Jameis Winston

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. (more…)

Ep. 7: Sam Mora, Jr., Quarterback Developer/Coach

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In football, the most important position on and off the field is quarterback. The quarterback sets the tone for the team, and is the guy everyone on the team looks to as the example. Private quarterback development is a field that has taken off the last few years and one of the best in the business is Sam Mora, Jr. He has learned from some of the best coaches in football, and has since branched off to start his own company; working with dozens of the best High School and College players in the country. He’s helped train and develop players such as  Jameis Winston, Bryce Petty, Connor Cook, and Johnny Manziel, just to name a few.
But, most importantly, he’ll tell you he’s a developer of young men. Helping them to realize the key to reaching their goals and full potential is by applying systems and a regimen that emphasizes improvement beyond what’s scheduled. By doing this, he’s also helping to develop a more well-rounded individual through lessons from the sport they love. Something that I feel is just as important as anything a player accomplishes on the playing field.
Today’s podcast explores his role in the development of players at this pivotal position and how he mentors a players transition from High School to College to possibly the NFL (5:00). I ask him what he thinks the difficult part of the transition is from the players perspective (10:00), the economics of hiring a personal coach (17:00), why so many players have a hard time transitioning from college to the NFL (20:00), the perception of the black quarterback (27:00), player safety, and much more.
You can follow Sam Mora on Twitter (@SamMoraJr) and Instagram (@sammorajr or @sammorafootball). If you want to know more about what Sam does, check out his website www.sammorafootball.com.
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2015 NFL Preview: NFC Division Predictions

I like Seattle to win the NFC West again in 2015 despite a holdout from Kam Chancellor. But a division rival might have the last laugh in playoffs. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

I like Seattle to win the NFC West again in 2015 despite a holdout from Kam Chancellor. But a division rival might have the last laugh in playoffs. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

Division and playoff predictions are tricky in the NFL.

Every week a team can look like a “team to beat” or the worst team you’ve ever seen. With the NFL only playing 16 games, one could put themselves in a situation to be roundly criticized for picking the wrong team without the benefit of hindsight.  (more…)

Fantasy Football 2015: Five Takeaways From Week 1 Of The Preseason & Some Fantasy Football Musings

Marcus Mariota finished his debut 7-of-8 with 94 yards and an interception. However there is a lot he can build on.

We finally have real football. No more guessing or wondering what players will look like. We have tape, competition, and I have opinions on what I saw.  (more…)

NFL 2015: 90 Days From Kickoff, Here Are 7 Storylines To Keep An Eye On Heading Into Minicamp

Peyton Manning has averaged 613 pass attempts per season since he signed with the Broncos after the 2011 season. Will a dramatic offensive philosophy shift under new head coach Gary Kubiak cause a conflict?

Peyton Manning has averaged 613 pass attempts per season since he signed with the Broncos after the 2011 season. Will a dramatic shift in offensive philosophy under new head coach Gary Kubiak cause a conflict?

With NFL OTAs wrapping up and Minicamp set to begin next week, there are plenty of storylines to monitor as the 2015 NFL season approaches. Here are seven I think are worth following.  (more…)

Garrett Grayson: Breaking Down The 2015 NFL Draft’s Dark Horse Quarterback

Garrett Grayson was a top-10 Quarterback in passing yards, efficiency, and touchdowns his seniior season at Colorado State. Will that translate to NFL success?

Garrett Grayson was a top-10 Quarterback in passing yards, efficiency, and touchdowns his seniior season at Colorado State. Will that translate to NFL success?

Garrett Grayson comes into the 2015 draft as the forgotten man at Quarterback.

Media coverage of Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota as the top two quarterback prospects in the class and the obsession of whether or not a running back will go in the first round have overshadowed Grayson and his potential to become a quality NFL starting quarterback. (more…)

My Real Issues With Jameis Winston, And Why He Will Be Drafted Number One Overall Despite Them

Jameis Winston's talent on the field can't be denied. Off the field is where I struggle to justify my problem with him being taken #1 overall in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Jameis Winston’s talent on the field can’t be denied. Off the field is where I struggle to justify my problem with him being taken #1 overall in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Yes, I have issues with Jameis Winston. (more…)

Jameis Winston Situation Shows Deeper Issue With Institution Of Football

Winton's discipline issues at Florida State have put his playing future in jeopardy

Winton’s discipline issues at Florida State have put his playing future in jeopardy

I was listening to the radio and the topic turned to something I hadn’t thought about in quite some time with regards to the NBA.

Do you remember what the NBA used to be like? Serious drug problems, fighting in arenas, image issues; Whatever was associated with bad was associated with the NBA. (more…)

Locker Talk Episode 28!: The Lady Sportswriter

Jameis Winston has helped elevate Florida State and the ACC back to national prominence in 2013

The long hiatus is over. The Lady Sportswriter and I discuss the first BCS rankings of 2013, the University of Georgia’s injury woes, the ACC/SEC superiority debate, and much more. Listen up, folks!

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