Restructuring NFL Football Operations – The Players

TGC The Players

This is Part Four of a series on how the NFL should restructure its Football Operations Department.  If you missed the previous three articles here are the links; Time to Restructure Football Operations in the NFL Restructuring NFL Football Operations - The Game Restructuring NFL Football Operations - The Process The Players – The most … [Read more...]

Restructuring NFL Football Operations – The Process

TGC Football Operations The Process

This is the third part in a series on the restructuring of Football Operations at the League level.  Part one discussed the need for compartmentalizing the scattered programs the NFL is currently implementing.  In part two we looked at the importance of maintaining the QUALITY of the NFL's product - The Game.  Now in part three TFE reviews The … [Read more...]

5 Business Lessons From Former NFL GM Ted Sundquist

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I recently had the chance to sit down with the Motley Fool's own Jake Mann to discuss some of the business principles that I felt crossed over into the world of professional football and the emphasis I put on these in my book Taking Your Team To The Top - How to build and manage great teams like the pros.   The following interview appeared on … [Read more...]

Today’s NFL GM – One and done?

TGC one and done as NFL GM

The NFL offseason is upon us and focus now shifts towards the front office executives in charge of rebuilding their rosters in hopes of dethroning the reigning Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks.  Much has been said about the job that GM John Schneider has done in building the Seahawks into professional football’s powerhouse with his craft use of … [Read more...]

Which comes first, the General Manager or the Head Coach?

TGC GM or the Head Coach

I spent the better part of this past week discussing the various tactics and strategies of the General Manager – Head Coach relationship in the National Football League. With seven clubs dismissing their head coach and two their GM’s, it’s an inevitable question for the fans & media of these organizations looking to rebuild their leadership … [Read more...]

Gary Kubiak and a case for firing coaches before Black Monday

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Perception is often seen as reality and in the case of the Houston Texans it was perceived that the message of head coach Gary Kubiak just wasn't getting across to his roster.  There are a number of instances where a change in the "messenger" is just what a team needs to shake up the organization and get things back on track.  Two seasons ago it … [Read more...]

Between heaven and hell in the NFL – QB Purgatory

TGC QB Purgatory

The Houston Texans fired their head coach Gary Kubiak after eight seasons at the helm of his hometown team.  Expectations were beyond immense after the "Bulls" went 12-4 and captured the AFC South for a  second consecutive season.  Texan QB Matt Schaub led his team to a #3 seed in the AFC despite being outside of most of the Top 10 categories for … [Read more...]

“The Road Not Taken” might be the best for NFL General Managers

TGC The Road Not Taken by General Managers

The one thing I've learned over many years both inside and outside the game of football is that no one person has all the answers; not a coach, not a player, not a GM, not a journalist.  The views from The Football Educator (written by me) are just that, my views.  They're expressed from a vantage point that I had the privilege of holding for 16 … [Read more...]

“FIRE” can spread quickly throughout an NFL team – even in Tampa Bay

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost their seventh straight game last Thursday, falling 31-13 to division rival Carolina.  It’s an organization that has won only once in its last 13 attempts and currently stands 7-16 under second year head coach Greg Schiano.  Bucs fans were all too eager to escort previous head coach Raheem Morris out the door after … [Read more...]

Technology to Transform NFL Front Offices?

TGC Technology and the NFL

Technology Here But is NFL Using it Correctly? Technology in the NFL in my opinion can be a huge asset in a league that is moving and growing faster each and every day. Coaches are being asked to turn falling teams around and make them contenders almost overnight. Technology brings so many benefits and NFL teams have almost no choice but to have … [Read more...]