Michael Schottey

Michael Schottey

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2023 NFL Mock Draft: Early Selections Before Training Camp

As the NFL begins to turn its collective eye toward training camps, it’s time to take another look at the 2023 NFL Draft. Yes, it’s a fool’s errand to be doing mock drafts this early but admitting that is half the battle. Don’t think of this as a prediction of who will be selected next […]

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The 33rd Team’s NFL All-Heroes Team

In celebration of the United States, its freedoms and those who have fought and died to protect those freedoms, The 33rd Team presents its All-Heroes Team — a group of men who excelled both on the field and in the United States armed forces.  QB: Roger Staubach (Dallas Cowboys, 1969-1979) The real life, “Captain America,” […]

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2022 NBA Lottery Mock Draft: Which NFL Superstars Are Worth a Pick?

What would the 2022 NBA Draft look like if the only players who could be selected were current NFL superstars? For the purposes of this article, we’re only going with current NFL players and drafting them as if they were “draft eligible” i.e., in their prime. The players selected are a blend of notable basketball […]

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How the Minkah Fitzpatrick Extension Affects the Safety Market

Late Wednesday morning the Pittsburgh Steelers and star safety Minkah Fitzpatrick agreed on a 4-year extension worth $73.6 million, including $36 million guaranteed. This deal makes Fitzpatrick the highest paid safety in NFL history. Fitzpatrick was drafted 11th overall in the 2018 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins but was traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers […]

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How NFL Coaches and Executives Improve in the Offseason

The 2022 NFL Draft has come and gone, and now we are in OTAs with training camp right around the corner. While there are always things that need to be done to succeed as a football team, the current schedule for NFL coaches and executives is not as eventful as in other times of the […]

Training Camp

Assessing the Best Fits for Odell Beckham Jr.

Former Giants, Browns, and most recently Rams WR Odell Beckham Jr. currently remains one of the top free agents available. OBJ was traded to the Rams during the 2021 NFL season, and recorded 305 yards receiving to go along with 5 touchdowns with LA. Beckham continued to produce in the playoffs and caught two passes […]

Training Camp

Former NFL GMs and QB on Players Skipping OTAs

In recent years we have seen more and more veteran players skip OTAs (organized team activities). This year the notable names that are not present for OTAs are: QB Lamar Jackson, QB Kyler Murray, QB Baker Mayfield, WR Deebo Samuel, DE Aaron Donald, WR Diontae Johnson, and WR Terry McLaurin. While contractually voluntary, there are […]

Analysis

Have the Philadelphia Eagles Invested Too Much at WR?

On the first day of the 2022 NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles spent a 1st and a 3rd round draft pick to acquire wide receiver A.J. Brown from the Tennessee Titans.  In 2021, Brown had 63 receptions for 869 yards and five touchdowns. He was the fifth-ranked receiver on the Pro Football Focus board—and this […]

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How Tyrann Mathieu Fits in With the New Orleans Saints Defense

When a player the caliber of Tyrann Mathieu signs with a defense as good as the New Orleans Saints, it’s not just that the rich have gotten richer. We’re dangerously into “embarrassment of riches” territory. “Besides being a playmaker and having an uncanny nature for being around the football,” Coach John Pagano said, “Mathieu gives […]

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