Poise & Confidence in the face of pressure – Analyzing NFL QB’s

TGC Philip Rivers

Poise and confidence are two of the most critical factors in the internal make up of elite quarterbacks in the National Football League.  Poise can be best described as keeping one's composure in a calm, self-assured manner while under duress.  Confidence as a self assurance or a belief in one's ability to succeed.  I've evaluated professional football quarterbacks for 20 years and these two key components outweigh arm strength, mobility, and … [Read more...]

NFL Draft Preparation – To QB or not to QB?

TGC Hamlet

The Football Educator's guest writer J.P. Fox searches for the answer of  "when is it the right time to draft a quarterback?" Asking the question of when is it the right time to draft a quarterback can be interpreted two ways: 1) When, regarding the current QB situation of the team and; 2) When, regarding the position or place in the draft. What's on your roster? A team’s current QB situation is obviously the biggest indicator of when a … [Read more...]

Scouting Football Talent – Poise & Confidence in QB’s

TGC Cougar

Remember in the movie “Top Gun” where COUGAR gets shaken by a near miss “lock-on” from an enemy bogey set on blowing his F-14 out of the sky?  COUGAR enters the office of his commanding officer to turn in his wings; "I'm holding on too tight, I've lost the edge, I'm sorry sir". And with that one of the Navy’s top young warriors was out of a job, fully trained and physically capable of flying and fighting in one of this country’s most lethal … [Read more...]

NFL GM’s looking for “Cam Newton” – Are you sure?

TGC Cam Newton losing

The Football Educator is has been utilizing Advanced NFL Stats and Brian Burke’s predictive equation to analyze and evaluate why teams win in the National Football League. As a former NFL General Manager and History major from the United States Air Force Academy, I think a blind eye to the past can negatively influence your vision of the future.  There’s much to be learned from the measurements, markers, and numbers that help describe the ebb … [Read more...]