Tag: Eric Stoner

  • 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 . […]

  • Eric Stoner: How I Grade Quarterback Play

    Eric Stoner: How I Grade Quarterback Play

    If you feel like you have no idea where to start when trying to project a quarterback, this will get you going. Written by Eric Stoner Matt’s Note: Eric submitted a 10-page analysis of Marcus Mariota, which includes this section below on how he grades quarterback play. As he suggested, the article could be broken into two […]

  • LB ‘Press & Cut’: Baiting Offensive Linemen

    LB ‘Press & Cut’: Baiting Offensive Linemen

    While studying TCU linebacker Paul Dawson with Eric Stoner in Sunday’s RSP Film Room, I asked Eric if he’s ever seen linebackers bait linemen in a direction the way a running back would bait opponents with a press and cut?  I could tell he had seen it, but couldn’t recall specific example. For the hell […]

  • RSP Film Room No.33: TCU LB Paul Dawson

    RSP Film Room No.33: TCU LB Paul Dawson

    Among Eric Stoner’s talents is his experience playing and coaching linebackers. The contributing writer for the RSP blog joined me Sunday morning for a look at Dawson, who was considered a top linebacker prospect before his disappointing combine performance. Should we throw out the numbers or does the tape underscore the data? Here are some […]

  • Eric Stoner: Stanford LT Andrus Peat, A Conversation

    Eric Stoner: Stanford LT Andrus Peat, A Conversation

    While picking the brain of his friend Alec, Stoner shares thoughts of his own about Peat, the state of tackle play, scouting quirks, and NFL Draft philosophies that he’s kept locked away until this post. Eric: Thoughts on Peat? Alec: Honestly, I still don’t think he’s very good. I wanted to like him because his body type […]

  • Conversion Program: OT T.J. Clemmings by Eric Stoner

    Conversion Program: OT T.J. Clemmings by Eric Stoner

    Eric Stoner gives an excellent primer of o-line footwork while profiling his pet project in this year’s draft, a former defensive lineman converted to offensive tackle.  Who is T.J. Clemmings And What Does He Mean to You? My first exposure to T.J. Clemmings came from listening to Josh Norris’ podcast Process the Process. He and […]

  • Who is Eric Stoner?

    Who is Eric Stoner?

    Those of you who use Football/Draft Twitter like a breathing apparatus are probably well aware who Eric Stoner is. If not, here’s an introduction to the RSP blog’s newest writer.  [Matt’s Note: Twice a month between February and the NFL Draft, Eric Stoner will be supplementing the RSP blog with his analysis of the draft. […]

  • Reads Listens Views 1/11/2013

    Reads Listens Views 1/11/2013

    New RSP Blog Menus I’m always looking for ways to improve content navigation on this site. Yesterday, I added an NFL Draft menu that features links to all player analysis I featured on this blog, Football Outsiders, and the New York Times Fifth Down. These pieces are on individual pages according to the year I […]

  • 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 […]