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Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast Episode No. 40: The Role of NFL GMs with Scouting Academy’s Dan Hatman

12/11/2018
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Scouting Academy Director Dan Hatman returns to Matt Waldman's RSP Cast for a conversation about the role, hiring, and complexities of being a general manager in the NFL. It's hiring/firing season in the NFL, which means that roughly 25 percent of the league will be conducting searches for its next general manager. Dan Hatman — a former NFL scout with the Eagles, Giants, and Jets and the director of the Scouting Academy — returns to the show for an in-depth discussion about his annual piece...

Duration:00:59:57

Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast Ep.39: Daniel Simpkins, Footballguys and Evaluating Off-Field Behavior

12/5/2018
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Footballguys writer Daniel Simpkins, a therapist by trade, joins Matt Waldman's RSP Cast for a conversation about evaluating and addressing the off-field incidents of pro football players and the NFL's progress with handling societal issues as well as thoughts about background evaluations of pro prospects. Daniel Simpkins (@xfantasyphoenix on Twitter) pens the weekly feature on prognosticating future free agent games, Waivers of the Future at Footballguys.com is a social worker who practices...

Duration:01:10:18

Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast Ep.38: Do Players Change? With Bob Harris

11/28/2018
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Footballdiehards.com's Bob Harris joins Matt Waldman's RSP Cast for a conversation about the capacity for change and growth with football players and how we apply that to player evaluation on and off the field. Players don't change. That's what my friend Eric Stoner explains whenever he's asked about evaluating prospects. I get his point but I never agreed with it. In this RSP Cast episode, Bob Harris (Footballdiehards.com) and I discuss why people can change and apply it to football: The...

Duration:01:01:38

Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast Ep.37: My Top 5 NFL Tight Ends

11/25/2018
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Upon listener demand, Matt Waldman shares his top five NFL tight ends on the RSP Cast. For the past month, I produced RSP Cast shows where I shared my top five NFL players at each offensive skill position (quarterback, running back, and wide receiver). I wrap up this series with the tight end position. Evan Engram, Zach Ertz, and Jordan Reed are not on this list. One of them earned "deserving of more credit." Instead, I focused on players who are among the best all-around players at the...

Duration:00:31:16

Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast Ep. 36: My Top 5 NFL Running Backs

11/14/2018
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Upon listener demand, Matt Waldman shares his top five NFL running backs on the RSP Cast. For the next month, I’ll produce RSP Cast shows where I share my top five NFL players at each offensive skill position (quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end). In previous episodes, I had quarterback coach Will Hewlett (@WillHewlett) join me and Matt Harmon share his top wide receivers along with mine. This week's episode is a solo show on running backs and some of the names may...

Duration:00:35:09

Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast No.35: Waldman and Matt Harmon’s Top-5 NFL Wide Receivers

11/5/2018
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Upon listener demand, Matt Waldman shares his top-five NFL quarterbacks on the RSP Cast and kicks it up a notch by inviting Reception Perception author Matt Harmon to do the same. For the next month, I’ll produce RSP Cast shows where I share my top five NFL players at each offensive skill position (quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end). Last week, I had quarterback coach Will Hewlett (@WillHewlett) join me. This week, Matt Harmon joined me to share wide receivers. Matt and...

Duration:01:10:41

Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast No.34: Matt And Will Hewlett’s Top-5 NFL Quarterbacks

10/31/2018
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Upon listener demand, Matt Waldman shares his top-five NFL quarterbacks on the RSP Cast and kicks it up a notch by inviting quarterback coach Will Hewlett to do the same. For the next month, I'll produce RSP Cast shows where I share my top five NFL players at each offensive skill position (quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end). Beginning with the quarterback position, I thought it would be fun to have Will Hewlett (@WillHewlett) join me. Will is a frequent guest of the...

Duration:01:10:43

Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast Ep.33: Betz (Twitter: @alltwentytwo) on Scheme, Scouting, Analytics, and Running Backs

10/26/2018
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Matt Waldman's RSP Cast hosts @alltwentytwo for a conversation about new and old offenses in the NFL, the subject of scouting talent, analytics, and running back value. Betz is a Twitter mainstay in the football community. A veteran of the Air Force getting his undergrad, Betz developed an interest in football while reading Chris Brown's work at Grantland. Soon after, he found his way to coaching forums and began studying tape to learn the structures of football. He's truly a student of the...

Duration:01:02:26

Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast No.32: Draft Analyst Dane Brugler, The Athletic

10/24/2018
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Matt Waldman's RSP Cast hosts The Athletic's Dane Brugler for a conversation about the craft of football evaluation. Dane Brugler and I share a northeast Ohio background, making our adult homes in the south, and evaluating football talent for a living. Dane has worked as a draft analyst at CBS and NFL Draft Scout, and he is currently delivering his insights at The Athletic. Dane and I spent an hour talking shop: Lessons he learned from NFL scouts. What it was like getting interviewed for a...

Duration:01:06:10

Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast Ep.31: QB Development Coach Rich Bartel

10/18/2018
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Former NFL quarterback and quarterback development coach Rich Bartel returns to Matt Waldman's RSP Cast to discuss quarterback evaluation and development. When you have an opportunity to speak with someone who works with quarterbacks at a variety of levels and played the position at a professional level, you take every chance you can to pick his brain. Rich Bartel is a developer at the position; I'm an evaluator. We come to the position from different experiences — vastly so. He clearly...

Duration:00:59:43

Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast Ep.30: Football Gameplan’s Gene Clemons

10/13/2018
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Matt Waldman's RSP Cast welcomes Football Gameplan's Gene Clemons to the show for a conversation about Cleveland's Baker Mayfield, Alabama's Irv Smith, Lehigh's Brad Mayes, and a debate on the upside of Nick Chubb. I've had the good fortune to have Gene Clemons as a semi-frequent guest for Rookie Scouting Portfolio programs. Gene and I studied Breshad Perriman, Trevone Boykin and Baker Mayfield in the three 2015 RSP Film Room sessions. And I recently joined Gene in July on his Offensive...

Duration:01:08:20

Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast Ep. 29: Revisiting Evaluations, RB Archetypes, And Quick Takes on 2019’s Class

10/6/2018
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In this week's RSP Cast, Matt Waldman explains why people can be too impatient with original evaluations, why people misuse workout data with running back evaluations, and provides quick takes on a pair of quarterbacks, running backs, and five tight ends in 2019's class. This week, I went solo to share some thoughts on scouting: RSP writer Dwain McFarland's new Film And Data analysis of Dak Prescott is a good starting point for thoughts on why we can be too impatient with player evaluations....

Duration:00:47:35

Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast Ep.28: September NFL Quarterback Check-In with Mark Schofield

9/28/2018
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Matt Waldman's RSP Podcast hosts Mark Schofield for a conversation about NFL quarterbacks a month into the 2018 season. Mark and I riff on several NFL quarterbacks in an hour-long conversation that flies by. Jared Goff's development within the Rams offense: What's new, what's McVay, and what's always been, Goff? Dak Prescott's woes in Dallas and is he a quarterback who can carry an offense? Is Oakland's offense a few plays away from an explosive unit as Marshawn Lynch argues? Are we...

Duration:00:59:45

Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast Ep. 27: USA Football’s Andy Ryland on the Craft of Tackling

9/21/2018
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Matt Waldman hosts USA Football tackling expert Andy Ryland on the RSP Cast for a clinic on the key processes of tackling. Andy Ryland is the son of a Rugby coach, an alum of Linebacker U (Penn State), and a Rugby All-American. Now at USA Football, Ryland works with coaches at all levels of football on the craft of tackling ball carriers. Ryland and I sit down for a conversation about his 33 key process indicators (KPI) for effective tackling. Gaining the proper perspective on the details of...

Duration:01:16:12

Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast Ep. 26: NFL Network’s Chad Reuter

9/18/2018
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Matt Waldman's RSP Cast welcomes NFL.com's Chad Reuter to the show for a conversation about media and NFL scouting, 2019 NFL Draft prospects, and the 2018 NFL season. Chad Reuter is one of my favorites in this industry. A 20-year veteran in this industry, he's one of the early figures in online draft media. He's worked with Frank Cooney and was the lead draft analyst for CBS sports with Rob Rang. He's now a researcher for NFL Network. Chad and I sat down to talk about a variety of subjects...

Duration:00:57:44

Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast Ep.25 WR Coach Drew Lieberman: The Art of the Catch

9/13/2018
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Matt Waldman's RSP Cast hosts The Sideline Hustle's Drew Lieberman for a conversation about the craft of catching the football and the college and NFL level. Drew Lieberman's The Sideline Hustle is an excellent resource for wide receiver play. A former quarterback at Mark Schofield's alumni of Wesleyan, Drew has coached wide receivers at Wesleyan and Rutgers and works with a variety of college and pro players. We had an excellent podcast last month on route running that is well worth your...

Duration:00:57:39

Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast Ep. 24: NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein

9/5/2018
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NFL.com's Lance Zierlein joins Matt Waldman's RSP Cast for a conversation about the process of scouting, lessons we've learned over the years, the players who taught us those lessons, and 2019 prospects who've caught our eye. One of my favorite RSP Film Room episodes was the clinic that Lance Zierlein gave about offensive line play when we studied Washington's Brandon Scherff in 2014. Soon after, Lance accepted a job from the NFL to do scouting reports for the NFL.com website and appear on...

Duration:01:02:55

Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast Ep. 23: 15 Underused NFL Players

8/30/2018
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Matt Waldman's RSP Cast profiles 15 NFL skill players that Matt would want on his expansion team. What if I won an NFL expansion team and I could acquire veterans to build it? Who are some of the skill players that I'd expect (and hope) would be on that list? After thinking about it for 20 minutes, 15 players came to mind — four running backs, three tight ends, seven receivers, and a quarterback. In this solo episode, I explain why these 15 players have the skill to become regular and...

Duration:00:52:15

Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast No. 22 Eric Stoner: Countering the QB Golden Age Narrative

8/25/2018
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In this RSP Cast, Eric Stoner and Matt Waldman discuss if there is an emerging golden age of NFL quarterbacking. Pro Football Focus appears ready to pronounce this era as an emerging golden age of quarterbacking for the NFL. Eric Stoner remembers 2012, the year Russell Wilson, Robert Griffin, Andrew Luck, and Ryan Tannehill entered the league. Regardless of how compelling the excuses are for the rest, only one has definitively proven his value as a franchise player. Stoner and I have a...

Duration:00:49:15

Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast Ep. 21: Eric Stoner on Gruden’s Raiders, Analytics, and Adrian Peterson

8/23/2018
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Former Rookie Scouting Portfolio contributor Eric Stoner joins the RSP Cast for a conversation about Jon Gruden's offense, perspectives on analytics, and Adrian Peterson's knowledge of blocking schemes. Eric Stoner has a good eye for the game. He no longer writes about football but he was the co-founder of Draft Mecca with the likes of Justis Mosqueda and Charles McDonald. He also contributed at Rotoworld and of course, spent his share of time writing here at the Rookie Scouting Portfolio....

Duration:00:31:12