NFL could learn from College Football Playoff system

TGC 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

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...]

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

TGC Broncos beauty 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

TGC One thing overlooked

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

TGC NFL 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

TGC Impact Tackles

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...]

The Dying Fullback

TGC Fullbacks and White Buffalo

This years draft offered teams a total of five fullbacks to choose from.  All five were subsequently drafted, but in the later rounds.  If you knew nothing about the sport of football, you would still likely be able to make the fair assessment that the fullback is a dying position in the NFL. Strictly off the top of my head, I can think of one … [Read more...]

History can be tough on returning to the Super Bowl, much less winning it.

TGC History tough on returning to the Super Bowl

Optimism abounds this time of year in the National Football League as OTA’s commence and clubs get their first glance at additions made to their rosters through Free Agency and the Draft.  Certainly you can’t help but feel excited about the opportunity to evaluate this new influx of talent into whatever existing rollover of players you’ve made from … [Read more...]

Where have all the “Runners” gone?

TGC Where have all the Runners gone

By Shane Tidrick Does it seem like QB is the position on every NFL team that is being leaned on more and more?  It feels like every draft, every free agency, every preseason preview, all of the hype circles around the guy playing under center.  Without question, it's a very difficult position to master, arguably the toughest in all of sports.  But … [Read more...]

The HIGHS and LOWS of WINNING as a fan

TGC Highs and Lows of fans

Occasionally in ones life, everything seems to line up perfectly. Not usually in every facet of your life but in certain sections, you simply couldn’t ask for things to go better. This happened to me this last year. The sports Gods got together and said “Lets make Dayna’s sports world as perfect as we can! Championships all around!”. It was … [Read more...]