Tag: Football

  • RSP Boiler Room No.85: TE Cethan Carter (Nebraska) Suddenness & Bend

    RSP Boiler Room No.85: TE Cethan Carter (Nebraska) Suddenness & Bend

    Even the less unrefined aspects of Carter’s game should excite NFL scouts.  When he played for the Falcons, Tony Gonzalez could no longer stretch the seam or wreak havoc in the open field like he did with the Chiefs for most of his career. Even so, defenders couldn’t cover the old tight end in the […]

  • RSP Boiler Room No.58: RB Joseph Yearby, Miami

    RSP Boiler Room No.58: RB Joseph Yearby, Miami

    Most likely back to be underrated in the NFL Draft? Miami’s former 5-star recruit could be the one. Joseph Yearby is a lot of things on a football field that I like. This is a partial list. He frustrates defensive linemen. Penetration into the backfield? Yearby spots it and turns likely losses into quality gains. […]

  • RSP Boiler Room No.55 RB Matthew Dayes & The Context of Decision-Making

    RSP Boiler Room No.55 RB Matthew Dayes & The Context of Decision-Making

    When evaluating an RB’s decision-making be careful you’re not applying an inappropriate perspective on the runner. The first tip I would give anyone evaluating a football player is to make sure you’re not confusing your vantage point with the player’s. With all the different broadcast angles we have available to watch the game, we can […]

  • NFL Lens: Reading Blocks (And People) w/David Johnson

    NFL Lens: Reading Blocks (And People) w/David Johnson

    A vivid illustration of what a running back should use to guide his decisions between the tackles. Not until he was well into his tenure as a starter with the Green Bay Packers did Brett Favre even know what a nickel defense was. Jon Gruden credits Favre with inventing the RPO. If there was a […]

  • NFL Lens: Quiet Plays With David Johnson

    NFL Lens: Quiet Plays With David Johnson

    What type of displays should set off fireworks in the minds of talent evaluators? David Johnson’s touchdown catch against Atlanta is one of them. Repeat after me: There is no magic moment without layers and layers of data processed beneath the surface.  Try to remember this in light of the moments below: Bo Jackson running up […]

  • NFL Lens: Hard Break w/Jordan Reed

    NFL Lens: Hard Break w/Jordan Reed

    Reed demonstrates both facets of executing a hard break. I once watched Michael Irvin teach the mechanics of a hard break on an NFL.com pre-draft special. His two pupils: A.J. Green and Greg Little. Irvin explained that the two most important components of the hard break—the style of break often used on outs, curls, and […]

  • On The Couch 11.22.2016

    On The Couch 11.22.2016

    Sigmund Bloom and I chop it up on the Audible podcast special.  Good times on a Tuesday afternoon talking football and fantasy with by bud Sigmund. Here’s the link and here are some of the topics: The Cowboys offense as a successful experiment in team building and strategic management. The Patriots offense moving forward. Inspiration […]

  • The NFL Lens: Agility and Flexibilty w/LeGarrette Blount

    The NFL Lens: Agility and Flexibilty w/LeGarrette Blount

    It’s always in the hips, folks.  This dude is how most football fans I know react to speed. But if you want to see me act like this guy over a player, show me a prospect with great hips. If a football player is capable of doing a deep squat—especially in the context of his job—I’m […]

  • RSP Boiler Room No.51: WR Anthony Warrum, Illinois St.

    RSP Boiler Room No.51: WR Anthony Warrum, Illinois St.

    How a receiver performs in the red zone can tell you a lot about his preparation. Illinois St.  Anthony Warrum is ready.  There’s a lot that I could share with you about Anthony Warrum. Over 90 percent of it are things that you’ll learn about any receiver prospect. One area that’s overlooked is red zone […]

  • The NFL Lens: Fingertips Technique w/Jarvis Landry and Mike Evans

    The NFL Lens: Fingertips Technique w/Jarvis Landry and Mike Evans

    Testing technique is a lot like testing character; how well it holds up under stress will tell you a lot. A man’s true character comes out when he’s drunk. -Charlie Chaplin Much to your dismay, I’m not advocating shots before the gauntlet drill at the NFL Combine. I agree, it would be entertaining—even more so […]