Author Archives: Samuel Gold


About The Author

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: Danny Shelton, NT, Washington

Danny Shelton was a four star recruit out of Auburn, Washington weighing in at 300 lbs in high school. He was recruited to play at CAL, Oregon, and UCLA, but chose Washington to play in-state for the Washington Huskies. Shelton played rotationally&hell…

Feb 18, 2015 Samuel Gold

Scouting Report: Leonard Williams, DE, USC

Leonard Williams was a four-star recruit coming out of Mainland High School in Daytona Beach, Florida. rated him as the 5th best strongside defensive end in the 2012 class and 53rd nationally. Williams was heavily recruited by … Artic…

Feb 17, 2015 Samuel Gold

Scouting Report: Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama

Amari Cooper was a four star recruit coming out of Miami Northwestern High School (Miami, FL) in 2012 where he played with current Minnesota quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. He was heavily recruited by the University of Miami, Florida State,… Arti…

Feb 15, 2015 Samuel Gold

Malcolm Butler’s Other Super Bowl XLIX Plays

By this point everyone has seen Malcolm Butler’s final interception against Russell Wilson to end the Super Bowl, but how did he play in his other snaps? This breakdown will show you that outside of his interception, Butler was phenomenal……

Feb 07, 2015 Samuel Gold

Russell Wilson vs Patriots – Super Bowl XLIX

Russell Wilson threw the final interception to Malcolm Butler to end Super Bowl XLIX, but does that one play tell the full story? Many critics are using that play and his overall statline to project and his criticize his performance in the Super&hellip…

Feb 04, 2015 Samuel Gold

Malcolm Butler’s Final Super Bowl Interception on Russell Wilson

Since not everyone understands what happened on Malcolm Butler’s interception I wanted to do a quick breakdown of the play that ended Super Bowl 49 for Russell Wilson and the Seahawks. Edit [2/4/2015]: If you are interested in reading… Art…

Feb 02, 2015 Samuel Gold

Richard Sherman vs Packers

Richard Sherman is one of the most polarizing players on the Seahawks and the NFL in general. Against the Green Bay Packers, he faced Aaron Rodgers and multiple receiving threats. Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, and up-and-comer rookie Davante… Arti…

Jan 29, 2015 Samuel Gold

Rob Ninkovich vs Colts

Rob Ninkovich’s versatility in the Patriots’ modified Fairbanks-Bullough 3-4 system was demonstrated exceptionally versus the Colts. According to ProFootballFocus, Ninkovich finished the AFC Championship game with … Article continues…

Jan 25, 2015 Samuel Gold

Russell Wilson vs. Packers – 14/29, 209 yards, 1 TD, 4 INTs

Russell Wilson and the Seahawks played the Packers in the NFC Championship. This game featured an epic comeback by the Seahawks down by 19 points to beat the Green Bay Packers. The game didn’t start well for the Seahawks as Wilson threw… A…

Jan 22, 2015 Samuel Gold

Redskins QB Comparison: RG3 vs Cousins vs McCoy

After the 2014 season, the Washington Redskins were still left with question marks on who will be the starting quarterback of the 2015 season. RG3 performed well to start the season, but a dislocated ankle in the second week of the season opened&hellip…

Jan 20, 2015 Samuel Gold
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