1. On the Road: Part 2, In Pittsburgh and Cleveland

    National Football Post This past week, I took to the road and made stops to see my clients in Pittsburgh and Cleveland as the NFL season kicked off—and I put it all on video for you...

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  2. On the Road, Part One

    National Football Post This past week, I took to the road and made stops to see my clients in Pittsburgh and Cleveland as the NFL season kicked off—and I put it all on video for you...

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  3. The Sports Agent Cycle

    From the National Football Post I get asked many times, “When is your busy season?”. My reply is, “September to April.” For those agents with 50 or more clients, there is no down time...

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  4. High Anxiety For Rookies (Jack Bechta)

    National Football Post I’ve always believed that life comes down to defining moments. This philosophy especially holds true for NFL players when it comes to making a team...

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  5. The Practice Squad Shuffle: By Jack Bechta

    National Football Post On Saturday at 4p.m. eastern time, when rosters become fixed at 53 players, there will be about 700 players competing for 256 spots on practice squads...

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  6. Preparing for Cutdown Day

    National Football Post As teams prepare to pare their rosters on Saturday, I’ll be preparing to counsel any of my released players, place them and make sure they land on their feet after the dust has settled...

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  7. Curtis Buckley's Knockout Hit

    National Football Post If you read my post this week about Curtis Buckley, a retired client of mine and special teams kamikaze, here’s a follow up. Although this story has been told a few times, it’s worth telling again...

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  8. Curtis Buckley: One Play is All it Takes

    One of my favorite former clients to watch was Curtis “The Hit Man” Buckley, a true special teams assassin...

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  9. How NFL Players Can Avoid Going Broke

    National Football Post Playing in the NFL can make a player rich, but it doesn't guarantee he'll stay that way when his career is over. Consider this: 75 percent of former NFL players are broke...

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  10. An NFL Agent's Story: Negotiating the Injury Settlement

    National Football Post Agents don’t get a lot of calls from their clients during the first half of camp, but when they do it’s usually bad news. In most cases, it’s about an injury...

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  11. Rev. Jackson Misses the Mark on Vick

    National Football Post When I wrote my thoughts about the Michael Vick situation last month, I initially said, “If the NFL doesn’t reinstate Vick, Roger Goodell will have the Reverends Jackson and Sharpton at his doorstep...

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  12. NFL's Workout Warriors

    Being an agent gives one a front row seat to how NFL players take care of themselves and train in the offseason. Over the years, I've observed some workout warriors at the peak of their careers...

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  13. The head coach as agent - by Jack Bechta

    National Football Post APFirst round-pick Aaron Maybin isn't in camp yet In 2003, I was talking to another well-known agent when he suddenly took a call from a first-year head coach...

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  14. Why Players Hold Out—by Jack Bechta

    National Football Post Before I became a full-time agent, I always had a very passionate opinion about holdouts by pro athletes...

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  15. Jobs In Sports

    National Football Post APAl Davis and Bruce Allen Starting off as agent can lead to some prosperous opportunities. In football, there have been several agents who parlayed their agent businesses into other careers, most of them with NFL teams...

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  16. Will they play for 35k? - by Jack Bechta

    National Football Post APTim Dwight Last week, I received a copy of a United Football League player contract for one of my clients...

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  17. Getting through the back door - by Jack Bechta

    National Football Post In my last two columns, I shared my path for breaking into the agent business and offered some insight on choosing law school or grad school...

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