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Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast Ep. 20: NFL Preseason and NFL Deep Dives and Patience Plays

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast examines NFL talents below the radar below the radar. A lot of college football and NFL tape has passed by these eyeballs during the past six weeks. Time to share... Overrated and underrated facets of preseason analysis. Now and Later: Young talents working behind the scenes that are worth your patience and monitoring at quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end, including Chad Kelly, Roc Thomas, Chad Williams, Teo Redding, and Jacob Hollister. The best...


Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast Ep. 19: Darren Kramer And Football As Performance Craft

Matt Waldman and Darren Kramer — a professional musician, instructor, and football fan — discuss the amazingly relevant links between football and improvised music. Now for something completely different...Most of you who read my work know that I'm a former musician and I link a lot of what I see in my work as a football analyst and evaluator of talent to my past careers — especially the craft of jazz improvisation. The deeper I dive into football, the more links I discover between practice,...


Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast No. 18: Wide Receivers with The Sideline Hustle

More Matt Waldman's RSP Cast hosts Drew Lieberman of The Sideline Hustle, one of the best resources available to the public about wide receiver play. If you're a serious fantasy football player or a diehard fan who wants to absorb as much knowledge as you can about the game, Drew Lieberman and his site The Sideline Hustle is one you want to follow. Lieberman spent two years at Mark Schofield's alma mater of Wesleyan University as the team's wide...


Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast Ep.17 Bob Henry ( 2018 Player Outlooks

Bob Henry,'s mastercraftsman of player projections, joins Matt Waldman's RSP Cast to share his thoughts on key players for the 2018 fantasy season. Bob Henry joined last week's show for a conversation about player projection methodologies. This week, Bob and I dispense with the theory and discuss which players he's high and low on for the 2018 fantasy season. Bob also shares some players who were difficult to project and discloses college players that we should be keeping an...


Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast Ep. 16 Bob Henry (Footballguys): Crafting Winning Fantasy Projections

One of the most accurate analysts since fantasy football found the Internet, Footballguys Bob Henry joins Matt Waldman's RSP Cast to discuss the process and craft of fantasy projections. We've been in a golden age of fantasy football analysis and the proliferation of technology has led to a ton of new names worthy of praise in the industry. One of the original gangsters worth knowing is Bob Henry. He doesn't cultivate an audience like he used to because he no longer writes a weekly...


Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast Episode 15, Defensive Line Play: Brandon Thorn, USA Football

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast welcomes USA Football writer, Brandon Thorn to the podcast for an in-depth discussion on defensive linemen, the value of today's running backs, and notable lines on both sides of the football. In one way, this episode with Brandon (@VeteranScout) is a good fantasy football podcast that isn't a fantasy football podcast. An analyst who specializes in offensive and defensive line play, Thorn recently participated in the first OL Masterminds Summit, featuring 26 of the...


Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast Ep. 14 Matt Bitonti, Footballguys: Offensive Line Review And Preview

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast has Matt Bitonti (@DraftDaddy) on the show for an in-depth discussion about NFL offensive lines heading into the 2018 season. Whether you're a student of the game or a fantasy player — especially a fantasy player — you cannot ignore offensive line play if you're seeking knowledge that will help you understand the game. I'll be having several knowledgeable offensive line analysts on the show in the future, but I invited Matt Bitonti at this early stage of the podcast...


Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast Ep. 13: Dan Hatman, Scouting Academy

Scouting Academy founder Dan Hatman joins Matt Waldman's RSP Cast for a conversation about the business and craft of scouting, players, and player development. When I first met Dan Hatman, I was cautious about him and what he was doing. I've met terrific people and even made lasting friendships in this industry. However, the cross-section of football, fantasy football, and NFL Draft media has its share of people who don't have your best intentions in mind, or they promise a lot and deliver...


Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast Ep. 12: Josh Norris (Rotoworld) and Post-Draft Press Conferences

Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast catches up with Rotoworld NFL Draft analyst and podcast host Josh Norris for a discussion about the value of post-draft press conferences. Why it was accidentally fitting that I referred to Josh as "Dan Morgan," at the beginning of the show. Patterns Josh has discovered that give readers a better sense of how coaches and teams view their draft. Are there underlying red flags or positive markers that press conferences reveal? Josh's list of players to whom we should...


Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast Ep. 11: Mark Schofield, Quarterback Competitions, and Promising Young Starters

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast concludes its conversation with Mark Schofield about quarterbacks with a look at competitions and promising young starters The Tyrod Taylor-Baker Mayfield dynamic in Cleveland and why we're both Taylor truthers. Mark's thoughts on Jimmy Garoppolo Year Two in San Francisco: The hype is warranted, but don't expect it to come at once. The Joe Flacco-Lamar Jackson dynamic in Baltimore and don't forget Robert Griffin III's presence in the quarterback room. Two scenarios...


Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast Ep. 10: Mark Schofield QB Talk and Doug Farrar’s Genius of Desperation

Mark Schofield and I rehash the age-old sit-start debate for rookie quarterbacks and Doug Farrar stops by to discuss his new publication The Genius of Desperation. What do Mark Schofield and I think the little kid versions of Josh Allen and Johnny Manziel would do with floaters at swim camp? How does salary cap impact sit-start decisions for rookies? And how did Doug Farrar decide to write a book about the history of football? Tune into episode 10 of the RSP Cast and learn the answers to...


Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast No. 9: Private Quarterback Training with Rich Bartel and Will Hewlett

Will Hewlett (above) and Rich Bartel, two nationally-known quarterback trainers, join Matt Waldman's RSP Cast for a conversation about private QB instruction and why it's getting more credit and criticism than it deserves in the national media when it comes to talent development and opportunity for advancement at the game's highest levels. When the Raiders cut Christian Hackenberg shortly after it acquired him in a trade with the New York Jets, Sports Illustrated writer Robert Klemko...


Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast Ep. 8: Charles McDonald on Stats and Breaking Down Film

Charles McDonald of Football Outsiders and SB Nation joins Matt Waldman's RSP podcast to discuss his presentation on stats and film at MIT's Sloan Analytics Conference. If you don't know McDonald (Twitter @FourVerts), he's a frequent guest of the RSP Film Room and writes the Four Downs and Futures columns at Football Outsiders and he recently accepted a full-time role at SBNation. This week, McDonald and I discuss his presentation on stats and film that he gave at the Sloan Analytics...


Matt Waldman's RSP Cast Ep. 7: QB Summit With Mark Schofield

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast pairs up with Mark Schofield of Inside the Pylon and Pro Football Weekly for a deep dive into quarterback evaluation. Quarterbacking is this week's entree (and avocado ice cream as the dessert) at the RSP Cast and it's always great to dig in with Mark Schofield: How our evaluation of the position has changed in recent years. What 'being right' means when studying the position. Players who reinforced and countered our evaluation process. The developmental leaps of...


Matt Waldman's RSP Cast Ep. 6: Football And Brazilian Jui-Jitsu with John Owning

Football analyst John Owning, an instructor and international competitor in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, stops by Matt Waldman's RSP Cast for a conversation about the martial art and how it helps him analyze football. If you subscribe to the RSP Film Room, you probably saw Owning and I break down Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa's film while he was at Ohio State or Cleveland Browns DE Myles Garrett at Texas A&M. Owning, a graduate of Dan Hatman's Scouting Academy, brought up Bosa's...


Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast Ep.5: Old Man Game

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast discusses "Old Man Game." What is it? Who has it? And why is it an important consideration in football analysis? In the age of fantasy football, sports betting, and sports data that encourages the masses to play the percentages, fans are encouraged to tread far from aging players. Learning how to spot and avoid egregious mistakes helps fans become smarter and fantasy owners and sports betters make safer decisions that lead to a satisfactory conclusion. This echoes a...


Matt Waldman's RSP Cast Ep. 4: Josh Gordon, Emmanuel Butler, and Evaluating Athletic Ability

Episode 4 of Matt Waldman's RSP Cast covers Josh Gordon, Emmanuel Butler, and the interplay of athletic, technical, and conceptual skills in prospect evaluation. This week's pod has three segments: NFL: Breaking down Josh Gordon. College: Using Gordon and the NFL lens to break down Northern Arizona receiver Emmanuel Butler. Craft: The role of athletic ability in prospect evaluation. Give it a listen! Within a few weeks, I'll have these podcasts on a platform so you can subscribe via...


Matt Waldman's RSP Cast Ep. 3: The Craft of WR Evaluation with Matt Harmon

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast hosts Reception Perception creator Matt Harmon for a compelling discussion about receiver evaluation around 2018 NFL Draft pick Dante Pettis. I've done my share of podcasts, and I've hosted a lot of conversations in the RSP Film Room on YouTube. This is one of the best conversations about the craft of evaluating a position that I've recorded. Matt Harmon, creator of Reception Perception is my guest and we were both pumped about the outcome of this 45-minute...


Matt Waldman's RSP Cast Ep. 2: Day 2 Analysis of The 2018 NFL Draft

Matt Waldman's Rookie Scouting Portfolio podcast reviews the skill players from Day 2, including an in-depth discussion on Browns runner Nick Chubb. I'll be launching a weekly podcast this spring-summer. This episode and the one I posted yesterday are rough production cuts but hopefully informative for those of you listening. Based on the response to the first episode, I cut another after Day 2 of the draft. Future episodes will remain 30 minutes and cover three areas most weeks: The NFL...


Matt Waldman's RSP Cast Ep. 1: Day 1 Analysis of The 2018 NFL Draft

Matt Waldman provides his early thoughts on the first-round skill picks in the 2018 NFL Draft. If you follow my work regularly, you hear me on a lot of podcasts this time of year. Later this spring, I will be launching a 30-minute weekly pod on the craft of evaluation that covers the NFL and college games. I'll make these pods available on outlets beyond the Rookie Scouting Portfolio site. To get a little practice, I recorded a 30-minute summary of the first-round picks at the skill...