Tag: Chris Brown

  • Instinct or Practice: Demystifying the Nature of Running Back

    Instinct or Practice: Demystifying the Nature of Running Back

    Is it instinct or practice? Nothing is as simple as it looks. Here’s a 2nd-and-five run by USC running back Silas Redd in the middle of the second quarter against Utah this year that begs the question. Nice run. Some might say Redd demonstrated excellent balance. Others might go further and say it was nice…

  • Reads Listens Views 12/14/2012

    Reads Listens Views 12/14/2012

    Listens Thank You Fantasy football is slowing down and draftnik season is heating up. I’ll be here and at Football Outsider’s providing analysis of the 2013 prospects as I compile my research for the 2013 Rookie Scouting Portfolio, which will be available for download April 1. If you’ve never seen the RSP publication, 2006-2012 versions…

  • Reads Listens Views 11/16/2012

    Reads Listens Views 11/16/2012

    Listens More on La Havas later. Views Part I – Real or Photoshop? I don’t care, it’s cool . . . At Fantasy Throwdown: Annual Thanksgiving Tourney & IDP Tourney!!! To our regulars out there, thanks for playing Fantasy Throwdown, including providing feedback and helping build a great community of fantasy football players.To our mailing list…

  • Reads Listens Views 10/19/2012

    Hat tip to E.C. Stoner for the Brees video. Reads (Football) Futures: Matt Barkley – This was last week’s column. Tomorrow’s analysis is on West Virginia Receiver Tavon Austin. Russell Wilson’s Seam Pass to Zach Miller – Danny Kelly at Field Gulls is one of the cooler bloggers I’ve had the pleasure to interact with during my first…

  • Reads Listens Views 9/14/2012

    Chris Potter and Marcus Strickland, two of the better saxophonists of my generation playing with a great group that includes the fantastic Benny Green on piano, Martin Wind on bass, and Matt Wilson on drums. Reads From the “isn’t that charming and hip, but completely stupid file,” The USB Typewriter. If someone rigged any of…

  • Reads Listens Views 7/11/12

    Reads This is a quick post, but one I want to make this week before my access to Internet becomes less constant. I have three recommendations for reading material before the season begins. One is a fantasy football magazine. The other is a book. I’m sure most of you have one and plan to get…

  • Reads Listens Views 6/1/2012

    Welcome to Reads Listens Views. It’s my Friday space where, in contrast to the rest of the week, I write less about football and share a little more about life in general. I’d like to thank my avid readers for your patronage during the quiet months of late spring-early summer. I’m growing more attached to…

  • Reads Listens Views 5/18/2012

    Friday News It’s been a little quieter around here as May winds down, but that’s because I’m busy working on a lot of fantasy football material at Footballguys.com. We’re rolling out an iPad magazine that is going to be

  • Super Bowl Linkstravaganza

    Here’s some notable posts past and present from here and elsewhere to get you prepped for the game: Super Bowl Preview: Bill Belichick’s Blitz Package – I may be an offensive guy, but I love Blitzology. I feel like I should be paying this blog for the lessons. Jokers – Why Aaron Hernandez is the…

  • Reads, Listens, and Views 7/29/11

    Another nice week here at the Rookie Scouting Portfolio. It helps that the NFL has a CBA agreement that lasts a decade with no opt-out clause. Special thanks to all of you who have subscribed to the blog or have made it part of your daily ritual. If you like what you’ve seen thus far,…