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Michael Felder is one of the world's few 29 year old curmudgeons. He subscribes to the pro style offense, believes wholeheartedly that defense wins championships and was raised on the mantra "film don't lie." The former defensive back truly enjoys the minutiae of film, doesn't share everyone else's zeal for stats and doesn't live on the pro-playoff side of the college football world. Michael has had work appear on Scout.com and contributed as a CFB analyst to radio shows from NYC to LA.

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  • Charles Porter posted 37 days ago

    Charles Porter

    Former defensive back? Do you mean offensive linemen. This guy has no clue about football.

  • Ned Hulseman posted 74 days ago

    Ned Hulseman

    I am posting on Bleacher Report to report a blaring mistake in this weeks Heisman front runners video. Somehow you forgot Marcus Mariota, the quarterback of the Oregon Ducks. This is a glaring mistake. I assume you must have forgotten him because of the embarrassing loss suffered this past Thursday for the Oregon Ducks. Mr. Mariota did not have his best game on this Thursday night. He did; however, throw for 8 less yards in his worst game, than your Heisman frontrunner, Dak Prescott, did in his best game. (Marcus Mariota- 276, Dak Prescott-284). Dak Prescott's season high came against a rather pitiful Southern Mississippi team in which an awful App State almost beat. Marcus Mariota threw for his career low with an Offense line that looks like App State's offensive line. I know you must be thinking that it is obvious that Marcus Mariota is a better passer but Dak Prescott is a much better runner. Dak Prescott has run for double Marcus's rushing yards. He has done this on over double the rushing attempts however (Mariota-42 attempts, Prescott-85). You should also take into consideration that Marcus Mariota, the most mobile quarterback in college football, has been sacked over 10 times in the past two games. This is because of the tattered Oregon offensive line that starts a walk-on and a true freshman.
    I would also like to bring up completion percentage. Marcus Mariota misses the best passing percentage of any player by 1.7%. This is on a list that Mr. Prescott is found at #39. But maybe completion percentage isn't everything. So lets talk about QB rating. This is considered the most important stat for a quarterback by most. You will find Mr. Mariota at the top of the list with a 202.4 rating. Where is Dak Prescott on this list? You will find him at #6, with a rating of over 22 points less than the Ducks play-caller.
    Not only is Marcus Mariota a phenomenal football player but he is also a phenomenal person. He is a Heisman candidate that truly embodies what the Heisman trophy stands for off the field. Especially in recent years where we have the Heisman winners passed our on inflatable swans or stealing crab legs from Publix.
    I have always respected bleacher report for not buying into the hype of everything like ESPN does. But I am shocked that Marcus Mariota was left off the top five Heisman frontrunners. I am now contemplating deleting by Bleacher Report account. If there is something that I am missing as to why he was left off this list I would love to hear it.

  • Ned Hulseman posted 74 days ago

    Ned Hulseman

    I am emailing Bleacher Report to report a blaring mistake in this weeks Heisman front runners video. Somehow you guys forgot Marcus Mariota, the quarterback of the Oregon Ducks. This is a glaring mistake. I assume you must have forgotten him because of the embarrassing loss suffered this past Thursday for the Oregon Ducks. Mr. Mariota did not have his best game on this Thursday night. He did; however, throw for 8 less yards in his worst game, than your Heisman frontrunner, Dak Prescott, did in his best game. (Marcus Mariota- 276, Dak Prescott-284). Dak Prescott's season high came against a rather pitiful Southern Mississippi team in which an awful App State almost beat. Marcus Mariota threw for his career low with an Offense line that looks like App State's offensive line. I know you must be thinking that it is obvious that Marcus Mariota is a better passer but Dak Prescott is a much better runner. Dak Prescott has run for double Marcus's rushing yards. He has done this on over double the rushing attempts however (Mariota-42 attempts, Prescott-85). You should also take into consideration that Marcus Mariota, the most mobile quarterback in college football, has been sacked over 10 times in the past two games. This is because of the tattered Oregon offensive line that starts a walk-on and a true freshman.
    I would also like to bring up completion percentage. Marcus Mariota misses the best passing percentage of any player by 1.7%. This is on a list that Mr. Prescott is found at #39. But maybe completion percentage isn't everything. So lets talk about QB rating. This is considered the most important stat for a quarterback by most. You will find Mr. Mariota at the top of the list with a 202.4 rating. Where is Dak Prescott on this list? You will find him at #6, with a rating of over 22 points less than the Ducks play-caller.
    Not only is Marcus Mariota a phenomenal football player but he is also a phenomenal person. He is a Heisman candidate that truly embodies what the Heisman trophy stands for off the field. Especially in recent years where we have the Heisman winners passed our on inflatable swans or stealing crab legs from Publix.
    I have always respected bleacher report for not buying into the hype of everything like ESPN does. But I am shocked that Marcus Mariota was left off the top five Heisman frontrunners. I am now contemplating deleting by Bleacher Report account. If there is something that I am missing as to why he was left off this list I would love to hear it.

  • J D posted 294 days ago

    J D

    Stop kicking off: A smart reasonable safety rule. Also Seven point touchdowns without extra point tries. And a new idea: for passing statistics: QB John Doe completes 30 of 40 passes for 75 percent and has 1 interception and 1 TPI. That stands for Tipped Pass Interception. This would present a truer pictures of a QB's passing production.
    Either way I like your idea on eliminating the kickoff to reduce injuries. You are and excellent journalist. Please keep up the good work.

  • Lee Bonner posted 295 days ago

    Lee Bonner

    Michael, After reading, "Why College Football Should Get Rid of the Kickoff", it would be good to know how many concussions and penalties happen on both the punts and kickoffs. This would allow a better picture of safety.

  • daniel magnuson posted 332 days ago

    daniel magnuson

    just another biased troll in michael felder

  • daniel magnuson posted 345 days ago

    daniel magnuson

    dumbazz write here biased loser

  • Joey Miller posted 346 days ago

    Joey Miller

    That list made me check the calendar to make sure it wasn't April Fool's day. My dog knows more about CFB than you do. How much money did you pay the BR to let you be a featured columnist?

  • nick kerr posted 349 days ago

    nick  kerr

    aaron donald is not the best player in the country how about the heisman winner or any of the heisman finalists for fuck sake he's probably not even the best player on defense in fact he's probably not even the best d lineman in the country behind jadeveon clowned and michael sam the only reason he even won the d line award is because he plays in a shit conference jadeveon clowned and michael sam are playing against the best every week and still dominate they practically play in the nil while aaron donald plays with women so go fuck yourself

  • S harvey posted 349 days ago

    S harvey

    Top 10 quarterbacks you've rated?

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