Former NFL Coaches On the 2022 NFL Draft’s Top Pass Rushers

Former NFL Coaches On the 2022 NFL Draft’s Top Pass Rushers
With the 2022 NFL Draft less than three weeks away, The 33rd Team’s recent Wednesday Huddle featured former Los Angeles Chargers Defensive Coordinator John Pagano and former Head Coach Wade Phillips analyzing three of the top edge rushers in this year’s draft: Aidan Hutchinson – Michigan, Kayvon Thibodeaux – Oregon, and Travon Walker – Georgia.  […]

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Wade Phillips’ 9 Keys to Scouting Edge Rushers

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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Who Should New Head Coaches Hire On The Opposite Side of The Ball?

Who Should New Head Coaches Hire On The Opposite Side of The Ball?
During this coaching cycle, the head coaches that have been hired with prior head coaching experience include Doug Pederson (Jaguars), Lovie Smith (Texans), Dennis Allen (Saints) and Josh McDaniels (Raiders). Each will bring expertise to the building that cannot be learned: the experience of running a franchise.  The other five head coaches hired without previous […]

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Deebo’s Breakthrough: A Lesson in Versatility

Deebo’s Breakthrough: A Lesson in Versatility
The NFL has seen a strong wave of young talented wide receivers being drafted the past couple seasons. Players like Justin Jefferson, Ceedee Lamb, AJ Brown and DK Metcalf have all shown promising young careers. All of these players have different body types, abilities and skills that allows them to excel at the professional level. […]

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Wade Phillips: Inside An NFL Coaching Interview

Wade Phillips: Inside An NFL Coaching Interview
Wade Phillips sat down with The 33rd Team and talked through his history interviewing with different organizations and for HC and DC positions. He had some very interesting takeaways not only just touching on the differences between the interviews between the different organizations/positions but also the stories that have led him to being the incredibly […]

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Insiders Network: How to Keep an Eliminated Team Motivated

Insiders Network: How to Keep an Eliminated Team Motivated
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. Each week during the season, we reach out to members of our Insiders Network to get their thoughts on a topical question. Here is this week’s question:  How do you keep a team motivated after […]

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