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Matt Waldman's RSP Cast

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Matt Waldman’s NFL and college football scouting podcast.

Matt Waldman’s NFL and college football scouting podcast.

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United States

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Matt Waldman’s NFL and college football scouting podcast.

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@mattwaldman

Language:

English

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Episodes

Matt Waldman’s RSP Quick Game with Mark Schofield:

7/8/2020
Matt Waldman's RSP Cast returns with a July episode of the Quick Game with Mark Schofield and they cover everything from Cam Newton to marriage advice for Matt Harmon. In this 90-minute episode of the Quick Game, Mark Schofield and discuss a dozen juicy football topics, what we're watching on TV these days, and marriage advice for Yahoo! Matt Harmon: Who benefits most from Cam Newton in New England? What factors are you taking into account with Antonio Brown's potential signing with the...

Duration:01:29:37

Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast 2020 Projection Series with Dwain McFarland: Dallas and New York Giants

7/6/2020
RSP contributor Dwain McFarland joins the RSP Cast to kick off our team-by-team NFL projection series for the 2020 season with an in-depth examination of the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys. Dwain McFarland (@dwainmcfarland) and I continue our excellent conversations about how to project offenses with a look at the Cowboys and Giants offenses: How much does the run-to-pass ratio change with Jason Garrett and an improved offensive line in New York? Why does Matt believe the presence of...

Duration:01:41:16

Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast 2020 Projection Series with Dwain McFarland: New England and New York Jets

6/29/2020
Photo by Keith Allison. RSP contributor Dwain McFarland joins the RSP Cast to kick off our team-by-team NFL projection series for the 2020 season with an in-depth examination of the New England Patriots and New York Jets. Note: If you tried listening before and the volume was too low, I fixed that. Dwain McFarland (@dwainmcfarland) and I begin our excellent conversations about how to project offenses with a look at the Patriots' and Jets' offenses: How much does the run-to-pass ratio change...

Duration:01:36:56

Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast with Russ Lande: Inclusivity and Scouting

6/26/2020
Russ Lande and Matt Waldman discuss why the tenets of inclusive thinking are naturally the most effective ways of scouting players in this week's RSP Scout Talk podcast. Generalizations are dangerous. When applied to the evaluation of football players, generalizations can unnecessarily exclude talented, hard-working, and well-adjusted young men from NFL opportunities that could have led to an ideal organizational fit. An NFC East squad made this mistake years ago when it excluded specific...

Duration:00:56:14

Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast 2020 Projection Series with Dwain McFarland: Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins

6/21/2020
RSP contributor Dwain McFarland joins the RSP Cast to kick off our team-by-team NFL projection series for the 2020 season with an in-depth examination of the Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins. Dwain McFarland (@dwainmcfarland) and I begin our excellent conversations about how to project offenses with a look at Buffalo's and Miami's offenses: Statistically, Josh Allen has improved on the surface but what does the most meaningful data indicate about the Bills' quarterback? Stefon Diggs should...

Duration:01:35:09

Matt Waldman RSP Podcast: This Is Not A Football Episode

6/1/2020
Matt Waldman shares his thoughts about being white with a black family, growing up in the U.S., and how to be a better ally against systemic racism. If you're on Twitter, you've probably seen my 4-5 threads about what's happening in our country, what you should know that's indicative of the black experience with it, and how to be a better ally. I've recorded them to a podcast along with additional thoughts and stories for those who aren't on Twitter. Language is explicit at times.

Duration:01:44:48

Matt Waldman’s RSP Scout Talk with Russ Lande: Rookies Who May Need a Second Team, On-Field Intangibles, and Camera Angles

5/29/2020
In this episode of the RSP Scout Talk podcast, Matt Waldman and Russ Lande share eight rookies who may need a second team to achieve NFL success, on- and off-field characteristics of mentally and emotionally resilient players, and the value of studying players with the All-22 and the broadcast angle. What do Ben Barch, Denzel Mims, Brycen Hopkins, Isaiah Simmons, Jordan Love, and three other rookies have in common? They're players that Russ Lande and I think might need a second team to...

Duration:01:02:42

Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast: Wide Receiver Roles, QB Evaluation Criteria, and 2020 NFL Projections Standouts

5/22/2020
Matt Waldman's RSP Cast covers the differences between the three different roles for wide receivers, the value of highly detailed evaluation criteria for the quarterback position, and players standing out (for better or worse) during his first round of 2020 NFL projections. Wondering about the differences between the slot, flanker, and split-end roles for receivers and what scouts do to differentiate them? Matt begins the show with a look at these three roles, why there are no hard-and-fast...

Duration:01:00:47

Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast: 22 Rookies, 4 Landing Spot Scenarios

5/15/2020
Matt Waldman discusses 22 rookies from the 2020 NFL Draft class and groups them into four categories of development and production potential based on their team landing spot in this week's RSP Cast. Which 2020 NFL draft class landing spots offer the highest variation of production potential year-one? Which will lead the players to bounce around the league before having a shot to stick and contribute? Who are players Matt wants no part of based on their landing spot, regardless of their...

Duration:00:59:57

Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast–Scout Talk with Russ Lande: The Pandemic and Scouting Football

5/6/2020
In this episode of the RSP Cast's Scout Talk, CFL, and former NFL Scout, Russ Lande joins Matt Waldman for a conversation about the impact of the global pandemic on NFL scouting in 2020 and 2021. What do scouts and coaches do immediately after the NFL Draft and how will that change thanks to the Covid-19 virus? Russ Lande and I discuss the schedules of scouting departments and how the pandemic could generate a permanent and positive outcome for the profession when it comes to travel,...

Duration:01:03:55

Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast: Seven Intriguing 2020 NFL Draft Landing Spots

5/3/2020
On this week's RSP Cast, Matt Waldman discusses landing spots for seven prospects from the 2020 NFL Draft class where one or two details about those players' games could be the difference between starter production and careers as contributors or reserves. This week's podcast is a solo effort devoted to eight players who intrigue me—a quarterback and pairs of running backs, wide receivers, and tight ends. I explore the details of each of these players and their landing spots to reveal why...

Duration:00:41:30

Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast: The 2020 NFL Disaster Mock with Mark Schofield

4/22/2020
On this week's RSP Cast, Mark Schofield and Matt Waldman improvise a worst-case scenario first-round for the 2020 NFL Draft—with the exception of one team that pulls success from the hind parts of bad luck. Tired of mock drafts? So are we, but this one is the exception. This first-round mock is Mark Schofield and my answer to what could go wrong with the league holding its draft remotely. How do the Bengals lose Joe Burrow? Does Miami stick to its board and damn the sudden good fortune that...

Duration:01:37:44

Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast: A Wide Receiver Show with Matt Harmon, Yahoo!

4/18/2020
Matt Waldman catches up with Matt Harmon for an hour-long conversation about wide receivers—NFL free agents, favorites, and goofballs as well as the 2020 NFL rookie class. I've spent the past two weeks talking about my own work, thanks to several invitations to appear on podcasts. I also had a tiresome but rewarding educational experience about the state of the sports journalism industry. So when I happened upon Matt Harmon on Twitter early Friday evening and hit him up for a last-minute...

Duration:01:02:10

Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast: The (Not So) Quick Game with Mark Schofield

4/9/2020
In this new episode of the RSP Quick Game, Mark Schofield and Matt Waldman discuss NFL free agency and the NFL Draft. This week's RSP Quick Game makes the title an ironic one. We go in-depth on a number of topics: Mark discovers offensive line play. DeAndre Hopkins, Deshaun Watson, Bill O'Brien, and the Texans-Cardinals trade. Our favorite and least favorite free agency signings. What have we learned this year as evaluators that may take 2-3 years to confirm the initial lesson? Tagovailoa or...

Duration:01:17:51

Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast: Odd, Tough, and Myth-Busting 2020 Evaluations

4/2/2020
Matt Waldman's RSP Cast discusses evaluations from the 2020 NFL Draft class that he thought were difficult and odd as well as one that's another example of busting a long-held myth about running backs. Now that I've finished the 2020 Rookie Scouting Portfolio pre-draft publication, I can't wait to talk about it. I kicked off what will be a fun month of podcasts with one of my own to discuss evaluations that I found difficult, strange, or ran counter to what I've been hearing about the plays...

Duration:00:58:18

Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast Scout Talk with Special Guest Dan Hatman: Digging Into 40 Times and Building Scouting Teams

3/6/2020
Scouting Academy founder Dan Hatman returns to Matt Waldman's RSP Cast for a conversation about Wisconsin WR Quintez Cephus' work out, investigating irregularities with 40-Yard Dash times and why there's room for generalists and specialists in the scouting profession. Dan Hatman is an excellent resource for the draft community. The former NFL scout for the Giants and Eagles is several years into building the Scouting Academy, a curriculum for those wishing to learn more about studying the...

Duration:01:04:27

Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast: Love and Fromm

2/28/2020
Matt Waldman discusses his research into the games of 2020 NFL quarterback prospects Jordan Love of Utah State and Georgia's Jake Fromm—two players he's beginning to see where he differs from the public. Only days away from beginning the final month of writing the 2020 Rookie Scouting Portfolio, the NFL Combine frequently marks the time where I realize where I differ from my peers and the public with certain prospects. This year, it appears that two of those players are Utah State's Jordan...

Duration:00:59:39

Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast Scout Talk with Russ Lande: Changing the Combine, the Wonderlic, and Prospect Talk

2/21/2020
CFL Scout Russ Lande and RSP author Matt Waldman discuss what they would change about the NFL Combine, share how the deservedly maligned Wonderlic Test can actually have a reasonable purpose for scouting NFL talent, and reflect on players that influenced our scouting of talent. This is a jam-packed show with excellent topics: Why Russ would make the NFL Combine a two-week event to help NFL teams collect the most vital information. Why the gauntlet drill is an outdated workout with only...

Duration:01:12:50

Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast with Mark Schofield: Draft Season, Draft Twitter, and Draft Capital

2/12/2020
Hosts Matt Waldman and Mark Schofield broach the kookiness of NFL Draft Season, Draft Twitter, red herrings of pre-draft analysis, pitfalls of analysis videos, and the good and bad of Draft Capital in this episode of the RSP Cast. Here's what Mark and I discussed in this week's RSP Cast: Who are these characters (besides us) offering analysis on Twitter about the NFL Draft? What types of analysis do you celebrate or ignore from this cast of analysts? Why does football analysis have different...

Duration:01:02:11

Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast Scout Talk with Russ Lande: Evaluation Intricacies

2/5/2020
Matt Waldman and former NFL scout and current CFL Scout Russ Lande discuss a small but magnifiable flaw with Jimmy Garoppolo's game, how they organize their film study sessions, and why a coach talking about a player's potential to the media requires careful investigation as a scout. Every other week, Calgary Stampeders evaluator Russ Lande—a former scout with the St. Louis Rams and Cleveland Browns—joins Matt Waldman for a conversation about topics central to the craft of player evaluation....

Duration:00:50:22