelous”

TGC You look marvelous

Change Making or becoming different Exchange or replacement Change can be a scary thing for some.  Growing up as NFL fans, many of our fondest memories of the game are tied directly to the sights and sounds of the direct experience.  The game winning pass or touchdown saving tackle is seared in our minds with a visual of the player's … [Read more...]

NFL stadium naming rights – CASH is KING for the Dallas Cowboys

TGC AT&T Stadium

Mile High, Veterans, Giants, Candlestick, Three Rivers, Foxboro, Orange Bowl . . . the very mention of these names congers up memories for many of us who were cutting our teeth on professional football during the glory years of the National Football League.  Sports Authority, Lincoln Financial, MetLife, Levi's, Heinz, Gillette, Sun Life . . . feels … [Read more...]