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Baalke Only GM to Fall on Blaacke Monday

[fa icon="calendar'] January 30, 2017 / by Adam Hayes posted in NFL General Managers

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The First 2017 General Manager Firing in the NFL

Black Monday has come and gone in the National Football League, and, as usual, there are a number of coaches and general managers who find themselves on the unemployment line. The first Monday after the end of the regular season is the day where struggling franchises try to right the ship by getting rid of the top decision-makers in the organization. What is interesting this season is there is only one General Manager who has lost his job right out of the gate.

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That dubious distinction belongs to San Francisco 49ers' ex-general manager Trent Baalke. Just a few short seasons removed from the team's heartbreaking defeat in the Super Bowl against the Baltimore Ravens, the 49ers decided to let go of a GM who seemed to be steering the ship in the wrong direction. After running highly successful, albeit erratic, head coach Jim Harbaugh out of the organization, many thought that the Niners had placed their full confidence behind Baalke.

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NFL GM Simulation | NFL Defensive Schemes

[fa icon="calendar'] August 09, 2013 / by Chris Barry posted in Xs and Os, NFL General Managers, iGM Game

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NFL Defensive Schemes - Beyond 4-3 or 3-4

By Ted Bartlett, ItsAllOverFatMan.com

Editor's note:  We first saw this article in an email from Ted Sundquist's TheFootballEducator.com site.  The former Broncos GM has been doing a fine job of pulling together some of the smarter independent NFL content of late, as well as continuing to generate excellent original content.

This piece, by Ted Bartlett of ItsAllOverFatMan.com, is one of the most forward-thinking articles we've seen.  It's exactly the kind of thing that appeals to our audience as they participate in our realistic GM simulation, and our cerebral approach to the NFL more generally (we try, anyway.)

And, we're very amused by the Ted's site's name.  According to IAOFM's "About" page, their name originated from a 1977 game with the upstart Broncos in Oakland visiting the then-dominant Raiders.  As the Broncos closed out their victory, Denver LB Tom Jackson (now of ESPN) approached portly Oakland coach John Madden and said, "It's all over fat man!"

On to the article...

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NFL Team Needs | NFL General Managers – The Difficulty of Cutting Veteran Players

[fa icon="calendar'] September 16, 2012 / by Doug Brogowski posted in NFL Transactions, NFL Teams, NFL General Managers

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NFL Team Needs | NFL General Managers – The Difficulty of Cutting Veteran Players

By Ted Sundquist, The Football Educator

NFL Team Needs Shannon SharpeThis past week I was asked on air, “When do you know that an established veteran no longer has it?” No longer has it? Hmmm. That was about as good a question that’s been thrown out at me in years. From a NFL General Manager’s perspective it’s the “million dollar question”. Sometimes it can be a multi-million dollar question.

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NFL Team Needs | 5 Week 1 Games to Watch From an NFL GM’s Perspective

[fa icon="calendar'] September 09, 2012 / by Doug Brogowski posted in NFL Teams, NFL General Managers

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Team Needs | Five Week 1 Games to Watch From an NFL GM’s Perspective

By Ted Sundquist, The Football Educator

NFL Team Needs ShanahanWashington Redskins vs New Orleans Saints

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NFL Draft Prospects | Scouting College Football – Where Do NFL Players Come From?

[fa icon="calendar'] September 03, 2012 / by Doug Brogowski posted in NFL General Managers, NFL Draft Prospects, Football Scouting

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NFL Draft Prospects | Scouting College Football – Where Do NFL Players Come From?

By Ted Sundquist, The Football Educator

NFL Draft Prospects College MapAs agents and scouts comb the country looking for NFL players, the first question that has to be asked is, “where do they start?” With thousands of players all over the country in various conferences, subdivisions, and divisions, the possibilities of missing talent that can help an NFL talent is real, unless they look in the appropriate places.

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NFL Transactions | NFL Cuts to 53 & the Importance of a Strong Defense

[fa icon="calendar'] August 26, 2012 / by Doug Brogowski posted in NFL Transactions, NFL General Managers, NFL Players

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NFL Transactions | NFL Cuts to 53 & the Importance of a Strong Defense

By Ted Sundquist, The Football Educator

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NFL Team Needs | 6 NFL Stats Fans and Media Don't Understand

[fa icon="calendar'] August 25, 2012 / by Doug Brogowski posted in NFL Teams, NFL General Managers, NFL Players

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NFL Team Needs | 6 NFL Stats Fans and Media Don't Understand

By Scott Kacsmar, Bleacher Report

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NFL Salaries | Number Crunching Starting to Change NFL Thinking

[fa icon="calendar'] August 23, 2012 / by Doug Brogowski posted in NFL Salary Cap, NFL General Managers

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NFL Logo On Field

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NFL Transactions | NFL Cuts to 53 & Statistical Trends to Focus Upon As a GM

[fa icon="calendar'] August 22, 2012 / by Doug Brogowski posted in NFL Transactions, NFL General Managers

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NFL Transactions | NFL Cuts to 53 & Statistical Trends to Focus Upon As a GM

By Ted Sundquist, The Football Educator

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NFL General Manager Simulation | Check Out Our New Video

[fa icon="calendar'] August 16, 2012 / by Chris Barry posted in NFL General Managers, iGM Game

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NFL GM Game | Our First Video

By Chris Barry, PowerHouseGM.com

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2019 Draft Prospects Uploaded 11/2/18

We have uploaded our initial list of 861 2019 NFL Draft prospects. The top 99 are from CBSSports.com (they include projected underclass entries,) and the rest are from NFLDraftScout.com. We will periodically add and delete as the class shapes up. Good luck with your scouting!

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