Brett Kollman’s Film Room, Mark Schofield’s ‘On Two’, Four & More, Greg Hardy is Complicated, & the Saint of Dry Creek
Views – The Film Room Ep. 11: Todd Gurley and Tavon Austin vs. the Steelers, Cards, & Packers
Brett Kollmann is a production assistant at NFL network. He cuts highlights on game days, logs and catalogs sound, edits B-roll, features, and sound bits for air. He contributes to NFL Total Access, Thursday Night Football pre and post game shows, and NFL Redzone. Subscribe to his channel on YouTube: Brett Kollmann
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.
Views: Miles Davis – There is No Greater Love/Go-Go from ‘Four and More’
One of the greatest of the less celebrated albums of Davis’ vast collection of work. Tenor saxophonist George Coleman is a stud. I read a blog post from Bob Mintzer drawing parallels between Coleman and Rembrandt and Wayne Shorter and Salvador Dali that made a ton of sense.
- Paxton Lynch on Two – Mark Schofield’s series on Inside the Pylon. Worth catching regularly.
- Reception Perception: Travis Benjamin And The Last Laugh – Matt Harmon’s fine work.
- Getting Mad At Greg Hardy Is The Easy Part – Deadspin’s Diana Moskovitz
- Panthers Used DeAngelo Williams’s Mom in Pinktober, Didn’t Go to Funeral – Well, except for Greg Hardy…how `bout that for ‘people are complicated’?
- The NFL Flexes its Copyright Muscle – From BrandLaw.org
- Fifteen Years Later, the ‘Miracle’ Lingers on for Bills – Sorry Bills fans…ok, no I’m not. I loved this moment in football history.
Views: RSP Film Room Video No.58: Michigan State QB, Connor Cook…
Will Hewlett of the Range and I show you the technical acumen, accuracy, and confidence of Connor Cook..
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.
Views: Michaela DePrince in Motion at Women in the World
If you remember the picture I had of this ballet dancer on this blog weeks ago, you’ll enjoy seeing her do her job.
Views: The Saint of Dry Creek
This father’s actions with his son is about being a man in the best sense of the word.
In Case You Missed It/Coming Soon
- 3-Cone Drill Podcast Part-II “Everyone Reads Everything” – We talk RB carries, life transitions to NFL, my schedule, and why knowing the opponent’s plays isn’t a huge advantage.
- The Brain Dump: Short & Long on the KC Backfield – Charcandrick West, Knile Davis, and Spencer Ware.
- Gut Check No.351: Week 6 – West, SPARQ Scores, A.J. Green-Richard Sherman duel, Josh McCown-Travis Benjamin Hook-up, and the Scouting lag
- David Igono’s Analysis of Stanford QB Kevin Hogan’s Pocket Presence
- Inside the Pylon Podcast Appearance – Scheme fits, Dion Lewis, Tre McBride, and Marcus Mariota’s transition.
- 3-Cone Drill Podcast Part-I: Ballin’ Out (NSFW)
- Gut Check No.350 – Midseason gap-fillers, buy-lows, Tavon Austin and Todd Gurley, and Teddy Bridgewater and Adrian Peterson.
Reads (Life In General)
- 10 Myths Abut Child Sexual Abuse to Reject–to Help Keep Kids Safe – I know a lot of sane, intelligent people who’ve bought into these myths.
- Religious Right Groups Break Out the Scare Tactics to Keep Discrimination Legal in Houston – Those on the right with good intentions need to read above. Those with earthly power in mind? God help you.
- Architects turn Iceland’s Boring Electricity Pylons Into Giant Human Statues – One of the coolest things I’ve seen to transform what is usually a boring, functional eyesore.
- Being Black–but Not Too Black–in the Workplace – Being a person of color at a predominantly white workplace creates its own special kinds of stress. For some of you, until you actually have a true friend or family member who experiences it, you may have difficulty understanding the unintentional, but insidious nature of it.
- Bob Mintzer’s blog – If you’re a musician, this is a must read from one of the great writers, performers, and teachers.
- The fascinating economics behind Playboy’s decision to drop nudes from its magazine – With hopes to attract a younger audience.
- Why Police Could Seize A College Student’s Life Savings Without Charging Him for a Crime
- Fifteen Conferderate ‘Flaggers’ Indicted for Terroristic Threats and Gang Activity in Georgia – This is not far from me and it’s not a problem isolated to a couple of dozen “inbred country folk” as many around the country like to rationalize.
Listens: Miles Davis – Walkin’ from ‘Four and More’
Listens: Lianne LaHavas NPR Tiny Desk Concert
Views – I Think This Ad for Stronger Gun Laws Makes a Fair Point
Listens: You’re All I Need to Get By
Happy Anniversary, Alicia. I love you.