Quick Announcement 8/25


I’ve had the pleasure to speak with NFL Films producer Greg Cosell a few times over the years. If you aren’t familiar with his work, read this excellent feature in the New York Times. Beginning Sunday, I will be posting Q&A’s I’ve had with Greg on two different occasions. A 45-minute conversation from three years go and an hour-long conversation we had this afternoon that was just awesome.

I felt a little bit like a kid in a candy store asking him about some of the things you’ll be seeing this week:

  • Offensive and defensive schemes and systems he likes in the NFL.
  • Takes on various rookies.
  • Takes on nearly 20 different veterans from every position.
  • He willingly played the game where I asked him to choose between several sets of players that I posed to him just to get him to share his historical knowledge of the game (Ray Lewis vs. Dick Butkus or Bo Jackson vs. Eric Dickerson).
  • The role of Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski in the Patriots offense.
  • A great anecdote about Michael Irvin paying a visit to NFL Films.
  • Past thoughts on players like Jerod Mayo, Vince Young, Tyrell Johnson, and Darren McFadden.
  • Emerging players.

So stay tuned. It was a lot of fun to pick Cosell’s brain. I think you’re going to enjoy his generosity.

M

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6 comments

  1. I absolutely cannot wait to read this. Please post the A. Hernandez and R. Gronkowski part first because my auction draft is this Saturday and I cannot get them both, just one. So I am dying here.

    • I’ll give you a teaser since it won’t be ready then. While I like Hernandez (he does too as a WR), he sees Gronkowski is a more athletic Jason Witten. However, stat-wise he sees Welker as the only 90-catch guy in that offense. The rest will be evenly distributed if he were to guess.

  2. Not enough popcorn in my house for this.

  3. Checking this page 1000 times a day waiting for this material

  4. Talk about a teaser……not since High School have I felt like this:)

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