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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.

Scouting Report: Alvin Bud Dupree, DE/OLB, Kentucky

Alvin Bud Dupree was a three star recruit from Irwinton, Georgia who played both tight end and defensive end in high school. He was recruited by Auburn, Georgia Tech, and Jacksonville St., but ended up committing to Kentucky. Dupree is projected&hellip…

Apr 08, 2015 Samuel Gold

Scouting Report: Eli Harold, DE/OLB, Virginia

Eli Harold was a four-star high school recruit from Virginia Beach, Virginia. He chose to stay home due to Virginia’s head coach Mike London’s connection to the Virginia Beach area over a variety of SEC schools. Harold was the … Arti…

Apr 06, 2015 Samuel Gold

Scouting Report: Dante Fowler Jr., DE/OLB, Florida

Dante Fowler was a five-star high school recruit from St. Petersburg, Florida. He was recruited to play for Florida State, University of Southern California, and Clemson among others, but decided to sign with the Florida Gators instead. … Articl…

Mar 25, 2015 Samuel Gold

What Happened to David Amerson?

David Amerson was seen as a rising star for the Redskins going into the 2014 season. Many thought he was ready to start opposite of veteran cornerback DeAngelo Hall, but this rising star went from only giving up one touchdown and playing well … …

Mar 23, 2015 Samuel Gold

Chris Culliver’s Fit in the Redskins Secondary

Chris Culliver became a free agent this off-season and signed a four year – $32 million contract with $16 million guaranteed with the Washington Redskins. An ACL tear in his third season sidelined him for his entire 2013 campaign, but… Art…

Mar 17, 2015 Samuel Gold

Terrance “Pot Roast” Knighton in the Redskins’ Defense

Terrance Knighton signed with the Redskins after visiting a number of teams hoping to find a large multi-year contract after a record season for the Denver Broncos. This marks the third defensive lineman the Redskins signed this free agency… Art…

Mar 13, 2015 Samuel Gold

Stephen Paea and the Redskins’ 3-4 Under Defense

Free agent Stephen Paea signed with the Washington Redskins after completing a personal season best of 6.0 sacks, 11 quarterback hits, and 31 quarterback hurries for the Chicago Bears in 2014. Paea chose the Redskins over Dallas, Detroit,… Artic…

Mar 11, 2015 Samuel Gold

Scouting Report: Shane Ray, DE/OLB, Missouri

Shane Ray was a three-star high school recruit from Shawnee Mission, Kansas. He was recruited to play for Kansas, Notre Dame, but decided to sign with the Missouri Tigers instead. Ray redshirted his freshman season and worked his way from rotational&he…

Mar 01, 2015 Samuel Gold

Scouting Report: Vic Beasley, DE/OLB, Clemson

Vic Beasley was a three-star high school recruit from Adairsville, Georgia who chose to attend Clemson University after being recruited to play at both Auburn and Alabama. Beasley considered entering the 2014 NFL Draft and was projected … Articl…

Feb 26, 2015 Samuel Gold

Scouting Report: Randy Gregory, DE/OLB, Nebraska

Randy Gregory was a four-star junior college prospect from Arizona Western College. Even though Gregory missed the entire 2012 season due to a broken leg, his dominant freshman campaign in 2011 in which he collected 82 tackles and 9 sacks was… A…

Feb 25, 2015 Samuel Gold
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