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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
DeSean Jackson Deep Ball Cover

DeSean Jackson’s Deep Ball Receiving Still Best in NFL

DeSean Jackson has been a star deep threat receiver since entering the NFL in 2008. Eight years later he’s still productive when healthy. This off-season DeSean Jackson has starred in training camp and looks to have a rebound year in the Redskins’ West Coast offense.

Aug 14, 2016 Samuel Gold
Jahri Evans Seahawks Pass Protection Cover

How Jahri Evans Improves Russell Wilson’s Pass Protection

The Seattle Seahawks signed Jahri Evans to a one-year deal for the 2016 season after he was cut by the New Orleans Saints. In this video breakdown, I show you how Jahri Evans’ pass protection will be key for the Seahawks. Follow Samuel Gold on Twitter: @SamuelRGold.

Aug 11, 2016 Samuel Gold
Odell Beckham Malcolm Butler Week 10 2015 Cover

Odell Beckham Jr. vs Malcolm Butler

In this video breakdown, I took a look at the Week 10 match-up between Odell Beckham Jr. and Malcolm Butler. Who won? In my opinion, Malcolm Butler actually did even though Beckham gained over 100 yards and a touchdown on the day. I definitely concede that it was very close, though. Follow Samuel Gold on

Aug 06, 2016 Samuel Gold
FrankClarkPassRusherCover

Frank Clark’s Development as a Pass Rusher

Frank Clark was drafted in the second round out of Michigan. In the regular season, he collected just three sacks. There were two major reasons why there was a general lack of statistical production. The first reason had to do with his role in this defense, while the second had to do with his technique.

Aug 02, 2016 Samuel Gold
Marcus Mariota Interceptions 2015 Breakdown

Marcus Mariota’s 10 Interceptions in 2015

Marcus Mariota finished his rookie season throwing ten interceptions in 12 games. In this series, I took at them in a detailed stat breakdown and then in the video breakdown I analyzed some of them using All-22 film. If you haven’t read my breakdown on his 22 touchdowns, check it out here. Before I begin

Jul 31, 2016 Samuel Gold
Antonio Brown vs Richard Sherman Cover

Antonio Brown vs Richard Sherman

In a match-up between two elite players, Antonio Brown and the Steelers faced Richard Sherman and the Seahawks. What promised to be a great match turned into a defensive domination by Richard Sherman. In this video breakdown, I took a closer look at Brown’s targets in coverage and snaps where Sherman covered him, but he

Jul 27, 2016 Samuel Gold
Khalil Mack Raiders Pass Rush

Khalil Mack and Raiders Make Case for Best Pass Rush in NFL

Between Khalil Mack (19 sacks in 2015), Bruce Irvin (22 career sacks in four seasons), Aldon Smith (47.5 sacks in 59 career games), Mario Edwards Jr. (three forced fumbles in 14 games in 2015), the Raiders have a strong group of elite pass rushers. Oakland was tied at 14th in the NFL last season with

Jul 23, 2016 Matthew Kerns


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