NFL Analysis

Will Andy Reid Find Deliverance with Speed 3.0?

Timing is everything.  For an NFL coach, a lack of personnel cohesion can spell the difference between being good and being a champion.   In 2018, timing may finally be coming together for Andy Reid.  The long-time Eagles and Chiefs coach has built several playoff units, and one Super Bowl squad, with his ‘03 Eagles, …

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Cowboys Course Correct With The Lions Tamed To Good Effect

The Dallas Cowboys were in familiar territory. They were in the midst of trying to overcome their latest round of self-destructive mistakes. They aimed to sprinkle “new wrinkles” to change their on-again, off-again story. They had to find a more consistent way to shift their play calls and execution into gear, closer to the accelerator …

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Cowboys Exit Seattle Flawed And Head Home To Be Pawed, Not Clawed

“Did you see how Chicago made the Seattle Seahawks look like they had no idea what to do on Monday night in week 2?” some prognosticators and fans asked. “Marinelli’s Men – like Fangio’s Fellas’ – are plenty aggressive and oppressive! They, too, should make Seattle’s offense look downright regressive!” some prognosticators and fans proclaimed. …

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NFL Free Agency

The Problem, And Potential Solution, Of The NFL Franchise Tag

Throughout the past few years, NFL contracts have been under increasing scrutiny by players and fans as other professional leagues such as Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association have been handing out massive guaranteed contracts to their players. The contracts that NFL players receive are not even remotely comparable, especially considering both the …

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Where’s the Giants Pass Rush?

Dear Coach Shurmur, you truly ought to be congratulated. You’ve made some bold moves and they have worked out. Replacing Flowers on the offensive line with Chad Chambers was a risky move, but it paid off. The offensive line came together. Last week you brought defensive lineman Kerry Wynn to the starting spot. That was …

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Did Patriots Whiff In First Round Of NFL Draft This Year?

It might seem crazy or pessimistic but based on the way the Patriots have played so far this season it is fair to begin to wonder whether the Patriots appropriately used their two first round picks in this past NFL Draft. They had many needs heading into the 2018 season and based on their miserable …

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Giants vs Cowboys

Cowboys – Giants Tip: Follow the Leader to Eli

The Panthers loss has produced a week of teeth-gnashing and angst among many Cowboys faithful. Much of the dismay has focused on the sputtering offense. With the Giants game a mere day away, let’s look at something that worked, a new-old defensive wrinkle that’s likely to be tried again, given Dallas’ strength and New York’s …

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Patriots Pass Rush Trending Upwards

One of the most significant weaknesses of the 2017 Patriots was their lack of a serious pass rush. Throughout the course of the season, there was not a single game where New England’s defensive line seemed to have an upper hand against an opposing offensive line, with the most obvious example being the Super Bowl. …

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Maliek Collins

Is Cowboys Maliek Collins Becoming Jay Ratliff v2.0?

At 13:24 in the 3rd Qtr of the Cowboys embarrassing loss last Sunday to the Panthers Malik Collins sealed his fate with a picture-perfect, Rod Marinelli designed sack on Carolina QB Cam Newton from the 1-tech position. Marinelli is known for his love of quick, undersized defensive linemen and even though the 3rd year player …

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Dak Prescott

Cowboys WR Unit – Dak Friendly Time

Part three of SportTalkLine’s interview with ESPN analyst KC Joyner looks at the expectations fan can have for the 2018 receiving unit and what Dak Prescott can do to maximize their performance. Sports Talk Line: The Cowboys completely overhauled their receiving unit this year. Changed the position coach. Let Dez Bryant go. Cole Beasley is …

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