Suggested Reading

If this blog hit you out of nowhere the way Denarius Moore was a welcome surprise to you, read on for suggested links. Photo by Wade Rackley.

In recent weeks there have been a lot of new readers to the Rookie Scouting Portfolio. This site is constantly evolving and one of the things I intend to do during the next few weeks is to add a page that categorizes links to every article on the blog for easier navigation.

Whether you’re new to the site and haven’t had a chance to delve into it or you’ve been returning for a while, I thought it would be a good idea to provide some suggested reading:


If you became acquainted with the RSP blog from the Greg Cosell or Dan Shonka conversations, I highly recommend checking out these posts.

Conversation with NFL Draft Scout’s Chad Reuter: This is the first part of a series of conversations I did with Reuter. It was pleasure to engage in football talk with a dedicated, intelligent evaluator of talent who uses his economics and player evaluation skills to present research information to NFL teams.

Conversation with National Football Post’s Wes Bunting: Just like Reuter, Bunting does the work. I should know, their processes sound eerily familiar to my early mornings. A very interesting read.

Film Study

Chad Spann is currently on the Colts' IR. He's a long-term sleeper to monitor. Learn more about his mind for the game below.

Grinding Tape: Chad Spann – Stiff arms and Green Dogs: How often do you get to read an interview where the interviewer and the subject are studying football together? This excerpt from a 2-hour study session (Just search “Chad Spann” for more) includes play diagrams and explanations of what the NCAA’s 2010 touchdown leader was thinking about with each play.

Walk on The Wild Side

The Unwritten Rules of Football and Life: These are transcriptions of podcast editorials I occasionally deliver at The Audible’s Thursday Night Roundtable with Sigmund Bloom and Cecil Lammey.

I’ll suggest other pieces each week until I create the navigation page. I hope these are enjoyable reading for you.

2 responses to “Suggested Reading”

  1. Hey Matt,

    Love your articles and site. I’m curious about your comment about Chad Spann. Is he still on the Colts IR? I thought they released him with an injury settlement. I recently read he was rehabbing in Chicago. I know he hurt his hamstring, but I didn’t see it in the last preseason game. Actually, he looked impressive on his two carries.

    I’m far from a knowledgeable insider, but the situation seems strange. I got the impression he was going to come back to the Colts once he was healthy. If they kept him on IR, he’d be out for the season. Anyway, I know you’ve gotten to know the guy so I was hoping you might have a little scoop on what’s going on.

    On another note, Darren Evans was released from the Colts PS a day or so ago. Keep up the terrific work, and I look forward to hearing back from you.

  2. I think your gut feeling is a good one, but that’s about as much as I can say. Also, I believe if they’ve dumped Darren Evans to make room for players they need at other positions that injuries might have changed up their plan. We’ll see what happens around week 7-8

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