Kamasi Washington, Steve Smith-AJ Green route mastery, Gunner Kiel, and Bad box score games to scout.
Listens – Phil Woods “Stolen Moments” (Rest in Peace)
What is Going On Around Here?
If you’re new to the Rookie Scouting Portfolio blog, welcome. On Fridays I post links to pieces that I’ve found personally compelling or to content I hope will scratch that itch, but I haven’t read yet.
As I’ve long said about this Friday feature, you may not like everything listed here, but you’re bound to like something.
- Week Three Fourth Down Decisions In Review – From Judge Stuart at the 5th Circuit Appeals Court of Football Perspective
- NFL 101: The Basics of the 4-3 Defensive Front – By Matt Bowen
- What Would Anquan Do? – Tyler Emerick’s profile on Boldin’s leadership on and off the field.
- Upon Further Review: Inside the Police Failure to Stop Darren Sharper’s Rape Spree – co-published with Sports Illustrated, New Orleans Advocate, and Pro Publica.
Views: RSP Film Room Video No.57: TCU RB Kenneth Dixon, LaTech…
Dan Hatman of the Scouting Academy and I show you why a “bad” box score game can yield a lot of information about a skill player.
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!” “Dammit” 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.
Listens: Kamasi Washington – ‘Change of the Guard’
Views: “Biofluorescent Reptile (Glowing Sea Turtle)”
In Case You Missed It/Coming Soon
- RSP Boiler Room: Scenese from the Steve Smith-A.J. Green Duel – Learn about route running at the highest level.
- David Igono’s Look at Cincinnati QB Gunner Kiel – The former WVU DB’s debut at the RSP Blog.
- The Gut Check No.349: Week 4 – Week 3 vs. ROS data that will help you make trade/waiver decisions by position.
- The RSP Boiler Room: The Corner Store
Reads (Life In General)
- Imagine If The Media Covered Alcohol Like Other Drugs – Satire from Vox.
- We Met Syria’s War Refugees: 7 Awful Things They Told Us
- There’s a Reliable Therapy for Sex Offenders – But Nobody Wants Them to Get It
- These Kids Were Geniuses – They Were Just Too Poor For Anyone to Discover Them
- A Parking Lot that Drinks Stormwater – Permeable concrete soaks up 4,000 liters in 60 seconds.
- The Slave-State Origins of Modern Gun Rights – The idea that citizens have an unfettered constitutional right to carry weapons in public originates in antebellum South, and its culture of violence an honor.
- How Some Alabama Hospitals Quietly Drug Test New Mothers — Without Their Consent – As hundreds of Alabama women face child endangerment charges, hospitals are mostly mum on their testing policies – even with the patients.
- Killing the Colorado – The river that sustains 40 million Americans is dying — and man, not nature, is to blame.
- Ta-Nehisi Coates to Wrigte Black Panther Comic for Marvel
Listens: Kamasi Washington’s ‘The Epic’ in Concert (and Interview)
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