Tag: Matt Waldman NFL

  • Protected: RSP Dynasty Rankings and Projections Update 1 of 2 for August 2022

    Protected: RSP Dynasty Rankings and Projections Update 1 of 2 for August 2022

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  • Matt Waldman’s RSP NFL Lens WR Albert Wilson (Dolphins): Anatomy of the Speed Break

    Matt Waldman’s RSP NFL Lens WR Albert Wilson (Dolphins): Anatomy of the Speed Break

    Matt Waldman’s RSP NFL Lens showcases Miami Dolphins wide receiver Albert Wilson’s footwork on a speed break against the Chicago Bears. Football is a game of inches. It’s an elegant statement because the deeper you dive into the game, the more you realize that its the microscopic details that lead to small spatial advantages and […]

  • The NFL Lens: T.J. Ward Is The Outfielder, Tarik Cohen’s Knee Is The Ball

    The NFL Lens: T.J. Ward Is The Outfielder, Tarik Cohen’s Knee Is The Ball

    Matt Waldman’s Rookie Scouting Portfolio examines T.J. Ward’s pursuit and tackle of Tarik Cohen in The NFL Lens. Watching a defensive back tackle a runner in the open space of the perimeter is a lot like watching an outfielder sprint and making a leaping catch of a screaming line drive.  The difference is that the […]

  • Kyle Posey: Debunking the Tyrod Taylor Myth

    Kyle Posey: Debunking the Tyrod Taylor Myth

    If a player isn’t asked to do something, it’s easy to assume that he can’t do whatever that something may be. Guest contributor Kyle Posey examines why this is pervasively lazy thinking among NFL analysts critiquing Tyrod Taylor’s game. By Kyle Posey, Guest Contributor Twitter @KP_Show Tyrod Taylor was benched for the season finale and the […]

  • NFL Lens: Vertical Accuracy w/Jameis Winston

    NFL Lens: Vertical Accuracy w/Jameis Winston

    Jameis Winston and Alex Smith illustrate how vertical accuracy begins with the feet and the mindset, not the arm.  There will be no rants about arm strength today. It’s because emphasizing arm strength during a discussion of deep ball accuracy is like having a discussion about Einstein and spending most of your time on his […]

  • The NFL Lens: Anticipation and Touch with Drew Brees

    The NFL Lens: Anticipation and Touch with Drew Brees

    The only facets of ideal quarterback play where I couldn’t use Drew Brees as a model are a rocket arm and height. I have a much broader range of acceptable traits with my quarterback scouting than most. Learn why.  Quarterbacks are time travelers. The ball represents the present. Where they want the ball to go […]

  • The NFL Lens: Balance With Jay Ajayi

    The NFL Lens: Balance With Jay Ajayi

    Jay Ajayi’s impressive display of balance against Pro-Bowl caliber defensive end Kyle Williams. Define “balance” and “power.” Ask two talent analysts to do this and it’s one of the easier ways to take a conversation about football into the weeds. There’s enough overlap between the two concepts that it can spawn debates about what belongs […]

  • The NFL Lens: A Maritime Tale of Pulp Fiction w/Rob Gronkowski

    The NFL Lens: A Maritime Tale of Pulp Fiction w/Rob Gronkowski

    Batten down the hatches, Rob Gronkowski tells a shocking maritime tale. I’ve been spending time each day diagramming run blocking schemes and pass routes. One of those routes is the sail route. When drawn up in a book or a blackboard, a sail route (bottom left quadrant) looks like an upside-down “L”. One of the […]

  • The NFL Lens: Pad Level With Jarvis Landry

    The NFL Lens: Pad Level With Jarvis Landry

    A great example of pad level from a wide receiver? Go figure.  What’s the most important thing you look for in a player? It’s easily in the top-10 of common questions that I get about evaluating football prospects for a living. One essential answer is comfort giving and receiving physical contact. You’d think this quality […]

  • The NFL Lens: Ball Security

    The NFL Lens: Ball Security

    Ball security that can withstand a defensive gauntlet. Ball security is a more complex subject than it appears. In theory, it’s so vital that it can change games and alter the course of careers if not practiced. David Wilson and Stevan Ridley can attest that a lack of ball security can put the kibosh on […]