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Blaine Gabbert Preseason Game 2 In-Depth Breakdown

Written by Eric Stoner on August 28, 2011

gabbert overstride

Play by play breakdown and analysis of Blaine Gabbert’s second game in a Jaguars uniform.

 

The personnel numbering refers to how many tight ends and runningbacks are on the field. The first number corresponds with how many runningbacks are in the package, the second number refers to how many tight ends are in the package.

 

First Drive

 

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fJ7RxMJEAQ 

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– 21 Personnel, Pro Set, FB aligned strong

 

– Falcons in Cover 3 pre-snap. CBs playing way off, aligned facing the QB. SS25 clearly in box on TE’s side.

 

– 5 step drop. Z and TE both run posts.

 

– Drop looks good. Pushes off front foot, gets back quickly, and has proper stride depth.

 

– Overstrides on release (note him kicking his front foot out before getting ready to throw). Doesn’t fully step into throw, trying to use (read more…)

2012 NFL Mock Draft

Written by Aaron Aloysius on August 25, 2011

   

1. Cincinnati Bengals   

 

Andrew Luck – QB – Stanford*

 

After struggling badly in the first two preseason games, Andy Dalton played dramatically better against Carolina, completing 11 of 17 passes for 130 yards and a touchdown. While a positive development, it’s important to note that the same Panthers defense was picked apart by Dolphins quarterback Chad Henne, who’s anything but a franchise QB.

 

Hopefully, Dalton will continue to improve, but he’s still battling the prospect of the team drafting Andrew Luck. To keep Luck out of Cinci, he’ll have to excel against the AFC North’s tough defenses. Also, his arm strength will be tested as the Ohio weather gets increasingly awful.   If the team’s season’s wrecked by poor QB play, the Bengals won’t be able to pass on Luck. The Stanford quarterback possesses the ideal attributes for an NFL quarterback, especially when it (read more…)

Preseason Week 2 Blitzkrieg Part 2

Written by Andrew Miley on August 24, 2011

Preseason Week 2 Blitzkrieg Part 2

Every week during the preseason and season, I will throw out some quick observations of the previous NFL week. With the invention of the DVR and Directv’s “Quick Bits”, I am able to watch every snap of every game and give you a lightning “blitz” war “krieg” to bring to your fantasy league for domination.

 

Cleveland QB Colt McCoy looked ready to command the passing offense even with limited options available. New hybrid WR/TE Evan Moore, often injured, played well. McCoy is continuing to build rapport with Moore and rookie WR Greg Little.

 

If you have Nate Burleson down as a sleeper, it might be a little too late. He is a legitimate #3 fantasy WR. Stafford has looked good so far and I say that with much hesitation as who knows how long he will last into the season. On that same line of reasoning, Jahvid Best (read more…)

Janzen Jackson (2010)

Written by Aaron Aloysius on August 23, 2011

Janzen Jackson (2010)

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Preseason Week 2 Blitzkrieg Part 1

Written by Andrew Miley on August 21, 2011

Preseason Week 2 Blitzkrieg Part 1

Every week during the preseason and season, I will throw out some quick observations of the previous NFL week. With the invention of the DVR and Directv’s “Quick Bits”, I am able to watch every snap of every game and give you a lightning “blitz” war “krieg” to bring to your fantasy league for domination.

 

The Patriots 3-TE set was very effective against the Bucs. It is typically a run first formation, but it is used to perfection as a passing formation. Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski owners rejoice.

 

Legarrette Blount isn’t being used as a three down running back. Please use caution in moving him up your draft boards.

 

Despite losing two offensive linemen, the Steelers looked sharp against the Eagles, especially in the passing game. Antonio Brown looked good, but still will struggle to see the field once Emmanuel Sanders is healthy. Roethlisberger is now checking down (read more…)

Rookie Report: Cleveland Browns

Written by Aaron Aloysius on August 20, 2011

With plenty of cap space and a roster full of unproven young’uns, the Browns were expected to be very active in free agency. But instead of making it rain, Mike Holmgren and Tom Heckert limited themselves to a few low-dollar moves.

 

Because of the front office’s conservative approach, the team will be heavily reliant on their rookies to contribute this fall. At least three rooks will start, and others could earn significant roles. Fortunately, it looks like a few already are prepared to log significant snaps, and the other drafted rookies have shown a good deal of promise.

 

First round pick Phil Taylor appears poised to make a big impact this fall. The mammoth defensive tackle already has made his presence felt, most notably in last night’s game against the Lions. Taylor clogged the middle, allowing his teammates to make plays. When he shut down an (read more…)

“Way Too Early” Mocks: JMPasq and Mario Clavel

Written by Aaron Aloysius on August 19, 2011

Washington Redskins

All summer long, JMPasq and Mario Clavel have been breaking down tape of the top 2012 draft prospects. They’ve already produced well over a hundred prospect videos and gained plenty of insight on the upcoming draft class.

 

To put that knowledge to work, the draft video kings have assembled preliminary 2012 mock drafts. They used the same draft order as last week’s pair of “Way Too Early” mocks. And as you can see, there’s a good deal of variation between the very early projections.

 

Take a look at who they have your team taking and be sure to leave your comments below. Also, drop by the Draft Breakdown Message Board to share your draft takes.

 

 

 

JMPasq Mario Clavel 1. Andrew Luck – QB – Stanford Andrew Luck – QB – Stanford 2. Alshon Jeffery – WR – South Carolina (read more…)

Auburn Names Trotter Starting QB for 2011

Written by Gil Alcaraz IV on August 19, 2011

Barrett-Trotter

One and done for Cam Newton, the newest No. 1 pick hoping to make it big in the NFL.

 

In one year, Newton thrashed any defense that stood in his way, leading the Auburn Tigers to a 2010 National Championship and earning plenty of hardware (including the Heisman Trophy) in the process.

 

Now, Auburn must find Newton’s predecessor as they hope to continue their reign over the rest of the SEC. Apparently, junior quarterback Barrett Trotter is the answer to their problems. Trotter won the spot after a spring ball battle between him, sophomore Clint Moseley and freshman Kiehl Frazier. However, I certainly hope they aren’t expecting the same magic that Newton displayed in 2011.

 

Throughout his three years at Auburn, Trotter has amassed 64 passing yards and 68 rush yards, including one touchdown on the ground. All 132 of those yards came (read more…)

Blaine Gabbert Preseason Game 1 In-Depth Breakdown

Written by Eric Stoner on August 18, 2011

Blaine Gabbert Preseason Game 1 In-Depth Breakdown

 

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGu44HgmH54

 

Play by play breakdown and analysis of Blaine Gabbert’s debut for the Jaguars in week 1 of the NFL preseason.

 

The personnel numbering refers to how many tight ends and runningbacks are on the field. The first number corresponds with how many runningbacks are in the package, the second number refers to how many tight ends are in the package.

 

1. – 21 Personnel, Twins Right – Pats showing basic cover two look pre-snap (far corner is playing X receiver with outside leverage to funnel him inside, his head is turned and facing the QB, safeties are clearly deep and don’t roll up pre-snap) – Extends and shows the defense the ball in play action. O-line does good job at selling run-block. This forces both corners to bite up instead of getting their hands on the receivers to re-route them and funnel (read more…)

USC’s Ambles Ruled Academically Ineligible… Again

Written by Gil Alcaraz IV on August 17, 2011

Markeith Ambles

Clearly, someone forgot to tell USC Trojans’ Markeith Ambles that you can’t just go to college and strictly play football.

 

On Tuesday, the sophomore wide receiver was ruled academically ineligible for the second time in the last year. Due to this ruling, Ambles will miss the entire 2011 college football season. And after missing the majority of the 2010 season for the same reason, there seems to be little hope that he’ll ever live up to the hype.

 

After signing with USC as the No. 3 high school receiver in the nation in 2010, Ambles has done nothing to prove that he was worth the scholarship. Along with being ruled academically ineligible twice, he has had myriad other problems. After he was ruled ineligible in 2010, he left the team in November only to return in mid-January. Throughout the 2010 season, it seemed like (read more…)

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