Nolan Murt

Nolan Murt

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Move or Be Moved: How Powerful Athletes Win in the NFL

In 1687, an English fellow named Isaac Newton published a scientific masterpiece titled Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, which we’ll call the P.N.P.M. because that pronunciation is a doozy. Newton was a truly brilliant dude, the Bill Walsh of his field if you will, and the P.N.P.M. is to modern science what Finding the Winning Edge […]

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It’s a Game of Inches: The Value of Arm Length in the NFL

To kick this off any other way than with the palpitation-inducing speech by Coach Tony D’Amato in Any Given Sunday would be a disservice to the football community at large. Watch it. Did you watch it? You did? Okay, great! Now that your adrenaline is pumping more ferociously than that of a stressed-out Bruce Banner, […]

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It’s a Game of Inches: The Value of Arm Length in the NFL

It’s a Game of Inches: The Value of Arm Length in the NFL

To kick this off any other way than with the palpitation-inducing speech by Coach Tony D’Amato in Any Given Sunday would be a disservice to the football community at large. Watch it. Did you watch it? You did? Okay, great! Now that your adrenaline is pumping more ferociously than that of a stressed-out Bruce Banner, […]

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The Juice is Loose: Why Explosiveness Matters in the NFL

When evaluators are discussing players, a descriptive term that receives frequent use is “juice.” “This guy’s got serious juice,” says one scout. “He has the juice to take it the distance,” explains another. “That dude is a one-man Tropicana juice factory,” states a creative, wordsmithing third. The trait their juicy jargon is portraying is explosiveness. […]

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Hips Don’t Lie: The Importance of Hip Fluidity in NFL Players

Remember that scene in Happy Gilmore when the playful Chubbs Peterson is providing some light-hearted coaching to a frustrated Happy at The Waterbury Open?  “It’s all in the hips, yeah, it’s all in the hips,” Chubbs sings. “It’s all in the hips.” Well, whether Chubbs realized it or not, he was stating a truth that […]

QB Hub

The Secret to Finding a Franchise Quarterback Part 3: Quarterback Room Design

The day before the Broncos’ 2020 Week 12 matchup versus the Saints, Kendall Hinton, a wide receiver on Denver’s practice squad, trotted onto the field expecting an ordinary Saturday walkthrough. A blurry 24 hours later, he was warming up for his first NFL start at quarterback against the NFC’s top seed. It was a ‘you-cannot-make-this-up’ […]

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The Secret to Finding a Franchise Quarterback: Part 1

Speaking on The 33rd Team Huddle this week, former NFL Head Coach Chris Palmer succinctly stated how rare franchise quarterbacks are when he said, “There are 330 million people in the United States, and we can’t find 32 who can play quarterback in the NFL.” As sobering as that may be for front offices, coaching […]

Training Camp

4 NFL Players Who Will Take the Next Step in 2022

Fit and opportunity. It’s really that simple. So much of a player’s success in the NFL can be determined by being in the right place at the right time. Players who are miscast or buried on the depth chart in one system can become the star of the show in another.  Look at CB Rasul […]

Training Camp

5 Overlooked Free Agent Deals You Should Know About

Naturally, we follow the money. Every year, as free agency carries the football world through the seemingly endless abyss of the offseason, the headlines pertinent to team-building moves are dominated by both blockbuster trades and the most lucrative deals struck between that cycle’s best unrestricted free agents and their new teams. Whether the hefty sums […]

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