Tag: Reads Listens and Views

  • Reads Listens Views 9/12/14

    Reads Listens Views 9/12/14

    Funchess Rorschach Take, Fantasy Throwdown, Melvin Gordon, Body and Soul,  and  RSP Post-Draft  Listens – Tom Harrell, “Body and Soul” If you don’t know anything about Harrell, this magazine story will blow you away regardless of your interest in jazz. What is Reads Listens Views? If you’re new to the Rookie Scouting Portfolio blog, welcome.  I […]

  • Reads Listens Views 9/27/2013

    Reads Listens Views 9/27/2013

    Listens I – Moto Perpetuo as performed by Sergei Nakariakov This little ditty was composed for violin, but Nakariakov performs this endless tire drill with articulation (think footwork for running backs) that would put Barry Sanders to shame. By the way I listened to Wynton Marsalis perform this, but he slurred everything. Nothing wrong with […]

  • Reads Listens Views 7/12/2013

    Reads Listens Views 7/12/2013

    Thank You  I got the idea for the Rookie Scouting Portfolio in 2003. I still have a journal filled with notes I took in longhand while watching Steven Jackson and Brandon Browner at Oregon State. I liked Browner for his physicality. The fact that he’s considered a relatively new contributor in the NFL is an […]

  • Reads Listens Views 6/28/2013

    Reads Listens Views 6/28/2013

    Views Now here’s a wrestling take down. A fake, a leap, and a suplex. That’s a display of beauty. Thanks Glasco Martin. Trey Watts, Damien Williams, Brandon Oliver. Lache Seastrunk. Antonio Andrews. I’m knee-deep in 2014 running back prospects lately. The RSP Writers Project is slow going right now, but still chugging along. And Cian […]

  • Reads Listens Views 5/24/13

    Reads Listens Views 5/24/13

    I took a short hiatus from Reads Listens Views this month. It has nothing to do with the draft being done – I have a magazine assignment about the design of a 306,000 square-foot building at my day gig and a magazine to wrap up by June 15. If you’re new to the RSP blog, Reads Listens Views is […]

  • Reads Listens Views 4/11/2013

    Reads Listens Views 4/11/2013

    Views Many people think I’m living the dream. I’m often asked how I got into doing what I do. There are a lot more details to this story that you probably wouldn’t believe and I’m not ready to tell. This isn’t Barbara Walters. The best place to begin is that I came to the realization nine […]

  • Reads Listens Views 2/22/2013

    Reads Listens Views 2/22/2013

    Friday Sleeper Tip: Cincinnati WR Kenbrell Thompkins I’m wrapping up my film study for the 2013 Rookie Scouting Portfolio this month. I watch multiple games of almost every player I study and I try to document at least 2-3 of those views for the publication so my readers can have play-by-play notes that shows the […]

  • Reads Listens Views 2/15/2013

    Reads Listens Views 2/15/2013

    If you see me when you see these three players (among others) you don’t need me to say any more. If you don’t, perhaps its time to starting downloading the RSP publication every April 1. Based on eight years of experience, you’ll thank me later. More about the RSP publication later. First, a ton of […]

  • Reads Listens Views 12/21/2012

    Reads Listens Views 12/21/2012

    My weekly list of links, tunes, and reads (football and otherwise), in addition to a thank you for supporting this blog and the annual Rookie Scouting Portfolio Publication. This includes a new ‘No-Huddle Series’ piece, Some serious saxophone playing, a good mock draft from Russ Lande, a piece from Sports on Earth, and Omer Avital. […]

  • Reads Listens Views 12/14/2012

    Reads Listens Views 12/14/2012

    Listens Thank You Fantasy football is slowing down and draftnik season is heating up. I’ll be here and at Football Outsider’s providing analysis of the 2013 prospects as I compile my research for the 2013 Rookie Scouting Portfolio, which will be available for download April 1. If you’ve never seen the RSP publication, 2006-2012 versions […]