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Woods may end up being best value receiver out there. Polished in a pro style offense. Immediate value, productive.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on 5 players who could slip into the first round. | National Football Post
Bunch of tallish corners from day two into middle rounds. Pick the right ones and you are set a while on defense.
4 weeks ago on Scout Talk | National Football Post
translation: Branden Albert could come here if he takes less money.
4 weeks ago on Mickey Loomis: Saints 'have to look at every option' at left tackle | National Football Post
It would not be specious for a good lawyer to use entrapment arguments. Probably pleads down for expediency sake. A couple of sayings would apply, in any instance. There's a time and a place for what happens in Vegas.
4 weeks ago on Browns linebacker Groves arrested | National Football Post
Player will have to do more endorsements. With internet as a market vehicle thru social media that could be done better than ever. Clothing lines, lifestyle apparel, game endorsements.
4 weeks ago on Uncertainty is the only certainty | National Football Post
Kid can really throw. His passing instructor from youth has an instructional series for quarterback mechanics, that integrates reads into technique. Darrin Slack has proven system for passer performance and Matt Flynn is perhaps his famous study. If you coach or want to improve as a player at the quarterback position it is certainly worth reviewing.
His approach actually reverse engineered the mechanics of the passing process in order to maximize effeciency in forward movement. This removes wasted energy from the release of a football in your throwing motion. The ideal point is "Zero" and that is a line that parallels the scapula(shoulderblade) of the throwing arm. Once the arm is that angle everything moves forward from that side of the body.
For your passer to score more, he has to start from Zero. This means he improves accuracy and has a much quicker release, with improved velocity. That is where the Raiders season starts from, Zero position, an ideal point of stasis where all drag is reduced and potential energy is best suited to forward emphasis.
4 weeks ago on Flynn is Raiders' starter as off-season work begins | National Football Post
Chris Long was so good on film, he is a true 6'6" measure? He needs a zone block team, like he did at Oregon, and my thought was his being talked down was in hopes Philly could him in round two after answering other needs early. His old coach might make a move earlier. Oregon's linemen were so fast on outside zone it was scary, moved laterally like skill players.
The film breakdown of Geno by Gannon and Sims said a lot. Guy rested on his laurels after he caught fire early. Teams stayed patient, on top of his routes, those windows got tighter and his technique didn't. You have to want it that bad, hone the craft, is he going to work at it that much? Believe the Eagles coach would look just out of respect for Dana's system and what Chip kelly plans on doing with his system.
Looks like Oakland wants Ansah really badly, is he a freakazoid? Usually if you're that good a hand stays hand on the ground and you rush every down, he didn't do that. Think the Raiders want one of the impact pass rush types if they stay at threee overall. Jordan, Ansah, or Star.
4 weeks ago on The countdown has begun | National Football Post
Marquardt is interesting, huge guy, great frame for the game. how far back do you wait to call his number on draft day? There are several like this worth a look(big Arkansas smaller school lineman, Syracuse tackl) kind of had them in the same grouping, ready to select once the Ohio St. tackle goes off the board?
4 weeks ago on 10 late round sleepers who could surprise: Part II | National Football Post
New value is trending up at premium(good teams get better if they add great players). Always the item on the second day of draft where you hope for players who slipped but have first round talent/start capability.
Is this the year that teams stop seeling the future, do some of the teams known for it continue to list? The only thing not in doubt is that certain fans known for boing their own probably don't with the regime changes going on. Except perhaps for one of the Gotham teams, eother way they will spell it out on draft day.
1 month ago on Draft strategy: Move up or move down? | National Football Post
Eleventh overall, on last agreement, was the best value slot in terms of cost/benefits. That is about far back as you'd want to move(most years that is anywhere from 9-13 at the very most being impact players).
Staying in a grouping is also qualitative, might be few players at a need position. More than likely it is just a case of you liking that player, do you want your guy, or someone else when you draft later? Also, staying in a grouping means you can often move less value for same priority so you save additional future picks(Pats loaded up like that several seasons). The problem is when those picks don't produce ahead of the grouping, you know the saying.
Chicken soup, chicken salad, or chickenshots. You can make good stuff from average stock?
Cruz control, small but very fast and quick. Austin is better at downfield location and pure speed but Victor has that underneath quick game. A little guy can make all the difference in the big games.
1 month ago on Scout Talk | National Football Post
Your categories are disproportionate. The fourth and fifth quintiles are too smalle and too large, respectively. It essentially undervales premium picks in the late second to early third round range.
1 month, 1 week ago on The Urgency Index | National Football Post
Expected move, by both teams. Says a lot about the depth and quality of this draft at the position. Steelers couldn't lose two starters, didn't want to give either number one money. Ironic that a lot of player who opted to forego extensions got this new market's compressed deals, changed several rosters dramatically as a result.
1 month, 1 week ago on Steelers match offer for Sanders | National Football Post
Don't see Milliner, Vaccaro, or Eifert falling that far. Best available at position, etc. Expected to see Watson in round one as well, probably before Fluker. The Bama guard is probably the safest pick this draft, his value climbs once the top T are gone. Expected three of top 5 T to be out in first five picks from the outset.
Interested to see the Browns draft. Lombardi is a SIZE/speed guy. Big guys with movement skills are rare, if it is a speed guy it has to be one unlike any on the boards, and Tavon Austin is just that difference maker, think Cribbs is already out, and Lombardi knows Austin could flip fields with speed. If he's a returner that almost seems like a necessary item.
The Raiders worked out BYU's end hard, think Russ also sees that apply to Jordan, the premier speed rusher of this draft. A lot of people wanted a JPP/Jason Taylor type and Jordan has that kind of game. Think people are intentionally quiet on him.
As for this week's news on Honey Badger, some of the teams traded their way out of early rounds, get the word out to scare people off a value. Especially teams with needs there. Granted the guy didn't help self or his program with that kind of talk. Draft day will see if that was elevated hype or if he was. Imagine someone being that far past PC and being a new guy in DC, a city driven by image. They liked DeAngelo there, Tyron has some wild side in him.
1 month, 1 week ago on NFP Mock Draft - Version 11.0 | National Football Post
A friend moved to Denver and became a broncs fan. Huge Payton Manning fan, his friend(die hard Colt fan) went with him. The Colts walloped the Broncs, think it was when Tebow was a QB in Denver and Mr.Manning was actually on IR for the Colts. Anyways, four guys trash talk him after the game and he tells them "read the scoreboard" on his way to his friends truck. They get rushed, the Broncs fan(dressed so) gets run over a guard rail and falls ten feet. His friend gets his oribtal bone shattered and severe head trauma that caused long term brain injuries(dizziness, balance, black outs, memory lapse). The man had several surgeries and eventually shot himself. He had been pretty successful in business and spent well on NFL games and merchandise. They can't keep a parking lot in shape enough you can leave games without getting almost beat to death by Broncos fans. One would think companies paying for sponsor rights to stadium leases would think twice with that kind of neglect. In terms of liability, owners should certainly think about that.
1 month, 1 week ago on NFP Sunday Blitz | National Football Post
Don't know if Gino Smith had time to work out, thought he was stuck in scoring beast mode. #baylor
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Geno Smith making visit to Eagles | National Football Post
So, when will coach Tebow join him there?
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Tannenbaum joining Priority Sports | National Football Post
If anything it would call into question his choice of agent and the counsel he gets. Well, that and the character of his family doctor.
Maybe White forgot he has a concussion? Here, just tape two aspirin to your helmet, and get back in there....
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Pat White drops out of concussion lawsuit to re-start career | National Football Post
Character witnesses, who had lack of character. Extortion, anyone? Better had lawyer up. They do produce lawyers at SEC schools....
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Report: Auburn changed grades and bribed players | National Football Post
Reading on Fragel's measurables reminds me of the Cowboys left tackle, who played tight end for college and stabilizes a pocket enough that Tony Romo worked his way to Dez and both are poised to play top football for that. Very similar in having good feet, big frames, and in need of some work to shore up their play strength. Someone gets him and stays patient they could have something really good in the future and a great goal line blocking addition(with tight end reps in his background) now. Sometimes corners need to stay in school and round out their game. Interestingly, Saban doesn't teach backpedaling for pattern read defenders and one of his is the top for the position in this draft. Means you need a system fit for guys that come later on the boards. A natural can fit anything, others need to be fitted to the scheme. He will be more of a value for falling to you and fitting into the game plan.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Draft Rumblings - Risers & Fallers Around The NFL | National Football Post