08 Sep 2012, 04:23pm by Matt Waldman
Football and music (and in this case, Kung Fu) continue to have a number of parallels for me. I played saxophone from the age of 8 until I stopped at 23. This is roughly the same career life span of most college football players. Those who continue playing beyond college and perform on the highest stage possess a mastery of fundamentals that require a willingness to enslave oneself to the development process: practice. Utah senior DeVonte Christopher is just embarking on that journey. More at Matt Waldman's Rookie Scouting Portfolio blog.
03 Sep 2012, 04:51pm by Matt Waldman
A criticism I read about a few college running backs this week was the tendency for some of them to run up the back of offensive linemen. Sometimes this is a fair criticism of a player. However, there are numerous examples of plays where a running back is not at fault for colliding with the backsides of his blockers. I thought it might be helpful to provide examples of when this type of behavior is not the fault of the runner. I’m using South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore and his teammates as an example.
3 comments, Last at 05 Sep 2012, 11:28am by Qwijybo
13 May 2012, 10:53pm by Matt Waldman
Over on his own site, our new prospect scouting writer Matt Waldman has some thoughts about Russell Wilson, comparing him to Drew Brees, and what that says about player comparisons in general. Comparing player style doesn't mean that you're saying Player A is just as good as Player B.
4 comments, Last at 22 May 2012, 11:44pm by HawkFan2012
23 Apr 2012, 12:20pm by Matt Waldman
Futures looks at Tennessee-Chattanooga quarterback B.J. Coleman and the skills he transcribed from Peyton Manning.
56 comments, Last at 29 Apr 2012, 5:17pm by DisplacedPackerFan
16 Apr 2012, 12:55pm by Matt Waldman
Kirk Cousins is talked about highly in scouting circles, but Futures delves into the footwork that could keep him from becoming an NFL starter.
20 comments, Last at 20 Apr 2012, 7:44pm by Noah of Arkadia
09 Apr 2012, 12:32pm by Matt Waldman
Russell Wilson is too short to be considered a top quarterback prospect, but can the team that drafts him scheme around that? Our new scouting column "Futures" takes a look.
44 comments, Last at 08 Jan 2013, 9:10am by Pixdawg13