Category: The NFL Lens

  • Footballguys: Top 10 Week 3 Preview

    Footballguys: Top 10 Week 3 Preview

    Matt Waldman shares excerpts from his popular Footballguys column, The Top 10. What Is This and Where Can I Get This Weekly? Every Sunday during the season, I watch as many games as I can and perform a preliminary dissection of notable schemes, units, and players with both a football and fantasy football lens in […]

  • Davis Mills Is Better Than They Thought: Matt Waldman’s RSP Film Room

    Davis Mills Is Better Than They Thought: Matt Waldman’s RSP Film Room

    Matt Waldman broke down Davis Mills’ rookie performance multiple times last year. He revisits a pair of plays against New England that stood out with the Texans’ quarterback.  Davis Mills has earned offseason buzz from the usual sources in the football analysis community, getting the stamp of approval from larger media outlets. It’s nice to […]

  • Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast: Intriguing NFL Player-Team Scenarios This Summer

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast: Intriguing NFL Player-Team Scenarios This Summer

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast continues the preseason watchlist conversation with the players and situations that Matt is most interested in monitoring during training camp. This week, we’re continuing the preseason watchlist conversation with the players and situations that I’m most interested in monitoring during training camp. Players and scenarios I discuss include: Can Marquise Brown […]

  • Matt Waldman’s RSP NFL Lens: #Colts WR T.Y. Hilton’s Elegance

    Matt Waldman’s RSP NFL Lens: #Colts WR T.Y. Hilton’s Elegance

    Matt Waldman’s RSP NFL Lens examines the game of Colts’ veteran wide receiver T.Y. Hilton, whose elegant and refined movement as a route runner and pass-catcher makes him one of the underrated veterans of the NFL. One of my favorite NFL wide receivers that I rarely mention is T.Y. Hilton. A potent deep threat, a […]

  • Matt Waldman’s RSP NFL Lens: #Saints TE Adam Trautman’s Future Looks Bright

    Matt Waldman’s RSP NFL Lens: #Saints TE Adam Trautman’s Future Looks Bright

    Matt Waldman’s RSP NFL Lens examines the game of Saints’ rookie tight end Adam Trautman, whose progress report paints a bright future as a versatile weapon in the New Orleans’ offense.   Dayton is in a remote universe away from schools that are known for  NFL talent. Even so, one thing that translates to the NFL, […]

  • Matt Waldman’s RSP NFL Lens Footwork Series Part II: #Browns RB Nick Chubb Is Incredible

    Matt Waldman’s RSP NFL Lens Footwork Series Part II: #Browns RB Nick Chubb Is Incredible

    Matt Waldman’s Rookie Scouting Portfolio examines the footwork of Nick Chubb. One of the NFL’s elite running backs, Chubb sees the game several steps ahead of most running backs and has the footwork to move in ways that few do.  Nick Chubb moves like a spider. A spider with a cast-iron exoskeleton. When you think […]

  • Matt Waldman’s RSP NFL Lens: Anthony McFarland (And What Frank Gore Would Do)

    Matt Waldman’s RSP NFL Lens: Anthony McFarland (And What Frank Gore Would Do)

    Matt Waldman’s RSP NFL Lens examines a play from Anthony McFarland’s work against the Jacksonville Jaguars and shows why Frank Gore is the perfect teaching tape for what’s lacking in the Steeler rookie’s game. Anthony McFarland is a dynamic athlete for the Pittsburgh Steelers who is learning how to play running back at a professional […]

  • Mark Schofield’s RSP Film Room: Manipulation that Matters Featuring Deshaun Watson and Matthew Stafford

    Mark Schofield’s RSP Film Room: Manipulation that Matters Featuring Deshaun Watson and Matthew Stafford

    Matt Waldman’s RSP contributor Mark Schofield studies the manipulation techniques of NFL quarterbacks Deshaun Watson and Matthew Stafford. Manipulation is one of those traits in quarterback evaluation that is easier to spot than others. We all know the classic example: A quarterback freezes a free safety in the middle of the field with his eyes […]

  • Matt Waldman’s RSP Footwork Series: Dalvin Cook

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Footwork Series: Dalvin Cook

    Matt Waldman kicks-off a series on the vital link between footwork and skill-player performance in the NFL with an examination of Vikings running back Dalvin Cook.   What makes a player a productive NFL performer? If you scout players, it’s the most common question you’re asked after the specific “what do/did you think about…” their favorite […]

  • Matt Waldman’s RSP NFL Lens: #Miami QB Tua Tagovailoa

    Matt Waldman’s RSP NFL Lens: #Miami QB Tua Tagovailoa

    Matt Waldman’s RSP NFL Lens examines Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa’s performance against the Arizona Cardinals and comes away impressed with the rookie’s first extended time on the field throwing the ball.  It takes a few years for us to see whether a young NFL quarterback has the goods to stick in the league as […]