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I’m a passionate NFL fan, freelance writer and podcaster. I have been an NFL devotee ever since I discovered Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk in 1994. I find the strategic side of the game fascinating, and love studying the chess-like moves in every play. I have my own NFL blog called the Third Down Report. You can check it out here: www.thirddownreport.com. And the podcast I’m involved with is called In the Pocket: www.inthepocket.com.au. It’s myself, Jay Mueller, Steve Salisbury and Adam Rozenbachs talking all things NFL. I was fortunate to achieve my ultimate bucket list dream when I attended Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014. It’s exciting to see the sport grow rapidly in the Australian market. Feel free to tweet me anytime @td_report or @juicefizzle.

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Hi NFL Fan 29,

If anyone can do it, it will be him!

Bill Belichick: The man behind the iconic hoodie

Hi King Cowboy,

Thanks for reading my article. Yes I agree, Bill Belichick is the greatest coach of all time. And his sayings are legendary. DO YOU JOB! He is just such a smart coach, he can turn bad players into super stars.

Bill Belichick: The man behind the iconic hoodie

Hi Mal,

I couldn’t agree with you more. I would hate to see the Running Back’s lose value, they are my all time favorite position! The Panthers do use a completely different scheme. There is no doubt that Derek Watt is helping to open up more holes for Gordon, another great observation!

Why fullbacks are a dying breed in the NFL

Yes he was a star!

Why fullbacks are a dying breed in the NFL

Hi Nate,

Thanks for reading my blog post. Oh yes Howard Griffith was a beast! He opened up so many holes for TD! That was a great era of football, that Broncos team was one of the greats! Glad to see there are so many people that appreciate the Fullback position!

Why fullbacks are a dying breed in the NFL

Hi Hugo,

Thanks for reading my article. That Jim Taylor story is hilarious, i hadn’t heard that before! Jim Brown was the greatest of all time! He is still so highly regarded. All of us old school fans remember the importance of the Fullback!

Why fullbacks are a dying breed in the NFL

Hi One Week,

Thanks for reading my article. You make some valid points. Character is such a big prerequisite for all NFL scouts and GM’s.

I will say that sometimes teams should not always use this to rate a player. The perfect example is Arizona Cardinals Free Safety Tyrann Mathieu who had character issues but has turned his life and career around and has become a star of the league.

Yes people are getting excited about Wentz, and the wagon is certainly full, but it’s great to see so much excitement from a rookie. And regarding Goff, you are 100% correct, the kid has not even taken a snap yet. I can’t wait to see how their respective careers play out.

The history of quarterbacks picked one-two in the draft

Hi AussieBokkie,

Thanks for reading my article. Ryan Leaf is a very sad story. It’s amazing how different careers can pan out.

The history of quarterbacks picked one-two in the draft

Hi George,

In my humble opinion I believe Aaron Rodgers is the best quarterback in the NFL and Andrew Luck is the second best quarterback. If you were to put Luck behind the Packers offensive line or behind the Cowboys offensive line then I think there would not even be an argument on who is the best QB in the NFL is.

The history of quarterbacks picked one-two in the draft

I agree that it is crucial to serve an apprenticeship behind a good quarterback. Steve Young & Joe Montana, Aaron Rodgers & Brett Farve, Tom Brady & Drew Bledsoe etc.

But my issue is that he isn’t even the back-up quarterback.

The history of quarterbacks picked one-two in the draft

I think you are correct. He does remind me of a Donovan McNabb type player.

The history of quarterbacks picked one-two in the draft

Hi Mushi,

Thanks for reading another one of my articles. I have always defined a bust as a player who does not play up to the level expected from where he was drafted.

The pass/fail mark is not greatness. For example, Donovan McNabb was a success, although he did not reach greatness status.

I apologize if your sensitive towards labelling Rick Mirer lacking intelligence. I was just telling you what one of his biggest criticism is. I was also stating the fact that one of his biggest weaknesses was his football IQ which was backed up by him playing for seven football teams.

The history of quarterbacks picked one-two in the draft

Interesting points you make. If Wentz becomes better than Luck than they have struck gold. I can’t wait to watch their careers unfold.

The history of quarterbacks picked one-two in the draft

Hi Greg,

Thanks for reading my article. Yes the game of football is certainly different without Peyton playing. There won’t be another quarterback like him, the way he dominated the line of scrimmage was special.

The Colts win was crucial and shows they have plenty of fight. I thought our defense was really good today. But the pressure on Luck was tough to watch. When he has time he makes it happen but we lost two offensive lineman early in the game which makes it tough.

I still believe we can get the Wild Card and you never know what could happen from there.

The history of quarterbacks picked one-two in the draft

Hi there,

Thanks for reading my article. My opinion’s on Goff have been made from numerous hours watching his preseason games, how he interacts in the huddle, how he carries himself in the locker room around teammates (as seen on Hard Knocks) and how dedicated he is to the film room.

I do agree it is too early to say he will be a bust, he hasn’t even taken a snap yet! I totally respect your opinion that you think he will be better than Wentz.

I believe Wentz is such a special player.

I look forward to seeing how their careers play out.

The history of quarterbacks picked one-two in the draft

Hi Riley,

Thank you for your kind words. The Winston v Mariota battle will be very interesting. In my opinion I believe both these quarterbacks will probably end up being busts. I just don’t see enough great play out of them. Winston might have a serviceable career but I can’t see him dominating the league like the greats of the game do.

The Goff v Wentz battle will be intriguing for years to come. I can’t wait to see it play out.

The history of quarterbacks picked one-two in the draft

Hi George,

I am happy that you enjoyed my article, thanks for reading.

I couldn’t agree with you more regarding the similarities between Jared Goff & Rick Mirer. Although it may be too early to tell, there is something about Goff that smells of a bust. Maybe Rick Mirer might have a job available for him at the winery he owns in the Napa Valley?

Carson Wentz appears to be money. He reminds me of a young Andrew Luck and is extremely well coached. I think the Eagles hit the jackpot with Wentz.

The history of quarterbacks picked one-two in the draft

Hi Matthew,

Thanks for reading my article. I do agree with you that Joe Montana is the greatest quarterback of all-time.

I think Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and John Elway are in the tier below Montana. The comeback victories that Montana completed in big games were money. He is 11 TD’s and 0 INT’s in Super Bowls. That speaks for itself doesn’t it?

You bring up a great point regarding the pressure that gets placed on the shoulders of picks 1 & 2. Only some players can handle that type of pressure.

I love Carson Wentz, he has all the tools to be a great player. I can’t wait to watch his career unfold in front of our eyes.

The history of quarterbacks picked one-two in the draft

Hi Pete,

Thanks for reading my article. Yes it is amazing how the Colts got it right with Manning. Imagine if they had of elected Leaf! We probably wouldn’t be a franchise. After all, the don’t call Lucas Oil Stadium ‘The House That Manning Built’ for nothing.

The Luck pick was great, he will be a star for years to come. I am too am a Colts fan. I was very happy with the win this morning. I think our defense played really well today. our offensive line was suspect yet again due to some injuries. Hopefully we can get it right!

The history of quarterbacks picked one-two in the draft

Thanks Peeeko.

It’s a very involved policy with a lot of information, hope this makes it a little clearer for all the NFL fans out there.

Understanding the NFL’s substance abuse policies

Hi Working Class Rugger,

Thanks for reading my article. I wasn’t aware that the lesser collisions are just as dangerous as the major concussion collisions. There needs to be more warnings and research available for all young people wanting to pursue an NFL career. The risks are very real.

Don’t come Monday: Concussion-fuelled changes in NFL careers

Hi Brains Trust,

Thanks for taking the time to read my article, i appreciate how busy you are. I couldn’t agree with you more, the Linebackers, Defensive Tackles, Guards, Safeties etc are the ones who always take the big hits. I think you will see a trend of young players making their money, hopefully winning a Super Bowl and their retiring young.

Your point regarding Free Agency is valid and would allow players to earn as much money as they can and as quickly as possible to prevent long term brain damage.

It is certainly interesting times in the NFL and nice to see that they are now taking these issues seriously and introducing correct procedures to minimize the effects of CTE etc.

Don’t come Monday: Concussion-fuelled changes in NFL careers

Thanks AussieBokkie,

I will keep them coming. Glad you enjoy them. What team do you follow in the NFL?

How a freakishly talented runner started my NFL love affair

Hi Swanny,

Yes doesn’t this remind you of your childhood? That Bears team played tough football. John Elway would have to be one of my all time favorite quarterbacks, the guy was a freak on the field and is proving to be a great General Manager at the Broncos.

And what about those poor Buffalo Bills? They were so close yet so far. Could you imagine how the conversations would be these days if they had of won all four of those Super Bowls? Jim Kelly would be talked about as one of the all time greats. It’s amazing how much weight winning a Super Bowl carries.

How a freakishly talented runner started my NFL love affair

Hi Mushi,

Ha ha yes all the tears when the VCR stopped recording or the timer failed. Those were the days! The Broncos are a great franchise, you chose wisely. I see a theme of West Coast teams on that list. The Raiders are on the rise and an exciting team to watch.

How a freakishly talented runner started my NFL love affair