1. Chip Kelly Continues to Assemble Offense Full of Nightmare Matchups

    Darren Sproles may no longer have the same explosive talent we are accustomed to seeing from him at this point in his career, but given his skill set and the role he could play ...

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  2. Patriots' Secondary Additions Prove Bill Belichick's Ability to Adapt

    Going back to the tape from the 2013 season, the New England Patriots were a heavy man-coverage team on the defensive side of the ball...

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  3. Why Are NFL Safeties Making More Money Than Ever?

    After seeing the money handed out to safeties such as Jairus Byrd, Donte Whitner and T.J. Ward during the opening days of NFL free agency, is it fair to say the position is becoming ...

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  4. An Inside View on NFL Draft Pro Days

    Another day, another interview. As the draft process slowly rolls along this offseason, the pro day circuit is in full swing with NFL scouts, coaches and general managers arriving ...

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  5. The Dark Side of NFL Free Agency

    Dick Jauron called right in the middle of dinner at my grandma’s house. Food on the table down in Tampa, my aunt and uncle in town, my wife holding our newborn baby boy Matthew on her knee...

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  6. AJ McCarron: Best Fits and Pro Projections for Former Alabama QB

    Throughout the draft process, former NFL defensive back Matt Bowen will break down some of the key prospects in the 2014 class. Today he looks at Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron ...

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  7. Breaking Down Florida State WR Kelvin Benjamin

    Throughout the course of the draft process, former NFL defensive back Matt Bowen will break down some of the top prospects. Here he looks at Florida State wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin...

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  8. NFL Combine 2014: Day 6 Notebook

    Throughout the course of the NFL Scouting Combine, former NFL defensive back Matt Bowen will bring you his daily notebook from Indianapolis...

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  9. NFL Combine 2014: Day 5 Notebook

    Throughout the course of the NFL  Scouting Combine, former NFL defensive back Matt Bowen will bring you his daily notebook from Indianapolis...

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  10. NFL Combine 2014: Day 4 Notebook

    Throughout the course of the NFL Scouting Combine, former NFL defensive back Matt Bowen will bring you his daily notebook from Indianapolis...

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  11. NFL Combine 2014: Day 3 Notebook

    Throughout the NFL Scouting Combine, former NFL defensive back Matt Bowen will bring you his daily notebook from Indianapolis...

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  12. NFL Combine 2014: Day 2 Notebook

    Throughout the course of the NFL Scouting Combine, former NFL defensive back Matt Bowen will bring you his daily notebook from Indianapolis...

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  13. NFL Combine 2014: Day 1 Notebook

    Throughout the course of the NFL Scouting Combine, former NFL defensive back Matt Bowen will bring you his daily notebook from Indianapolis...

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  14. Why the NFL Scouting Combine Matters

    Everything is a test at the NFL Scouting Combine—and I can’t wait to see who handles the pressure of Indianapolis...

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  15. Inside the Key NFL Scouting Combine Drills and Tests

    With the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine kicking off this week, let’s take a closer look at the key drills and events these draft prospects will work through in Indianapolis...

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  16. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix: Breaking Down the Top Safety Prospect

    Throughout the draft process, former NFL defensive back Matt Bowen will take a closer look at some of the top prospects in the 2014 class. Today he breaks down Alabama free safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix...

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  17. Why 2nd-Year NFL Players Tend to Make Big Leaps

    Throughout their first seasons in the NFL , the majority of rookies are reminded (daily) that they aren ’t on scholarship anymore...

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  18. Sammy Watkins: Breaking Down Film on Top WR Draft Prospect

    Throughout the draft process, former NFL defensive back Matt Bowen will take a closer look at some of the top prospects in the 2014 class. Today he breaks down Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins...

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  19. Film Room Takeaways from the 2013-14 NFL Season

    With the Seahawks’ win over the Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII wrapping up the 2013-14 season, let’s go back inside the film room to break down some of the schemes and trends that shaped the year...

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  20. How the Seahawks Dominated Peyton Manning and the Broncos

    The Seattle Seahawks dismantled the Denver Broncos during Super Bowl XLVIII because of their defense's ability to play with speed, challenge routes and win one-on-one matchups...

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  21. The Second Level: What You Need to Know Heading into Super Bowl XLVIII

    Former NFL defensive back Matt Bowen goes inside the film room to get you ready for Super Bowl XLVIII in “The Second Level.” Five Keys to Study from the Film 1...

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  22. Breaking Down Marshawn Lynch and the Seattle Seahawks Running Game

    Marshawn Lynch ’s ability to run the football effectively in Super Bowl XLVIII versus the Denver Broncos will be key to establishing the line of scrimmage, ...

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  23. Why the Senior Bowl Matters

    Every day is an interview during the NFL draft process. And down at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., that includes every rep, every drill and every one-on-one situation—with the entire league watching...

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  24. 2014 Senior Bowl: Reviewing This Week's Standout Players

    After spending the week at the Senior Bowl, here are 10 prospects who stood out on the practice field from my perspective, along with some quick notes/observations from Mobile, Ala...

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  25. Tale of the Tape from NFL Championship Sunday

    Former NFL defensive back Matt Bowen takes you inside the X’s and O’s of the game with his five key plays from NFL Championship Sunday...

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