Tag Archives: Defense

New York Giants Fire Zone Cover

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


Frank Clark’s Development as a Pass Rusher

Frank Clark was drafted in the second round out of Michigan. In the regular season, he collected just three sacks. There were two major reasons why there was a general lack of statistical production. The first reason had to do with his role in this def…

Aug 02, 2016 Samuel Gold

Khalil Mack Raiders Pass Rush

Khalil Mack and Raiders Make Case for Best Pass Rush in NFL

Between Khalil Mack (19 sacks in 2015), Bruce Irvin (22 career sacks in four seasons), Aldon Smith (47.5 sacks in 59 career games), Mario Edwards Jr. (three forced fumbles in 14 games in 2015), the Raiders have a strong group of elite pass rushers. Oak…

Jul 23, 2016 Matthew Kerns

Cliff Avril Pass Rush

Cliff Avril’s Strengths and Weaknesses on Seahawks’ Line

Cliff Avril was drafted in the 3rd round of the 2008 NFL Draft. For the past two seasons, he has been a Top 10 Edge Defender according to ProFootballFocus, but in his career has never made the Pro Bowl. In this video breakdown, I took a look at his str…

Jul 22, 2016 Samuel Gold


Bashaud Breeland’s Development | Part II: Big Plays + Run Defense

In this film breakdown, I took a look at Bashaud Breeland’s development in his second season in the NFL. This video is the second part of my two part series in which I looked at some of his big plays and his run defense ability. Follow Samuel Gol…

Jun 30, 2016 Samuel Gold


Bashaud Breeland’s Development | Part I: Coverage Trends

In this film breakdown, I took a look at Bashaud Breeland’s development in his second season in the NFL. This video is broken into two parts. The first goes over his trends in coverage, and my next breakdown will go over some of his big plays and…

Jun 27, 2016 Samuel Gold


Randy Gregory – The Wild Card

Randy Gregory is the enigma for the Dallas Cowboys at the moment.  His fall on draft day due to a failed drug test at the combine was and is well documented.  Teams were afraid to take a risk on a player that not only used a banned substance (marijua…

Jun 22, 2016 Ronald Smith

Byron Jones Workout Warrior

Byron Jones: Workout Warrior

Workout warrior they called him.  Many view this with a negative connotation, but not Byron Jones.  He instead relishes it, acknowledging its role in pushing him up draft boards and into the spotlight.  Why though?  Why would anyone that wants to b…

Jun 14, 2016 Ronald Smith

Kurt Coleman INT Indy pre snap

Kurt Coleman’s Seven Interceptions in 2015

Kurt Coleman was one of the unexpected surprises in the Carolina Panthers 2015 season. He was tied for the lead in interceptions in the NFC with seven. Coleman was drafted in the 7th round in 2010 and he spent time with three teams in five seasons. The…

May 29, 2016 Billy Marshall

Panthers Mario Addison Pre-Snap

Mario Addison and the Role of a Specialist Pass Rusher

If there was an NFL award equivalent to the NBA’s 6th man trophy, then Panthers edge rusher Mario Addison would be near the top of the list. Addison is a specialist pass rusher who thrives in the Panthers “NASCAR” package. This sub package is use…

May 22, 2016 Billy Marshall

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