03 Dec 2013, 12:01pm by Matt Waldman
Can Landry cross the gap between the mundane and the extraordinary? It's a question most players have to ask at every level of football.
1 comment, Last at 04 Dec 2013, 12:11am by Jeff88
27 Nov 2013, 02:01pm by Matt Waldman
The Winning Strategy of Turning an Island Into A Peninsula
6 comments, Last at 29 Nov 2013, 3:53pm by LionInAZ
23 Nov 2013, 09:56am by Matt Waldman
If Tryann Mathieu’s play officially announces the arrival of a new breed of safety, Lamarcus Joyner’s use in the NFL may become the next step in the evolution of the position.
7 comments, Last at 04 Dec 2013, 4:20pm by eddy
21 Nov 2013, 11:57am by Matt Waldman
I’d like to believe that last weekend will be the beginning of a long and fruitful career as an NFL starter for Bobby Rainey, but I’m not naive. The one position in the NFL where there is no shortage of talent is running back. There may be teams that lack a good eye for matching running back talent with its roster, but there are backs training at home with the ability to produce as an NFL starter if called upon.
While he has the NFL’s attention, the RSP blog examines what Rainey has done thus far that is consistent with his performance as a college prospect.
2 comments, Last at 21 Nov 2013, 2:23pm by MilkmanDanimal
19 Nov 2013, 02:06pm by Matt Waldman
The rookie running back isn't having a successful year in Pittsburgh, but he's much closer to future success than some may realize. What Bell has to learn is that while he has some super traits, he has to avoid the temptation to be a hero on every play. Matt Waldman explains in his analysis at the Rookie Scouting Portfolio blog.
16 Nov 2013, 10:25am by Matt Waldman
Gilbert has first-day athleticism and versatility, but junior year lapses with technique and judgment made him the type of player who elicited a wide range of draft day possibilities before his senior year.
2 comments, Last at 19 Nov 2013, 4:05pm by Matt Waldman
14 Nov 2013, 11:41am by Matt Waldman
Case Keenum is the most surprising bench player in the NFL this year. I’ve studied his three starts and I believe the Cardinals defense provided the best evidence that the Texans’ new starter has the potential to succeed long-term. Read the rest at the RSP blog.
3 comments, Last at 15 Nov 2013, 3:02pm by Alaska Jack
13 Nov 2013, 02:13am by Matt Waldman
The Nelson-Aaron Rodgers combo is among the best in football at the back-shoulder fade. One of the reasons this play remains so effective for the Packers’ duo is that Nelson is equally strong at earning separation against press coverage and winning 50/50 balls in the vertical game. Defenders cannot assume every deep pass is a back-shoulder play. Read the rest at the RSP blog.
5 comments, Last at 14 Nov 2013, 6:22pm by tomdrees
12 Nov 2013, 11:32am by Matt Waldman
Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu is playing his tail off and the biggest reason this rookie has made the jump from LSU to the NFL with a year away from football in between is his mental command of the game. Mathieu is an incisive player and it’s easy to see this quality on the field. The RSP blog profiles two plays against the Texans – notably Andre Johnson and Ben Tate – where Mathieu demonstrates multiple skills with no wasted motion.
3 comments, Last at 13 Nov 2013, 3:05pm by JonFrum
09 Nov 2013, 01:40pm by Matt Waldman
Having an open mind and room in an evaluation process to spot players with underdeveloped potential can help transform an organization.
3 comments, Last at 12 Nov 2013, 2:14am by armchair journeyman quarterback