1. 3 Areas That Colin Kaepernick Must Improve to Take the Next Step

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is coming off one of the most impressive seasons by a first-year starter in recent time...

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  2. Breaking Down the Improvements in Joe Flacco's Game in the Postseason

    Joe Flacco is truly an enigma. He is incredibly inconsistent in the regular season and then suddenly, the lights brighten up, the stage gets bigger and he's an unstoppable force...

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  3. Breaking Down the Two Most Important Plays in the Super Bowl

    The Baltimore Ravens weren't supposed to win the Super Bowl. The experts said they were too slow, too old, not as talented as the San Francisco 49ers —and, most of all, couldn't stop the 49ers' dynamic running game...

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  4. How the Read-Option Offense Is Fueling Super Bowl Runs, Revolutionizing Football

    In a league full of copycat coaches and cyclical, bland schemes, the expanded usage of the zone read-option during the 2012 NFL season has been a welcomed addition by schematically-inclined football fans...

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  5. Creating the Perfect Game Plan to Stop the Baltimore Ravens Offense

    The Ravens offense wasn't always respectable. Beyond the jokes about quarterback Trent Dilfer , the play-callers over the years were jokes themselves. A recent one is Cam Cameron, who had one of the most vanilla offenses that I've seen...

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  6. Breaking Down the Impact of Ray Lewis on the Baltimore Ravens Defense

    Ray Lewis has had an illustrious career, one that will eventually conclude with a gold Hall of Fame jacket wrapped around his broad shoulders. He is arguably one of the best—if not the best—linebackers of all time...

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  7. How in the World Did the Atlanta Falcons Blow a 17-Point Lead?

    The Falcons managed to somehow blow another lead, except this time they didn't come back and steal the game at the last second. After blanketing the 49ers offense early and scoring 17 straight points, they looked in total control...

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  8. How Can the Atlanta Falcons Defense Slow Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers Offense?

    This weekend's Conference Championship storylines are likely to be dominated by the rematch of last year's AFC game between the Ravens and Patriots , but the 49ers traveling to Atlanta to face the Falcons might be the most intriguing matchup...

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  9. Breaking Down How Jacoby Jones Burned the Denver Broncos in Sunday's Win

    There were only 31 seconds left in the fourth quarter when Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones made the unfathomable 70-yard catch. He managed to get behind the Denver Broncos' zone coverage, twist his body to adjust to the ball and haul it in...

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  10. Why the Read Option Is so Difficult for NFL Teams to Defend

    Ryan Pickett was disgusted. Tramon Williams was dejected. The veterans walked to the sideline after yet another big run by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick — this time a 56-yard touchdown...

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  11. How Can the 49ers Defense Attempt to Slow Down Aaron Rodgers, Packers?

    One of the greatest advantages that the San Francisco 49ers defense has over many NFL teams is that it can apply pressure with a simple four-man rush...

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  12. Breaking Down How the Seahawks Can Upset the Falcons in Atlanta

    After defeating the Washington Redskins on Wild Card Weekend, the Seattle Seahawks are forced to travel once again across the country...

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  13. Breaking Down RG3's Injury-Riddled Performance on Sunday

    Robert Griffin III hobbled throughout The Washington Redskins ' nights Wild Card game against the Seattle Seahawks with a knee injury...

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  14. Breaking Down the Andrew Luck to Reggie Wayne Connection

    Whenever asked who his favorite receiver is, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has often replied that it's the one who is open...

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  15. Breaking Down How the Seahawks Can Shut Down RG3 in Wild Card Matchup

    One of the most intriguing storylines this Wild Card weekend will be about two of the finest rookies to ever come into the NFL ; They are Russell Wilson (Seahawks) and Robert Griffin III (Redskins), who goes by the moniker "RG3...

    Alen Dumonjic Written by Alen Dumonjic about over 1 year ago 2,103 reads 38 comments

  16. How the Vikings Were Able to Take Down the Packers in Thrilling 37-34 Victory

    Prior to the Week 17 games, I scanned my Twitter timeline and read multiple tweets about how the matchups were "boring"...

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  17. Keenan Allen: Breaking Down the 2013 NFL Draft Prospect's Game and Stock

    University of California wide receiver Keenan Allen is unlikely to receive the hype and attention that others at his position will during the 2013 NFL draft because of the lack of outstanding physical traits...

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  18. Breaking Down How Broncos OLB Von Miller Dominates Opponents

    He's been compared to Lawrence Taylor and Derrick Thomas and is one of the league's best young pass-rushers, yet he's surprisingly not mentioned enough in the same breath with the league's best sack artists...

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  19. How the Seattle Seahawks Have Become the NFL's Most Potent Offense

    Totals of 284, 270 and 176. That is the amount of rushing yards the Seattle Seahawks have had in their last three games, respectively...

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  20. Diagnosing the Problem with 3 Very Talented Quarterbacks

    One of the most difficult aspects of evaluating talent is projecting it. Every year, players come into the regular season, and we fans have high hopes for them because of their great physical traits...

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  21. Why Andrew Luck Has Been the Most Impressive Rookie Quarterback of 2012

    2012 has been the year of the rookie quarterback, with the likes of Andrew Luck , Robert Griffin III, Ryan Tannehill , Russell Wilson and Nick Foles putting together impressive ...

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  22. Breaking Down How the New England Patriots Shredded the 49ers Defense

    As the Patriots were down 28 points, I looked over to a friend of mine I was watching the game with and said, "They're going to come back but fall just short." I wasn't entirely confident in the statement I'd made, but it became true...

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  23. Read-Option Offenses: Flash-in-the-Pan Gimmick or Here to Stay?

    On a late winter night in 2008, I stumbled upon a recorded West Virginia Mountaineers game highlighted by quarterback Pat White and running back Steve Slaton running untouched into the end zone on multiple occasions...

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  24. Breaking Down What Is Wrong with New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees

    There's no NFL quarterback that has more on his shoulders than the New Orleans Saints ' Drew Brees . He has little supporting running game to speak of and ranks 26th league wide...

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  25. Breaking Down What Makes Adrian Peterson Such a Special Running Back

    In contrary to the majority of the media, I firmly believe Adrian Peterson is human. I'm just not sure what he's entirely made up of, as his talents are seemingly that of a superhero...

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