Reads Listens Views 10/17/2014

From Phillips TV and Atomic Skis

From Phillips TV and Atomic Skis

Hummingbirds, Gorillas, and Polar Bears; CFB Mid-Season All-American Team, Andrew Healey, Aut0-Correct Humanity?

What is Reads Listens Views?

If you’re new to the Rookie Scouting Portfolio blog, welcome.  I post links on Fridays to content I’m saving for later consumption or pieces that I found compelling. You may not like everything listed here, but you’re bound to like something.

Views – Fearless Hummingbirds at a Brazilian Household

Views-Damian Aspinall’s Extraordinary Gorilla Encounter

RSP Film Room: UGA RB Todd Gurley

Good friend Cecil Lammey of Footballguys and ESPN Radio Denver stops by the RSP Film Room to take a look at UGA RB Todd Gurley against South Carolina. Gurley is one of the top backs in this class and arguably the best every-down feature back prospect available. Points of discussion from this show include:

  • Gurley’s foot-frequency and stride variation.
  • Evidence of Gurley’s hip flexibility to change direction in awkward situations.
  • When and why good pad level is important.
  • Reading the context of a play to determine success/failure with pass protection.
  • How running back play parallels musical improvisation.
  • A few things Terrell Davis shared with Lammey about the difference between the average NFL running back and a special back.

More Film Room episodes here.

Download the 2014 Rookie Scouting Portfolio + Post-Draft Update!

Friday’s are also my chance to thank you for reading my work, encourage you to follow the RSP blog, and download the Rookie Scouting Portfolio publication.

The 2014 Rookie Scouting Portfolio Post-Draft Add-On is ready for download.  If you’re in a dynasty league, the combination of the 2014 RSP and the RSP Post-Draft will have you prepared for this year and beyond. Want details? Need details? I have ’em right here:

  • 84 pages
  • How to use the RSP and RSP-Post Draft together
  • Overrated/Underrated
  • Good/Bad post-draft fits
  • UDFAs to watch
  • Long-term dynasty waiver wire gems
  • Strategic overview of 2014 rookie drafts
  • Tiered Value Chart Cheat Sheet across all positions
  • Post-Draft rankings analysis and commentary–including notes about impending contracts years of competition on the depth charts
  • Average Draft Position (ADP) Data of 19 dynasty drafts
  • RSP Ranking-to-ADP Value Data
  • Raw Data Worksheets to continue calculating additional ADP data for future drafts

Hell, take a video tour of the 2013 post-draft to see what I mean:

Seriously, this analysis is worth the price of the 2014 RSP package alone, but you get this as a part of your purchase with the 2014 RSP. Remember 10 percent of each sale is donated to Darkness to Light to prevent sexual abuse in communities across the United States. While that alone should get you to download the RSP package, do it because you will be blown away with the detail and insight of the analysis and content. It’s why the RSP has grown so much in the past nine years.

Best yet, 10 percent of each RSP sale is donated to Darkness to Light, a non-profit devoted to preventing and addressing sexual abuse through community training in schools, religious groups, and a variety of civic groups across the U.S.

Download the 2014 RSP and RSP Post-Draft here

In Case You Missed It/Coming Soon

Reads/Views (Football)

Views – Now This is a Polar Bear Club

Reads (Life In General)

Listens/Views – Largest Glacier Calving Ever Filmed

Listens – Can We Auto-Correct Humanity?

Listens – Dog Passes Out From Excitement

Even with my headphones on Zook perks his head up and looks at me alarmed when I play this video.

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