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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 by Reddit, InsideThePylon, and RedskinsCapitalConnection.

Tom Brady’s 44 Touchdowns in 2014

Tom Brady had an excellent year playing for the Patriots leading them to a Super Bowl victory over the Seahawk. In this breakdown, we will look at some of Brady’s top touchdowns throughout the regular season and post season. For all thirteen&hell…

Jun 01, 2015 Samuel Gold

Cam Newton’s 27 Touchdowns in 2014

Cam Newton was drafted out of Auburn first overall in 2011. During the 2014 season, Newton dealt with some injuries but played the vast majority of the season completing 27 touchdowns for the Panthers’ offense and leading them to the … Art…

May 28, 2015 Samuel Gold

Tom Brady’s 13 Interceptions in 2014

Tom Brady played incredibly throughout the 2014 season throwing for 43 touchdowns and only throwing 13 interceptions on his way to winning Super Bowl XLIX. This film breakdown will take a look at those 13 interceptions Brady threw throughout… Ar…

May 21, 2015 Samuel Gold

Jimmy Garoppolo vs Buffalo – 10/17, 90 yards

Jimmy Garoppolo is slated to start for the Patriots’ opening day squad in place of quarterback Tom Brady due to Brady’s four game suspension in Deflategate. Garoppolo will face the Steelers in Week 1, the Bills in Week 2, and the… Ar…

May 14, 2015 Samuel Gold

Scouting Report: Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon

Marcus Mariota was a three star dual-threat quarterback coming from Honolulu, Hawaii. He had interest from many schools especially in the PAC-12, but only received offers from Memphis and Oregon. Mariota chose Oregon due Mark Helfrich, … Article…

Apr 30, 2015 Samuel Gold

Marcus Mariota and the Vertical “Switch” Concept

Marcus Mariota has a lot of doubters due to the offensive system he ran at Oregon. Many claim this to be a gimmick offense and instantly write off any sign of pro readiness. Although Mariota did run a lot of non-pro concepts especially in the Rose&hell…

Apr 29, 2015 Samuel Gold

Scouting Report: Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State

Jameis Winston was the top dual-threat quarterback from the 2012 high school class from Hueytown, Alabama. He also earned Gatorade Player of the Year recognition for the state of Alabama while in high school. Winston committed to Florida … Artic…

Apr 27, 2015 Samuel Gold

Jameis Winston’s 7 Fumbles in 2014

Jameis Winston’s 18 interceptions this past season were analyzed to see fully what happened, but that led many to compare Winston’s seven fumbles to Mariota’s seven fumbles and question why Winston doesn’t have… Article c…

Apr 21, 2015 Samuel Gold

Marcus Mariota’s 7 Fumbles and 4 Interceptions in 2014

Marcus Mariota’s draft value has been all over the board with many believing he will be picked second overall later this April. While everyone is talking about Jameis Winston’s 18 interceptions in 2014, Marcus Mariota’s… Articl…

Apr 17, 2015 Samuel Gold

Jameis Winston’s 18 Interceptions in 2014

Jameis Winston is one of the most controversial prospects entering the 2015 NFL Draft. After winning the Heisman Trophy in 2013 his redshirt freshman year, Winston regressed the following season where he threw 18 interceptions to just 25 … Artic…

Apr 16, 2015 Samuel Gold
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