Category: Reads Listens Views

  • Reads Listens Views 8/16/2013

    Reads Listens Views 8/16/2013

    The Rookie Scouting Portfolio blog has gained enough of a following that I’ve learned there are folks who come here and don’t realize that – oh by the way –  I also write for If you play fantasy football and you haven’t checked out our draft app, you can see more from Cory Jones […]

  • Reads Listens Views 8/9/2013

    Reads Listens Views 8/9/2013

    If you’re new to the Rookie Scouting Portfolio Blog, Friday posts are titled “Reads Listens Views” and in addition today’s commentary on 10 third and fourth-year players I’m monitoring in training camp, I’m featuring links to content from colleagues, non-football stories, photos, videos, lectures, and music that interest me. You may not like everything you see […]

  • Reads Listens Views 8/2/2013

    Reads Listens Views 8/2/2013

    Views Nica’s Dream – great tune performed by an excellent guitarist. Football Read & Commentary Kenbrell Thompkins Rescues Himself From Woes – I think most of you get it: I’m rooting for Thompkins because I liked what I saw from him on the field. Another reason is what I read in Michael McKnight’s Sports Illustrated piece on Thompkins well […]

  • Reads Listens Views 7/26/2013

    Reads Listens Views 7/26/2013

    Listens I – Johnny Adams  Thanks You’d think it’s routine for me thank you for making the RSP blog a regular pit stop on your journey through the week. It is, but it doesn’t feel like it.  I have great readers who not only send me links to music, they send me CDs. They not […]

  • Reads Listens Views 7/19/2013

    Reads Listens Views 7/19/2013

    Thank You I’m fortunate to be at the intersection of two great football communities: fantasy football and draft evaluation. On the whole, the writers I interact with are knowledgeable, hard working, and humble. So it’s an honor when I see these members of my audience also participating in contests like the Jadeveon Clowney event this […]

  • Reads Listens Views 7/12/2013

    Reads Listens Views 7/12/2013

    Thank You  I got the idea for the Rookie Scouting Portfolio in 2003. I still have a journal filled with notes I took in longhand while watching Steven Jackson and Brandon Browner at Oregon State. I liked Browner for his physicality. The fact that he’s considered a relatively new contributor in the NFL is an […]

  • Fantasy Football Magazine of the Future

    Fantasy Football Magazine of the Future

    Last week, I compared joining the staff of Footballguys to being the new kid in a neighborhood pickup game. If that’s the case, then veteran staff writer Jason Wood is that kid in the group who is friendly, but isn’t taking everything he sees at face value. All your new-found friends may have bought into […]

  • Reads Listens Views 6/28/2013

    Reads Listens Views 6/28/2013

    Views Now here’s a wrestling take down. A fake, a leap, and a suplex. That’s a display of beauty. Thanks Glasco Martin. Trey Watts, Damien Williams, Brandon Oliver. Lache Seastrunk. Antonio Andrews. I’m knee-deep in 2014 running back prospects lately. The RSP Writers Project is slow going right now, but still chugging along. And Cian […]

  • Reads Listens Views 6/14/13

    Reads Listens Views 6/14/13

    Another Friday, another Reads Listens Views. This week has its routine mix of football and non-football content. The real world content (as usual) is often so quietly disturbing that I know 99 percent of you won’t even read it. That’s okay, I share it for the handful that do because fortunately for me I don’t […]

  • Read Listens Views 6/7/2013

    Read Listens Views 6/7/2013

    Views A Message From Chet Gresham: Fake Football Writing Contest Hello all you fake football writers and aspiring writers! Welcome to our 2013 writing contest. We’ll have prizes, guest judges, and a whole lot of fake football ideas being thrown around in a nice and orderly fashion. First off, let me thank our sponsors DraftDay and FantasyPros. Both […]