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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.
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Seahawks defense is suffering without Earl Thomas

After Earl Thomas fractured his tibia versus the Carolina Panthers, many thought the Seahawks’ secondary would be fine with Steven Terrell as his replacement. Terrell, the undrafted safety out of Texas A&M University, has played… Article …

Jan 23, 2017 Samuel Gold
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Matt Barkley continues to prove why he wasn’t a first round pick

The Washington Redskins desperately needed a victory over the Chicago Bears on Saturday. Sitting just outside the NFC playoff picture, Washington won convincingly 41-21. In this game, Kirk Cousins played exceptionally throwing for 9.3… Article c…

Jan 20, 2017 Samuel Gold
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How Jonathan Stewart eluded the Redskins defense

Drops, penalties, and lack of run defense destroyed the Washington Redskins’ playoff chances on Monday night vs the Carolina Panthers. In this game, veteran running back Jonathan Stewart amassed 132 yards on 25 carries. The Panthers were… Arti…

Jan 17, 2017 Samuel Gold
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Seahawks are struggling to execute basic blocks

Thursday was an ugly night in the trenches for the offensive line of the Seattle Seahawks. On 30 carries, the Seahawks managed just 72 rushing yards — and 26 of those yards came on Jon Ryan’s fake punt. Thomas Rawls, in particular,… …

Jan 14, 2017 Samuel Gold
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How Cliff Avril made quick work of Rams o-line to set new career-high in sacks

After being quite quiet for the last three weeks, Cliff Avril sacked Jared Goff 1.5 times in the Seattle Seahawks’ 24-3 victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday. Avril now has 11.5 sacks on the season, which puts him just past his personal&helli…

Jan 11, 2017 Samuel Gold
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Guide to beating Rams starts with Jared Goff

After the horrendous Sunday beatdown in which the Green Bay Packers absolutely dismantled the Seattle Seahawks 38-10, I wanted to turn my efforts towards Week 15 instead of reliving the painful past; the Seahawks look to rebound against rookie… …

Jan 08, 2017 Samuel Gold
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The good and the bad from Broncos running back Devontae Booker

Coming out of Utah, scouts loved running back Devontae Booker’s versatility and his one-cut downhill running style. Most saw the potential for him to be a complete three-down back and one of the bigger “steals” of the 2016… Art…

Jan 05, 2017 Samuel Gold
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Don’t believe the numbers, Thomas Rawls had a good game

In the Seattle Seahawks 5-14 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, the blocking by the offensive line was a major issue. Although Thomas Rawls only gained 38 yards on 12 carries, he actually ran well. Unlike last week versus the Eagles, … …

Jan 02, 2017 Samuel Gold
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Kirk Cousins should be paid like a top-5 QB

Prior to his 2015 breakout season, Kirk Cousins was a relatively unknown commodity. His previous seasons with the Washington Redskins included playing behind former 2nd overall pick Robert Griffin III, while also getting benched in favor… Articl…

Dec 30, 2016 Samuel Gold
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Noah Spence was too quick for George Fant

During the Seattle Seahawks 14-5 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, quarterback Russell Wilson was sacked six times and under pressure for more than half of the offense’s time on the field. Much of that pressure came from defensive end Noah… Ar…

Dec 27, 2016 Samuel Gold
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