Coffee & Cigarettes: Educational links for Monday

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While I'm away from the blog for a couple of weeks, I've set up some posts that point you in the direction of some interesting or educational links about football. Today's expert analysis comes from Field Yates, a former scout in the NFL and now a writer for ESPN (he's also an SBNation alum).

Scout's notebook: Quarterbacks - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston
(Field Yates, a former Chiefs scouting assistant under general manager Scott Pioli, begins a month-long series offering insight into how teams scout for players at each position.

Scout's notebook: Safeties - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston
(Field Yates, a former Chiefs scouting assistant under general manager Scott Pioli, continues a month-long series offering insight into how teams scout for players at each position.)

Scout's notebook: Cornerbacks - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston
(Field Yates, a former Chiefs scouting assistant under general manager Scott Pioli, continues a month-long series offering insight into how teams scout for players at each position.)

Scout's notebook: Slot cornerback - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston
(Field Yates, a former Chiefs scouting assistant under general manager Scott Pioli, continues a month-long series offering insight into how teams scout for players at each position.)

Scout's notebook: Tackles - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston
(Field Yates, a former Chiefs scouting assistant under general manager Scott Pioli, continues a month-long series offering insight into how teams scout for players at each position.)

Scout's notebook: Guards - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston
(Field Yates, a former Chiefs scouting assistant under general manager Scott Pioli, continues a month-long series offering insight into how teams scout for players at each position.)

Scout's notebook: Centers - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston
(Field Yates, a former Chiefs scouting assistant under general manager Scott Pioli, continues a month-long series offering insight into how teams scout for players at each position.)

Scout's notebook: Tight ends - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston
(Field Yates, a former Chiefs scouting assistant under general manager Scott Pioli, continues a month-long series offering insight into how teams scout for players at each position.)

Scout's notebook: Receivers - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston
(Field Yates, a former Chiefs scouting assistant under general manager Scott Pioli, continues a month-long series offering insight into how teams scout for players at each position.)

Scout's notebook: Running backs - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston
(Field Yates, a former Chiefs scouting assistant under general manager Scott Pioli, continues a month-long series offering insight into how teams scout for players at each position.)

Scout's notebook: Fullbacks - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston
(Field Yates, a former Chiefs scouting assistant under general manager Scott Pioli, continues a month-long series offering insight into how teams scout for players at each position.)

Scout's notebook: Specialists - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston
(Field Yates, a former Chiefs scouting assistant under general manager Scott Pioli, concludes a month-long series offering insight into how teams scout for players at each position.)

Scout's notebook: Core special teamers - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston
(Field Yates, a former Chiefs scouting assistant under general manager Scott Pioli, continues a month-long series offering insight into how teams scout for players at each position.)

Scout's notebook: 3-4 OLBs - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston
(Field Yates, a former Chiefs scouting assistant under general manager Scott Pioli, continues a month-long series offering insight into how teams scout for players at each position.)

Scout's notebook: 4-3 OLBs - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston
(Field Yates, a former Chiefs scouting assistant under general manager Scott Pioli, continues a month-long series offering insight into how teams scout for players at each position.)

Scout's notebook: 3-4 ILBs - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston
(Field Yates, a former Chiefs scouting assistant under general manager Scott Pioli, continues a month-long series offering insight into how teams scout for players at each position.)

Scout's notebook: 4-3 ILBs - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston
(Field Yates, a former Chiefs scouting assistant under general manager Scott Pioli, continues a month-long series offering insight into how teams scout for players at each position.)

Scout's notebook: 3-4 nose tackles - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston
(Field Yates, a former Chiefs scouting assistant under general manager Scott Pioli, continues a month-long series offering insight into how teams scout for players at each position.)

Scout's notebook: 4-3 defensive tackles - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston
(Field Yates, a former Chiefs scouting assistant under general manager Scott Pioli, continues a month-long series offering insight into how teams scout for players at each position.)

Scout's notebook: 4-3 defensive ends - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston
(Field Yates, a former Chiefs scouting assistant under general manager Scott Pioli, continues a month-long series offering insight into how teams scout for players at each position.)

Scout's notebook: 3-4 defensive ends - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston
(Field Yates, a former Chiefs scouting assistant under general manager Scott Pioli, continues a month-long series offering insight into how teams scout for players at each position.)

Scout's notebook glossary - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston
After recently finalizing the 21-part Scout’s Notebook series, a reader suggested further explaining some of the terms used. Here are 10 of them, with further explanation:

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