Tre McBride RSP Film Room w/Sigmund Bloom, Sweet Home Chicago, Trey Flowers, and Wycheck vs. Lewis
RSP Film Room No.38 – Tre McBride w/Sigmund Bloom
Apologies to George Kritikos who asked me about McBride in the DLF Q&A, but I politely nixed the question so I could wait to discuss him the first time here. McBride is a player I believe could have kidnapped Amari Cooper, donned a Crimson Tide uniform, and–if he knew the offense–could have tricked most of the football-watching public.
However, more than just a show about McBride, Bloom and I delve into concepts that are essential to evaluation:
- Fast processing of knowledge.
- How fluidity and fast processing contributes to Integrated Technique.
- When small-school competition doesn’t matter and when (maybe) it does.
- Why football performance is as much music and literature as it is science and strategy.
- Where McBride’s game displays a potentially strong fit in an timing offense.
- Why McBride is a better punt return prospect than kick return prospect.
For a complete list of RSP Film Room episodes, check out this page. Future guests on the horizon include Dan Hatman, Kyle Crabbs, Will Hewlett, and Jordan Plocher.
All Rookies Can Have Bad Moments In the NFL: Ask Ray Lewis (and Frank Wycheck)
Listens – I wanna go . . .
The Return of Reads Listens Views
If you’re new to the Rookie Scouting Portfolio blog, welcome. Until last December, I used Fridays to post links to pieces that I’ve found personally compelling or to content I haven’t read yet. I moved last spring and I had a lot adjustments to make, including finding an adequate way to build and maintain a growing library of college game games. I had to drop something from my schedule and it mean Reads Listens Views was the first to go.
Now that the 2015 Rookie Scouting Portfolio is available for download and Eric Stoner is contributing content to the blog, I’ll take RLV out of mothballs. It may not be a weekly post like it was, but it will be back in some capacity.
You may not like everything listed here, but you’re bound to like something.
Download the 2015 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.
If you’re in a dynasty league, the combination of the 2015 RSP and the RSP Post-Draft will have you prepared for this year and beyond.
Here’s just a sample of what my readers–new and old–are saying about the 2015 RSP. (Get ready for “Squee!” “Dammnits” and Jaws Dropping)
Take a video tour of the 2015 pre-draft to see what I mean:
Seriously, this analysis is worth the price of the 2015 RSP package alone, but you also get the post-draft addendum with your purchase of the 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 10 years.
In Case You Missed It/Coming Soon
- Eric Stoner: Marcus Mariota Evaluation
- Futures: Winston, Hundley, Mariota, and Footwork.
- Vikings Draft Invasion Podcast Appearance
- RSP Film Room No.37: Stanford WR Ty Montgomery w/Emory Hunt
- Blogging the Boys Podcast Appearance
Listens – Turn It Up…
- Jene Bramel’s Edge Rusher Preview – Primo reading material this week w/hat tips to Justis Mosqueda’s work.
- John Owning’s Breakdown of DE Trey Flowers – The Draft Breakdown.com writer teaches class with this one.
- Ryan Riddle’s Most Overlooked Players in the 2015 NFL Draft – Riddle can make the dumbassery of an Internet slide show well worth reading.
- Sigmund Bloom: Why Le’Veon Bell is still the No.1 RB in PPR – Call him a Steeler homer, but former Browns lover/Steeler hater like yours truly believes Bloom has a point.
- Bill Walsh: Indy’s Times, Tests, and How I Evaluate Them – Do I really need to say it? I didn’t think so.
- Matt Bowen’s Analysis of NFL QBs From Week 17 – There’s no expiration date on good analysis.
Views – The Hummingbird: A Marvel of Nature’s Engineering (H/T to Keith Overton)
Views – Marcus Dupree Highlights
Reads (Life In General)
- The Dumb South: What to Make of Regional Difference – The South can be hilarious. The South can be terribly, terribly racist. And so can the rest of the country. Harvard gets away with passing as a perfectly progressive institution when it simply is not, laughing at those idiotic and shameful “others” all the while.
- Please Don’t Thank Me For My Service – Who doesn’t want to be thanked for their military service? Many people, it turns out. Mike Freedman, a Green Beret, calls it the “thank you for your service phenomenon.” To some recent vets — by no stretch all of them — the thanks comes across as shallow, disconnected, a reflexive offering from people who, while meaning well, have no clue what soldiers did over there or what motivated them to go, and who would never have gone themselves nor sent their own sons and daughters.
- 17 Facts You Didn’t Know About Cats – Bob Harris needs something to read and Matt Harmon needs something to fear.
- Business Insider’s Most Segregated Cities in America – Of the 25 only 6 are in the South and only 2 are in the top 10.
- Christian McBride On ‘A Love Supreme; And Its Descendants
- Ursula Le Guin’s Viral Video: “We Will Need Writers Who Can Remember Freedom”
- What Doctors Don’t Learn About Dying and Death
- We fabricated drug charges against innocent people to meet arrest quotas, former detective testifies – A former NYPD narcotics detective snared in a corruption scandal testified it was common practice to fabricate drug charges against innocent people to meet arrest quotas.
- A Zero Energy House That Pulls Its Weight – “This tilted, ecologically savvy model dwelling near Larvik, Norway, actually creates more energy than it consumes—a ‘plus house,’ it’s called.”
Listens – Shedding New Light on Lady Day . . . (H/T Bryan Zukoski)
An amazing, amazing example of how artistry can thrive in a performer who, in football terms applied to music, was an UDFA her agent had to work overtime to get signed. Listen here.