Tag: Matt Waldman Team to Defend the Planet

  • Matt Waldman’s Offense/Special Teams to Defend the Planet

    Matt Waldman’s Offense/Special Teams to Defend the Planet

    A year late, but better late than never.  I got a message from Eric Stoner while I was in Asheville, North Carolina on a much-needed vacation last week. It happened sometime between my viewing of Raku pottery at the Rivers Arts District, chicken and waffle breakfasts at King Daddy, and dinners at the Admiral and […]

  • Waldman’s RB Cut-Down to Defend the Planet: No. 1 Walter Payton…the Final Cut

    Waldman’s RB Cut-Down to Defend the Planet: No. 1 Walter Payton…the Final Cut

    I said at the very beginning that if I could do it, I’d start five running backs on my team, but it’s just not feasible. What I didn’t tell you is the why: I’m starting six. Recap This series is not a ranking of the greatest backs of all time. I’m choosing the best fit […]

  • Adam Harstad’s Defense to Defend the Planet

    Adam Harstad’s Defense to Defend the Planet

    Defensive Philosophy: Chaos The offense always has one key advantage over the defense in football: they know where the ball is going. The offense gets to call its plays, make its decisions, and then must attempt to execute them. The defense is tasked with preventing the offense from executing its plan. In short, the offense […]

  • Matt Waldman’s RB Cut-Down to Defend the Planet: No.5 Emmitt Smith

    Matt Waldman’s RB Cut-Down to Defend the Planet: No.5 Emmitt Smith

    Watching Emmitt Smith again was essential football therapy. It’s hard to do, but don’t let the Dallas offensive line block your path to wisdom.   Emmitt Smith Smith was a good talent behind a team for the ages. He compiled great stats, but he had wide open holes to run through. This is the common […]

  • Matt Waldman’s RB Cut-Down to Defend the Planet: No.6 Marcus Allen

    Matt Waldman’s RB Cut-Down to Defend the Planet: No.6 Marcus Allen

    Greatness remains focused during chaos and disruption. Considering the entirety of his career, few showed more greatness than Marcus Allen.   Marcus Allen If God put one person on this earth to be a professional football player it would have been Marcus Allen…He was the most instinctive, natural football player that I have ever been […]

  • Matt Waldman’s RB Cut-Down No.7: Marshall Faulk

    Matt Waldman’s RB Cut-Down No.7: Marshall Faulk

    Matt Waldman knocked Marshall Faulk from consideration as his starting RB to defend the planet, but Faulk is too elusive, intelligent, and creative to take a complete hit. See below. Running back is the most talent-dense position in the history of the league. It’s why narrowing the choice to a single player is insanity. I’m sharing my process […]

  • Matt Waldman’s RB Cut-Down No.8: Bo Jackson

    Matt Waldman’s RB Cut-Down No.8: Bo Jackson

    Does the Bo Jackson, the real-life tall tale and modern interpretation of the Achilles myth still have appeal for a spot on Matt Waldman’s Team to Defend the Planet?  Be prepared for disappointment. Matt is. Running back is the most talent-dense position in the history of the league. It’s why narrowing the choice to a […]

  • Matt Waldman’s RB Cut-Down No.12: Earl Campbell

    Matt Waldman’s RB Cut-Down No.12: Earl Campbell

    Rankings Suck This article is not a ranking of the greatest backs of all time. I’m choosing the best fit for my team to save the planet from a little-known opponent that appears to know a lot more about us. It may not seem like there’s a difference, but there is. My decisions are based […]