10 Feb 2013, 07:37pm by Matt Waldman
Ware isn’t a breakaway threat; he’s a hot-running, helmet-crunching, break-your-back, ball-carrying warrior. He’s rugged, smart, and technically sound in most aspects of the game. If Seattle didn’t have a Robert Turbin, Ware is the back I’d want backing up Marshawn Lynch. If Mike Shanahan wants a lean, mean, running back depth chart, he can dispense with most of the backs behind Alfred Morris and opt for Ware.
05 Feb 2013, 11:21am by Matt Waldman
Matt Waldman's views on the potential issues that arise from NFL teams balancing talent vs. need when it comes to drafting a quarterback and why this hurts an underrated talent like Tulane QB Ryan Griffin versus a "draft-not-to-lose" commodity like N.C. State's Mike Glennon.
14 comments, Last at 09 Feb 2013, 11:24pm by Noah of Arkadia
04 Feb 2013, 12:52pm by Matt Waldman
Matt Waldman breaks down the pass protection of UNC RB prospect Gionvani Bernard and shows why an understanding of angles is often more important than physical strength and leverage.
28 Jan 2013, 09:14am by Matt Waldman
Matt Waldman explains at his RSP blog why sometimes the difference between a touchdown and a drop of a wide-open pass comes down to the difference between an active and passive approach, the space between the fingertips and the palm, and understanding why even good technique isn't good in the wrong situation.
3 comments, Last at 30 Jan 2013, 11:00am by markus
24 Jan 2013, 07:46am by Matt Waldman
Matt Waldman follows up on Phil Savage's request for feedback with some big-picture ideas to make the event at Mobile a lyceum for career transition and coaching innovation.
5 comments, Last at 31 Mar 2013, 1:33am by Daniel Garcia
24 Jan 2013, 07:42am by Matt Waldman
Jene Bramel and Matt Waldman review the pleasant surprises, small-school standouts, and polarizing players from the three relevant days of Senior Bowl practices.
3 comments, Last at 24 Jan 2013, 6:40pm by JIPanick
23 Jan 2013, 09:38pm by Matt Waldman
Jene Bramel and Matt Waldman's Day Two Practice Highlights from the Senior Bowl for the New York Times Fifth Down.
1 comment, Last at 22 Apr 2013, 6:51am by aqibgmail
21 Jan 2013, 08:34pm by Matt Waldman
Matt Waldman reports on the receivers and the drills the Raiders put the through on Day 1 of Senior Bowl practice.
21 Jan 2013, 01:42pm by Matt Waldman
The star of the 2013 Senior Bowl Weigh-In might be its new leader Phil Savage, who wants to make the event as influential as the Combine. Matt Waldman weighs-in from the morning proceedings.
16 Jan 2013, 06:04pm by Aaron Schatz
This story is nothing short of astonishing. You may have heard earlier in the year about the terrible burden that Manti Te'o had to bear this season, playing even after both his grandmother Annette Santiago and his girlfriend Lennay Marie Kekua died in September. Well, Te'o's grandmother did die in September. But Deadspin has done extensive research and has found no evidence that there ever was any such person named Lennay Marie Kekua. There is no obituary, no report of an auto accident, no mention in the Stanford student newspaper where she was supposed to be a student.
122 comments, Last at 21 Jan 2013, 9:48am by erniecohen
Going too low in your fantasy draft: veteran quarterbacks, running backs who do more with their hands than their feet, and Houston's (only) two good receivers.