that hit me, was Gillman was one of the best ever minds, if not the best, on the offensive side of the ball
When I was "adopted" by Al Davis to start scouting in 1968, he placed me under Sid's wing one offseason. Through that incredible mind, Sid taught me not only how to be detailed in my reports, but to also develop "another pair of eyes" when watching game films. Jim Finks taught me the process of breaking down and grading offensive linemen, but it was Sid that categorized most of the type of blocks to look for. The man was a tough SOB, if you did not follow his formula, but those days in his den & the 16MM camera, I would'nt trade them for anything
That is very much the impression I got from Ron Mix's piece.
The thing about Sid? He woke the roosters up in the morning. That summer in San Diego, I was at his door before 4AM. By the time I left, even Taco Bell was closed in the evening. The biggest thing I got from him? Stick to your guns. If you are high on a player, fight for him, but have your ammo ready