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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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Tony Romo vs the Colts – 18/20, 218 yards, 4 TDs

Tony Romo’s performance versus the Colts was very impressive completing 90% of his passes and four touchdowns. This post will analyze his performance. Stats Romo – 18/20, 218 yards, 10.9 ypa, 4 TDs, 0 INTs, 3 rushes for 28 yards,… Ar…

Dec 26, 2014 Samuel Gold
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Week 16’s Longest Runs – Kaepernick, Hill, Lynch, Todman, Gore

Week 16 featured some incredible plays on the ground. I wanted to analyze how these plays were produced. This post will break down the runs by Kaepernick, Hill, Lynch, Todman, and Gore. Play 1Situation: 2nd and 3 at PHI 40Description: Q3 –&helli…

Dec 24, 2014 Samuel Gold
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RG3 Redeemed; Film Breakdown of His Passes versus the Eagles

RG3 showed very positive signs of improvement during his Week 16 match-up versus the Eagles. In this game, RG3 showed a better grasp of fundamental quarterbacking that he hasn’t shown all season. If RG3 continues to show these signs … Arti…

Dec 24, 2014 Samuel Gold
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Ryan Kerrigan and the Double Swipe – 13.5 Sacks

The former Purdue standout, Ryan Kerrigan has put together an impressive season collecting a team-high 13.5 sacks in 15 games. This post will breakdown how he used a variety of pass rushing moves to record sacks, with the double-swipe as his… Ar…

Dec 22, 2014 Samuel Gold
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Eddie Lacy Shines in Loss vs. Buffalo – 15 carries, 97 yards, 1 TD

Eddie Lacy faced a tough Bill’s defensive front featuring Mario Williams, Jerry Hughes and Marcell Dareus. In 16 touches, Lacy was able to muster 97 yards and a touchdown. He used hard cutting ability, and explosiveness through the … Artic…

Dec 19, 2014 Samuel Gold
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Odell Beckham Jr. vs. Redskins – 12 receptions, 143 yards, 3 TDs

Odell Beckham Jr. has taken the league by storm totaling 53 receptions, 757 yards and 5 TDs in the 8 weeks leading up to the Redskins game. Needless to say, Beckham represented a major challenge for the inept Redskins’ secondary. On the… A…

Dec 18, 2014 Samuel Gold
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Colt McCoy to IR; RG3 Passes vs Giants – 18/27, 236 yards, 1 TD

Colt McCoy reaggravated his neck versus the Giants in the first quarter, so RG3 stepped back in as the Redskins starter. RG3 performed well on the ground, but still struggled with decision-making in the pocket as a traditional quarterback.… Arti…

Dec 17, 2014 Samuel Gold
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Fletcher Cox: A Force on the Eagles’ Defensive Line – 11 tackles vs. Seahawks

Fletcher Cox has been an absolute force for the Eagles’ defensive line in their 2014 campaign. Against the Seahawks, he recorded 11 tackles and three quarterback hurries earning him a ProFootballFocus grade of +6.4 of which 6.2 came… Artic…

Dec 15, 2014 Samuel Gold
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Joe Haden vs. T.Y. Hilton: 6 receptions, 99 yards, 2 TDs

Joe Haden allowed 6 receptions on 8 targets for 99 yards and 2 TDs versus T.Y. Hilton. Based solely on these statistics one would assume that Haden did not perform well facing the Colts’ top wide receiver, but in fact Haden was dynamic all&hellip…

Dec 12, 2014 Samuel Gold
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Le’Veon Bell and the Counter Trap/Power: 26 carries, 185 yards, 2 TDs versus CIN

Le’Veon Bell and the counter trap/power were executed to perfection by the Steelers offensive line to allow Bell to gain 185 yards on the ground. These plays will breakdown how the counter trap/power was performed. Stats – 26 … Artic…

Dec 11, 2014 Samuel Gold
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