Tag: Eric Stoner RSP

  • Stop Making Sense: A Post-Super Bowl Conversation with Eric Stoner (BeauxJaxson)

    Stop Making Sense: A Post-Super Bowl Conversation with Eric Stoner (BeauxJaxson)

    Matt Waldman shares a post-Super Bowl LIII conversation he had with RSP fam-contributor Eric Stoner that, as Stoner often does, brings the goods.  The game itself was not entertaining. It was an ode to the fundamentals. While not stimulating, it proved to be refreshing. It was refreshing in the way sobriety is for a bing […]

  • Every Play Tells a Story: RB Derrick Henry & Forcing the Counter

    Every Play Tells a Story: RB Derrick Henry & Forcing the Counter

    Eric Stoner’s latest episode of Every Play Tells a Story looks at an Influence Play involving Derrick Henry as football’s version Floyd Mayweather. You’re a boxer. You’re matched up against an extremely aggressive fighter. He’s not a reckless one, either. He has a plan. He’s been taught well. He’s calculated. Most of all, he loves punching. Hard. What are […]

  • RSP Film Room No.61: LB Myles Jack w/Eric Stoner

    RSP Film Room No.61: LB Myles Jack w/Eric Stoner

    RSP Contributor and Twitter fave Eric Stoner returns to the Film Room with a look at UCLA RB Myles Jack Bully Football. It’s the term Eric Stoner uses for physical players who take the action to their opponents. When friend Ryan Riddle saw Myles Jack in the Rose Bowl last month, he commented that he […]

  • Every Play Tells a Story: The Danger of Logic

    Every Play Tells a Story: The Danger of Logic

    Every Play Tells a Story is a new video series by Eric Stoner, where he unpacks interesting and ambiguous plays. Stoner thinks of it as an offspring of the RSP Film Room and a sibling to the new and improved Boiler Room Video Series (Matt’s note: We didn’t know the other was working on short […]

  • Eric Stoner’s Defense to Defend the Planet

    Eric Stoner’s Defense to Defend the Planet

    Stoner took a coast-to-coast approach with his defensive roster–with a pit stop near Arthur Bryant’s. Good call? Intro “They told us that they admire our species for our creativity, resilience, and skill to control and/or use emotion to our advantage either by direct or indirect intimidation,” writes Matt Waldman about the RSP Writers Project: The […]

  • Eric Stoner’s Offense to Defend the Planet

    Eric Stoner’s Offense to Defend the Planet

    Stoner’s Team to Defend the Planet isn’t a collection of all-time individuals, but a choice of all-time units. Well played… Intro “They told us that they admire our species for our creativity, resilience, and skill to control and/or use emotion to our advantage either by direct or indirect intimidation,” writes Matt Waldman about the RSP […]

  • Twitch Gang

    Twitch Gang

    I. Edge rushers are the easiest position to project in the NFL Draft. The skills required to play the position are easily discernible on tape. Jene Bramel and Andrew Parsons have probably done a better job than anyone at showing what to look for biomechanically from edge rushers on film. Further, the physical ability required […]

  • Sigmund Bloom On the Couch Podcast: Eric Stoner

    Sigmund Bloom On the Couch Podcast: Eric Stoner

    RSP contributor Eric Stoner joins Bloom On the Couch 10 days before the draft for a great discussion from the trenches and off-ball linebackers: Who was part of the Draft Mehcca crew? The two archetypes of quarterbacks High-variance and efficient Examples of both Why Mariota compares to Matt Ryan On Leonard Williams’ prospects Why he’s already at his […]

  • Marcus Mariota: The Task-Oriented QB

    Marcus Mariota: The Task-Oriented QB

    Matt’s Note: This is the second part of an analysis Eric performed on Mariota. The first part is how to develop a grading scale for quarterbacks. This post covers notable parts of Mariota’s game from Eric’s tape study. I’m restating this post with the end of the previous one. If it seems familiar, you know why . […]

  • The Return of Reads Listens Views 4/3/2015

    The Return of Reads Listens Views 4/3/2015

    2015 RSP, A Magpie & His Adopted Family, RSP Film Room No.36: Jene Bramel/Bud Dupree, Joan Jett & Nirvana, and other fun oddites . Listens: Joan Jett & Nirvana The Return of Reads Listens Views? If you’re new to the Rookie Scouting Portfolio blog, welcome.  Until last December, I used Fridays to post links to pieces […]