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Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins faced their Beltway rival in the Baltimore Ravens last Sunday. With the Redskins’ obvious deficiencies in run defense, many expected the Ravens to stick to the ground to move the chains. This looked to be the case early as Terrance West collected 60 yards on his first five carries.
Before we move on to the Seattle Seahawks-Atlanta Falcons this weekend, I wanted to take a step back and look at the offensive tape from the New York Jets game back in Week 4. Instead of posting this in my usual video format, I decided to do a write-up of my favorite throw Russell Wilson
Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen collected 181 yards off of 13 targets and 9 receptions on Monday night against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was the consensus difference-maker on the field where the Panthers used the flood concept to vertically stretch the Bucs’ defense. In this video breakdown, I explain the flood concept and
Two All-Pro players, Richard Sherman and Brandon Marshall, squared off in MetLife Stadium this past Sunday. Sherman, who covered Marshall for the vast majority of the game, was used in both man coverage as well as in the Seahawks’ Cover 3 defense as the outside cornerback. In this video breakdown, I tracked all 12 targets
In their first rematch of the 2016 season, Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. faced off against Redskins cornerback Josh Norman. Their matchup last season ended with a game suspension and many circled this game on the calendar as one of the big one-on-one’s of the whole year; we weren’t disappointed. The game featured multiple
Jimmy Graham broke the century mark for the first time since tearing his right patellar tendon versus the Pittsburgh Steelers last season. In this game, Russell Wilson targeted Graham nine times where he caught six of them for 100 yards and a touchdown. In this video breakdown, I looked closely at Jimmy Graham’s 100-yard performance
LeGarrette Blount and the Patriots ran for 105 yards and two touchdowns on Thursday night in defeating the Houston Texans. It was a one-sided affair capped off by a 41-yard touchdown run in the 4th quarter. In the first half, the Texans actually did a good job of containing Blount by holding him to 11
The Seahawks lost to the Rams this past Sunday in a defensive battle. Bobby Wagner, the MIKE linebacker in Pete Carroll’s defense, continued to impress and showed why he is one of the best interior linebackers in the NFL. Drafted in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft, Wagner has consistently proven doubters wrong
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
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
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,
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