S3, Ep. 3: Arif Hasan, Optimum Scouting/Zone Coverage Minnesota

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Arif Hasan of Optimum Scouting and Zone Coverage Minnesota joins me for a special 2018 NFL Draft edition of the Because of Sports Podcast for a special! In today’s episode we discuss the upcoming NFL draft, give our takes on the top prospects, what it was like having the Super Bowl in Minnesota, where teams go wrong in the draft process, and much more.  Continue reading “S3, Ep. 3: Arif Hasan, Optimum Scouting/Zone Coverage Minnesota”

S2, Ep. 11: Cian Fahey, Pre-Snap Reads, ESPN

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One of my favorite things to do as a kid was study the way players in the NFL and college played the Quarterback position. I found the nuances of the position not only to be one of the most challenging in all of sports, but, when done correctly, one of the most amazing feats. Cian Fahey has been doing NFL analysis for some time and has developed metrics to measure the Quarterback position. His common-sense approach to NFL analysis made me a fan of him instantly, and it’s easy to see why we will soon hear him on ESPN this fall delivering that analysis to an even greater audience.  Continue reading “S2, Ep. 11: Cian Fahey, Pre-Snap Reads, ESPN”

Tony Romo Is A Hall of Fame Quarterback Whether You Believe It Or Not

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Tony Romo won 61% of the games he started, threw for over 34,000 yards and 240 touchdowns for his career.

For the past ten seasons you’ve all done it at least once.  Continue reading “Tony Romo Is A Hall of Fame Quarterback Whether You Believe It Or Not”

Super Bowl 51: The New England Patriots Won, And The Atlanta Falcons Only Have Themselves To Blame

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Matt Ryan played at an MVP level in Super Bowl LI, but the Falcons came up short to the New England Patriots in Overtime. (Getty Images)

They had it.

I keep repeating that phrase over and over again as I go over the many ways the Atlanta Falcons cost themselves their first Super Bowl Championship in franchise history. Continue reading “Super Bowl 51: The New England Patriots Won, And The Atlanta Falcons Only Have Themselves To Blame”

The NFL MVP Race Is Between Matt Ryan And Aaron Rodgers, So Here’s Who Wins It

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Aaron Rodgers thought the Packers could run the table after getting trounced by Washington in Week 11. Green Bay did just that in winning their final six games and the NFC North. (Photo: Washington Times)

There have been a lot of names thrown out regarding this seasons NFL MVP award. Ezekiel “Zeke” Elliott. David Johnson. Tom Brady. All of them have been discussed and all of that discussion had merit.

Emphasis on ‘had’.  Continue reading “The NFL MVP Race Is Between Matt Ryan And Aaron Rodgers, So Here’s Who Wins It”

National Football League 2016: Cowboys’ Dak Prescott Has Issues, And Must Fix Them Fast

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Dak Prescott could be the Cowboys Quarterback of the future, but this stretch to end his rookie season will be a big test for the rookie. (Getty Images)

Let me offer a comparison to begin: Continue reading “National Football League 2016: Cowboys’ Dak Prescott Has Issues, And Must Fix Them Fast”

Fantasy Football 2016: Stop Overvaluing Rookies and Some Preseason Week 1 Thoughts

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Cowboys’ rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott may well turn out to be a solid performer in Fantasy Football, but stop trying to sell him like a proven commodity. (Jon Durr/Getty Images)

The 2016 NFL season has begun and, despite me doing an awesome podcast (which you should all subscribe to and review here), I will in fact be doing fantasy football writing this year.

I know, you’re welcome. Continue reading “Fantasy Football 2016: Stop Overvaluing Rookies and Some Preseason Week 1 Thoughts”

Ep. 13: Blair Walsh, Minnesota Vikings Kicker

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When talking to Minnesota Vikings Kicker Blair Walsh you get the sense of a man that is focused on what’s ahead. He’s moved past last season, and is primed for a big season for a Vikings team with high expectations. In other words, he’s got the right mindset to play what can sometimes be a very unforgiving position. Most of that is because he knows what’s important, which is a testament to his strong family and support system. Blair, statistically, is a top-5 Kicker in the National Football League since he debuted in 2012. At age 22, he was named 1st Team All-Pro in the NFL (the only rookie on the team that year) and set numerous Viking and NFL records along the way. In 2015, he made almost 97% of the Extra Points he attempted and almost 86% of the Field Goals he attempted. Continue reading “Ep. 13: Blair Walsh, Minnesota Vikings Kicker”

Super Bowl 50: Thoughts On The Panthers, Broncos, Cam And Then Some

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Peyton Manning and Von Miller brought Denver it’s third Super Bowl title in franchise history. (Photo: National Sun Times)

Week 8.

That was when my decision was made that the Denver Broncos had a defense we all needed to pay attention to.

Continue reading “Super Bowl 50: Thoughts On The Panthers, Broncos, Cam And Then Some”

Super Bowl 50 Preview: Broncos, Panthers Could See An Epic Finish

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If this is Manning’s “Last Rodeo” adding a second championship to his resume would be one heck of a way to go out. (Photo: Bleacher Report)

I struggled trying to figure out who had the edge in this game. Continue reading “Super Bowl 50 Preview: Broncos, Panthers Could See An Epic Finish”