The New Orleans Saints Were Blessed With Drew Brees and Now Bridgewater! By Super Scout Max Emfinger

The New Orleans Saints Were Blessed With Drew Brees And Now Bridgewater!
By Super Scout Max Emfinger

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The Overall Career Paths of Drew Brees and Teddy Bridgewater (#5) are Very Similar in That Both Super-Star Quarterbacks Were Under-Rated and Under The Radar in Different Situations in Their Football Career.

Brees was Under The Recruiting Radar Coming-Out of High School and Again in The 2001 NFL Draft. Brees (6-0, 4.67, 209, 32, 4.21) was An All-American Quarterback at Purdue University, while Bridgewater (6-2, 214, 4.66, 32, 4.2) was An All-American Quarterback at The University of Louisville.

Both Brees and Bridgewater Apparently Had All of The Tools and Skills To Be an Early Draft Choice, but Ironically, in Both The 2001 NFL Draft for Brees and The 2014 NFL Draft, for Bridgewater, they Both Were The #32 Selection.  Brees was a #2 Draft Choice, while Bridgewater was a #1 Round Draft Choice.

Brees left Purdue with “Mind-Boggling” Stats and one of the Most Impressive Quarterbacks in Big-10 History as he broke Two NCAA Passing Records, 13 Big-10 Records, and 19 Purdue Passing Records. Some of these Records are still standing, including his 1,026 Completions for 11,815-Yards Passing, and 90 Touchdown Passes. His 12,692-Yards of Total Offense was also a Record. He also had Seven 400-Yard Games and Sixteen 300-Yard Games.

So, Now It is Time For The NFL Draft, but Before The 2001 Draft, Brees Attended The 2001 NFL Scouting Combine where he did much better than most NFL Scouts Had Expected. Most All of The NFL Scouts knew that he was about Six-Foot, but they did not know that he was so Quick and he Shocked The NFL Scouts when he ran an Amazing 4.21 in the Pro-Shuttle. Brees Also Ran a 4.83 Forty at The NFL Scouting Combine, but on Pro-Day, Brees Improved that Forty Time to a Great 4.67Also Remember that Many NFL Passing Quarterbacks can not Even Run a 5.0 Forty.

Everyone thought that Drew Brees would be Drafted in the First Round of the 2001 NFL Draft, but too many NFL Teams believed that he was Just Too Short to become a Great Passing Quarterback in The NFL. 

Although Brees did not have Great Height, he had Incredible Passing Stats and Shockingly Great Measurables  for a Passing Quarterback; but he was not Drafted until The San Diego Chargers took him in the First Pick of Round Two in the 2001 Draft which was the #32 Overall Selection.

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Teddy Bridgewater (#5) Played For The Louisville Cardinals; Drafted #1 By The Minnesota Vikings In The 2014 Draft; and Was Selected To The 2015 NFL Pro Bowl.

In 2013, Playing For The University of Louisville Cardinals, Teddy Bridgewater Completed 303 Passes of 427 Attempts for 3,970-Yards and 31 Touchdowns; With An Incredible 171.1 Quarterback Rating. Bridgewater was Selected  as The Game MVP in The 2013 Russell Athletic Bowl.

How appropriate would it be, if once again, The New Orleans Saints Next Franchise Quarterback was somehow a Pro Bowl Talent who No Other NFL Team Seemed to Want With Such Incredible College Stats. How did 31 NFL Teams pass on this Super-Star Quarterback In The 2014 Draft? 

The Incredible Thing That Bridgewater Has That Brees Did not Have With The New Orleans Saints, is That He Has Unbelievable Young Talented Skill  Players To Throw-To and Hand-Off-To and He Could Also Become a Potential 10-Year Starting Quarterback For The New Orleans Saints.

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SIDEBAR I: In The New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Vikings Pre-Season Game, in The Mercedes-Benz Superdome Stadium, The Minnesota Vikings Kick-Return Man, Ameer Abdullah, Returned The Opening Kickoff 23-Yards and Returned Two kickoffs For 43-Yards. He Also Rushed For 63-yards, Giving Him 106-Yards and a 17.7-Yards Per Touch Average. Bridgewater Had 134-Yards of Total Offense as These Two Super-Stars Were The Top Two Total Yardage Players in The Game. Abdullah (#31) Was Drafted #2 and #54 Selection in The 2015 NFL Draft by The Detroit Lions and Then Led The NFL in Kickoff Returns for The Lions in The 2015 Season With 1,077-Yards. Abdullah (5-9, 205, 4.42, 42.5, 3.95, 130, 24) had Incredible Measurables.

SIDEBAR II: I Invited Ameer Abdullah To My Third Annual Max Emfinger 2010 Super Elite Top Gun Camp in Florida. About Three Days Before The Camp, I Got A Call From His Mom and She Asked Me If I Would Pick-Up Her Son and His Homewood HS Teammate In Mobile, Alabama, As I Passed Through Mobile On My Way To Florida. I Told Her That I Would and I  Stopped in Mobile at a Gas Station On Interstate-10, on My Trip To My Super Elite Top Gun Camp in Florida. I Then Met Her Again Taking Ameer and His Teammate Back To The Same Gas Station After The Top Gun Camp.

SIDEBAR III: At That Third Annual Max Emfinger 2010 Super Elite Top Gun Camp, in Florida, Odell Beckham Jr, Ronald Martin, Ameer Abdullah, Terrence Tusan, Julian Hayes, Derrick Milton, Denzell Warner, and Corey Trim, Were Incredible Players and They All Came To The Camp Without a Single Scholarship Offer, Before Their Senior Season in High School. In Fact, Beckham (Top Gun #43 Jersey Below), Martin, and Abdullah (#31) Made Numerous One-Handed Catches and Even My Coaches Were Impressed. Beckham (6-0, 198, 4.33, 38.5, 3.94, 122) Also Had Incredible Measurables.

Trim and Abdullah Were Also Incredible at Cover Cornerback on Defense at The Top Gun Camp. Abdullah Signed With The University of Nebraska and Trim Signed With Louisiana Lafayette. Abdullah Also Returned One Of His First Kickoffs For The Cornhuskers, 100-Yards For a Touchdown.

After Recording Some Incredible Passing Stats For The Vikings in Both His Rookie Season in 2014 With 2,919-Yards Passing and 14 Touchdowns and Then 3,231-Yards Passing and another 14 Touchdowns in 2015 and Earning a Pro-Bowl Berth, a Horrible Injury took Teddy Bridgewater Out-Of-Football.

During a Vikings Team Practice on August 30, 2016, Bridgewater Suffered An Unusually Weird, Non-Contact Injury To His Left Leg. After a MRI Testing, it was Confirmed That Bridgewater had Torn his ACL and he Also Suffered Some Other Structural-Damage that Also Included an Unusual Dislocation of his left Knee. Bridgewater Dropped-Back To-Pass and His Left Knee Buckled as He Crumbled to The Turf.

Teddy Bridgewater Was Not-Only The Vikings #1 Draft Choice, but he was Their Pro-Bowl, Super-Star and “Rising-All-Pro” Quarterback, But He Had Not Played in a Game Since Suffering His Devastating ACL Knee Injury During Fall Training Camp Practice in 2016. This Injury Almost Cost Him His Left Leg and The Long-Road Back Was Going To Be Very Difficult For Bridgewater as He Had To-Watch Quarterback Case Keenum Leading The Vikings to a 10-3 Record as They Entered Their Game Against The Redskins.

In This Redskins Game, Bridgewater Suited-Up and was an Active Player on The Sideline and was Seen, on The Sideline, as he Was Wiping-Away Some Tears as The Redskins Were Getting Ready To-Kickoff and Then The Incredible Deafening Standing-Ovation (In Photo Below) For His Return and It Gave Bridgewater (#5) an Unbelievably, Huge Inspirational Lift.

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As Bridgewater Stepped Onto the Field, The Minnesota Vikings Home-Crowd at U.S. Bank Stadium Erupted in Cheers. Bridgewater Stepped Into The Huddle and Threw a Couple of Meaningful Passes  and Meaningless Passes in NFL History and He never Took Another Minnesota Viking Snap!

“Man, I was Just-Trying to keep it together,” Bridgewater Said After The Vikings 38-30 Victory in a Game That he Did Not Play. “It’s just, Huge Opportunities like This That Do Not Come-Around Twice. So When You Get That Second Opportunity, You Cherish it, and You Hold-On-To-It, and You Never Want To-Let it go. Today is One Of The Best Days of My Life.”

Minnesota Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer and New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton Are Good Friends and The Last Time The Two Teams Played, Zimmer and Payton Chatted A-Little About His Franchise Quarterback, Teddy Bridgewater. It has Never Been a Secret How Coach Zimmer Feels About His Franchise Quarterback Bridgewater.

Zimmer Praised Bridgewater For Everything Great That he Did For The Minnesota Vikings Before His Catastrophic Knee Injury Three Years Ago That Derailed His Potential Hall of Fame Career. Zimmer Has Remained The Biggest Fan of Teddy Bridgewater, Even After He Left The Vikings and Landed As a Drew Brees Backup With The New Orleans Saints.

Coach Payton Told Me How Much He Likes Teddy and He Thinks That He Has Got The Future Quarterback in The Building,” Said Zimmer. That is Exactly What The Minnesota Vikings Thought Three Years Ago Before The Team Practice on August 30, 2016.

Teddy Bridgewater was Getting Better and He Started Throwing The Football in The Vikings Mini-Camp, but The Vikings Did Not Think That He Was That Much Better and Declined To-Honor His Fifth-Year Option on His Rookie Contract which made Bridgewater a “Free-Agent” after The 2017 Season.

Although Bridgewater Was Throwing The Football and Getting-Better, On June 6, 2017, Coach Mike Zimmer had some Interesting Things To Say: “Bridgewater Has a Long-Way To-Go Until he is Fully-Healed, but I am Very Impressed by His Rehab Progress at This Point,” said Head Coach Zimmer.

With This In-Mind, Bridgewater Started The 2017 Season on The “Player Unable To Perform” List. He then was Activated To The Active List In Week #15 Against The Cincinnati Bengals. He Came Into The Game in The Fourth Quarter and The Whole Crowd Gave Him Another Standing Ovation and The Vikings Won 34-7, but Bridgewater Never Played Again For The Vikings.

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Then, on March 18, 2018, Bridgewater (#5) Signed a One-Year Contract With The New York Jets, but The Jets Contract Only Guaranteed A 500,000 Signing Bonus Contract, Although he Could Earn Another Maximum of $15 Million Dollars From His Non-Guaranteed Salary and Other Incentives.

The New York Jets Quickly Realized That By-Having A Multitude of Great Quarterbacks, They Could Trade Bridgewater, To The New Orleans Saints, And Receive The Saints 2019 Third-Round Draft Pick! This Trade Confirmed That Super-Star Rookie Quarterback, Sam Darnold, Would Be The Jets Starting Quarterback!

On August 29, 2018, The New York Jets Traded Teddy Bridgewater and a 2019 Sixth-Round Draft Choice To The New Orleans Saints For a 2019 Third-Round Draft Choice. Then on March 15, 2019, Bridgewater Signed a One-Year $7.25 Million Fully Guaranteed Contract With The New Orleans Saints.

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Bridgewater (#5) Brings A Lot of Unbelievably Great Talents and Skills To The Saints, Including A Tremendous Amount of Leadership Skills. Another Great Skill is His Ability To-Lead His Team To Victories and an Uncanny Ability To Find His Receivers and To-Hit Them With Tremendous Accuracy.
 
Before Signing With The Saints, Bridgewater Was a Free-Agent and He Could Have Signed With His Hometown Miami Dolphins and He Probably Could have Become The Dolphins Starting Quarterback. Bridgewater, However, Knew Exactly What He Was Doing, by Signing With The New Orleans Saints
 
The New Orleans Saints Are a Tremendously Talented Team With Young Players and Their Young Skill Players on Offense May Be The Best in The NFL, Including Five Pro Bowl Skill Players. The Five Talented Pro Bowl Skill Players Include Quarterbacks Brees and Bridgewater; Wide Receiver Michael Thomas; Running Back Alvin Kamara; and Tight End Jared Cook!
 
In That Pre-Season Game Against The Minnesota Vikings, I Thought That Bridgewater Was Outstanding and Earned His Backup Spot and The Eventual Starting Quarterback When 40-Year Old Brees Retires After 2019 or Later.
 
In That Game, Bridgewater Demonstrated The Leadership and Passing Accuracy, just like When he was Selected To The 2015 Pro Bowl. He Completed His First Five Passes and Completed 14 of 19 Passes For 134-Yards and a Touchdown> It Could Have Been Much Better, but he Also had Three Dropped Passes, Including A Dropped Touchdown Pass by Pro Bowl Thomas.
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The Two “K’s” Are Getting Ready To Go To Work In The NFL! By Super Scout Max Emfinger!

The Two “K’s” Are Getting Ready To Go To Work In The NFL!
By Super Scout Max Emfinger

Kyler Murray (#1) Turned 22 On Wednesday And Coach Kliff Kingsbury (On The Left) Turns 40 On Friday!

“I Don’t Really Have Anything Special To-Do For My Birthday, but We Do Have A Very Special Pre-Season Game With The Los Angeles Chargers on The Day After My Birthday and The Day Before Coach Kingsbury’s Birthday,” said Murray.

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) talks to head coach Kliff Kingsbury during training camp on Aug. 6, 2019 in Glendale, Ariz.

Arizona Cardinals New Head Football Coach Kliff Kingsbury is about to lead his Arizona Cardinals NFL Team in his First NFL Game as a Head Coach on Thursday. Obviously, The Chargers Game is not a Regular Season Game, But It Will Be The Cards First Game That Features Their New Spread Offense and of even More Importance; It will Feature Their New Heisman Trophy Winning Quarterback.

Kyler Murray

Heisman Trophy Quarterback Kyler Murray (5-10, 207, 4.32) is Also one of The Best Athletic Dual-Threat College Quarterbacks that I Have Ever Seen, In My 47 Years Of Scouting and Evaluating Football Players in High School, College, and The NFL. Murray Just Has The Unbelievable Athleticism, and there is a reason that he was one of The Most Sought-After Quarterback Recruits in The Country Coming-Out of High School, but he is more than just a Great Athletic Dual-Threat Quarterback, because He has an Incredibly Quick-Release and He Throws Really Impressive Darts past Defensive Backs.

Kyler Murray Wore a Black Jersey (#1) During The Entire Cardinals Training Camp, which Made-Aware All Defenders To Avoid Physical Contact With Their Heisman Trophy Winner and #1 Draft Choice and Prized Quarterback.

This Pre-Season Game Against The Chargers Will be his First Game in The NFL, but How Long That Murray Plays in The Game is Unknown, but it will Still Give All of The Cardinal Fans an Opportunity To Get a Glimpse at His Incredible Passing and Running Tools. Murray will also be Tackled on The Ground, For The First-Time as an NFL Quarterback. With His Black #1 Jersey, Murray has not yet Been Tackled This Season in any of The Cardinals Pre-Season Drills.

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During Pre-Season Drills, The Black Jersey Setup Allowed Murray (#1) To Sit-Back In The Pocket a little longer and Able To-Work On His Progressions and when the Defensive Traffic got really heavy, Murray could Run Out of The Pocket, just like he would in a Real NFL Game.

While Most Every Quarterback Scramble in College and in The NFL is a “Last-Ditch Option” and Trying To Make Some Yardage, after His Receivers are Totally-Covered, but with The Incredible Speed and Quickness of Murray, makes His Quarterback Scrambles, an Incredible Offensive Weapon.

At Oklahoma, Last Season, Murray Averaged 7.9-Yards on Every One of His Scrambles, but Even With The Great Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury Spread Offense, Coach Kingsbury (In Photo) Still Would -Like Kyler Murray To-Scramble If His Receivers Are Not Quickly In-The-Clear. The Cardinals  Practiced These Scramble-Drills With The Speedy Murray.

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The Arizona Cardinals Had the Worst Record in The NFL in 2018, but then They Fired Their Head Coach Steve Wilks and Hired Kliff Kingsbury, who was an Offensive Genius, and who had Recently been Highly Successful as Head Coach at Texas Tech, before being Fired.“It’s not just ‘cause I can get around that it’s easy,” Murray said.

“Scrambling Out of The Pocket is Something That You Have Got to Work-On and I Definitely Need to Practice Scrambling Outside The Pocket so The Guys Can Practice Seeing Me Out of The Pocket and Practice Knowing Where To Be, to get Into The Clear, so i Still Might Be Able To Hit Them With a Pass If possible,” Said Murray.

Due To His Great Knowledge of The Great Kingsbury Spread-Offense, Kyler Murray Has Taken-On A Great Leadership Role With The Arizona Cardinals. “Murray Knows Exactly What To Do On The field, Better Than Anyone and That Has Accelerated his Ability To Become The Great Leader that he has Always Been, On The Football Field,” said Kingsbury. 

The Observers Who Thought That Kyler Murray Was Too Short or Too Small, To Play in The NFL, Never Saw Him Play or Probably Would Not Know An Unbelievably Talented Player, With Incredibly Gifted Quarterback Skills, if They Saw One. Murray is Also One Of The Most Gifted and Talented Athletes In History To Play Two Sports In High School and College.

The Cardinals Have Some Great Wide Receivers That Murray will be able To use Against The Chargers and They All are Excited About Their New Quarterback. Kevin White Was One of The Top Two Wide Receivers in The 2015 Draft. White (6-3, 215, 4.35, 37, 4.14) has Outstanding Pass-Catching Skills Has The Rare Physical Skills That Is a Great Fit For Coach Kingsbury and Murray in The Kliff Kingsbury Offense.

White Played For My Good Friend and West Virginia Head Coach Dana Holgorsen at West Virginia. “White Says That He Is Looking Forward To-Catching The Ball, in The Kingsbury Spread That Is Similar To The West Virginia Offense and Quickly Making Great Plays on Deep Passes.”

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White (#13 Was A #1 Draft Choice The With Chicago Bears) has been with The Chicago Bears and The Upside of his Recent Signing With The Arizona Cardinals Gives Them Another Great Receiver To Christian Kirk (5-11, 201, 4.38, 36) and Larry Fitzgerald (6-3,225, 4.38), who White has Known For Years.

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Great Quarterbacks Need Great Receivers, but Great Tight Ends Can Be Special! By Super scout Max Emfinger

Great Quarterbacks Need Great Receivers, But Great Tight Ends Can Be Special!
By Super Scout Max Emfinger

Image result for jared cook pro bowl jerseyAfter His Incredible 2018 Football Season, TE Jared Cook (#87) (6-5, 254, 4.5, 41, 4.26, 123, 23) Was Named To His First NFL Pro-Bowl, Joining His New, New Orleans Saint Pro Bowl Teammates On Offense That Includes QB Drew Brees, WR Michael Thomas (6-3, 212, 4.44, 36, 4.13, 126, 18), and OG Larry Warford; Plus DE Cameron Jordan and CB Marshon Lattimore on Defense!

SIDEBAR I: I Could Not Resist Bringing-Up Some Of My Long-Time Old Friends In This Great Story About Jared Cook!

SIDEBAR II: The Great Quarterback and Great Wide Receiver and Great Tight End Stories Are in Chronological Order By Years Including!

(1) QB Johnny Unitas and WR Raymond Berry – Baltimore Colts NFL Super Bowl Champ;
(2) QB Ben Elledge and WR Eddie Daniel and TE Lawrence Elkins – Texas High S State Champ;
(3) QB Don Trull and WR Lawrence Elkins – Bluebonnet Bowl Champ;
(4) QB Mike Waterford and WR Max Emfinger – Guam Navy/Military Rice Bowl Champ;
(5) QB Mike Waterford and WR Max Emfinger – Navy Tokyo Bowl All-Greater Pacific World Champ;
(6) QB Roger Staubuch and WR Drew Pearson and TE Billy Joe DuPree – Dallas Cowboys NFL Super Bowl Champs;
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(7) QB Drew Brees and WR Michael Thomas and TE Jared Cook – New Orleans Saint All-Pro And Potential NFL Super Bowl Champ! – 2019

(1) QB Johnny Unitas and WR Raymond Berry – Baltimore Colts – NFL Super Bowl Champ – 1958!

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When I Was in High School, Two of My Favorite Players in The NFL Were Two Baltimore Colts Future Hall Of Fame Players. The Two Players Were The Incredible Baltimore Passing Duo of Quarterback Johnny Unitas (#19) and His Unbelievable and Incredible Wide Receiver Raymond Berry.

Unitas Was Considered The Top NFL Quarterback in His Era and He Was a Ten-Time NFL Pro-Bowl Selection in 1957-1964 and 1966-1967. He also was a Five-Time NFL All-Pro Selection in 1958, 1959, 1964, 1985, and 1967.

Unitas Led The Colts to Three NFL Championships in 1958, 1959, and 1960, That Includes The Super Bowl V Championship. He Also Was a Four-Time NFL Passing Leader in 1957, 1959, 1960, and 1963 and Was Selected to The 1960’s All-Decade Team and To The NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team. 

SIDEBAR III: John Unitas, Nicknamed “Johnny U” and “The Golden Arm” was an American Football Player in The National Football League. He spent the majority of his career playing for The Baltimore Colts. He was a record-setting quarterback, and The NFL Most Valuable Player in 1959, 1964, and 1967 and His Favorite Wide Receiver Was Raymond Berry!

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Raymond Berry Hauled-In 68 Career Touchdown Passes and Averaged 14.7-Yards Per Catch and He Was Considered by Many to be “Too-Slow” for The NFL.

Raymond Berry is a former Football Player and Coach in the NFL. He played Wide Receiver for the Baltimore Colts from 1955 to 1967. When he was playing With the Colts, Berry led the NFL in Receptions and Receiving-Yards in three different Football Seasons and in Touchdown Catches in Two Seasons.

Berry was a Six-Time Pro-Bowler and when he was with the Colts, they Won Consecutive NFL Championships, including the 1958 NFL Championship Game, which is also known as one of the “Greatest Game Ever Played” and in that Championship Game, Berry Caught an Incredible 12 Passes for 178-Yards and a Touchdown. As a Head Coach, Berry led the Patriots to Super Bowl XX, following the 1985 Football Season and they Defeated the Chicago Bears by a 46-10 Score.

After catching very few passes in high school and college, Berry was drafted in the 20th round of the 1954 NFL Draft by the Colts and he was considered a “Real Long Shot” to even make the Colts Team Roster. His Rise to the NFL Hall of Fame, Berry was the “Most Polished and Sophisticated Pass Route Runner” in the History of the NFL and was Touted as The Greatest Cinderella Story in The NFL History.

Berry Made-Up for his Lack of Great Athleticism with Great-Hands and through an Unbelievable and Rigorous Practice and Attention to Detail. Berry ran “Perfect and Accurate Pass Routes” and Quarterback Johnny Unitas always knew where he was going to be on his Pass Pattern. Berry and Unitas were regarded as the “Most Dominating Passing Duo in the NFL” in their Era.

Berry was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1973. He is also a member of the “NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team” as one of the best Football Players of the First 75-Years in the NFL. His Jersey # 82 was Retired by the Indianapolis Colts and he is also a member of the Patriots 1980’s All-Decade Team.

After his Playing Career, Berry Coached Three Baylor Spring Training Years in 1963-65. As my Wide Receiver Mentor, Raymond Berry taught me how to Run the Right and Accurate Pass Route on every Pass Pattern. In Two Coaching Situations, I installed a Passing Offense and I Taught The Quarterback and Receivers how to run “Timed” and “Accurate Pass Routes” and Both Teams won Championships. In fact, one was a Navy All-Greater Pacific World Championship.

SIDEBAR IV: One of the Biggest and Most Exciting “Things” That Ever Happened in my Lifetime was when I found-out that NFL Hall of Fame Wide Receiver Raymond Berry was going to be working with me and all of the 1963 Baylor Wide Receivers. Coach John Bridgers was an Offensive Coach for The Baltimore Colts and one of his Great Friends was Raymond Berry and he agreed to work with all of the Baylor Wide Receivers in the 1963 Baylor Spring Training.

SIDEBAR V: Some other Unbelievable “Things” that Happened was that Coach Berry and I became Really Great Friends and he became my Pass Receiving Mentor. Coach Berry also came back to work with the the Baylor Wide Receivers in both the 1964 and 1965 Baylor Spring Training to work with the Baylor Wide Receivers, so I was able to work with him for Three Years in Spring Training.

(2) QB Ben Elledge and WR Eddie Daniel and TE Lawrence Elkins – Texas High School State Champ – 1960!

AUSTIN,Texas – Striking with equal skill both in the air and on the ground, The Brownwood High School Dominating Lions Won Their First Texas Football State Championship With  a Decisive 26-6 Victory Over Port Lavaca For The AAA Schoolboy State Football Championship Before 8,500 Shivering Fans in Austin Memorial Stadium.

While Coach Gordon Wood was an old hand at Bagging State Championships, Brownwood got its First taste of State Championship Glory on Friday Night. Never before had a Brownwood HS Football Team advanced past The Bi-District Round and The Lions attained that goal on only one occasion in 1953.

Quarterback Ben Elledge Running Back/Return Man, and Tight End Lawrence Elkins Sparked The Lion Offense. Elledge Completed 10 of 18 Passes for 200-Yards and 3 Touchdowns, Including Touchdown Passes of 16-Yards to Elkins, 18-Yards to Charles Coffey, and 16-Yards to John Cadenhead and Scored The Fourth Touchdown on a One-Yard Quarterback Sneak. In The 1960 State Championship Game, Emfinger Rushed for 107-Yards on 16 Carries, had Two Pass Catches for 29-Yards, and a 46-Yard Kick-Off Return, Giving Him 182-Yards Of All-Purpose Yards, and With a 9.6-Yards Per Touch Average. 

The 4-AAA 1960 All-District Team Included Several Brownwood Lions, including Quarterback Ben Elledge, Running Back Max Emfinger, Strong End Lawrence Elkins, and Quick Guard Gerald Pitts on Offense and on Defense with Tackle Ronney Moore, Linebacker A.D. Carnes, and Linebacker Eddie Daniel.

Eddie Daniel and Ronnie Davis, (Both in my Quartet), The Two-Deep Brownwood Safeties did not allow a Single Completion Against Vernon.

SIDEBAR VI: Lawrence Elkins and Eddie Daniel Were My Two Best Friends in High School. Shortly After Leaving The Dallas Cowboys, My Wife, Ginger, and I Moved To Houston and We Became Good Friends with Ronney Moore and Best Friends with Ben and Betty Elledge.

Four Players, Elkins, Moore, Elledge, and Emfinger, Are Selected To The Brownwood Hall Of Fame.

The Max Emfinger Three-Year Varsity Career Included 2,214-Yards Rushing – 4,285-Yards of All-Purpose Yardage – 178-Points Scored – Two Touchdown Passes – and Seven Interceptions. 1,364-Yards Rushing in 1960. With 4,285   All-Purpose Yards, He Averaged 11.1-Yards Per Touch on 386-Touches.

After The 1961 Football Season, Emfinger was Selected All-District, All-Area, All-State, and All-American by Wigwam Wisemen of America. Emfinger was Very Excited about making The All-American Team as he joined Five other Brownwood High School Lion Legends, including some of his Heroes: QB Leondous Fry and OT Ben Woodson in 1952; RB Ray Masters in 1953; QB Tommy Butler in 1958; and End Lawrence Elkins in 1960. All of these Players have been Selected to The Gordon Wood Hall of Champions.

(3) QB Don Trull and WR Lawrence Elkins – Bluebonnet Bowl Champ With 14-7 Victory Over LSU! – 1963

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Baylor University 2013 College Football Hall Of Fame Quarterback Don Trull Was a Two-Time All-American And A Two-Time Winner Of The Sammy Baugh Trophy As The Top Passing Quarterback In The Country! Trull Also Finished Fourth In The 1963 Heisman Trophy Award!

Image result for Lawrence elkins Baylor PhotosLawrence Elkins (#26) Is The Best Wide Receiver In Baylor History. He Set An NCAA Record With 70 Catches in 1963 And Recorded 144 Career Catches For 2,094-Yards And A Baylor School Record 19 Touchdown Passes.

In 1962, Elkins Also Returned a 92-Yard Punt-Return For a Touchdown Against TCU and in 1963, he Broke The Baylor Single-Game Pass Receiving Record, Against Texas, With 12 catches, which is Still a Baylor School Record. In The 1963 Bluebonnet Bowl, The Baylor Bears Beat The LSU Tigers 14-7.

Elkins Was A Consensus All-SWC and Consensus All-American in 1963 and 1964, which was The First Consensus All-American In Baylor Football History. “The Elkins and Trull Passing Combo” Were Spectacular Under Head Coach John Bridgers (In Photo) Pro-Style Offense That Made College Football History In The College Football Spread Offense Game. Elkins Played In The East-West Shrine Bowl Game and Also The Hula Bowl Game.

Lawrence Elkins was Inducted Into The Baylor HALL OF FAME in 1976 and Then in 1994, He Was Inducted Into The College Football HALL OF FAME.

In 1965, Elkins was Drafted #1 In Both The NFL and AFL Drafts! The Green Bay Packers Drafted Him in Round #1 and #10 Selection in The NFL Draft, while The Houston Oilers Drafted Him #1 and #2 Selection in The AFL Draft.

WACO NEWS-TRIBUNE HERALD
Recap of 1963 Baylor Spring Game as Whites Win 25-0!

Waco, April 3, 1963 – “Max Emfinger, The Brownwood Freshman, was Outstanding on Defense in the Baylor Spring Football Game as He Intercepted Two Passes, one of them a Sensational One-Handed Catch. If Emfinger can catch passes like he can Intercept them, he should be a Natural. He made Two difficult Eye-Catching Interceptions and Two Pass Catches in the late stages for the Don Trull White Team.”

Defensively, the Performance was somewhat disappointing. However, the Top-Rated Defensive Unit was going against the Don Trull Pro-Type Offense, after Trull had Led The Nation in Passing in 1962. The Baylor Offense is designed to work most effectively against the type of attacks that Baylor will be seeing next season with Wing-T Offenses and other variations. If the opposition elects to gang-up on Flanker Back Lawrence Elkins, it will be in trouble. The trouble will be Split End James Rust.” – End – WACO NEWS TRIBUNE HERALD.

SIDEBAR VII: In Three Games In Three Years, In His Football Career, Emfinger made Eight Interceptions from Free Safety, in Helping his Team Win.
1960 – 4 Interceptions In High School Opening Game Against San Angelo;
1962 – 2 Interceptions In SWC Freshman Opening Game Against Texas; and
1963 – 2 Interceptions In Baylor Spring Game! Also,
Another Incredible Fact was that 3 Of His 8 Interceptions Were One-Handed! That Fact Has Probably NEVER Happened Again In The History Of Football.

After the 1963 Baylor Spring Game

In a few days after the 1963 Baylor Spring Game, I got a message from Defensive Backs Coach Bobby Jones and he wanted me to come to his office. When I heard this, I was Excited, because Coach Jones was one of my Favorite Baylor Football Coaches.

Max, all of the Baylor Coaches have gotten together and we all agree that you are one of our Most Outstanding Young Freshman Guys on our team and we want you to be ready to play in the the Fall,” said Coach Jones. “Since you have proven yourself as a really Great Defensive Back, We will be trying to get you in for Elkins on the Second Play after we get Trull out of the Game on the First Play, after we get the Football.”

“Since Trull and Elkins are our best Offensive Players, we want to get them out of the game on Defense. We’ll get Trull out when the ball-changes hands, but we also want to save Elkins from Injury and also give him a time to rest.”

Of course, I was Super Excited about this meeting with Coach Jones and I was going to prepare myself for this Huge Challenge on Defense and hopefully get to play a little on Offense, behind my Great Long-Time Friend Lawrence Elkins. I also knew that I could really help the Baylor Team on Defense, whereas I would probably have a difficult time playing behind such a great Offensive Player, like Elkins.

SIDEBAR VIII: “We Are All Here for a “Reason” and “Everything” Has a Reason and a Consequence!

SIDEBAR IX: “The Universe” had Different Plans for me On The First Day of Baylor Football Practice in 1963. If I would not have had a Major Heat Stroke, I would have Play Football in 1963 and would have likely Graduated in 1966, but by having a Heat Stroke, I Was Red-Shirted and I Changed my Graduation Date in 1967.  If not, I would have gone into the Navy in the Summer of 1966.

SIDEBAR X: “The “Universe” Wanted Me to Graduate from Baylor in the Spring of 1967, and not in 1966, after my Trip to New York City, as Vice President of The Baylor A Cappella Choir

SIDEBAR XI: How Ironic or “Universally-Planned” was it for me to have a Heat Stroke that Caused me to not Play Football in 1963 and That Then I was Assigned Baylor Jersey Number 22, which was The Same Number of Pounds that I Lost  on The Day of My Heat Stroke.

(4) QB Mike Waterford and WR Max Emfinger – Navy/Military Guam Rice Bowl Champ – 1967!

After Graduating from Baylor and Navy Personnelman School, in 1967, I “Put-In” for Active Duty in Vietnamthinking that although I would be in Danger, I would not be in “Real-Big Danger” and I would be able to get “Hazardous Duty Pay”  along with my Regular Pay.

As it turned-out, there were not any Openings in Vietnam, for a Navy Personnelman, but The Navy decided to give me an Active Duty Assignment as close to Vietnam as possible and Gave me an Assignment on Guam at Agana, Guam Naval Hospital in The Mariana Islands.

So when I got to The Guam Naval Hospital, I immediately asked if The Navy Hospital had a Football Team and they immediately told me that they did not have a Football Team, but that The Naval Air Station Flyers had a Really Good Football Team and that there was a Player at the Hospital that was playing on The NAS Flyers Football Team.

After I got situated at my desk, in my new Job in The Personnel Office, I got a hold of Linebacker Pete Murdock and asked him if I could go to Football Practice with him. And, he said Yes and he was just as excited as me.

When I got to The First Naval Air Station Flyers Football Practice, I found out that they had a lot of Really Good-Looking Football Players and they already had a 4-0 Record. I also found-out real quick that they really still needed some help with their Passing Game and after the Coaches Found-Out that I had played in The Baylor Pro-Offense and Raymond Berry was my Pass-Receiving Mentor, I was “Shocked” as they made me their Naval Air Station Flyers Player/Coach in the Passing Game.

Although The Flyers had a Great 4-0 Record, their Toughest Games and Tougher Teams were getting ready to Come-Up and they Needed a lot of help in The Passing Game. I was still in Pretty Good Shape and so I Immediately started “Working-On-The-Passing-Game” at that First Afternoon Practice.

The NAS Flyers Quarterback, Mike Waterford (5-10, 175, 4.6) was Short, like Drew Brees, but he was Very Athletic and he had an Outstanding Arm. We also had some Good Wide Receivers, but none of them knew exactly how to Run Pass Patterns. After a Few days of working with The Quarterbacks and The Wide Receivers, they really made some Great Improvements. The Naval Air Station Flyers Only had a One Wide Receiver Offense, but I Changed it to a Flanker-Back and Split-End Pro Offense Set and With a Flex Tight End.

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In that Guam Military Rice Bowl Football Championship Game, The Super Scout (5-11, 185, 4.42, 40, 4.12, 128) Returned The Opening Kickoff 87-Yards for a Touchdown, giving The Naval Air Station Flyers a 7-0 Lead and The Flyers Never Lost That Lead in a 28-14 Victory.

To go with my 87-Yard Opening Kickoff Return, I also Caught Five Passes for 138-Yards, Returned Three Punts for 46-Yards, and had an Interception Return for 16-Yards, giving me an Incredible 287-Yards of All-Purpose Yards in The Guam Military Rice Bowl Football Championship Game and then The Super Scout was Presented The MVP Award Trophy after The Game.

(5) QB Mike Waterford and WR Max Emfinger – Navy Tokyo All-Greater Pacific World Champ – 1967

Then, a Couple Weeks later, on December 9, 1967, in The All-Greater Pacific Navy Football Championship Bowl Game, in Tokyo, Japan, my Naval Air Station Flyers beat The Tokyo Japan All-Greater Naval All-Star Team. In that Bowl GameI was also Voted as The Bowl Game MVP in The 21-7 Naval Air Station Flyers Victory.

In that All-Greater Pacific Navy Championship Bowl GameI Caught Six Passes for 146-Yards, including a 38-Yard Touchdown. I also Returned Two Kickoffs for 66-Yards and Three Punts for 43-Yards, giving me 255-Yards of All-Purpose Yards

(6) QB Roger Staubach and WR Drew Pearson and TE Billy Joe DuPree – Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl Champ!

Image result for Roger Staubach PhotosRoger Staubach (#12) Joined The Dallas Cowboys In 1969 And Played With Them In 11 Seasons And Led Them To Four Super Bowls And Two Victories in 1972 and 1978.

Roger Staubach had Incredible Career Stats in 131 Games, as he Completed 1,685 Passes out of 2,958 Attempts for 22,700-Yards and 153 Touchdowns. He also Rushed for 2,264-Yards on 410 Carries and Scored 20 Touchdowns with a 5.5-Yards Per Carry. He was Selected to The 1985 NFL HALL OF FAME,

In 1963, Staubach Earned Consensus All-American Honors and Became The Second Football Player For the United States Naval Academy To Be Awarded with The Heisman Trophy. Also Nick-Named “Roger The Dodger”, Staubach Led Navy To an Unbelievable #2 Ranking in The Country and a Cotton Bowl Berth and in The Cotton Bowl, he Set Bowl-Game Records in a Victory over West Virginia as He Completed 21 Passes of 31 Attempts for 228-Yards.

After Graduating from the Naval Academy in June 1965, Staubach (6-3, 197, 4.56) could have Requested To Stay in The United States, but he Volunteered for a One-Year Tour of Duty in Vietnam. The Great Benefit For Staubach was That Spending This one year in Vietnam Gave him a Chance To Transfer Back to The United States and to The Naval Air Station in Pensacola Where They Had a Football Team Called The Pensacola Goshawks.

The Pensacola Goshawks Was The Only Military Installation in The United States To-Play Tackle Football and They Played a Regular Football Season of Mid-Level Conference Colleges. The location was Appealing to Staubach, who Still  had a Strong Desire to get back into Football.

Staubach Also Wrote a letter to the NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer, Captain W.R. McDowell, Expressing his desire to play on the team in Advance of his Transfer. “I have managed to stay in shape and Hope To-Play Football for The Naval Air Station.” Said Staubach. “I Miss Football Very Much, and hope To Play Again Pensacola, if it does not interfere with my Duties.”

All of The Pensacola Football Players, Except One, Were Excited About The Arrival of The Former Heisman Trophy Winner Coming to Pensacola. The One-Player Not Excited Was Bill Zloch, Who Was Originally Scheduled To-Be The Goshawks Starting Quarterback in 1967.

Zloch had been a Quarterback for Notre Dame during his College Football and Told Staubach: “I am going to have to find a new position.” Zlock Switched to Wide Receiver, and Ironically, as a Marine Pilot, Zlock Caught the Winning Touchdown Pass From Staubach Against The Quantico Marines. Staubach said That The Goshawks Had Never beaten The Marines until that 1967 Team.

SIDEBAR XII: While The Naval Air Station Goshawks Was The Top Military Team in The Inner Continental United States, The Guam Naval Air Station Flyers Won The Tokyo All-Greater Pacific Navy/Military Championship Bowl Game And Became The Outer-Continental Champions. There Was Talk About The Two Teams Playing For The 1967 Navy World Championship, but There was Not Enough Time! It would Have Pitted The Two MVP’s in MVP QB Roger Staubach VS MVP WR/RET Max Emfinger. 

After His Four Years in The United States Navy, Including The One-Year Tour in Vietnam, Former Navy Lieutenant Staubach Joined The Dallas Cowboys in 1969 and Remembered a Unique Moment In Time.

When The Cowboys Starting Quarterback Craig Morton was Injured and Just before Going-Into The Game To Replace Morton, Staubach Leaned-Over To Coach Tom Landry and Said, “How Does it Feel To Know That Your Starting Quarterback was Playing on a Navy Base Team This Time Last Year!” In That Game, Staubach Brought The Cowboys Back to Victory and Coach Landry Never Questioned Why He Played a 27-year Old Rookie Quarterback Who Had Not Played College Football in Five Years.

Staubach Led The Dallas Cowboys To Some Incredible Seasons. He also Led The Cowboys to An Incredible 23 Fourth Quarter Comeback Victories and 14 Comeback Victories in The Final Two-Minutes of The Game or Overtime.

He Played 11 Seasons With The Cowboys and Led Them To Four Super Bowls, Including Super Bowl world Championships in 1972 and 1978. The Cowboys Recorded a 90-31 Record With Staubach as The Starting Quarterback.

In 1971, Staubach was Selected to The NFL Players Association MVP and Sporting News NFL MVP. He Also Led The Cowboys To Six NFC Championship Games, Winning Four of them, and also Led Them To Victories in Super Bowl VI and XII, and Voted Game MVP in Super Bowl VI.

Drew Pearson (#88) was Named as One of The TOP 20 Pro Football Wide Receivers of All-Time. Nicknamed “Mr Clutch”, He Was Also Recognized For His Achievement of Being Named To The NFL All-Decade Team in the 1970’s. Although Drew Pearson is One of The Greatest Wide Receivers in NFL History, he is The Only Offensive Player From The 1970 All-Decade First Team To Not Be Elected To The NFL Pro Football HALL OF FAME. 

In 156 Career Games, Drew Pearson Caught 489 Passes for 7,822-Yards and 48 Touchdowns,and with a Great 16.9-Yard Per Catch Average.

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SIDEBAR XIII: When I Was With The Dallas Cowboys, My Three Best Friends On Offense, Were WR Drew Pearson, TE Billy Joe DuPree, and RB Preston Pearson. My Best Friends On Defense Were DE Ed “Too Tall” Jones, DE Harvey Martin, FS Cliff Harris, and LB Thomas “Hollywood” Henderson. Marianne Staubach and Ginger Emfinger Were Friends and They Also Were Social Chair-Ladies for The Dallas Cowboys Football Team.

Dallas Cowboys Hall of Famers: Head Coach Tom Landry, First Super Scout Gil Brandt, and Owner Tex Schramm!

SIDEBAR IX: I Would Like To Congratulate My Former Boss, Gil Brandt (In The Middle of Photo) of The Dallas Cowboys on Being Selected To The NFL Hall of Fame, Along With My Other Good Friend and Hall of Fame, Tom Landry (Left In Photo). My Former Boss, was The Original #1 Super Scout and he was recently Honored as an NFL Hall of Fame Executive Award.

 Brandt was The Dallas Cowboys Vice President of Player Personnel from 1960-1988. Along with Head Coach Tom Landry and General Manager Tex Schramm (Right on Photo), Brandt Helped The Cowboys To-Get to Five Super Bowls and Winning Super Bowl Championships in 1971 and 1977.

 Brandt Will Always be My Hero and Being Famous at Being The Father of The Innovative NFL Scouting Methods with The Dallas Cowboys. His Unbelievable Innovation Helped him To Identify More Information on a Potential Player in The NFL Draft, in The Format of More Skills in The Form of More Information and More Measureables.

Brandt is also Credited With The Unbelievable Philosophy of Drafting The “Very best Athlete Available” Rather than Drafting a Player of The Team’s Positional NeedBrandt Set Standards For The Dallas Cowboy Scouts To Evaluate Players for The NFL Draft and Various Other NFL Teams Found-Out About Them and Started Using Them.

Another One of The Most Innovative New Scouting Techniques Developed by Brandt was The Evaluations of Super Athletes in Other Sports than Football. Three of The Most Famous Super Athletes were Dallas Cowboys Hall of Fame Super-Star Bobby Hayes In Track; One of my Dallas Cowboys Scouting Best Friend, Cornell Green, In Basketball; and Toni Fritsch In Soccer.

Forty Four Years Ago in 1975, when I was a Talent Scout with The Dallas Cowboys, Gil Brandt Invited Me To Follow Him Down The Hallway where We Went into a Coaches Conference Room where Head Coach Tom Landry and Defensive Coordinator Ernie Stautner Were Waiting To Talk To Me. “Max, We Want You To Coordinate A “Dallas Cowboys Team Project” For Us” said Coach Landry. “Max, We Want You To Coordinate The RATING and RANKING of Every Active NFL Football Player and Then Color-Code Every Player in The NFL as to Their RATING and RANKING.” 

After I had Finished This “Dallas Cowboys Team Project”, Coach Landry Turned To Coach Stautner and Gave Me The Title of Super Scout: “Coach, I Think We Just Found Us A Real Super Scout.” 

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Tight End Billy Joe DuPree Was Drafted in The First Round and 20th Overall Selection in The 1973 NFL Draft and as a Rookie Tight End, he Became an Instant Starter, Taking-Over From The Retiring Mike Ditka. What was Even More Incredible was That DuPree Led The Cowboys in Pass Receiving Yards With 392-Yards and 5 Touchdowns, on a Run-Oriented Team.

DuPree was Known as a Really Great Blocking Tight End, but he was also One of The Greatest Pass-Catching Tight Ends in His Era as he Finished his Career with 267 Pass Catches for 3,565-Yards and 41 Touchdowns.

Billy Joe DuPree (#89) was Selected to Three Consecutive Pro Bowls From 1976-1978. In Super Bowl XII, DuPree Helped Lead The Cowboys to a 27-10 Victory Over The Denver Broncos With 4 Pass Catches for 66-Yards. He Also Played in Super Bowl X and Scored a Touchdown in Super Bowl XIII.

Back in The Billy Joe DuPree Era, The Tight Ends Were Used To Be a Great Blocker more than Catch Passes, but DuPree was an Exceptional Pass Catching Talent as Evident With His 41 Touchdown Catches and He Held The Tight End Receiving Record, until Jason Witten Broke His Record in 2012.

(7) QB Drew Brees and WR Michael Thomas and TE Jared Cook – Saint All-Pro And Super Bowl Champ! – 2019

Pro-Bowl Tight End Jared Cook is A Night-Mare For Every NFL Defense. Signing With The Saints was a Chance To Get Closer To His Home-Town of Suwanee, Georgia. It also Gives Cook a Chance To-play With Quarterback Drew Brees, who Probably is The Greatest Quarterback in NFL History.  

In 2018, Cook Caught 68 Passes for 896-Yards and 6 Touchdowns! In Week #1, Cook Caught 9 Passes For an Incredible 180-Yards Against The Los Angeles Rams and Broke The Oakland Raiders Tight End Franchise Record.

Then in Week #4, Cook Caught 8 Passes For 110-Yards and 2 Touchdowns in a 45-42 Win over The Cleveland Browns. And Finally, in Week #14, Cook Caught 7 Passes for 116-Yards in a 24-21 Win Over The Pittsburgh Steelers. After this Great 2018 Season, Cook Was Named To His First NFL Pro-Bowl.  

The Jared Cook Career Totals Include 425 Catches for 5,464-Yards and 25 Touchdowns and He Has Averaged 12.9-Yards Per Catch. His 896-Yards Receiving and 6 Touchdowns in 2018 Was More Than The Total of Three New Orleans Saint Tight Ends who Recorded Only 735-Yards and 4 Touchdowns.

Jared Cook Joins A Very Impressive New Orleans Saints Offense That Includes Three Unbelievable Skill Pro-Bowler in QB Drew Brees, WR Michael Thomas, and TE Jared Cook. Brees, Now Has Two Pro-Bowl Passing Targets That Can Score On Every Offensive Play In The Game. Cook and Thomas Are Anxious To-Working Together,Joining Brees in The Season and Also in The Pro-Bowl. Cook Signed a 2-Year Deal Worth 15.5 Million Dollars.

The New Orleans Saint Fans Got A Glimpse On The First Day Of Fall Practice of The Explosive Cook and They Were Unbelievably Thrilled-To-death as Drew Brees Hit Cook on a Deep Pass in a 11-On-11 Passing Drill. All of The Fans Were Excited To-Realize That They Again Had Another Fast Tight End.

“Cook has Got a Great Feel For The Game and he will Fit Really Well in our  Offense,” said Drew Brees. Saints Tight End Coach Dan Campbell has Already Talked-About Drawing-Up Special Plays For Cook.

Image result for Drew Brees and Michael thomas PhotosDrew Brees (#9) and Michael Thomas (6-3, 212, 4.44, 36, 4.13, 126, 18) Were Selected To The 2017 and 2018 Pro Bowl and Thomas Earned First Team All-Pro Honors in 2018. His 38 Catches Through The First 3 Games in 2018 Broke an NFL Record by Atlanta Falcons Julio Jones in 2014 in The Same Span. The Amazing “Catch-Rate” of Thomas (#13) was “Eye-Popping” as He Caught 125 of his 147 Passes, or 85-Percent of His Catches Were Thrown To-Him in 2018  Was The Highest Rate of Any NFL Wide Receiver Since 1986.

These Pass-Receiving Stats by Thomas Are Even More Incredible When You Realize That 121 of his 125 Catches Came On Short Passes That Thomas Caught Within 20-Yards of The Line of Scrimmage, as All-Pro Quarterback Drew Brees Has “Perfected” and “Living-On” Ever Since His Texas 5A State Football Championship Game! These Intermediate-Passes, However, Are Always In “Heavy Traffic” by Defensive Backs and Linebackers. NOTE: Thomas Has Just Become The Highest Paid WR In The NFL, as His “Can’t Guard Mike” Nickname Is A Reality To Those Trying To-Guard Him!

SIDEBAR XV: Back in 1996, I was on The Sideline in The Houston Astrodome, as a Super Scout, and I was Watching a Quarterback Named Drew Brees Lead his Austin Westlake Team To a Convincing 55-15 Victory over a Great Abilene Cooper Team and The Texas 5A State Football Championship. In That State Championship, I watched Brees on every single play, as he Hit Short-Pass After Short-Pass In The Incredible 55-15 Championship Victory.

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The New LSU Locker Room Facility Is A Mind-Blowing Renovation! By Super Scout Max Emfinger

The Incredible New LSU Locker Room Facility Is A Mind-Blowing Revovation!
By Super Scout Max Emfinger

LSU Football locker roomsThis Incredible New LSU Football Locker Room Facility Renovation also added an Unbelievable New Nutrition Center that is a Wide-Open Cafeteria that can seat 180 People, Complete with Their Own Chef, Michael Johnson, who has Spent Three Years, Cooking for the Seattle Seahawks Football Team.

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There Are Locker Rooms and Then There is The New LSU Locker Room. This Unbelievably Innovative LSU Locker Room is About 8,000 Square Feet and Built for Relaxation, Recovery, Comfort, and Recruiting. It Features a One-Of-A-Kind Locker Room and Includes a Specialized Ventilation System and Bacteria-Resistant Surfaces. 

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This New Mind-Blowing Football Facility Includes a Players Lounge, that was Funded by a $1 Million Donation from former LSU Great Defensive Back Tyrann Mathieu, that also Includes Arcade Games, a Theater, and a Ping-Pong table.

There Also Were Hundreds of Hard-Core LSU Football Fans that Donated Money to the New LSU Facility Project, LSU Athletic Foundation President and CEO, Said Rick Perry.

In The New “Walk Through Room” The LSU Players Can Walk Through Their Various Formations against Their Opponents in a virtual setting. This Incredible “Walk Through Room” was a Thought From Super LSU Defensive Coordinator Dave Aranda after he Witnessed Similar “Walk Through Rooms” in Visiting Several NFL Teams.

This New LSU “Walk Through Room” is as Wide as a Regular-Sized Football Field, so That The Entire Offensive or Defensive Starting Lineup Can-Participate in a Complete Starting Lineup Walk-Through.

The “Walk Through Room” is about a 50-Feet-Wide and 12-Feet-Tall Room with an Artificial Grass-Turf Floor, where The LSU Football Players Can Stand in front of The Virtual Football Field and Practice how they Would Perform In The Game and Be Able To-Line Up During The Actual Football Game.

View image on TwitterHere Is The New Innovative “Walk Through Room” Where Complete Starting Lineups Can Come-In And Work-Through Different Formations Against The Various Opponents!

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The Tyrann Mathieu LSU Football Players Lounge!

The New Tyrann Mathieu LSU Football Players Lounge is a 2,300-Square Foot of Entertainment, Lounging, Computer Areas, and a Quiet Zone for LSU Football Players and their Down-Time and Free-Time. The Lounge can Accommodate 100 Student-Athletes. It is Also Very Comfortable and has a Floor-To-Ceiling Windows to be able to Overlook the Outdoor Practice Fields. The New LSU Players Lounge is named in Honor of Former LSU Great Football Player and NFL Football Player, Tyrann Mathieu

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The New LSU Weight Room Facility Includes The Following Features!

Brand new Weights, Dumbbell Sets, Weight Racks, Lifting Machine, and Cardio Machines That Triple The Previous Amount of Machines! Two 10-Feet LED Screens That Is Able To Sync To An iPad! Medical-Ball Wall, Second Restroom, and A Larger Storage Room! A New Office, 30 TV Sets, Five-Zone Directional Speaker System, and a Thicker, Softer Floor! The Old 20-Year Set of Weights That Were Used By The LSU Football Team Will-Be Used by The Softball, Basketball, Tennis, Gold, Swimming, and Diving Teams.

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Missouri Transfer Quarterback Kelly Bryant May Shock The SEC in 2019. By Super Scout Max Emfinger

Missouri Transfer Quarterback Kelly Bryant May Shock The SEC in 2019!
  By Super Scout Max Emfinger

One of The Most Incredible New Rules in NCAA College Football is The New Transfer Portal Rule 38!

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The New Transfer Rule 38 Allows a Player To Be Able To Enter The Transfer Portal by Notifying The Athletic Department and The School Compliance Department Database within Two Business Days, but The Player Still has The Option To Remove Their Name.

This New Transfer Portal Rule 38 became In-Effect in October 2018, giving Division I Athletes The Ability To Transfer to a Different D-I School and Receive an Athletic Scholarship without asking their Original School for Permission.

In The Original Transfer Rule, The Athletes had to Receive Permission from their Original D-I School To Transfer To Another D-I School and Their  Original D-I School could “Block” The Athletes from Transferring To Another School within Their Athletic Conference or Another Team on Their Schedule.

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New Graduate Transfer Quarterback Kelly Bryant (#2) is The Former Super-Star Quarterback For The Clemson Tigers in 2017. At One Time, Bryant was one of The Top Dual-Threat Quarterbacks in The Country with Tremendous Speed, Great Instincts, Great vision, and Tremendous Athleticism. These Exceptional Talents are Outstanding Talents for Running The Football in The Open Field.

Bryant Led The Clemson Tigers to a 12-2 Record and The College Football Playoffs in 2017, but he was Playing-Behind DeShaun Watson and Trevor Lawrence on The Depth Chart in 2018.

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In 2019, Bryant (#7) will be The Super-Star and Possible Heisman Trophy Candidate Quarterback for The Missouri Tigers in The Southeast Conference. Bryant was a Quarterback Freak for The Clemson Tigers for Three Years, but he Lost his his Job in Mid-Season to a Young Freshman, by The Name of Trevor Lawrence. Bryant, then Decided To-Take Advantage of The New Transfer Rule 38 and He Chose The Missouri Tigers over Five Other Schools.

Everything had To-Change For The Missouri Tigers after Losing Offensive Coordinator Josh Heupel in 2017 and Their Four-Year Super-Star Quarterback Drew Lock in 2018. After Two Visits To The New Transfer Rule 38 Portal, Things Appeared To-Be Ready for Bryant To-Be in an Unbelievable and Incredible Situation for Him To-Make a Great Change in The 2019 Season as The Missouri Tigers had a Great Chance To-Replace Drew Lock With Transfer Quarterback Kelly Bryant (#7) From Clemson and a few weeks later, Shawn Robinson, From TCU, became a Future Quarterback For Missouri, but he will have To-Sit-Out in 2019, because of Traditional Transfer Rules!

New Graduate Transfer Quarterback Kelly Bryant (6-3, 225, 4.52, 36, 4.2) had Thought that he had Found The Perfect School for his Final Football Season of his College Football Career before The NFL, because The Missouri Tigers had Won Eight Games in 2018 and they had an Outstanding Group of Offensive Skill Players Returning, plus an Outstanding New Offensive Coordinator in Coach Derek Dooley . With him at Quarterback and these Outstanding Offensive Players, Bryant Thought that They Could be a Real SEC Contender in The 2019 Race.

Even With All of This Positive News For The Missouri Tigers, The NCAA Dropped A Bomb On The Tigers, as they Gave The Tigers A One-Year Bowl Ban in an Academic Fraud that was Committed by a Former Athletic Department Tutor. This One-Year Bowl Ban Would Not Allow The Missouri Tigers to Play in a Bowl Game in 2019.

Although none of The  Current Missouri Players Were Involved in The Academic Fraud, All of The Seniors on The Team, including Bryant, would be Allowed To Transfer Freely and Become Immediately Eligible. And the Incredible News for The Missouri Tigers was That Absolutely None of The  Upperclassmen, including Quarterbacks Kelly Bryant and Shawn Robinson, Planned To Transfer and They All were going To “Stick Together” With Their New Quarterbacks, Bryant and Robinson.

Bryant Had Already Enrolled in School and had Been Involved With The Mizzou Football Team. All of The Players were Unbelievably Excited That he had Decided To-Transfer To The Missouri Tigers for his Last Season of College Football. Then about a week after a Very Important Goal-Setting Team-Meeting, The NCAA Dropped Their Bomb on The Team.

Then, later in January and about a week after The Important Goal-Setting Team Meeting, The Seniors had another Meeting, after the NCAA Bowl Ban. This was a Very Important Senior Team-Meeting, because in The Team-Meeting, The Players had Pledged To Make The Playoffs and Play in a Major Bowl Game.

NCAA Post-Season Bowl Bans Can Cause a Huge Dilemma and Predicament within The Players that are Involved. It Will usually Create a Huge Stampede for Those Players To-Leave that College Program, but not at Missouri.

At The Missouri Senior Team-Meeting, Kelly Bryant was The “Star” of  The Meeting as he Stood-Up and Told his Future New Teammates that he was going To-Continue To Be Their Missouri Teammate.

“I am with you; I am here To-Win Football Games. Bowl-Ban or not, because we can still be Something Really Special,” Bryant said.

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In 2018, Former Dallas Cowboys Wide Receiver Coach Derek Dooley Joined The Missouri Tigers and Head Coach Barry Odom as Their New Offensive Coordinator and Quarterback Coach. Dooley Replaced Josh Heupel, who Became The Head Football Coach at Central Florida.

“I Am Very Excited to be a Mizzou Tiger and I Look-Forward To Helping Coach Odom In Carrying-Out His Vision for The program, Said Coach Dooley. “I am also Grateful for this Opportunity and I am Ready to go to Work.”

Image result for Derek Dooley PhotosDooley is The 50-Year-Old Son of The Former Georgia Coach Vince Dooley and he Spent Five-Years as Receivers Coach with The Dallas Cowboys.

Derek Dooley is an Outstanding, Veteran Offensive Coach That Spent 2013-2017 as The Wide Receivers Coach with The Dallas Cowboys after Spending 2010-2012 as Head Coach of The University of Tennessee. He was also The Head Football Coach at Louisiana Tech from 2007-2009, after Coaching The Tight Ends for The Miami Dolphins from 2005-2006.

In his First Year at Missouri, Coach Dooley did an Incredible Job as his Offense Scored The Second Most Points in Mizzou History in a 13-Game Season and Fifth Most Points in Mizzou History. These Points Scored was a Major Factor in The Great Season as The Tigers Won 8 Games and Played in The 2018 AutoZone Liberty Bowl.

With The New Dooley Offense, The Tigers Offense Finished 13th In The Country and 3rd in The SEC in Total Offense with 481.8-Yards Per Game. The Tigers Most Impressive Offensive Stat was The Fact that they were One-Of-Three “Power-Five” Teams To Pass for At Least 279-yards Per Game,to go with at least 200-Yards Rushing. The Other Two Were National Champion Clemson and National Semi-Finalist Oklahoma.

The Missouri Tigers Have Five Potential 2019 Offensive All-Americans!

Along with Kelly Bryant at Quarterback, The Tigers Have Four More Potential All-Americans In Tight End Albert Okwuegbunam, Running Back Larry Rountree III, Inside Linebacker Cale Garrett, and SLOT Wide Receiver Johnathon Johnson!

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In 2018, Redshirt Junior Albert Okwuegbunam (6-5, 260, 4.66) was One of The Most Dangerous, Miss-Match Offensive Weapons in College Football. The Sad Thing was That, Although He was a Dangerous Threat on every Single Play, The Tigers Did Not Always Utilize Him as much as they Could Have, but when They Did Utilize Him, He Made Huge Plays and Some Were Spectacular. He Often Made Incredible Catches and Helped Lead The Tigers To Victory.

In The Memphis Game in 2018, Okwuegbunam Caught 6 Passes for 159-Yards and 3 Touchdowns and With an Amazing 26.5-Yards Per Catch. With This Outstanding Game, Okwuegbunam was Selected To My College Football MVP Players of The week.

His Decision To Pass on The 2019 Draft Was a Huge Plus and Great News for Missouri, as The Return of Okwuegbunam gives Bryant Still Another Fabulous Offensive Weapon that he can Utilize in 2019. The Okwuegbunam 2018 Football Season was Marred by a shoulder injury that Prevented him from playing in The Final Four Games, after Being Selected To The SEC Second Team as a Red-Shirt Freshman.

In that 2017 Season, Okwuegbunam was Incredible as he Caught 29 Passes for 415-Yards and an Unbelievable 11 Touchdowns and a 14.3-Yards Per Catch. His 11 Touchdowns Were The Most Touchdown Catches of any Tight End in The Country and The SEC Selected Him To Their Second Team All-Conference.

Physically and Athletically, Okwuegbunam is The NFL Phototype Tight End and is a Genuine #1 Draft Choice in The 2020 NFL Draft. He has Great Size, but he can also Outrun Most Linebackers and Safeties in Open-Field. It is Pretty Amazing That These Defenders have a Difficult Time Trying to-Catch Him after he Catches The Football.

The Tigers Return Their Tight End and Three Outstanding Offensive Linemen Starters, Including Redshirt Junior Tight End Albert Okwuegbunam (6-5, 260, 4.66), Senior Left Tackle Yazir Durant (6-7, 330, 5.2), Senior Right Guard Tre’Vour Wallace-Simms (6-5, 330, 5.2), and Red-Shirt Junior Center Trystan Colon-Castillo (6-4, 315, 5.1) as Potential All SEC Players and Top NFL Players. With Their Great Skill Players and Great Offensive Linemen, along With Kelly Bryant Have a Tremendous Scoring Potential in The SEC.

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Okwuegbunam has Already Been Selected To Various 2019 Pre-Season All-American Teams. If He Stays Healthy in 2019, Okwuegbunam has a chance To Catch a Lot of Passes From Bryant and Could Record Some Really Fantastic Stats in what Would Probably be his Final College Football Season.

Super-Star Running Back Larry Rountree III (5-10, 210, 4.52) Will Enter His Junior Season in 2019 as one of The Best Junior Running Backs in The Country. In 2018, As a Sophomore, Rountree (#34) was Outstanding as He Rushed for 1,216-Yards and 11 Touchdowns with a 5.4-Yards Per Carry Average and Zero Fumbles. He also Caught 14 Passes for Another 62-Yards Per Catch, Giving Him a Total of 1,278-Yards and 11 Touchdowns.

Against Oklahoma State, in The 2018 AutoZone Liberty Bowl, Rountree was Outstanding as he Rushed for an Amazing 204-Yards, 7.6-yards Per Carry, and a Touchdown. This was After he had Rushed for 119-Yards on 29 Carries Against Arkansas and 135-Yards Against Tennessee, In Helping Lead The Tigers into The Bowl Game.

In 2017, as a Freshman, and a Running Back in The Run/Pass Option, Rountree Rushed 126 Times for 703-Yards and 6 Touchdowns and a 5.6-Yards Per Carry Average. He also caught 5 Passes for Another 57-Yards and a 11.4-Yards Per Carry Average. Rountree Combined With Running Back Ish Witter For 314 Carries and 1,752-Yards and 5.6-Yards Per Carry and 12 Touchdowns.

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In The 2019 Season, Rountree (#34) will get To-Play With a Dual-Threat Quarterback and Defenses Will Have Absolutely No-Clue who is going To-Get The Football, Giving Both Bryant and Rountree an Extra Chance To-Get Extra-Yards and with Their Excellent, Experienced Offensive Line. With These Outstanding Opportunities, Rountree will be One of The most Impressive Running Backs in College Football and The NFL will be Watching and Will Draft Him Accordingly in The 2020 NFL Draft.

In Addition to The Pre-Season All-SEC Teams, Four Missouri Tigers Have Been Listed on Pre-Season Award Watch Lists.

QB Kelly Bryant – Maxwell Award – Top Offensive Player
TE Albert Okwuegbumam – On Biletnikoff Award – Top Pass Catcher
RB Rountree III – On Doak Walker Award – Top Running Back
LB Cale Garrett – Bednarik Award – Top Defensive Player

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Super-Star Inside Linebacker Cale Garrett (#47) is Already Listed on The Bednarik Award List as The Top Defensive Player in The Country and Already on The 2019 SEC Second Team Pre-Season All-Conference Team.

Garrett (6-3, 230, 4.72,32, 4.31) Appeared in 13 Games as a True Freshman and has been a Starter as a Sophomore and Junior. In 2017, Garrett Recorded 105 Tackles, including 65 Solo Tackles, 3 Quarterback Sacks, and 2 Interceptions. And then in 2018, he Recorded 106 Tackles, including 68 Solo Tackles, and One Quarterback Sack. While Garrett did not pick off a pass last season, The Super-Active Linebacker has Three Career Interceptions.

Against Oklahoma State, in The 2018 AutoZone Liberty Bowl, Garrett Recorded 8 Tackles, Including 6 Solo Tackles and he has been Selected To The SEC Second Team All-Conference Defense from SEC Conference Coaches.

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Red-Shirt Senior SLOT Receiver Johnathon Johnson (5-10, 180, 4.46, 38, 4.26) has had Three Outstanding Seasons With The Missouri Tigers. In 2018, Johnson (#12) Caught 59 Passes for 737-Yards and 5 Touchdowns in 13 Games, but he was Sensational in his Last Game of The Season, Against Oklahoma State, in The 2018 AutoZone Liberty Bowl Game as he Caught 9 Passes for an Impressive 185-Yards and a Touchdown.

Johnson already Ranks 10th in Missouri History in Receiving Yards With 1,896-Yards and is Looking To-Move Even Higher into The Top 10.

These Impressive Receiving Stats Are Incredible after Considering That Coming Out of Memphis Melrose, he was not a Four-Star Player. in 2015. He did have Several Offers, including Tennessee, Purdue, and Louisville.

Coach Barry Odom was The Missouri Defensive Coordinator, at that time, and He Convinced Missouri Head Coach Gary Pinkel To Offer Johnson a Scholarship and The Tigers are Glad that he Accepted, because with only 883-Yards Receiving in 2019 will Break The Missouri Pass Receiving Record.

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The 883-Yards Receiving Yards Would Break The Missouri Yards Receiving Career Record of Danario Alexander of 2,778-Yards. Johnson (#12) has Averaged 632-Yards and 41 Catches Per Year for Tree Years. So to Break The Record, Johnson would have to Have His Best Season, but with Help From Bryant, This Record is a great Possibility.

With Wide Receiver Emanuel Hall Going to The NFL and New Quarterback Kelly Bryant Coming-In as a Great Dual-Threat Quarterback and Taking More Advantage of The SLOT Receiver, Johnson (#12) will have an More Opportunities to catch Passes. With Bryant as The Dual-Threat Quarterback, The Tigers would be Presenting a New Dimension to Defenses and with a Steady Flow of Zone Defenses and Countless Passes to The SLOT Wide Receiver and Running Back.

The Tiger Coaches have been Working With Their Receivers To Help The Quarterback, While Scrambling and Passing on The Run. Bryant is an Exceptional Dual-Threat Quarterback who Knows how to Beat All Kinds of Coverages and he Knows Where The Football Needs To-Go. With Tight End Okwuegbunam and and SLOT Receiver Johnson, Bryant will have Unbelievable Passing Options and Both Will Have Outstanding Seasons before Going To The NFL

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LSU Quarterback Joe Burrow May Become The Greatest LSU Quarterback In History! By Super Scout Max Emfinger

LSU Quarterback Joe Burrow May Become The Greatest Quarterback In LSU History! By Super Scout Max Emfinger

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Quarterback Joe Burrow (#9) was an Unbelievable an Incredible High School Passing  Quarterback Freak at Athens, Ohio High School in The Plains and He Signed with his Home State and Favorite Team, The Ohio State University Buckeyes. He was The Top Quarterback Prospect in The 2015 Recruiting Class with Super Strong Arm to go with a Very Impressive High School Football IQ. He was A Natural-Born Leader with The Ability to Stretch The Field and The Ability To-Throw on The Run and also a tough runner that was not afraid of contact. 

In his Senior Season at Athens High School, Burrow Completed 250 Passes out of 346 Attempts for 4,445-Yards and an Incredible 63 Touchdown Passes s and with a 151.6 Quarterback Rating. He also Rushed for another 642-Yards and 5 Touchdowns, giving him 5,087-Yards of Total Offense and 68 Touchdowns as a Senior.

Burrow Finished his 41-Game Three-Year High School Varsity Career with 670 Completed Passes for 11,416-Yards and 157 Touchdowns; 2,067-Yards Rushing-Yards and 27 Touchdown Passes; giving him an Incredible 13,483-Yards of Total Offense and an Unbelievable and Incredible 184 Touchdowns. Although Burrow had Really Impressive High School Stats, The Hand-Writing was On The Wall when he only Played in 3 Games in The 2017 Football Season, that Burrow would eventually Transfer to Another School.

Burrow was going to become a Very Attractive Transfer for any Team in The Country for Three Major Reasons. His Unbelievable Passing Talent was Probably The #1 Reason, but The Remaining Two-Year Eligibility and That He had Already Graduated from Ohio State were The Other Two reasons. These Three Facts would Make Joe Burrow an Incredible Rarity and with an Immediate Two-Year Eligible Quarterback for The Lucky Team.

That Lucky Team To-Get Joe Burrow was The LSU Tigers, whose Football Stadium is about 10 Miles from my House and he Quickly became The LSU Tigers Immediate Starting Quarterback.

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For about 13 or 14 Years, The LSU Fans have been told in Spring Training that Their Tigers were going to Unleash a Fabulous New Offense, but then in The Fall, The New Offense Never Materialized, because The Former LSU Head Coach always Limited The LSU Quarterback. Burrow is The Most Impressive LSU Quarterback in a Few Years, after The LSU Quarterbacks Were Always Playing in a Poorly Controlled and Poorly Coached Offense in The Passing Game and The Tigers Running Attack Always Took Over.

Burrow Started all 13 Games of The 2018 Football Season, Passing for 2,894-Yards with 16 Touchdowns and He Rushed for Another 399-Yards and 7 More Touchdowns with Only Five Interceptions. His 7 Rushing Touchdowns tied The LSU Program All-Time Record For a Quarterback.

In That 2018 Football Season, The LSU Tigers Were Predicted To-Finish in Fifth Place in the Southeast Conference Western Division, but with Burrow, at The Helm, The Tigers Finished with their First 10-Win Season since 2013 and They Won their First New Year’s Six Bowl Game of The Playoff Period With a 40-32 Fiesta Bowl Victory over an Undefeated University of Central Florida.

Image result for Joe Burrow PhotosFiesta Bowl MVP Quarterback Joe Burrow After The Tigers Defeated Central Florida 40-32 In The Fiesta Bowl!

LSU Quarterback Joe Burrow (With Fiesta Bowl Game-Ball In Photo) was Awarded The Fiesta Bowl Offensive MVP after Passing for 394-Yards and Four Touchdowns. Defensive Tackle Rashard Lawrence (On The Right In Photo) was Awarded The Fiesta Bowl Defensive MVP after He Recorded An Unbelievably Fantastic Game with Five Tackles and Two Quarterback Sacks. Head Coach Ed Orgeron (In The Middle In Photo).

Burrow (6-4, 216, 4.6) Finished That 2018 With the Fourth-Best Passing-Yards in a Single Season in LSU Football History With His 2,894-Yards Passing and he is Poised in 2019 to become only The Fifth Quarterback in LSU History To-Break The 6,000-Yard Career Passing Record. Burrow will also become The First LSU Quarterback Since JaMarcus Russell To-Pass for 6,000-Yards. In 2018, Burrow Also Set or Tied Eight LSU Passing Records and He also became The Only LSU Quarterback In History With Four Victories Over Top 10 Teams in a Single Football Season.

In The 2019 Season, With The New Explosive LSU No-Huddle, Run/Pass Option Offense Will Be Completely Different, because This New LSU Offense Will-Give Burrow an opportunity To-Pass for Over 400-Yards in Every Single Game, including The First Two or Three Games of The Season which will Put his Name on The Heisman Trophy List. This New Run/Pass Offense, with as many as Four or Five Wide Receivers in The Game at The Same Time, will Guarantee Burrow and The New Offense of Keeping Pressure on Defenses and Guarantees a Great Opportunity For Burrow of Winning The Heisman Trophy Award.

Burrow will get at Least Two Chances To-Compete with Two Other Heisman Trophy Quarterback Candidates in Sam Ehlinger of Texas in The Second Game of The Season and Tua Tagovailoa of Alabama, later in The Season.

It is also Going To Be Interesting To Note The LSU Hiring of an Incredible, Young Passing Game Coordinator Named Joe Brady, who is a Brilliant Expert of The Run/Pass Option Offense, from The Penn State Offense.

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Although Brady (In Photo) Learned The Run-Pass Option Offense at Penn State, when he was a Graduate Assistant Coach Under Coach Joe Moorhead, Brady Spent the Last Two Football Seasons on The New Orleans Saints Coaching Staff. Brady had a Wide-Ranging Staff Role with The New Orleans Saints, working under The Saints Offensive Coordinator Pete Carmichael.

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 It is Interesting to Note that Joe Burrow (#9) is Basically Running The New RPO Spread Offense in This Photo, as he is “Out of The Pocket” and Looking for an Outside Wide Receiver. 

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Coach Ed Orgeron (In Photo) Said That There is a Great Deal of Trust Between Burrow and The LSU Coaching Staff, during This Offensive Transition. There are Some Special Audibles That We Will Let Burrow Call At The Line of Scrimmage and We Also Allowed Him To-Call These Plays in The 2018 Season.

This New RPO Spread Passing Offense is Already an “Unbelievable Recruiting Tool” For The LSU Tigers Football Team. The Tigers Have Just Signed Four Of The Top Super Offensive Skill Players In The Country in The 2019 Recruiting Class To Play in The New RPO Spread Offense and To Prepare for The NFL. The Tigers also Were Able To Sign Four of The Most Incredible Offensive Linemen in The Country in The 2019 Recruiting Class. “Running Backs are not Signed to come to LSU to become great blockers,” said Brady.

 “These Super Recruits Came to LSU to Run The Football and Catch Passes, out of The Backfield.” With this New RPO Spread Offense, Running Backs will Put-Pressure on a Defense that has absolutely “No-Clue” who is going to get the Football.

Wide Receivers will also be learning Pass Route Concepts so that all of The Wide Receivers on the Field can run Different Pass Patterns and be in an Incredible Matchups against all Different Defensive Backs on the Field. The New LSU RPO Offense gives the Offense more Options than an Offense that limits The Offense to Various Options.

Another Major Factor for The Tigers, Orgeron, Burrow, and Brady, is The Fact That The Tigers are Returning Four Super Wide Receivers Who Caught Passes From Burrow for 300-Yards or More in The 2018 Season. Those Four Wide Receivers Include Super-Star Justin Jefferson, along with Jamarr Chase, Derrick Dillon, and Stephen Sullivan. Jefferson (#2) Caught Two Touchdown Passes in The Fiesta Bowl and Could Join Burrow on The 2019 All-American Team.

“I am Very Comfortable With This New RPO Offense,” said Burrow. “I have been Running This Type of Offense ever since my High School Days at Athens High School and also my Days at Ohio State.” 

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The Incredible Justin Herbert Story Prior To His Oregon Ducks Senior Season! By Super Scout Max Emfinger

The Incredible Justin Herbert Story Prior To His Oregon Ducks Senior Season!
By Super Scout Max Emfinger

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One of The Most Impressive Dual-Threat Quarterbacks in The 2018 Football Season was Oregon Ducks Junior Quarterback Justin Herbert (6-6, 233, 4.65) and he was also a Heisman Trophy Candidate and a Potential #1 Draft Choice. The Great News for The Oregon Ducks and The Oregon Duck Fans is that Herbert had some Incredible Reasons To-Come-Back  for his Senior Season in 2019.

Herbert is From Sheldon High School, which is only a few miles away from The Oregon Ducks Campus, and A High School All-American from Sheldon Has Just Signed with The Oregon Ducks and he has already just Entered Oregon Early and went through Spring Training. The Player was an All-American Tight End Named Patrick Herbert.

Image result for patrick herbert oregonPatrick Herbert (#81) is The Younger Brother of Justin Herbert and he was Rated as The #1 Player in The State of Oregon in 2018, as he Caught 43 Passes for 797-Yards and an Amazing 11 Touchdowns as a Senior. Young Patrick Herbert (6-5, 225) Chose The Oregon Ducks over Scholarship Offers From California, Florida, Nebraska, Oregon State, and Penn State.

Not only will Justin be One of The “Front-Runners” for The 2019 Heisman Trophy Award, he will also be able To-Throw Passes to his Younger Brother and To-Play his Last College Football Season with Him and Patrick will get To-Play and Help his Older Brother Justin To-Win The Heisman Trophy Award. Playing with his Brother was Probably The #1 Reason for Coming-Back for his Senior Season, but Playing with his Senior Teammates and Playing and Competing for The Heisman Trophy Award were two other Major Considerations for Coming-Back for His 2019 Senior Football Season.

“My Brother is doing really well,” said Justin. “Patrick Came-In Early and he went through Spring Training. He was a little nervous at first, but he later had a lot of fun and The Tight End Group made him really Welcome.”

Coming-Out of High School, Justin Herbert was a Big and Strong, Athletic Quarterback With an Unbelievable Strong Arm and great Athleticism,  but he was “Flying Under The Recruiting Radar” from a Small Town and he had  Very Few Scholarship Offers. He Broke his Leg as a Junior and was Never Able to Get-On any College Recruiting Lists and now he has been  Compared to some of The “Under The Recruiting Radar” Quarterbacks, including  Drew Brees, Kliff Kingsbury, and Carson Wentz.

His Scholarship Offer List in The Spring, as a Junior, Included Northern Arizona, Montana State, and Portland State. The Oregon Ducks knew about The Local Kid, but they wanted To-Wait to watch him play as a Senior. The Ducks liked him and They Offered Him and he Accepted, On-The-Spot.

In 2016, Herbert was The Ducks First True-Freshman Starting Quarterback Since 1983. In 2016, Justin had an Incredible Season for The Oregon Ducks as he Completed 162 of 255 Passes for 1,936-Yards and 19 Touchdowns. 

In 2017, Justin Herbert was having an Incredible Sophomore Season before an Unfortunate Broken Collarbone knocked him out of five games During The Middle of The Football Season. In only Five Games, Herbert Completed 86 of 126 Passes for 1,264-Yards and 9 Touchdowns.

In an Incredible 2018 Junior Season, Herbert Completed 240 Passes of 404 Attempts for 3,151-Yards and 29 Touchdowns. He also Rushed for Another 161-Yards and 2 Touchdowns, giving him 3,312-Yards and 31 Touchdowns of Total Offense, and with a 144.7 Quarterback Rating. He also Led The Ducks to a 9-4 Record and First Post-Season Game Since 2015, while being in The Running for The Heisman Trophy Award and Leading his Oregon Ducks to The Redbox Bowl Against Michigan State.

In his First Three Football Seasons for The Oregon Ducks, Justin Herbert Has Accounted for an Unbelievable 72 Touchdowns, including 63 Passing Touchdowns and 9 Rushing Touchdowns.

“Justin Herbert is a Very Special Talent on The Field, but More Important, He is a Very Special Person and Leader On and Off The field,” said Oregon Ducks Head Coach Mario Cristobal.

Herbert has Great Size and Speed and he Stands ‘Tall-In-The-Pocket” and he has a Very Quick and Very Sharp Release, with Great Velocity. Herbert is also an Outstanding Mobile Quarterback who can escape Defensive Ends and he puts Great Pressure on The Secondary.

Stanford v OregonOregon Ducks Senior Quarterback Justin Herbert Has a 4-to-1 Odds of Being the #1 Selection In 2020 NFL Draft!

Justin Herbert is an Obvious Favorite To Become The #1 Selection in The 2020 NFL Draft, After Opting to return for his Senior Season after a Great Junior Season. The NFL Scouts Are Giving Herbert One of the Highest Grades To Any Senior from the Past Decade. 
Tua Tagovailoa also is on The Same Level as Herbert for The 2020 NFL Draft.

Justin Herbert Played For Three Different Head Coaches in Three Years, but in 2018, He will Be Getting To-Play for Head Coach Mario Cristobal For The Second Straight Year. He Also Will Be Getting To-Play With His Younger Brother, Patrick, in His Heisman Trophy Run and Final Season at Eugene.

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