Category: Quarterback

  • RSP Film Room No.25: QB Marcus Mariota + the Lost Minutes

    RSP Film Room No.25: QB Marcus Mariota + the Lost Minutes

    Is Mariota a dynamic player or a game manager in a dynamic offense? Join Waldman in the RSP Film Room for a detailed look.  Note: Find the rest of the RSP Film Room sessions on this page. You can also subscribe to the RSP Film Room on YouTube. Every once in a while, I’ll do […]

  • Matt Waldman Day 2: North and South

    Matt Waldman Day 2: North and South

    Matt Waldman views Day 2 as part of a week-long process. Several player takes inside, including game-tape examples from other contests. It’s another round of posts where we’re burning the late night oil. I wish I could share why, but the most I can say about my meetings with this person is that my readers […]

  • What I’m Seeking at the 2015 Senior Bowl

    What I’m Seeking at the 2015 Senior Bowl

    Sure, I’m here for the prospects, but it’s far from the only reason. There are several dozen sites providing a strength/weakness introduction to this week’s Senior Bowl rosters. If you’re reading me then you’re probably reading many of them. Tonight, I’ll layout what I’m seeking this week from the pregame events. I’m not listing these […]

  • Late Night Thoughts on the Cardale Jones Decision

    Late Night Thoughts on the Cardale Jones Decision

      Should he stay or should he go? Sigmund Bloom and I debated around this question Monday night. See below. [Note: this exchange with Sigmund Bloom and me isn’t exactly as it went down, but close enough to post. Our views as I portrayed them represent the dichotomy likely found among the NFL] “Hater!” It’s […]

  • Seeing Two Games In One: Projecting College Performance to the NFL

    Seeing Two Games In One: Projecting College Performance to the NFL

    Effective personnel evaluation requires a little bit of time travel, seeing double, and a rich imagination. See below.  I’m among the football writers you’ll read or listen to on a podcast explain that it’s important to know the difference between “college” accuracy and “pro” accuracy.   When described, it often means tighter passing lanes against zone […]

  • RSP Film Room No.21: Auburn QB Nick Marshall

    RSP Film Room No.21: Auburn QB Nick Marshall

    Auburn coach Gus Malzahn says Nick Marshall can become an NFL quarterback. Alex Brown of Optimum Scouting and I watch the QB and discuss. As quick as I’m offering you a chance to study Nick Marshall, I’m asking you to forget him for a brief moment. Watch this film room session because you’re going to […]

  • Pocket Presence Points: Driftin’ With Chuckie (Keaton)

    Pocket Presence Points: Driftin’ With Chuckie (Keaton)

    When it comes to player evaluation, seemingly minor issues often get magnified with the intensity of pressure. Utah State Chuckie Keaton’s performance versus Wake Forest is proof. Pocket presence to quarterbacks is like vision to running backs: most agree it’s a vital part of playing the position at the highest level regardless of athleticism. This draft […]

  • RSP Film Room Nos.18-19 Brett Hundley w/Eric Stoner

    RSP Film Room Nos.18-19 Brett Hundley w/Eric Stoner

    One of my favorite QB analysts in the media today is Eric Stoner. He drops by for a double feature of Brett Hundley. The reason I’m a fan of Eric Stoner’s work is his mix of technical understanding of the game and the perspective not to get hung up on it. If you’ve never read Stoner’s […]

  • Futures at Football Outsiders: QB Brett Hundley

    Futures at Football Outsiders: QB Brett Hundley

    Beyond the immediate considerations of Hundley’s potential, the quarterback’s tape raises larger questions about the position. Futures: UCLA QB Brett Hundley By Matt Waldman I’m so happy that I’m a married man. Atop the list of reasons why is the obvious: I love my wife. However, the fact that I no longer have to experience […]

  • Futures at Football Outsiders: Jameis Winston

    Futures at Football Outsiders: Jameis Winston

    Futures: FSU QB Jameis Winston By Matt Waldman Winston is an important prospect who requires coverage in a column like Futures. There are thoughts that I have about Winston’s off-field issues, how college football enables bad behavior, and the thorny decisions that NFL personnel directors face with talented performers involved in allegations like Winston’s. I […]