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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

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English

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Episodes

Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast: 2021 Reception Perception and the NFL Season with Matt Harmon

7/27/2021
Reception Perception orginator and Yahoo! fantasy analyst Matt Harmon returns to Matt Waldman's RSP Cast for conversation about several receivers, quarterbacks, and offenses heading into the 2021 NFL season. Our names may be boring, but from the perspective of unique content this double-Matt-stack is well worth a listen. Harmon and I discuss a variety of topics in addition to the unveiling of his awesome new Reception Perception site and excellent product. What makes Brandon Aiyuk better...

Duration:01:06:25

Matt Waldman’s RSP Film Room: Scouting Ladainian Tomlinson

7/7/2021
Matt Waldman's RSP Film Room Scouts Hall of Fame runner Ladainian Tomlinson, illustrating the skills and traits that not only made Tomlinson an elite back but also showing things that all backs, coaches, and scouts can transfer to their approach. Ladainian Tomlinson could do everything that a team in the modern era would want from a running back. Blessed with breakaway speed, lateral agility, and a low center of gravity, Tomlinson could flip the field and earn the hard yards. When studying...

Duration:00:29:07

Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast: Scouting Bo Jackson

6/10/2021
Matt Waldman's RSP Cast takes a dive into Bo Jackson's tape to unearth what's teachable and what's not from the game of this myth of a player. What makes Bo Jackson great? The common narrative, which came from NFL Films inviting beat writers to pontificate on the subject, is he's so fast...he's so big...he's so big AND so fast. True. It's also an incomplete analysis that glosses over the fact that Bo Jackson was a highly skilled running back. Whether Jackson learned these skills through...

Duration:00:50:06

Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast with Dwain McFarland: The Dividends of Perspective

5/18/2021
PPF's Dwain McFarland stops by Matt Waldman's RSP Cast for an extended conversation about the dividends of an organically gained sense of perspective and how this ties to player evaluation, NFL organizations, and fantasy football. Dwain McFarland took a two-year sabbatical from the corporate world. Whether it was a movie, television show, magazine story, or podcast, you've had experience with the story of someone who leaves a major part of their world behind and gains something more valuable...

Duration:01:10:55

Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast: Scout Talk with NFL.com’s Chad Reuter

4/29/2021
NFL.com researcher and analyst Chad Reuter returns to the RSP Scout Talk podcast for a wide-ranging conversation about football, music, and the NFL Draft. I'm fortunate to have become friends with Chad Reuter after meeting him a decade ago through Cecil Lammey at the Senior Bowl. Chad has an economics background and like many of us, came down with the illness that's scouting football talent. He began 20 years ago, running his own site and earning consultation work with several NFL teams....

Duration:01:23:39

Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast: The Devil Is in the Details

4/25/2021
Matt Waldman's RSP Cast discusses why differs from other draft analysts when it comes to running backs like Trey Sermon and being equally alright with Mac Jones and Justin Fields in San Francisco. With all of the podcasts I'm doing, I'm most often asked why I like Trey Sermon. However, it took a reader to ask me why I view Sermon differently from so many other analysts. In this podcast, I answer that question as well as discuss why the answer for San Francisco's quarterback needs isn't right...

Duration:00:44:49

Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast: Grading “Potential,” Underrated Rookies, QB Team Fits, Hits-Misses, and Reader Q&A

4/17/2021
Matt Waldman delivers a solo podcast covering underrated rookies few podcasters are asking him about, good potential team fits for rookie quarterbacks, an in-depth list of his career hits and misses, and how he grades "potential" and "compensatory factors," as a scout. I've been doing a ton of podcasts, but I like to reserve opportunities to talk about subjects for my own show: Where I'd like to see many of these quarterbacks land. Players few are asking me about that I like or find...

Duration:01:07:20

Matt Waldman’s RSP Scout Talk: 2021 NFL Draft RB Class with J. Moyer

4/11/2021
Matt Waldman's RSP Scout Talk hosts former Rookie Scouting Portfolio contributor, J. Moyer of FFAstronauts for a great conversation about the running back class for the 2021 NFL Draft. It's always fun to reunite with colleagues that I have worked with in the past. And if I had to pick one current draftnik/analyst I enjoy hearing their thoughts on running backs, it's J. Moyer. Now, a part of the FFAstronauts team, J and his crew are working on their own scouting guide that will be a...

Duration:00:55:19

Matt Waldman’s RSP Scout Talk with Ric Serritella, NFL Draft Bible

4/8/2021
Matt Waldman's RSP Scout Talk picks up with an excellent 90-minute conversation with NFL Draft Bible's Ric Serritella about media scouting, team building, and prospect talk that you won't want to miss. Earlier this week, I joined Ric and Scout Talk co-host Russ Lande for a conversation on Ric's State of Football podcast at SI.com. I wanted to pick up where we left off and go into more depth. Ric and I share our "coming up" stories in this industry. Ric's one love, one necessary evil, and one...

Duration:01:32:33

Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast: 2021 Quarterback Class Mind Dump

3/16/2021
Matt Waldman does an RSP solo podcast about several quarterback prospects from the 2021 NFL Draft class. If you missed the RSP Running Back or Wide Receiver Brain Dump Podcasts, check them out at your convenience. This week, I share my thoughts on the state of quarterback development and several 2021 prospects at the position. Why the death of the pocket game is a gross exaggeration. The NFL has improved its acclimation process for rookies, but the process might as well be on par with...

Duration:00:58:22

Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast: 2021 WR Prospect Brain Dump

2/22/2021
Matt Waldman does an RSP solo podcast about several wide receiver prospects from the 2021 NFL Draft class. If you missed the RSP Running Back Brain Dump Podcast, you can find it here. This week, I give quick takes on over 20 wide receivers. How does 2021’s class compare to 2021 at the top of the board? Who is the best overall weapon in this class? Is DeVonta Smith a primary wide receiver? Is the Marvin Harrison comparison too steep? Why I'm high on Tylan Wallace and Rashod Bateman but think...

Duration:00:53:44

Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast: 2021 RB Prospect Brain Dump

2/15/2021
Matt Waldman does an RSP solo podcast about several running back prospects from the 2021 NFL Draft class. Apologies for not delivering an RSP Cast last week. I was busy finalizing much of my running back board for the 2021 Rookie Scouting Portfolio and Russ Lande took a new job as the head of U.S. scouting for the Montreal Alouettes. Congratulations to Russ, who will join me once again for future Scout Talk episodes next week. So, I figured it was a good time for a brain dump on running back...

Duration:01:02:52

Matt Waldman’s RSP Quick Game with Mark Schofield: Pre-Super Bowl, Post-Senior Bowl Throwdown

2/3/2021
Mark Schofield and Matt Waldman reconvene for a pre-Super Bowl, post-Senior Bowl, and post blockbuster trade conversation in this week's RSP Quick Game. This week, Mark Schofield and I discuss the following NFL and NFL Draft topics: Can the Buccaneers defense stop Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs' offense? Why the offensive schemes are the difference between the Buccaneers stopping Aaron Rodgers (twice) but not Mahomes. What kind of personnel/scheme would be ideal for stopping Mahomes? The...

Duration:01:05:19

RSP Scout Talk Podcast: Quarterback Evaluation Mistakes and Lessons with Russ Lande and Matt Waldman

1/26/2021
Matt Waldman’s RSP Scout Talk podcast with Russ Lande concludes its series devoted to evaluation misses and lessons learned with an episode on the quarterback, the most difficult position to evaluate in sport. Russ Lande and I have had our share of successes between us, ranging from Tom Brady and Marc Bulger to Russell Wilson and Patrick Mahomes. We've also had our share of failures and lessons learned. Evaluating quarterbacks has become harder than ever--and the position was the most...

Duration:01:03:30

Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast: Conversations About Race In America Part II

1/25/2021
Carey, Chris, and Mike of the Deep Cover Pod join Matt for a long conversation about race in America after the events at the U.S. Capitol. We rolled the tape and ultimately decided to release it in multiple parts. If you’re black or truly a friend or family to black people, the summer of 2020 was an especially painful time. I shared some of my personal feelings several months ago at this site and on my podcast. I also made suggestions about how to have conversations about race in America and...

Duration:00:48:47

Matt Waldman’s RSP Quick Game with Mark Schofield: Playoffs, Senior Bowl, QBs Moving On

1/20/2021
Mark Schofield and Matt Waldman deliver an RSP Cast Quick Game focused on the NFL playoffs, the 2021 SeniorBowl, and quarterbacks moving on from their teams, if not the league. This week’s RSP Cast menu: Is it over for Drew Brees? What we learned about quarterbacking from watching him. Are the media's calls for [insert big-name free agent wide receiver here] in Baltimore putting the cart before the horse when considering Lamar Jackson's strengths and weaknesses? Our thoughts on the Dolphins...

Duration:01:31:07

Conversations About Race in America Part I: Why They’re Difficult And What’s Needed

1/18/2021
Carey, Chris, and Mike of the Deep Cover Pod join Matt for a long conversation about race in America after the events at the U.S. Capitol. We rolled the tape and ultimately decided to release it in multiple parts. If you're black or truly a friend or family to black people, the summer of 2020 was an especially painful time. I shared some of my personal feelings several months ago at this site and on my podcast. I also made suggestions about how to have conversations about race in America and...

Duration:00:48:40

Matt Waldman’s RSP Scout Talk with Russ Lande: Tight End Evaluation Lessons and Mistakes

1/13/2021
Matt Waldman’s RSP Scout Talk podcast with Russ Lande begins a series devoted to evaluation misses and lessons learned. This week’s episode on tight ends underscores the theme of waiting on a revolution. This episode of Scout Talk with Russ Lande is an informative conversation about the tight ends who we didn’t evaluate well and what we learned from it: Lande's story about Butch Davis and Jeremy Shockey. Waiting for Godot: Why scouts were often too early with their valuation of players who...

Duration:01:04:03

Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast: Brandon Thorn Trench Warfare

1/6/2021
Trench Warfare writer Brandon Thorn returns to Matt Waldman's RSP Cast for a conversation about the relationships between offensive lines and skill players, scouting tips for evaluating offensive linemen, and underrated trench players on both sides of the ball. Brandon has become a highly respected voice in the football world. His understanding of technique, scheme and assignment is next level. His will to study, scout and analyze has made of one of the most credible and reliable sources in...

Duration:00:58:33

Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast Quick Game with Mark Schofield Week 18

1/5/2021
Mark Schofield and Matt Waldman reconvene for another RSP Cast Quick Game and discuss NFL playoffs, several football topics underscoring the value of patience, and more Bernie Mac stories. This week's RSP Cast has a lot of subject matter that underscores the value of patience. Lessons from Josh Allen and Lamar Jackson's development trajectories. Thoughts on the Dolphins potentially lacking patience with Tua Tagovailoa. Where could, and should, the Jets go with their offseason plan? Which...

Duration:01:18:39