The Dallas Cowboys Should Add Adrian Peterson – Part 2

By Michael Burke - Click here for Part 1 Dreams of BIG D for A.D. The Vikings would love for him to have a change of heart. I don't believe the wanted change is going to happen. AD, as he is called by many, which is short for "All Day" and Adrian, was born and raised not far from Dallas in Palestine, TX. He grew up rooting for the Dallas … [Read more...]

Time To Weigh in on DeMarco Murray Leaving Dallas – Part 2

By Michael Burke Click here for Part 1 of Time To Weigh in on DeMarco Murray Leaving Dallas. Philly quarterback quandary? Now let's talk about Quarterbacks. I'm sorry, I don't care that Sam Bradford and Murray were college roommates and best friends, on no day of his life is he a better Quarterback than Tony Romo. Forget the fact for a minute … [Read more...]

A Touch of Hostility Primer: Cowboys – Colts, Part 1

The Cowboys Close Relationship to the Colts It is quite possible that most Cowboys fans do not even realize how closely tied the Cowboys are to the Colts. In what I hope will be one of your favorite of my primer threads, please allow me to untangle this mystery for you. I apologize up front, this will be long. Hopefully it will be worth your time … [Read more...]

2014 Playoffs Making A Strong Case For NFL Realignment

By Blaine Grisak For the second time since 2010, it is very possible that the NFL will have a division winner with a losing record. Call it an anomaly, but the fact of the matter is, before the NFL realigned in 2002 when the league expanded to 32-teams, a franchise had never won their division with a losing record, and now it could happen twice in … [Read more...]

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...]

Manning sends wrong 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...]

2014 Broncos vs Seahawks: “Beauty is only skin deep”

“Beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder”, or in this case whether or not you wear orange or action green with your blue. PRAVDA The Denver Broncos faced off against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 3 of this relatively young 2014 NFL Season in a rare rematch of Super Bowl participants from the preceding season.  Looking at just the final score, … [Read more...]

Scouting Football Talent – 1 thing overlooked at every position

With the launch of Optimum Scouting and FBXchange on The Football Educator, I want to focus a bit more on the philosophies of player evaluation and some of the finer details to scouting NFL prospects.  As I’ve stated in the past, there is no “best practice” or “science to the art”.  I’ve met and worked with a number of outstanding talent evaluators … [Read more...]

Time For The NFL To Change The Preseason

Every year around this time in the football season, the question of the preseason being too long always gets brought up. Every year it seems like a big name player gets hurt in these games that are basically meaningless. Compared to the ratio of preseason games to regular season games, the NFL is by far the most among the four major sports. Major … [Read more...]

Impact Tackles & the need for more Comprehensive Stats in the NFL

By Matt Hamilton There are perhaps no two bigger pet peeves for evaluators who watch countless hours of film than players who receive too much credit from the fans and mainstream media, and players who receive too little. The problem is that often times the differences in players are just too difficult to quantify. Even certain positions that lead … [Read more...]