Cool Things I've Read & Watched - Week of July 3, 2023
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Welcome to the latest edition of Cool Things I’ve Read & Watched.
I subscribe to various publications and newsletters across the wonderful world wide web. Some are free and some are paywalled. When I run across an interesting or informative article/blog/newsletter/podcast/YouTube show, I generally just share it on my Twitter timeline.
I want to highlight the work of others, and share them with you.
If anything is paywalled, I will indicate as such below.
Cool Things I’ve Read This Week
By: Robert Mays of The Athletic
One of my favorite podcasts/YouTube shows is The Athletic Football Show. This week my salary cap BFF, Brad Spielberger, was the guest of the show discussing the ramifications and potential benefits of contract restructuring.
By: Shawn Syed of Sumer Sports
In this week’s newsletter, titled The Zone, Shawn takes a deep deep dive into the Kyle Shannahan playbook. Sit down and buckle up! This article should be of particular interest to the Houston Texans fanbase with Bobby Slowik slated to call the offensive plays for 2023.
NFL Team Salary Cap Health (paywall)
By: Brad Spielberger of PFF
Brad’s annual NFL team salary cap health check is in! This exercise not only captures 2023 data, Brad incorporates 2024 and 2025 data to develop a salary cap health score for each team. NFL organizations view their salary cap and cash spending on 2 or 3 year windows depending on the individual team philosophy. In Houston, General Manager Nick Caserio has repeatedly stated they view this information in a two year window. Conversely, the previous regime with Rick Smith operated on a 3 year window of planning.
Another banger by Coach Alexander here. I always learn something new after reading his work. The system discussed may not align with what Demeco Ryans could run in Houston, but it never hurts to gain additional knowledge of schemes and groupings.
That’s it for Cool Things I’ve Read & Watched edition of the Cap & Trade Newsletter. If you have an article or video that I should check out you can leave a comment below, post in the chat room, or send me an email Troy@Overthecap.com.
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