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Posted: 1/19/2013 11:58 AM

My favorite link 


Outside of the OBR the linked column is my favorite read. It's an selection of unvarnished, anonymous quotes from NFL scouts, FO personnel, etc. I know some on the board also follow this weekly. It's got a kind of straight talk vibe that's so hard to find in the measured responses you usually hear. The quotes from scouts are always kind of funny, you can just imaging some old school pull no punches scout with a cigar butt clenched in his teeth talking sh::t about some player or GM or coach. Because its anonymous and opinion based, its not exactly thoughtful analysis. A lot of it feels like BS takes from people without much power and probably bringing grudges and axes to grind. Funny and interesting, imo.

This week's column touches on locker room leadership, Marc Trestman, the overrating of the Belichick coaching tree, the read/option, college vs NFL coaching and Dallas hiring Monte Kiffen.

http://www.profootballweekly.com/2013/01/13/inside r-successful-teams-leaders-police-selves
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Last edited 1/19/2013 1:38 PM by Gameface64

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Posted: 1/19/2013 12:39 PM

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Link doesn't work Game.
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Posted: 1/19/2013 1:40 PM

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Link is fixed. To see past columns, type Audibles into the "Search PFW" box on the home page.
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Posted: 1/19/2013 1:57 PM

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Really interesting stuff-thanks. It fills in a lot of blanks. E.g. why Trestman gets excellent reviews but hasnt stuck around much with any NFL team (his offenses are too complicated). Hmmm...does that mean Canadians are smarter than us?  :)
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Posted: 1/19/2013 2:04 PM

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Thanks, great stuff.
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Posted: 1/19/2013 2:46 PM

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• “I love the ‘under’ defense. It’s a great defense, but you don’t see it run as a base the majority of the time in this league. Defenses that use it get so nervous that they are going to get mismatched with motion. All you have to do is slide your linebackers over one step to the motion. If I were starting a team fresh, we would be playing the under with cover-2 and playing press-man coverage behind it. Take a look at the NFC West right now. There is a reason they got better in a hurry.”

From 1/6/13.

interesting.
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Posted: 2/9/2013 1:04 PM

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From the 1/27 column, not to advance my opinion of Weeden, but just more data for the board:

• “Brandon Weeden is (nearly) 30 years old, and he is not accurate — you could see in his (throwing) motion that he is a (former) baseball pitcher. He’s fairly athletic, but he does not see the field well. If you are going to develop one, why not take a chance on a younger guy.”
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Posted: 2/9/2013 2:31 PM

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Gameface64 wrote: From the 1/27 column, not to advance my opinion of Weeden, but just more data for the board:

• “Brandon Weeden is (nearly) 30 years old, and he is not accurate — you could see in his (throwing) motion that he is a (former) baseball pitcher. He’s fairly athletic, but he does not see the field well. If you are going to develop one, why not take a chance on a younger guy.”
SD:

Not withstanding that a QB need have the ability to spin the bottle in the first place unlike  a hump on this roster I need not name .

Accuracy is a three fold exercise , when a QB has confidence in what he is doing , he will pull the trigger on time and on target as he anticipates a reasonable degree of success .

When a younger QB is badgered and placed in a posistion where he's damned if he does and damned if he doesn't it creates hesitation , and caution which leads to staring down receivers and waiting to see if they're open rather than boldy throwing them open,

and

Thirdly  which is the simplest but most important , true pinpoint thread the needle type throws are rooted deep in the auspices of proper footwork , timing ,repetition and confidence  .

Weeds came from a system which used the shotgun , and his best throws and the  ones he had the most confidence in were outside routes , yet he was repeatedly asked to force the ball inside in traffic  in congested areas  from under center no less  with telegraphed routes in three step drops .

Its one thing to label the results quite another to render a competent decision whether these faults are correctable or not .

Find me the author who says this kid is a hopeless case , then we can talk.

SoulDawg
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Posted: 2/9/2013 4:52 PM

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Gameface64 wrote: From the 1/27 column, not to advance my opinion of Weeden, but just more data for the board:

• “Brandon Weeden is (nearly) 30 years old, and he is not accurate — you could see in his (throwing) motion that he is a (former) baseball pitcher. He’s fairly athletic, but he does not see the field well. If you are going to develop one, why not take a chance on a younger guy.”

Com'mon Game, you're reaching here.

Weeden was a 70% passer in college and now suddenly he's inaccurate? What could have happened? He got Shurmurized, that's what.

Weeden was one of 4 starting rookies on offense, throwing to inexperienced WR's and a TE who had ringing in his ears for half the season(Watson). That you or anyone else would use that as some kind of proof that BW can't play is ridiculous.

And again, who is this mysterious "younger" guy? Name him.
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Posted: 2/9/2013 5:33 PM

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poppa9601 wrote:
Gameface64 wrote: From the 1/27 column, not to advance my opinion of Weeden, but just more data for the board:

• “Brandon Weeden is (nearly) 30 years old, and he is not accurate — you could see in his (throwing) motion that he is a (former) baseball pitcher. He’s fairly athletic, but he does not see the field well. If you are going to develop one, why not take a chance on a younger guy.”

Com'mon Game, you're reaching here.

Weeden was a 70% passer in college and now suddenly he's inaccurate? What could have happened? He got Shurmurized, that's what.

Weeden was one of 4 starting rookies on offense, throwing to inexperienced WR's and a TE who had ringing in his ears for half the season(Watson). That you or anyone else would use that as some kind of proof that BW can't play is ridiculous.

And again, who is this mysterious "younger" guy? Name him.
Wasn't my opinion, its the opinion of an unnamed scout or FO person. I brought it forward because its a comment that's Browns related, nothing more. No agenda, just an interesting tidbit. One person's opinion, to be taken with as much salt as you like.
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Posted: 2/11/2013 12:23 PM

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Game U know it was Lombardi who said that , not some unnamed scout..excited

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