quarterback

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.  (more…)

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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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About Last Year: Previewing The Denver Broncos 2015 Playoff Outlook

Even at 39 Denver's 2015 playoff and Super Bowl hopes depend on the arm of Peyton Manning  (Photo: Aaron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post)

Even at 39 the Denver Broncos 2015 playoff (and Super Bowl) hopes depend on the elite play of Peyton Manning. I’m not so sure that’s a good thing. (Photo: Aaron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post)

Leading up to the start of the 2015 NFL season I will be previewing last year’s playoff teams and their chances for making it back to the postseason

2014 Overview:

Record: 12-4 (1st, AFC West)

Key Additions: Owen Daniel (Free Agency from Baltimore), Shane Ray (23rd overall pick, 2015 NFL Draft)

Key Losses: Julius Thomas (Free Agency to Jacksonville), Wes Welker (unsigned) (more…)

NFL 2015: Is Russell Wilson Worth $25 Million A Season? If You’re The Seattle Seahawks The Answer Is “Yes.”

Russell Wilson, 26, is set to make $1.5 million dollars in 2015. That's 5% of Cam Newton's $30 million dollar compensation this season(Getty Images)

Russell Wilson, 26, is set to make $1.5 million dollars in 2015. That’s 5% of Cam Newton’s $30 million dollar salary this season(Getty Images)

I tried to stay away from this conversation. Trust me, I tried really, really, REALLY hard not to put my two cents into the ongoing (and unnecessary) saga that is the “Russell Wilson Contract Situation.”

I’m done doing that, now. (more…)

Fantasy Football 2014: What’s Real, What’s Not On The Waiver Wire After Week 4

Ben McAdoo has Eli Manning (974 yards, 9 TD's, 66.9% completion) and Co. playing at an elite level. Should you believe it?

Ben McAdoo has Eli Manning (974 yards, 9 TD’s, 66.9% completion) and Co. playing at an elite level. Should you believe it? (Photo: Rich Schulz/Getty Images North America)

Better late than never, right?

Before I get started does anyone want to explain themselves for not following my post-week 2 advice and picking up Larry Donnell? (more…)

National Football League 2014: AFC Division, Playoff Predictions

Andrew Luck and the Colts have won 22 regular season games the last two seasons but are just 1-2 in the postseason.

Andrew Luck and the Colts have won 22 regular season games the last two seasons but are just 1-2 in the postseason (Andy Lyons/Getty Images North America)

This time of year is always the most difficult.

More often than not it is pretty difficult for me to gauge where a lot of teams are based on training camp whispers, ESPN reports, my own findings, and the like; so when I make predictions for the year sometimes it can get a little dicey. (more…)

Fantasy Football 2013: Quarterback Report, Which Backups To Rely On

Matt Ryan has lost a lot of offense through injury, how does that affect his status in fantasy?

Matt Ryan has lost a lot of offense through injury, how does that affect his status in fantasy?

The quarterback picture has been less than ideal for a lot of fantasy owners. (more…)