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#1 *FreeFua*

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 06:17 PM

“Their philosophy was the way I was raised,” Gettleman said Monday. “Height, weight, speed are important, but not the end-all, be-all. It truly was about evaluating the guy as a potential prospect and player.”

BLESTO was founded in the 1960s and is an acronym for “Bears, Lions, Eagles and Steelers Talent Organization.” The Bears and Eagles have since left BLESTO, which now is comprised of eight teams: Carolina, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Jacksonville, Washington, Detroit, Minnesota and the New York Giants.


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Posted 03 February 2014 - 06:18 PM

Inb4 Brandin Cooks c'mon down

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 06:20 PM

Had no idea it existed like this, but in GMan I trust.

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 06:21 PM

This isn't all that surprising. Gettleman has worked within and with BLESTO for pretty much his entire career. It's his comfort zone. 



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Posted 03 February 2014 - 06:24 PM

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#6 Kevin Greene

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 06:29 PM

Combine and dtaft. Can't wait.

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 06:30 PM

We're the only one that made the playoffs out of that bunch

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 06:33 PM

Dumb question perhaps but why can't you be part of both?

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 06:33 PM

BLESTO is what the Giants use. I think Gettleman worked for them at one point.

Doesn't necessarily mean we fired any scouts or anything. May not be huge, but could conceivably signal to those who were hoping for other changes that they may see some.

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 06:34 PM

We're the only one that made the playoffs out of that bunch

 

Yeah, but all those teams save Jacksonville have pretty decent talent. Coaching not so much. The scouting conglomerates aren't everything though, it's just a resource. Teams employ their own scouting team groups and do their own independent analysis. The National and BLESTO are basically just huge databases of scouting analysis that's shared with the group teams. 



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Posted 03 February 2014 - 06:36 PM

We're the only one that made the playoffs out of that bunch


Yeah, that's not exactly an exciting bunch to be with.

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 06:48 PM

I hope we didn't get rid of any scouts. Because that would be a stupid move.

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 06:50 PM

I definitely like the sound of the BLESTO philosophy better (i.e. performance over measurables).

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 06:50 PM

Gettleman was a scout for years.  I trust that he knows what he's doing in that department.  I wouldn't worry so much about the other teams using this firm.  You can give decision makers the best information in the world, but it doesn't amount to a hill of beans if they don't listen to it.



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Posted 03 February 2014 - 06:58 PM

This can be nothing but good news as far as im concerned. We may now see some of those late round gems fall our way. Dare i say maybe a second round-third round pick pan out?




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