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Is Rees Odhiambo the answer for the Seahawks at left tackle?

The Seattle Seahawks lost their left tackle, George Fant, to a torn ACL during their second preseason game versus the Minnesota Vikings. After he struggled during his rookie season, he came back this offseason in much better football shape and also looked to have improved his technique. With his loss, the Seahawks need to figure

Sep 16, 2017 Samuel Gold

Chris Harris, Aqib Talib are the NFL’s best cornerback duo

The Denver Broncos have two of the best cornerbacks in the NFL, but their journey from college has been as close to polar opposite as possible. While they both played for the University of Kansas, Aqib Talib was a highly touted first round, while Chris Harris wasn’t even drafted nor was he even invited to

Sep 14, 2017 Samuel Gold

Dede Westbrook’s 42 Yard Touchdown versus the Patriots

Starting a new film room series called: Big Play Series. This is where I’ll pick one of the biggest plays from the week and break it down for you. This week is Dede Westbrook versus the Patriots. I hope you enjoy!

Sep 12, 2017 Samuel Gold

Kasen Williams stars in first Seahawks game of preseason

This past week, I had the pleasure of going to Seahawks’ training camp for three days. During my time at the VMAC, I met some players, did some interviews, and was able to observe the practices up close and in person for the first time. It was awesome! One of the standout players from camp

Sep 10, 2017 Samuel Gold

Here’s why Dak Prescott’s rookie season was not a fluke

The formula to win in the NFL is rather simple. Do you have a franchise quarterback? If yes, you build around him. If no, you desperately hope one falls to you or do whatever it takes to grab one. The Los Angeles Rams did it last year with Jared Goff. The Philadelphia Eagles followed suit

Sep 08, 2017 Samuel Gold

A close look at Tyler Lockett’s 66 targets in 2016

With Tyler Lockett finally returning to the practice field, I felt it was time to do a film update. For this video, I tracked his 66 targets from his 2016 season and looked at the general trends of his role in the Seahawks’ offense. Since I did this last offseason, his potential change in role

Sep 06, 2017 Samuel Gold

Alshon Jeffery’s fit with Philadelphia Eagles

Alshon Jeffery has the size of a prototypical wide receiver. He’s 6’3 and weights 218 pounds, but his career has been hampered by injuries. Since he was drafted in 2012, he’s only played in two complete seasons. This offseason he signed with the Philadelphia Eagles on a one-year $9.5 million contract. For this video, I

Sep 04, 2017 Samuel Gold

Brandin Cooks’ fit with the New England Patriots

The Patriots have been one of the best teams in the NFL over the last decade. While they lost LeGarrette Blount and Martellus Bennett, they also traded for Brandin Cooks using their 2017 first and third round picks. Cooks is the definition of a deep, vertical threat. His blazing speed, subtle route-running, and confident receiving

Sep 02, 2017 Samuel Gold
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Michael Bennett is a complete DE, part II (Elite Run Defense)

Last week, we looked at Michael Bennett as a pass rusher in the Seattle Seahawks’ defense. We discussed his role in base packages and his role on third downs or obvious pass rush situations. As a continuation, I wanted to complete my breakdown and look at his ability to defend the run. In my opinion,

Aug 31, 2017 Samuel Gold
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Michael Bennett is a complete player, part I (The Pass Rush)

Michael Bennett is a leader for the Seahawks’ defense. His ability to pass rush and stop the run make him a valuable asset to the team. In this video breakdown, I looked at him as a pass rusher and his role in the defense. For the following video next week, I decided to look at

Aug 29, 2017 Samuel Gold
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Will Jarran Reed develop as a pass rusher for the Seahawks?

The 2016 NFL Draft was the epitome of good defensive line prospects. The Los Angeles Chargers took Joey Bosa third overall. The San Francisco 49ers took DeForest Buckner seventh overall. The Seattle Seahawks took Jarran Reed 49th overall. At Alabama, Reed was an elite run defender. He had strength, a solid frame, and knew how

Aug 27, 2017 Samuel Gold
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Anquan Boldin can still contribute to an NFL team this year

Anquan Boldin has always been defined by his attitude. He runs angry after the catch. He aggressively fights to snag balls out of the air. He understands how to use his body to physically win against tight coverage. While he’s never been the fastest on the field, he has been the model for consistency based

Aug 25, 2017 Samuel Gold


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