1. Hometown Discounts Don't Exist, for Russell Wilson or Anyone Else

    It’s time to put the idea of the “hometown discount” in the NFL to bed. I know it sounds cool for a star player to leave some cash on the table in order to help out the team with the salary cap...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 1 month ago 90,637 reads 407 comments

  2. What's Wrong with Trent Richardson, and Can He Fix It?

    Indianapolis Colts running back Trent Richardson has become an easy target for NFL fans. Coming out of college, he was a legit pick by the Browns at third overall. He was a back with size, acceleration, power and the vision to find daylight...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 1 month ago 51,664 reads 169 comments

  3. Like It or Not, Jerks Like Incognito Get the Benefit of the Doubt from Teammates

    There are plenty of guys in any NFL locker room who you wouldn't invite over to your house for dinner with the family. Maybe it's a veteran bully who preys on young rookies and insecure teammates...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 1 month ago 22,971 reads 185 comments

  4. How Do NFL Teams Really Cheat?

    Everyone in the NFL cheats. I get why people don't want to admit this. I really do. Professionals aren't supposed to bend the rules and look for cracks in the shield to gain even the smallest of advantages...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 1 month ago 342,194 reads 824 comments

  5. Film Room Takeaways from the 2014-2015 NFL Season

    With the New England Patriots’ win over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX wrapping up the 2014-2015 season, let’s go back inside the film room to break down some of the schemes, trends and players that shaped the year...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 1 month ago 65,299 reads 33 comments

  6. The Reality for Johnny Manziel: NFL Is a Business, and Not a Forgiving One

    I hope Johnny Manziel uses his time in rehab to get better as a person, and I hope he continues that process into the future. I want to see him healthy, and I want to see him play ball...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 1 month ago 51,753 reads 133 comments

  7. Questionable Play Call Costs Seahawks Super Bowl Victory

    GLENDALE, Ariz. — Malcolm Butler and the Patriots just provided us with a teaching tape on how to defend the slant on the goal line in New England's 28-24 Super Bowl XLIX win Sunday...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 1 month ago 186,269 reads 663 comments

  8. What Makes Seattle's Legion of Boom so Great?

    Just turn on the tape, let it roll and watch these guys compete. This Seattle Seahawks secondary suffocates opposing offenses with an elite free safety in the middle of the field, ...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 1 month ago 50,297 reads 179 comments

  9. Matt Bowen's Super Bowl XLIX Film Study

    As we count down the days until Super Bowl XLIX , former NFL defensive back Matt Bowen bring you his film study: a breakdown of personnel, matchups and scheme on the championship stage...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 2 months ago 51,489 reads 81 comments

  10. LeGarrette Blount, Play-Action Pass Could Give Seahawks Fits

    Edge runs, the bubble screen or concepts that test the speed (and discipline) of the Seattle Seahawks’ defensive front seven are a reflection of poor offensive game-planning...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 2 months ago 35,787 reads 222 comments

  11. Russell Wilson's Running Ability a Huge Super Bowl X-Factor

    Russell Wilson 's ability to run the football is a key to the Seattle Seahawks ' offensive game plan because of the opportunities the quarterback can create in multiple schemes and personnel groupings...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 2 months ago 16,337 reads 160 comments

  12. Kam Chancellor Up to Task of Neutralizing Rob Gronkowski

    Rob Gronkowski is the NFL ’s top matchup weapon because of his size ( 6’6”, 265 lbs) and skill set at the tight end position...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 2 months ago 45,323 reads 455 comments

  13. Senior Bowl 2015: Draft Scouting and Observations from Day 3

    Throughout the week of practice at the Senior Bowl, former NFL defensive back Matt Bowen will bring you his notes on some of the top prospects in the 2015 NFL draft. The game will take place Saturday, Jan...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 2 months ago 45,710 reads 33 comments

  14. Senior Bowl 2015: Draft Scouting and Observations from Day 2

    Throughout the week of practice at the Senior Bowl, former NFL defensive back Matt Bowen will bring you his notes on some of the top prospects in the 2015 NFL draft. The game will take place Saturday, Jan...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 2 months ago 21,175 reads 33 comments

  15. Senior Bowl 2015: Draft Scouting and Observations from Day 1

    Throughout the week of practice at the Senior Bowl, former NFL defensive back Matt Bowen will bring you his notes on some of the top prospects in the 2015 NFL draft. The game will take place Saturday, Jan...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 2 months ago 47,058 reads 40 comments

  16. With Marshawn Lynch and Russell Wilson, Nothing Is Impossible

    During the fourth quarter of the NFC Championship Game, I started to write down some notes about the Green Bay Packers secondary. This unit was challenging routes, making plays on the ball and suffocating the Seattle Seahawks wide receivers...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 2 months ago 50,368 reads 237 comments

  17. Andrew Luck, Russell Wilson Living Up to Great Expectations

    Peyton Manning 's arm looked tired in the Broncos' playoff exit last Sunday. Tom Brady is 37 years old. And Drew Brees just turned 36 this week. Three Hall of Fame football players...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 2 months ago 60,154 reads 327 comments

  18. Matt Bowen's NFL Conference Championships Film Study

    Throughout the playoffs, former NFL defensive back Matt Bowen will bring you his film study: a breakdown of personnel, matchups and scheme on the postseason stage. Five Players to Watch on Championship Sunday 1...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 2 months ago 38,108 reads 66 comments

  19. How Can Hobbled Aaron Rodgers Attack Legion of Boom?

    The Seattle Seahawks secondary is the best in the NFL , when breaking down the mix of personnel and scheme in Pete Carroll’s defense...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 3 months ago 31,230 reads 172 comments

  20. Defensive Stud Kam Chancellor Has Seahawks Flying High in January

    Kam Chancellor ’s performance Saturday night in the Seattle Seahawks ’ 31-17 divisional-playoff win over the Carolina Panthers was the type of stuff you see on teaching tapes...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 3 months ago 36,543 reads 95 comments

  21. Jason Witten Could Create Matchup Issues for Packers Defense

    DeMarco Murray is going to get his carries every game for the Dallas Cowboys , and Dez Bryant is still the most dangerous receiver I’ ve seen on film this season...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 3 months ago 58,635 reads 130 comments

  22. Matt Bowen's NFL Divisional Playoffs Film Study

    Throughout the playoffs, former NFL defensive back Matt Bowen will bring you his film study: a breakdown of personnel, matchups and scheme on the postseason stage. Five Players to Watch in the Divisional Playoffs 1...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 3 months ago 27,812 reads 15 comments

  23. C.J. Anderson's Broncos Aren't the Team You Think They Are

    Running the ball, playing physically along the offensive line and wearing down opposing defensive fronts (until they quit) goes against the tired narrative that the NFL is just a “passing league...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 3 months ago 98,084 reads 194 comments

  24. Dominant Luke Kuechly Keying Panthers' Improbable Playoff Run

    During the fourth quarter of the Carolina Panthers ’ 27-16 win over the Arizona Cardinals in Saturday’s NFC Wild Card matchup, Luke Kuechly made a play ...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 3 months ago 18,775 reads 150 comments

  25. Inconsistent Matthew Stafford Must Answer the Bell Against Cowboys

    Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford will have plenty of opportunities to make plays this Sunday in the NFC Wild Card matchup versus the Dallas Cowboys defense...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 3 months ago 22,340 reads 129 comments