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14 Jul 2011

Greg Cosell, Unheralded Maestro of N.F.L. ‘Matchup’

The Fifth Down's Andy Benoit has compiled a lengthy profile of tape savant (and friend of FO!) Greg Cosell. Benoit conjectures that Cosell could have a future in a general manager's office or a broadcast booth with the help of some high-profile names, but Greg manages to come off as completely humble despite that.

Posted by: Rivers McCown on 14 Jul 2011

7 comments, Last at 18 Jul 2011, 9:38am by Dean


by Anonymous(not that one) (not verified) :: Thu, 07/14/2011 - 12:55pm

You can occasionally find him on the ESPN Football Today podcast. Is that a compliment? Saying someone can do something, but they haven't. You know, he could be an Olympian, but he's not interested?

by tuluse :: Thu, 07/14/2011 - 4:26pm

Well Matt Millen really opened the door for anyone to be a possible GM candidate.

by Kevin from Philly :: Thu, 07/14/2011 - 2:16pm

The only thing in the article I'd disagree with is, East Rutherford to Mount Laurel is certainly not a "short drive" - at least an hour each way, maybe two on a bad traffic day. Other than that, nice job.

P.S. I'd love to have access to those full field game tapes, too.

by Mike Tanier :: Thu, 07/14/2011 - 4:19pm

Andy is from Idaho and considers everything a short drive!

by Floyd (not verified) :: Thu, 07/14/2011 - 4:50pm

How long has this article been in the can? Reads like it was written last season (following him around during week 9) with the bit about the combine added on.

Still a great article, but just seems weird that it took so long to appear.

by langsty :: Thu, 07/14/2011 - 5:32pm

I'm a huge fan of Greg's work and he deserves all the recognition he gets. I can't think of a better football analyst working today.

by Dean :: Mon, 07/18/2011 - 9:38am

I just picked up a copy of The Games That Changed The Game. I'd been meaning to read it for a while and when I saw it on Amazon for a couple bucks, I pulled the trigger. When I opened it, what did I find but that I'd unknowingly purchased a copy autographed by Greg Cosell.