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Is Arch Manning Worthy of the Hype?

When Arch Manning, the No. 1 overall recruit in the 2023 class, committed to the University of Texas that week, it got members of The 33rd Team talking… As a member of football royalty entering college in the Name, Image and Likeness era, the hype surrounding the young Manning has exceeded that of any high […]

Training Camp

Drafting the Remaining Free Agents on the Open Market

As NFL teams continue their preparations for the new season at OTAs, there are a string of high-profile free agents still without jobs. Many free agents who have the patience to wait until later in the offseason to sign a contract are rewarded by landing with contenders. However, it stands to reason that the teams […]

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Was Adam Gase’s Rookie Minicamp Strategy Ahead of Its Time?

When Adam Gase was working as the Detroit Lions quarterbacks coach in 2007, he noticed that second overall pick Calvin Johnson was not getting practice reps early in training camp. Johnson had not fully absorbed the playbook yet, and coaches did not feel comfortable giving the rookie sufficient practice reps as a result. So, when […]

Training Camp

What Have Been the Most Surprising Moves of the Offseason?

The 33rd Team’s Insiders Network is a group of former NFL coaches and front-office executives who are here to provide insight and perspective into all things football. We reach out to members of our Insiders Network to get their thoughts on topical questions. Here is this week’s question:  What has been the most surprising thing that has happened this offseason […]

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Wade Phillips’ 9 Keys to Scouting Edge Rushers

On last week’s Thursday night scouting call, Wade Phillips, John Pagano, Mike Giddings, and Mike Tannenbaum joined younger members of The 33rd Team on a zoom to watch tape of the top 10 edge rushers in the 2022 NFL Draft.  The collective discussed the elite traits of the high-end prospects in this class, such as […]

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How Do NFL General Managers Plan For the Offseason?

Last week on The 33rd Team Huddle, three former General Managers and two former team Presidents came together to discuss how they plan for the offseason. Here, we share some highlights of the discussion to give a look behind the curtain at the Front Office experience. Rick Spielman: Former Minnesota Vikings and Miami Dolphins GM […]

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Wolf & Polian: What NFL Teams Want Out of The Combine

After a year off, the NFL Scouting Combine is back in full swing with representatives from every team gathered at Lucas Oil Stadium to gain as much knowledge as possible on the 324 Combine invitees. According to Hall of Fame General Managers Ron Wolf and Bill Polian, there are three critical pieces of information teams […]

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6 NFL Draft Gems Predicted By the Athletic Intelligence Quotient

The ability to find high-caliber contributors at bargain prices is a difference-maker in the NFL. With contracts for superstar players commanding a significant portion of the salary cap, supplementing those stars with talented and reasonably priced players is of utmost importance. While there are a handful of bargain free agents available each year who become […]

Training Camp

Which NFL Players Could Receive The Franchise Tag This Offseason?

With the March 8th franchise tag deadline fast approaching, we’ve combed through the list of upcoming free agents and highlighted potential candidates to receive the tag before the deadline. Last year, 10 players were tagged and four ultimately signed extensions. Those four were Cowboys QB Dak Prescott, Broncos DS Justin Simmmons, Giants DL Leonard Williams, […]

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