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Sam founded NFL Breakdowns after working his way through the journalist farm system and is enjoying life in the big league. Growing up outside of Washington, D.C., Sam didn’t choose the Redskins, the Redskins chose him. Out of a love for the game and an insatiable curiosity to determine why his beloved team was underperforming, Sam turned to studying film in NFL Breakdowns. Follow me @SamuelRGold. For all of Sam's articles: Click Here. Sam is a guest contributor at Upvoted.com by Reddit, InsideThePylon, and RedskinsCapitalConnection.

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 loo…

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…

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 awesom…

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. …

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 …

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 …

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, v…

Sep 02, 2017 Samuel Gold
Michael Bennett Run DEF Cover IMG

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 lo…

Aug 31, 2017 Samuel Gold
Michael Bennet Pass Rush Cover

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 nex…

Aug 29, 2017 Samuel Gold
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