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Cosell On The Draft

We’re huge fans of NFL Films producer Greg Cosell here at the Gab. He breaks down film like none other, and just says what he sees on tape. Over at the Houston Chronicle, they Storified some of his tweets from the weekend. They’re all great. Remember to also listen to his podcast on QBs here.



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4 Responses to “Cosell On The Draft”

  1. Big Daddy says:

    I don’t agree with everything he says. Some things he over simplifies like the RB making the line, it’s about both. If the line makes the hole the RB has to have the vision and burst to hit it. No matter how good you are if there is no hole you aren’t going anywhere.

    True about defenses not catching up to offenses. I have said that and it’s because of the college ranks not preparing their players. They come into the NFL and need a lot of coaching for things they never did.

    40 times are very important and go with why defenses have not caught up with the offense. So many flat out slow linebackers and safeties. All the fast kids they put on offense, I saw it when I coached pee wee league. The speed kids with poor ball skills they start putting on defense as they progress into the college ranks.

    That’s why in the NFL you must put pressure on the QB so he can’t get the ball out, that’s my philosophy. Rush the passer and stuff the run. I hate this sit back type defense, bend but don’t break, a good QB with some weapons will pick you apart. You must put the QB on his butt.

    He’s right about receivers and long striders as I call them. To me the most important thing for any receiver is getting separation first and foremost. I never believed in the so called #1 receiver, the #1 was receiver was the guy who was the favorite target of the QB, period.

    Scheme can make the player and to me NFL coaches forget this because of their egos. If you draft a guy put him in a position to succeed, not turn him into something you want and he’s not. He must eventually learn technique but let him do what he does best until he does and he gets more snaps. The Giants under Coughlin are a bit too much of a square peg team. Beckum for instance should never have been anything but a WR in the slot or as the old split end position off the LOS.

    • Jason C. says:

      I agree about 40 times, experts LOVE to say they are overrated, then in the same breath talk about how a guy’s stock will fall because of his low 40 time. Expert or not, if the actual people drafting allow someone’s stock to fall because of their 40 time, then it obviously isn’t overrated. That said, I think what teams are looking for is more so a range of times, not so much the fastest time (unless Al Davis is doing your drafting, and I don’t see that happening anytime soon).

  2. ArthuroMolenda says:

    He wrote a very interesting piece on the slot (WR and CB).

    He has DeQuan Menzie as his best slot corner, which is something we might be looking for. Menzie is 5″11 – 200 (look at Thomas, Webster and Amukamara and see how he fits) and, according to Cosell, projects as a early 3rd rounder.

    We have the 64th pick.

    http://nflfilms.nfl.com/2012/04/02/cosell-talks-the-slot-factor/

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