1. Why Do the Colts Still Insist on Feeding Trent Richardson?

    When watching tape of the running back position in the NFL , I look for vision, acceleration through the hole (over long speed), short-area quickness and the ability to finish on contact...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 5 hours ago 3,621 reads 17 comments

  2. Matt Bowen's Week 16 NFL Film Study

    Every week, former NFL defensive back Matt Bowen brings you his film study: a breakdown of the league from multiple angles...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 1 day ago 11,039 reads 19 comments

  3. Personal Fouls: The NFL's Latest Officiating Crisis

    Defensive players came into the 2014 season at a disadvantage given the NFL ’s emphasis on holding and illegal contact...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 3 days ago 127,873 reads 312 comments

  4. What Must Johnny Manziel Improve to Become Reliable NFL QB?

    After watching Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel display some positive signs of production back in Week 13, I expected much more out of the rookie on Sunday during his first pro start against the Cincinnati Bengals ...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 4 days ago 40,719 reads 243 comments

  5. Colin Kaepernick, 49ers Crumbling Under Broken System and Lost Identity

    Using the term “identity” to describe an NFL offense is often an overused buzzword, as the majority of teams in this league are multiple in their personnel, alignment and game plan...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 8 days ago 27,898 reads 186 comments

  6. Matt Bowen's Week 15 NFL Film Study

    Every week, former NFL defensive back Matt Bowen brings you his film study: a breakdown of the league from multiple angles...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 9 days ago 24,954 reads 34 comments

  7. Le'Veon Bell's Versatility Fueling Steelers' Playoff Push

    With only three weeks left in the regular season, the 7-5 Pittsburgh Steelers have a true opportunity to make a push for the AFC North title, given running back Le’ Veon Bell's production and versatility...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 10 days ago 16,067 reads 48 comments

  8. Tale of the Tape for NFL Week 14

    Throughout the 2014 regular season, former NFL defensive back Matt Bowen will bring you an X's-and-O's look at the pro game. Here are his five key plays from the Week 14 Sunday schedule...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 11 days ago 16,048 reads 13 comments

  9. Johnny Manziel Deserves Opportunity from Cleveland Browns

    Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine went with the safe play this week when he handed the ball back to quarterback Brian Hoyer after sitting the veteran late in the Week 13 loss to the Buffalo Bills ...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 15 days ago 96,803 reads 226 comments

  10. Matt Bowen's Week 14 NFL Film Study

    Every week, former NFL defensive back Matt Bowen brings you his film study: a breakdown of the league from multiple angles...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 15 days ago 13,270 reads 5 comments

  11. Seahawks Defense Poised for Another Big Run

    After watching the tape of the Seattle Seahawks ’ defense the last two weeks, is there a team that truly wants to line up against this unit over the next month of the season, ...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 16 days ago 31,441 reads 233 comments

  12. Tale of the Tape for NFL Week 13

    Throughout the 2014 regular season, former NFL defensive back Matt Bowen will bring you an X's-and-O's look at the pro game. Here are his key plays from the Week 13 Sunday schedule...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 18 days ago 19,642 reads 14 comments

  13. Matt Bowen's Week 13 NFL Film Study

    Every week, former NFL defensive back Matt Bowen brings you his film study: a breakdown of the league from multiple angles...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 23 days ago 10,059 reads 13 comments

  14. Odell Beckham Jr. Has Skill Set to Build Around for Giants

    Odell Beckham Jr. ’s touchdown catch on Sunday night versus the Cowboys was absolutely ridiculous...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 24 days ago 16,093 reads 76 comments

  15. Tale of the Tape for NFL Week 12

    Throughout the 2014 regular season, former NFL defensive back Matt Bowen will bring you an X's-and-O's look at the pro game. Here are his five key plays from the Week 12 Sunday NFL schedule...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 25 days ago 9,469 reads 8 comments

  16. Are RG3's Recent Struggles Correctable?

    The tape of the Washington Redskins ' 27-7 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this past Sunday makes it clear that quarterback Robert Griffin III has some things to clean up on the field...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 29 days ago 19,087 reads 132 comments

  17. Matt Bowen's Week 12 NFL Film Study

    Every week, former NFL defensive back Matt Bowen brings you his film study: a breakdown of the league from multiple angles...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 29 days ago 26,189 reads 40 comments

  18. Andy Reid's Creative Play-Calling Fueling Chiefs' Playoff Push

    Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid has always been a true West Coast guy, going all the way back to his days in Philadelphia with the short-to-intermediate route tree, the screen package and a nice mix of zone/power schemes in the run game...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 1 month ago 16,973 reads 33 comments

  19. Tale of the Tape for NFL Week 11

    Throughout the 2014 regular season, former NFL defensive back Matt Bowen will bring you an X's-and-O's look at the pro game. Here are his five key plays from the Week 11 Sunday NFL schedule...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 1 month ago 13,672 reads 12 comments

  20. Mark Sanchez More Than Just Product of Chip Kelly's System

    Coaches in the NFL can facilitate production on the field given their ability to teach technique and discipline within a particular scheme while putting their players in a position to succeed...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 1 month ago 38,356 reads 105 comments

  21. Matt Bowen's Week 11 NFL Film Study

    Every week, former NFL defensive back Matt Bowen brings you his film study: a breakdown of the league from multiple angles. Five Matchups to Watch in Week 11 1...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 1 month ago 19,179 reads 11 comments

  22. The Harsh Reality of NFL Injuries: What Happens to Carson Palmer, Cardinals?

    Carson Palmer is a ghost. He’s invisible, removed. A name on a list. Just another player taken off the depth chart and shipped over to injured reserve with a knee injury that officially ended his season this past Sunday...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 1 month ago 30,022 reads 59 comments

  23. Bears Players Quitting on the Field Is Completely Inexcusable in the NFL

    Compete. Run to the ball. Play with technique. And have some pride. Really, that’s all it takes when you line up to play in the NFL . Give yourself a chance to win and act like a pro on the field...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 1 month ago 53,206 reads 208 comments

  24. Tale of the Tape for NFL Week 10

    Throughout the 2014 regular season, former NFL defensive back Matt Bowen will bring you an X's-and-O's look at the pro game. Here are his five key plays from the Week 10 Sunday NFL schedule...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 1 month ago 13,126 reads 25 comments

  25. Is Martavis Bryant on Track to Become NFL's Next Breakout WR?

    After sitting for the first six games of the season on the inactive list, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant has responded with five touchdowns over the last ...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 1 month ago 40,609 reads 78 comments