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The Red Flag Athlete

The Red Flag Athlete

By Gary L. Frazier
Football Scouting mixed with mental performance talk.
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Ep. #56: 10 Takeaways from Super Bowl 54
Top 10 factors that influenced the outcome of Super Bowl 54
February 03, 2020
Ep. #55: News, Notes, and Reflections
This week's episode talks about the state of New York's sports scene, how culture and identity is the only way back to prominence. The box office attraction that is Lamar Jackson is starting to make people consider what's possible with his unlimited potential. Finally, is this the end of the road for Cam Newton in Carolina? Also, game notes and reflections on seeing Justin Herbert up close and personal this week. 
November 06, 2019
Ep. #54: The Tanking Mindset
In this episode we talk about what a team stands to gain by tanking for the next generational talent. We highlight the experiences of past teams who have taken this approach and failed to this point. In addition, we explore the city of Cleveland's history of tanking for stars. This week's mental skill of the week talks about Dr. Bandura's 4 sources of certainty and how they can be used to be confident in uncertain situations. 
October 29, 2019
Ep. #53 - Thrive When It's Tough
This week's episode talks about how thrive when its tough personally and professionally. We explain the 3 skills you will need to be successful in spite of the circumstances or conditions. There is a player spotlight where Gary analyzes his keys to victory from the USC v Arizona game and San Fransico 49ers v Washington Redskins this past weekend. At the end Gary provides his mental skill of the week, optimism, to help us transform the lens through which we see the world. If we are going to thrive when it's tough we have believe something good will happen to us.  Featured Sponsors: PerformUS, LLC - Organic Flow-
October 22, 2019
OLine Masterminds Recap, Mindset Talk, and Bonus: OLine Convo w/Big Duke
OLine Masterminds recap and OLine conversation with Duke Manyweather. Plus an inside scoop on mental skills training to be your best.
July 15, 2019
Episode #52: RFA Season 1 Finale
This is the final episode of Red Flag Athlete: Season 1. In this episode we discuss how Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston will have make ore break seasons upon them, will Leveon Bell produce for Gang Green, and is DJax the x-factor for the Philly having the leagues best offense. In addition, we open up about how this podcast was formed jokingly with friends and where we are headed in the future. Finally, the mental Skill of the week should fire you up and help you trust yourself to get the results you want in your life. Enjoy! Want to train your mind? Check out our website
July 09, 2019
Episode #51: Championships Are Scheduled
In this week's episode we talk about which team is the New York Knicks of the NFL, making bad move after bad move. We highlight, Justin Fields, QB of Ohio State, Is he the next best player in college football? In addition, we discuss the business of football and how players can take ownership of how big their business becomes personally and professionally. Our mental skill of the week is focused on scheduling championships in your mind before they become reality in your life.  Want to train your mindset skills? Check out our website
July 01, 2019
Episode #50: The Razor's Edge
In this week's episode we talk about how to establish your razor's edge to separate yourself from the competition. In addition, we talk about what you need to do everyday to move yourself closer to your goals. This episode should help you get clear on what you need to do to break through to the next level. 
May 20, 2019
Episode #49: State of AFC West
In this episode we provide insight and analysis into who we feel were the sleeper draft picks of each team in the AFC West. We highlight why we feel each player has a unique skill-set to make an impact as a rookie and beyond. In addition, our mental skill of the week is CONTROL, we talk about how to identify the things you are 100% in control of and how to train it.  Want mental skills training? visit
May 06, 2019
Episode #48: 2019 NFL Draft Recap - 5 Things To Know (BONUS: High Performance Interview w/Duke)
In this episode we give you our 5 takeaways from this year's draft. We talk about which teams and players we should be paying attention to heading into preseason and training camp. We share a BONUS interview with Offensive line development specialist, Duke Manyweather, discussing everything o-line and high performance habits. Duke gives us a deep dive about how to make it as an o-lineman in today's NFL and the core competencies needed to make it to a second or third contract. He also shares his personal battles with his weight and finding his purpose through honoring daily commitments to himself. Want to train your MIND? visit
April 29, 2019
Episode #47: NFL Draft Live- Guru Chronicles w/Duke
In this episode we talk everything 2019 NFL Draft. We have our 1st two guests, Will Erenberg from Next Gen Stats and Duke Manyweather of, Duke O-Line Development. Listen to their insight and wisdom about this year’s most intriguing prospects. Duke provide great insight and analysis on the current state of being a NFL offensive lineman. Enjoy!
April 26, 2019
Episode #46: Top 10 Red Flag Athletes 2019 NFL Draft
In this episode we talk about the top red flag players in this year's draft. We rank the the top 10 red flag players for you to follow throughout the draft. In addition, we analyze the talent and potential of Nick Bosa in our player spotlight. We talk about the Russell Wilson contract and the mountain he has climbed to become the NFL's highest paid player in history. Finally, we discuss what it means to commit yourself completely to your goals. Learn how to train your mind for success
April 22, 2019
Episode 45: Tiger, Magic, and the Next Generation of NFL QBs
In this episode we discuss Tiger Woods winning his 5th Masters Tourney and the significance of the rise back to the winner's circle. We talk about the Magic Johnson mess that is the Los Angeles Lakers and what they need to do next. In addition, we discuss the next generation of NFL quaterbacking both current and future.   Want to learn how to train your mind for personal and professional success? visit
April 15, 2019
Episode 44: Top 10 Free Agency Takeaways
This week's episode gives you our insight on the top 10 moves in 2019 NFL Free Agency that we thought could disrupt the league. We highlight our film analysis on, Daniel Jones, QB from Duke university. The reason why it was time for Antonio Brown to get his money and why what he did was his only way out. In addition, our mental skill of the week is all about CONTROL and what we need to do to focus on the things 100% within our control. Enjoy! Don't forget to check out our website if you're interested in learning about how to train your mind for personal and professional success
March 19, 2019
Episode 43: NFL Free Agency Frenzy
In this episode we talk about the NFL teams with the most cash to spend on top FA and which team could position themselves to be contenders for years to come with a great FA and draft season. 
March 11, 2019
Episode 42: NFL Combine Recap
We give you our thoughts, insights, and takeaways from the 2019 NFL scouting combine. The latest on the AB saga in Pittsburgh and how he responds controls his destiny. We also provide an action statement for expected and unexpected obstacles. 
March 06, 2019
Episode 41: How Will Stigma Impact 2019 NFL Combine?
 In this week's episode we discuss how stigma towards certain players can set teams up to miss on potentially game-changing talent. We discuss which players have the most to prove this week in Indy. The Steelers let Lev Bell get his wish to go to free agency, where will he end up? The mental skill of the week is confidence, how will confidence in player evaluation stand up against the stigma of their reputation in college. 
February 25, 2019
Episode 40: Love of The Game
In this week's episode we dive deep about how the love of the game led to red flag athletes overcoming off the field issues and running from their demons to accomplish legendary careers. we talk about one of the top QB prospects in the 2019 NFL Draft. We take a quick look into free agency and give you our top 3 players to pay attention to in free agency. Our mental skill of the week is Grit, we discuss how we use grit to go after our big goals.
February 18, 2019
Ep. #39: Don't Rush The Process
In this week's episode we take a dive into Kareem Hunt comeback story, we discuss the debut of The AAF, and recap the SoCal Nike Opening. We talk about how trusting the process can help us achieve goals that we don't have complete control of. Also, we discuss the comments made by Sean McVay to Bill Belichik pregame during the Super Bowl. 
February 12, 2019
Ep. #38: 3 Takeaways From Super Bowl 53
In this episode we break down 3 factors that ultimately were the difference in Super Bowl 53. We talk about how the Rams inability to properly self-assess cost them a Lombardi trophy. 
February 04, 2019
Ep. #37: Which Red Flag Ath Will Be Super Bowl 53 Difference Makers?
What red flag athlete will be the difference in Super Bowl 53? We discuss on this week's episode of the Red Flag Athlete Show. 
February 03, 2019
Ep. #36: The Call vs The Process
In this episode we breakdown the aftermath of the blown call in the Saints vs Rams game and why they are sending the wrong message to their fans and their players returning next season. Also we discuss the importance of developing your mindset before, during, and after performance. 
January 28, 2019
Ep. #35: Championship Sunday Special
In this episode we break down everything that was Championship Sunday. This episode is in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. May his legacy live on forever!
January 22, 2019
Episode 33: Fail to Plan-Plan to Fail
In this episode we talk about why it’s so hard to get a win in the NFL, How to reinterpret events, and why the Rams and Chiefs are the Rockets and GSW of the NFL.
October 23, 2018
Episode 32: Take Control of Your Problems
We talk this week about the fall of the Broncos D, Jameis Winston regression, the rise of Kareem Hunt, and why Justin Herbert will be the #1 pick in the NFL draft next year.
October 15, 2018
Episode 31: NFL Week 5 Recap
NFL Week 5 recap show
October 09, 2018
Episode 30: Optimism is the Way
We review week 4 of the NFL season, talk about the from office poker between Earl Thomas and the Seahawks, and highlight just how much of a threat Brandin Cooks is for the Rams offense. and more...
October 01, 2018
Episode 29: Create Winning Streaks
This week’s episode highlights the Jimmy G injury, the slow fall of the Pats, and the losing ways of the Texans and Raiders. We give props to Adrian Peterson for being a true pro and dig into the drama of Earl Thomas. We explain how to Create Winning streaks in sport and in life.
September 24, 2018
Episode 28: How do you Respond!?
In this episode we talk the collapse of the UCLA Bruins, USC Trojans, and the struggles of the Browns. Why Kirk Cousins is the right guy with the right stuff. How to be resilient in real time by using past events to give you confidence.
September 17, 2018
Episode 27: Red Flag Athletes Shine in Week 1
Recap of week 1 of the opening week of NFL football.
September 11, 2018
Episode 26: NFL Kick-Off Preview
In this week’s episode we highlight the K. Mack, L. Bell, and E. Thomas holdout saga. The reason A-Rod will have his best season EVER. Also, how learning the threat v challenge model can help you grow through any problem personally or professionally.
September 06, 2018
Episode 25: How To Develop A Winning Culture
This week’s episode we talk about NFL preseason, injuries, new rookie money, and changing team/organization culture.
August 15, 2018
Episode 24: NFL Preseason Preview; Urban Meyer Imapct
This week we Preview week 1 of NFL preseason. We talk all things Urban Meyer. Spotlight which 3 offensive players we are most excited to see play in preseason. Finally, this week’s mental skill is Calm- learning to think clearly under pressure.
August 09, 2018
Episode 23: New Season. New Things.
This episode explains what to look for during the HOF game. How Lamar Jackson is setup to change the culture of the AFC north. We highlight a new segment on “new money” made by red flag players, and who’s responsible for helping them get their money. Plus Gary teaches a new mental skill to help you dominate your week!
August 02, 2018
Episode 22: Stay Out the Way
This week’s episode is encouraging players to stay out of trouble as they wait for camp to start. We also talk about control, focusing on taking full ownership of the things 100% in your control. Rest In Peace to the legend, Dr. Ken Ravizza🙏🏾
July 09, 2018
Episode 21: Plan Your Success
In this week’s episode Gary talks about planning for yearly success, knowing how to execute your role, developing a plan for negative events, and how to set a vision for a successful life. For mental performance training check out our website
July 03, 2018
Episode 20: Trust Yourself
In this week’s episode we talk decision making, mentorship, the development of the 2018 QB draft class, how to optimize the contract process, and training to trust.
June 27, 2018
Episode 18: 2018 All-Mindset Team
This weeks Gary breaks out the 1st annual RFA 2018 All-Mindset Team. We talk about red flag athletes who have shined on the biggest stage to become world champions. Is this the season of vulnerability and real truth? Finally, Gary explains how to be calm and use your breathing in the present moment. Do you want to learn mental skills training? Check out our website
June 19, 2018
Episode 17: Push Performance Forward
In this episode Gary breaks down rest and recovery efforts that are being made by NFL training staffs. We dive Into success versus performance improvement. Gary tackles how to help a superstar set appropriate goals. Also, the Gary brings light to the TO HOF saga and how we need to be understanding of the pursuit of others. Finally, we talk about the attitude needed to take your game to the next level.
June 12, 2018
Ep. 16: A NFL History Lesson
In this episode Gary gives a detailed dive Into how money, politics, and ad influence has corrupted the family culture of the NFL. Also, how the QB “completion %” hides the fact that championship teams have always been about taking calculated risks. G-Fraz explains how the Pats have used the model of the early years of the NFL to sustain “Lombardi” like success by filling the roster with experienced veterans who play specific roles over star athletes. Finally, G-Fraz gives you a detailed review of 3 mental performance skills that will help you sustain high performance all week! Enjoy!
June 05, 2018
Ep. 15: Optimism Matters
In this episode Gary pays homage to the men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice to give us freedom and protection. This episode focuses on how optimism matters for high performance in life and sport. Also, We hunt the good stuff to find the good in the simple things in life. This episode also highlights players and coaches who display optimism to help fuel their performance.
May 28, 2018
Ep. 14: Build Your Resilience
This week episode teaches you how to grow and thrive in the face of challenges and adversity. We teach you how to Build Your Resilience for a high performing life. In this episode you will learn the competencies necessary to build resilience and thrive under pressure.
May 22, 2018
How to Overcome Obstacles
In this weeks episode Gary shares the 5 biggest obstacles he’s had to overcome to get to this point in life. How Gary’s mother played a huge role in supporting him through those struggles. The mindset and methods behind making your wrongs right. This episode will show you how simple it is to go from being a major screw up to taking back full control of your destiny!
May 14, 2018
Ep. 12: The Ability to Self-Assess
This is episode talks about how the unsigned and I drafted players can continue to find purpose in life. The unfortunate inevitable failures that will take place for highly regarded players sooner than later. We explain how to self assess where you belong and what your value is to your organization. Plus we help motivate those aren’t clear how to chase their oppose in life. Enjoy!
May 07, 2018
Ep. 11: NFL Draft Recap
This episodes does a deep dive on the top red flag athletes in the 2018 draft. We talk about what stood out from the headliner selections. We explain the incomplete science that is the pre-draft analysis period and the unfair social influence that follows. Lastly, we explain how leveraging values and beliefs can help enhance team and athlete performance. Plus our tidbits for how evaluations of players highlighted on the show were selected by teams. Enjoy!
April 30, 2018
Ep. 10: Return on Investment
This weeks episode highlights the fallout from Dez Bryant being released by the cowboys. The players under the most scrutiny in this years nfl draft. The mind numbing fascination with mock drafts and why everyone feels like they must put one out. Finally we talk about how to manage expectations to thrive in expected situations, and how to consistently perform best because of having the right expectations.
April 23, 2018
Ep. 9: Don’t make that mistake
This episode we talk about how to sort out this years top quarterbacks and the history of failed picks with less than 3 years starting. We talk about making the right decisions to continue chasing your why. Then we explain what it means to integrate imagery into your life for improved life performance.
April 16, 2018
Ep. 8: How do you know me?
In this episode we talk about Lamar Jackson’s Wonderlic, A red flag headquarters, how to get to know players, and a NFL “D” League. Also, how to avoid stinking thinking to help you thrive in life and relationships. All that and more on this weeks episode of red Flag Athlete show!
April 09, 2018
Ep. #7: Get to the Spot!
This episode reviews the Cinderella run that was Loyola-Chicago. We dig into the headline stealing moves of the Los Angeles Rams. Also, we preview the 1st week of The Spring League and how they’re providing a platform for red flag athletes to get second chances. Finally, we discuss how doing what you’re suppose to do and being where you’re suppose to be everyday is the o my secret to success that you need to get closer to your goals in life. Like, follow, share this episode with all your friends and family! Enjoy!
April 02, 2018
Ep. 6 The Red Flag Roundup
In this weeks episode we cover the attraction between teams and the biggest red flag athletes. The mystique that is OBJ and what he needs to do to change his future. We talk about the nonsense that is still the Kapernick debate and the affects on other players. Lastly, we discuss how to control Catastrophizing to reduce anxiety and perform better in the moment with productive thinking. Rate, like, comment, and share this episode with your friends and family. Want to train your mind? Check out our new mental training site
March 27, 2018
Ep. 5: NFL Free Agency Recap
On this episode we do a high level overview of the free agency period so far and how RFA’s are needed to help put teams over the top. This week we dive into scouting the wide receiver class of 2018 and my top 5 position ranking. Also, how do we leverage the 4 sources of certainty to have confidence to make big decisions. To learn more about how to develop your mental skills to dominate the competition head to our new website or email
March 20, 2018
Episode #4: Threat vs Challenge mindset
In this episode we discuss the ramifications of the NFL trades from last week. We exolore if teams can win championships wothout redflag players on the roster. Also, we discuss the end of the legion of boom in seattle and what that means to both the players and the team.
March 12, 2018
Episode #3: Think about what you’re thinking about
In this episode Gary gives his thoughts and reflections from the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine that was held in Indianapolis this weekend. Also, we explain how to use the mind to be “certain in uncertain situations” by becoming aware of how our thoughts impact performance. This is an episode to learn the foundations of mental skills and how our thoughts impact performance in life and sport. To find out more about the mental game and how to use these skills, check out
March 06, 2018
Perception vs Reality
Episode #2: Perception vs Reality
February 27, 2018
What does red flag mean?
Red Flag Athlete episode 1: What does red flag and character mean?
February 22, 2018