NFL Analysis

Jon Gruden – Crazy Like a Fox, or Just Crazy

The molting of the Raiders roster continues apace under first-year retread Jon Gruden.  Weeks after flipping defensive and offensive cornerstones Khalil Mack and Amari Cooper for high draft picks, Oakland sloughed off defensive end Bruce Irvin, cutting the veteran outright.   The rapid change has spooked some Raiders faithful.  Why is Chucky Gruden behaving like …

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Most Underrated Patriot Of 2018: Stephen Gostkowski

This site has not always been extremely kind to Stephen Gostkowski. I have routinely criticized the Patriots all-time leading scorer over the past three years for missing kicks and PATs, sometimes even on the grandest stage of them all. However, credit where credit is due. Gostkowski had a brilliant month of October and deserves a …

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Cowboys Dak Prescott Gets “the Alex Smith Audition”

The Dallas Cowboys Seem to Be Following Andy Reid’s Kansas City Script for Offense Building I’ve been watching the Kansas City Chiefs a lot this season. For one, they’re a lot of fun with young gun Pat Mahomes at the controls. Second, because my Cowboys fan-self sees a lot of promising similarities between the path …

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Dak Prescott, Jason Garrett, and Scott Linehan

Cowboys Dominate Jaguars – How it Happened

Football is the ultimate team sport and yesterday’s 40-7 beat down of the Jacksonville Jaguars was a team victory in every sense of the description. The play calling was crisp, varied and creative yet simple in its breakdown. It was based on what the Cowboys do well, a strong running game, play action, read option …

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Scouting Binoculars

On Fandom: Are NFL Fans Finally Seeing the Full Field? Part II

In part one, I made a breezy review of the NFL’s framing patterns, from broadcast in the analog system, where screens had an aspect ratio (width to height) of 4:3.  I showed that centered the ball and the line of scrimmage were the primary patterns. The NFL has had the opportunity to present off-set framings …

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Cowboys, Garrett – Cutting to the Chase

The Dallas Cowboys are 2-3, tied for second in the NFC East, sitting at 9th for the 2019 NFL Draft and after deciding to not go for it on 4th down and 1 on the Texan’s side of the field in overtime that led to the loss for the ‘Boys last week in Houston, coach Jason …

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On Fandom: Is TV Finally Showing NFL Fans an All-22 View?

Sometimes, you don’t understand your own strength.  Other times, you don’t know what you’ve got until you lose it.  In the case of NFL broadcasts, most fans don’t understand what action they’re missing, because they don’t get to see it. I’m going to take a deep dive into the framing of football, the way that …

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Dez Bryant Rehab Drill

When 1+1 = 0 it’s NFL Math

On one hand, you have an NFL club that is currently ranked 29th in passing offense (passing yards per game). On the other hand, you have a 30-year-old former All-Pro WR with over 73 touchdowns and 7459 yards receiving on his resume who is currently looking for work after turning down offers from at least two other …

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