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About The Author

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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Will Jarran Reed develop as a pass rusher for the Seahawks?

The 2016 NFL Draft was the epitome of good defensive line prospects. The Los Angeles Chargers took Joey Bosa third overall. The San Francisco 49ers took DeForest Buckner seventh overall. The Seattle Seahawks took Jarran Reed 49th overall. At Alabama, R…

Aug 27, 2017 Samuel Gold
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Anquan Boldin can still contribute to an NFL team this year

Anquan Boldin has always been defined by his attitude. He runs angry after the catch. He aggressively fights to snag balls out of the air. He understands how to use his body to physically win against tight coverage. While he’s never been the fastest …

Aug 25, 2017 Samuel Gold
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Jimmy Graham’s role as mismatch receiver and run blocker

After seven years in the NFL, the phrase “mismatch” has been commonly used to describe Jimmy Graham. Graham has the ability to use his body to box out defenders in man coverage, while also using his intelligence and vision to naturally find holes i…

Aug 23, 2017 Samuel Gold
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Marshawn Lynch’s fit with the Oakland Raiders

The Oakland Raiders are becoming one of the premiere teams in football. They have a franchise quarterback in Derek Carr. They have a stellar offensive line. They also have Amari Cooper who is a fantastic route runner. To complete the set, the Raiders n…

Aug 21, 2017 Samuel Gold
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Giants’ 4-3 Over Defense and Fire Zone Blitz

The New York Giants’ defense was incredible last season. FootballOutsiders ranked them second just behind the Denver Broncos’ defense under Wade Phillips. In this video breakdown, I explained their scheme, how they use a NASCAR pass rush package, a…

Aug 19, 2017 Samuel Gold
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Is Paul Richardson finally going to break out next year?

Throughout most of the 2016 season, Paul Richardson was relegated to fourth wide receiver duty on the Seahawks behind Doug Baldwin, Tyler Lockett, and Jermaine Kearse. Add in the receiving prowess of Jimmy Graham, and he was at best an afterthought for…

Aug 15, 2017 Samuel Gold
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Why Eddie Lacy is a good fit for the Seahawks run game

The Seattle Seahawks signed Eddie Lacy to a one-year deal worth up to $4.25 million in March, four years after he went one pick ahead of their selection in the 2013 draft. For this video, I tracked all of his carries from 2016 to determine the Green Ba…

Jul 08, 2017 Samuel Gold
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Analyzing Taco Charlton’s Fit In Cowboys’ 4-3 Over Defense

After a stellar career at Michigan, Taco Charlton entered the 2017 NFL Draft and was selected by the Dallas Cowboys with the 28th overall pick. Charlton is a smooth athlete who has the length and size 4-3 defensive coordinators look for in a defensive …

Jul 05, 2017 Samuel Gold
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T.J. Watt’s fit in Steelers’ defense as an edge defender

At Wisconsin, T.J. Watt started his career as a tight end, then moved to line backer before his 2015 season. Due to knee injuries, he did not get significant playing time until the 2016 season. In just one season starting, Watt proved he is an every do…

Jul 02, 2017 Samuel Gold
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Evan Engram’s fit in Ben McAdoo’s offense

Evan Engram was the nation’s leader in receiving yards for tight ends last season and earned First-Team All-American honors. At Ole Miss, Engram was consistently put in a position to succeed as a focal point in their scheme. In this video, I show how…

Jun 29, 2017 Samuel Gold
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