Justin Forsett joins this week's edition of Schooled With The Professor. The topic is running backs and how the position has chance since Forsett played football. He retired after a nice, nine-year career. Like so many football players, he started at the age of seven. He’s watched the workhorse backs who would get 20 or more carries a game. But by the time Forsett got into the NFL, things changed. More teams started to have running back by rotation. It has gotten to the point where last year only one back averaged more than 20 carries a game and only 13 had 1,000 yard season. Backs have also watched their salaries drop. Still, Forsett had fun. As a small, quick back, Forsett was a perfect role player in a rotation. He was also a college and Seahawks teammate of Marshawn Lynch. Forsett tells some Marshawn stories. He also talks about his Shower Pill company that is freshening up athletes after workouts.
In this week's edition of Schooled with the Professor, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik the toughest time of year for a general manager: final roster cuts. Dominik details what Seahawks general manager John Schneider has to decide on in determining a final roster. The job isn't easy. Dominik goes into great detail taking you through the daily planning and long-term planning needed to craft a winning team. And this year is different. Instead of having two cuts (one to 75 and another to 53) the NFL has only one cutdown day that follows the final pre-season game. Dominik discusses whether this is a good decision or a bad decision. He also covers how the salary cap plays into final roster decisions. Listen to Schooled with the Professor and get educated on the life and times of an NFL general manager.
The NFL is considering adding games to the regular season, which may be an inevitable change. But should they shorten the preseason? While the focus may be on maximizing league and player revenue, player safety also has to be a consideration. In this episode of SCHOOLED John Clayton discusses the issue with Paul Moyer and as always, the Professor answers your questions.