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Samuel Gold
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.
DalvinCookScoutingReprot

Dalvin Cook is a first round running back despite poor showing at NFL Combine

Dalvin Cook was a five-star recruit in the 2014 class and he had offers from the Florida Gators and Florida State Seminoles, but chose the Seminoles after doing the “Gator Chomp” in multiple interviews. His patience and quickness should… Art…

Apr 01, 2017 Samuel Gold
Christian McCaffrey Scouting Report Stanford Cover

Christian McCaffrey’s versatility could get him drafted in the first round

Christian McCaffrey, running back out of Stanford University, enters the 2017 NFL Draft as a potential first round pick. At Stanford, he showed elite elusiveness, vision, and the ability to create yards with underrated burst up the field.… Artic…

Mar 17, 2017 Samuel Gold
Tom Brady Super Bowl Comeback Cover

How Tom Brady completed the comeback | Super Bowl LI

Super Bowl 51 featured one of the biggest comebacks in NFL history and at the center of it all was Tom Brady, the New England Patriots quarterback who led the charge after being down by 25 points late in the third quarter. During the first half, &helli…

Mar 13, 2017 Samuel Gold
James White Deserves Super Bowl Cover

James White deserves more recognition | Super Bowl LI

Super Bowl 51 was a tale of two halves. The first half featured the Atlanta Falcons consistently gaining yards through the air with Matt Ryan and Julio Jones. The second half featured Tom Brady’s quick passing game, while the Patriots’ … Art…

Mar 09, 2017 Samuel Gold
MattRyan99 Yard Drive Cover

Falcons’ 99-yard drive vs Seahawks demonstrates their ability to be dynamic and unpredictable

The Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots face this Sunday in the biggest game of the year: Super Bowl LI. On paper, this game appears to be a shootout between Matt Ryan and Tom Brady. According to FootballOutsiders, Atlanta has the number… A…

Mar 05, 2017 Samuel Gold
Julio Jones Routes Cover

Julio Jones will force Bill Belichick to game plan for him in Super Bowl

In the NFC Conference Championship game, Julio Jones gained 180 yards through the air on nine catches while also hauling in two touchdowns. In this game, he showcased excellent route running, elite speed, and how to use his 6’4” frame to… Ar…

Feb 09, 2017 Samuel Gold
Falcons Seahawks Stunts Cover

The Seahawks offensive line couldn’t handle the Falcons stunts

The Seattle Seahawks are officially out of Super Bowl contention after losing to the Atlanta Falcons 36-20. While blame should be equally shared among the players, the offensive line was once again the main culprit holding Russell Wilson … Artic…

Feb 05, 2017 Samuel Gold
Thomas Rawls Power Cover

How the Seahawks were successful running the football again

Tom Cable varied his running scheme in the Seattle Seahawks wild card win over the Detroit Lions on Saturday. As Lars Russell pointed out earlier this week, the Seahawks threw in some “power” running plays along with their traditional … Arti…

Feb 01, 2017 Samuel Gold
Matt Stafford Clutch Cover

How Matt Stafford is so clutch and what the Seahawks need to do to beat him

If the Seattle Seahawks are going to advance to the divisional round for the fifth straight year, they’re obviously going to need to get a lead vs the Detroit Lions, but perhaps more importantly when playing the Lions — they’re going to… A…

Jan 29, 2017 Samuel Gold
David Johnson Cardinals Seahawks Cover

David Johnson was much better than his 3.4 yards per carry vs Seahawks

The Arizona Cardinals have surprisingly struggled this season, but an MVP candidate emerged from the wreckage, and no it wasn’t Carson Palmer. Running back David Johnson has been unreal this year, gaining over 2,000 total yards and reaching… A…

Jan 26, 2017 Samuel Gold
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