Articles or Stories about football players, teams or tips that can help football teams or coaches.

Blasting off: Tom Brady

2018-05-25T02:22:46+00:00 Athlete, College, Football, General Interest, High School, Professional|

There is no trait in sports that is more talked about and dissected than the “clutch gene”. The ability to stare down the barrel of an immeasurable situation and deliver the goods, despite what may feel like the odds being heavily stacked against you.

This discussion is perhaps loudest when discussing the performances and careers of National Football League quarterbacks. Analysts spend hours on end debating which quarterback in NFL history is the most “clutch”.

After his performance in Super Bowl 51, where he brought his New England Patriots back from the dead against the […]

A Comprehensive Look at the 2018 NFL Draft with AthleteTypes

2018-05-25T19:50:23+00:00 College, Football, General Interest, Professional|

The 2018 NFL Draft is officially in the books, and 254 young men have had their lives changed after hearing their name called in Arlington, Texas.

Of those 254 draft picks, 248 players selected in the 2018 NFL Draft are in the AthleteTypes TAP database. That means that nearly 98 percent of all players selected from the 2018 NFL Draft are in the AthleteTypes database, including 100 percent of players taken in the first five rounds, not to mention the hundreds of undrafted players who also took the TAP assessment.

So, what are some things we can gather […]

Aaron Rodgers: The Spark Plug

2018-05-25T19:35:38+00:00 Athlete, Football, General Interest, Professional|

He’s possibly the most dynamic passer the NFL has ever seen. He is the two-time MVP and 2011 Super Bowl champion, Aaron Rodgers.

Rodgers, who suffered an embarrassing, nationally televised fall during the 2005 NFL Draft has molded himself into one of the greatest to ever play the quarterback position.

Read about Rodger’s Engineer athlete type, and how that mindset has shown itself throughout his dominant career so far:


Jared Goff: A Welcomed Change

2018-05-25T19:10:21+00:00 Athlete, Coaches, Football, General Interest, Professional|

With one of the most disappointing seasons by a quarterback selected first overall in the draft, Jared Goff was already being labeled a bust after only his rookie season.

When new head coach Sean McVay came along, he utilized Goff’s abilities and put him in a system he would be more comfortable with– and the results showed themselves quickly.

Read about how Goff re-energized his career by using his Maverick mindset; open to change and flourishing under a new, less-rigid structure:


Peyton Manning: Eyes of an Eagle

2018-05-25T18:59:43+00:00 Athlete, Football, General Interest, Professional|

Peyton Manning is known for being perceptive and intelligent behind center. Whether he was taking snaps for the Indianapolis Colts or the Denver Broncos, Manning was always the most prepared player on the field.

This affinity for preparation and hard-work relates to Manning’s mindset as an Eagle athlete, a mindset that helped him go from number one overall pick in the 1996 NFL Draft to a sure-fire lock as a hall of famer and possibly the greatest quarterback of all time.

Read more about Manning’s mindset and how he used it to not only keep himself prepared, but also […]

Kirk Cousins: You Like That?

2018-05-25T18:47:45+00:00 Athlete, College, Football, General Interest, Professional|

The team that drafted him had just mortgaged their future in order select a player who plays the same position as him three rounds earlier.

Three years later, he became the face of the franchise, and after three above average seasons, played himself into one of the richest contracts in NFL history.

Find out how Kirk Cousins Knight mindset has manifested itself throughout his career and has made him the lovable outlier of NFL quarterbacks:


Marcus Mariota: Island Values

2018-05-25T18:44:51+00:00 Athlete, College, Football, General Interest, Professional|

The 2014 Heisman Trophy winner and second overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, Marcus Mariota is one of the most decorated players in recent football history.

In high school he didn’t become the starting quarterback until his senior year at St. Louis High in Honolulu, Hawaii. As a relatively unheralded prospect, he arrived at Oregon and changed the course of an already surging national powerhouse.

Read more to find out how Mariota, now with the Tennessee Titans– embodies the Knight athlete type and mindset:  […]

Richard Sherman: Blazing his own Trail

2018-05-25T18:41:04+00:00 Athlete, Football, General Interest, Professional|

After a change of position in college to getting drafted much lower than he expected, Richard Sherman has developed into one of the more dominant cornerbacks the NFL has seen in the past decade-plus.

Sherman is also one of the most outspoken and free thinking athletes in professional sports right now. His attitude and style are a culmination of his Trailblazer athlete mindset.

Read more about how Sherman’s Trailblazing mindset comes to the surface in meeting rooms and on the gridiron:


Artistry in Action: Cam Newton

2018-05-25T18:31:30+00:00 Athlete, Football, General Interest, Professional|

Cam Newton is the only player to ever win the Heisman Trophy and the BCS National Championship to get selected first overall in the NFL Draft, all in the same calendar year.

He carried that success over into the NFL– winning Rookie of the Year in 2011, amassing three Pro Bowl selections in seven NFL seasons, including an MVP season and Super Bowl appearance in 2015.

When it comes to Cam Newton, it seems as though people either love the Carolina Panthers star signal caller, or they hate him.

Read more to find […]

Quiet Storm: Amari Cooper

2018-05-25T18:14:48+00:00 Athlete, College, Football, General Interest, Professional|

He was one of the most prolific receivers in the history of the Southeastern Conference. Finishing second in career receiving yards and first in career receiving touchdowns in league history, Amari Cooper was the aerial staple of the Alabama Crimson Tide offense from 2012-2014.

The fourth overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, Cooper emerged as a pro-bowl level wide receiver in his first two seasons in the NFL. The success he’s enjoyed stems from his quiet confidence in his game and skillset.  

Read this to learn about how […]