Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

04 Jun 2014

The Third Annual Rookie Scouting Portfolio Writer's Project

The mission of the RSP Writers’ Project is to encourage writers and readers to expand their understanding of pro football through a written exercise. The first RSPWP was an exercise in team building with a salary cap. Several football writers, analysts, and former NFL scouts built teams and provided a written account of their process, strategy, and outline of the schemes they’d use to match the talent. The RSPWP2 was a draft held on the blog and Twitter.

This year’s RSPWP is a different take on team building. I am putting the finishing touches on 15-20 written scenarios based on true NFL stories provided to me from current and former NFL employees (scouts, players, and consultants). In each scenario, the participating writer will be the general manager of an NFL team faced with a decision.

One-third of these scenarios may elicit responses of disbelief and skepticism from both readers and writers. However, I am assured that the essence of these stories–that I have rewritten with enough creative license to protect my sources, the players, and the management involved–are true.

Read more at the RSP blog

Posted by: Matt Waldman on 04 Jun 2014

2 comments, Last at 07 Jun 2014, 10:42am by Noah Arkadia


by Jimmy :: Fri, 06/06/2014 - 11:10am

Can I not just tell my mouth breathing knuckle dragger of a guard to bully him?

by Noah Arkadia :: Sat, 06/07/2014 - 10:42am

Can anyone guess who are the real people and teams behind these scenarios? #9 has to be Al Davis, right? He did say respected, so Jerry and Snyder are out.

Who, me?