Sunday Morning Links – December 13, 2015
It’s time for another NFL Sunday, so instead of watching another cookie-cutter pregame show, be entertained and get educated at the same time by reading some of the best football stuff online below.
Inside the Pylon
The guys over at Inside the Pylon are working very hard to put together a site that raises the level of football discourse, while still educating the fan who may be just starting out on their football journey.
They’ve got a ton of great stuff on the site, and it’s constantly being updated, but one of my favorite things I’ve read in a long time on football was this discussion between the editors of the site on strategy, play design, and other stuff.
It’s far better than anything you’re gonna watch/listen to on any of the pregame shows this morning, so do yourself a favor and read it now.
Dan Hatman’s “10 Scouting Rules” Series
We’re right in the middle of this series, but he’s putting out a new one each day, and here are the first five below.
Click the links and get educated.
- #5 – College Role Is Not All He Can Do
- #4 – Traits Not Scheme
- #3 – Update Your Grades
- #2 – What Can He Do?
- #1 – No Shortcuts
James Light Football
If you’re not aware of James Light’s site, get your head out of the sand and get over there. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, no one online is better at breaking down the intricacies of different coverages than James.
I wanted to point out a couple of his latest posts that particularly interested me.
- Hail Mary and End of Game Defensive Philosophy
- Philadelphia Eagles Red 7 Coverage – James breaks down the coverage Malcolm Jenkins used on his pick-six against the Patriots last week.
- TCU Defense Resource Page
The whole site is great, and there are lots more resources there for anyone who wants to learn more about the game.
Coach Nguyen is a Raiders fan (like myself) who has posted some great stuff recently on the Raiders schemes used each Sunday.
Check out what he wrote about the Raiders-Chiefs game here.
Breaking Down “The Greatest Show on Turf”
I’ve got a new book out on the X’s and O’s of the Greatest Show on Turf, the offense that featured Kurt Warner’s and one of the greatest offensive weapons of all time, Marshall Faulk.
Talent wins games, but it’s up to the coach to put your most talented players in a position where they can be most effective, and that’s just what Mike Martz did.
Get your copy here.