Every once in a while, football fans are given a rare treat on the Internet. Last fall and spring, it was the presence of Daniel Jeremiah, a former NFL scout, who provided excellent insight leading up to the 2010 NFL Draft on Twitter. (He is now employed by the Philadelphia Eagles.) The newest columnist at the National Football Post, Greg Gabriel, has that type of potential.
Gabriel is a native of the Buffalo area, having attended Bishop Neumann High in Williamsville and been a football star at Canisius College. Just this past December, we here at Buffalo Rumblings were talking about Gabriel as a possible GM candidate for the Bills. He spent the past nine NFL seasons as the Director of College Scouting for the Bears, and also has experience with the Giants.
I have no idea if Gabriel will live up to Jeremiah's lofty standards, but it will be interesting to see how his presence at NFP unfolds. With 26 years of NFL experience, he knows how the league works from behind the scenes, and could offer valuable insights when it comes to deciphering the motives behind particular moves during the season.