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Former Viking left tackle Todd Steussie joined the show to talk about life, football, and his latest venture into the analytics business. We chatted about memories of the 98 Vikings, stories of the late-great Kory Stringer, his thoughts on Adrian Peterson, and the value of players educating themselves for their inevitable post-football career.

Steussie — a 14-year NFL veteran who spent the bulk of his career with the Minnesota Vikings and also the Panthers, Buccaneers, and Rams — was the 19th overall pick of the 1994 Draft and went on to become a two-time Pro Bowler (1997, 1998) and started Super Bowl XXXVIII for the Panthers.

Since retiring from the game, Steussie has become the co-founder & Executive Vice-President of PotentiaMetrics as well as President of PotentiaPro, a developer of next-gen NFL outcomes and information systems. Bringing a “Moneyball” approach to pro football like has already become widely accepted by franchises in the NBA and MLB.

Their free app ScoutSight is a powerful comparative analytics tool designed to bring high level stats & insight to the everyday fan (for free!) and will be available by the NFL Draft.

 

Interview Links
• Todd’s Twitter (@ToddSteussie)
PotentiaMetrics
PotentiaPro
PotentiaPro on Facebook
The ScoutSight App – Launching mid-April

An Andy Carlson joint.

 

 

Listen to the Episode Below (40:57)


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It’s pretty amazing how quickly the sport of fantasy football can evolve. (Yes, I called it a sport. And yes, I am entirely aware of how nerdy that sounds…) Just a few years ago, most people considered tight ends unimportant – an afterthought. A position that you addressed just before defense and a kicker. Last year though, the NFL saw a major emergence at the tight end position. Hybrid players who had the size and the speed to really stretch the field and become very dangerous in the end zone. Of course, this increased role translated well for fantasy owners who were fortunate enough to have some of these special players on their roster. Now, a lot of the talk headed into this season of fantasy football is centered around the importance of tight ends and how well guys, like Rob Gornkowski, Jimmy Graham and Aaron Hernandez, who were outstanding last year, will do this year.

So this week for our fantasy football rankings and debate, we will look at the tight end position and list, who we believe to be, the top 10. If you missed, make sure to check out our last Coin Toss where we ranked fantasy D/ST.

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Adam’s Tight End Rankings

  1. Jimmy Graham
  2. Rob Gronkowski
  3. Vernon Davis
  4. Aaron Hernandez
  5. Jermichael Finley
  6. Jason Witten
  7. Antonio Gates
  8. Brandon Pettigrew
  9. Brent Celek
  10. Greg Olsen

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Brett’s Tight End Rankings

  1. Rob Gronkowski
  2. Jimmy Graham
  3. Jason Witten
  4. Antonio Gates
  5. Vernon Davis
  6. Aaron Hernandez
  7. Jermichael Finley
  8. Tony Gonzalez
  9. Brandon Pettigrew
  10. Jermaine Gresham

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Continue reading to see Adam and I duke it out on these rankings.

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