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Antonio Brown’s fade routes proved impossible to cover for Bashaud Breeland

Instead of the shootout we were promised, the Monday Night Football match between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Washington Redskins turned into a one-sided affair. The Steelers destroyed the Redskins for three straight quarters after surrendering six points in the first quarter. In this game, Antonio Brown gained 126 yards and two touchdowns on 11

Sep 25, 2016 Samuel Gold

Seahawks run tackle-end stunt with Cassius Marsh & Frank Clark vs Dolphins

The Seattle Seahawks scored on a last minute touchdown throw by Russell Wilson to Doug Baldwin to edge ahead of the Miami Dolphins late in the game. To secure the victory, the Seahawks call tackle-end stunts to attack Ryan Tannehill and stop him from putting together a game-winning drive after Steven Hauschka’s PAT was blocked

Sep 22, 2016 Samuel Gold

How C.J. Anderson, Broncos used 22/23 Slam to gain big yards vs the Panthers

The 2016 regular season officially commenced with a back-and-forth match-up between the reigning Super Bowl champions, the Denver Broncos, playing the Carolina Panthers at home. The Panthers were a favorite as Peyton Manning retired and the Broncos had to rely on a new quarterback Trevor Siemian. Instead of throwing their running back to the wolves,

Sep 13, 2016 Samuel Gold

Josh Sitton was one half of NFL’s best guard duo for Packers

The Green Bay Packers struck gold twice in the fourth round in back-to-back years. In 2008, the Packers drafted guard Josh Sitton from Central Florida, while in 2009, they took guard T.J. Lang from Eastern Michigan. Over the past few years, the two have solidified the interior offensive line for Aaron Rodgers and have slowly

Sep 09, 2016 Samuel Gold
Ezekiel Elliott Cowboys Seahawks Preseason 2016 Cover

Ezekiel Elliott highlights an elite Cowboys’ running attack vs Seahawks

The Dallas Cowboys made Ezekiel Elliott the highest-drafted running back since 2012 when they took him with the fourth overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft out of Ohio State. With the NFL turning into a passing league, many thought this pick was a reach considering that the value of the running back position has

Sep 05, 2016 Samuel Gold

Russell Wilson play-action crosses for TD vs Cowboys

The Seattle Seahawks beat the Dallas Cowboys last night 27-17 in CenturyLink Field. Much had to do with the play of Russell Wilson who looked excellent completing 16 of his 21 passes for 192 yards and two touchdowns. In this video breakdown, I took a closer look at Russell Wilson’s first touchdown pass to Paul

Sep 02, 2016 Samuel Gold
Alejandro Villanueva Cover

Steelers OT Alejandro Villaneuva struggles in pass protection due to size

Alejandro Villanueva replaced Kelvin Beachum last season after Beachum tore his left ACL while playing against the Cardinals. Villanueva is not your average offensive lineman. He stands three-to-four inches taller than most at 6’9” and weighs 320 pounds. In this video breakdown, I took a look a few of Villanueva’s plays from last season to

Aug 31, 2016 Samuel Gold
Russell Wilson Touchdowns 2015 Cover

Russell Wilson’s 39 Touchdowns in 2015

Russell Wilson passed for over 4,000 yards last season, maintaining a 68% completion percentage. Including the playoffs, he scored 38 touchdowns through the air, while running one into the endzone. In this video, we will take a look at his touchdowns to see the general trends of how he scored in his fourth season in

Aug 28, 2016 Samuel Gold
Jimmy Garoppolo Cover Saints Preseason

Jimmy Garoppolo 2016 preseason debut vs Saints on tape

With Tom Brady suspended for four games, Jimmy Garoppolo is set to start in his place until he returns to the line-up. In this game, Garoppolo completed 11 of his 18 passes for 168 yards while getting sacked twice. In this video breakdown, I looked at Jimmy Garoppolo’s first 18 passes in Patriots’ first preseason

Aug 25, 2016 Samuel Gold
Christine Michael Chiefs Seahawks Preseason 2016

Christine Michael impressed versus Chiefs

While Trevone Boykin’s 88-yard drive and game-winning hail mary to Tanner McEvoy grabbed the headlines in the Seattle Seahawks’ 17-16 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday, the first quarter was controlled by the Seahawks’ formidable running play of Christine Michael. In this game, Michael collected 44 yards on seven carries in a variety

Aug 22, 2016 Samuel Gold
Dak Prescott Rams Preseason1 2016 Cover

Dak Prescott was incredible in preseason debut for Cowboys

Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys traveled to Los Angeles to face the Rams in their first home game in over 20 years. Tony Romo did not play allowing Prescott to lead the Cowboys to a 24-7 lead by the end of the first half. In this video breakdown, I looked at Dak Prescott’s first

Aug 18, 2016 Samuel Gold
RG3 Packers Preseason Browns Cover

RG3 looked sharp versus Packers despite poor numbers

Robert Griffin III (RG3) was cut this off-season by the Redskins after losing the starting quarterback position to Kirk Cousins. He signed a two year deal with the Browns to compete for the starting position. In this video breakdown, I take a look at his first quarter performance and see how well he did versus

Aug 16, 2016 Samuel Gold

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