Xs & Os

September 11, 2017

Lamar Jackson: Pro Ready

by Diante Lee Surely, everyone can recall their formal introduction to 2016 Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson. For the luckiest 50,000 of us, it was witnessed Mid-September in the sea of red that is Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. For most […]
September 9, 2017

Thursday Bright Football (Week 1): Kansas City’s Shovel Option and Overreacting to Brady

Kansas City’s Shovel Option The season kicked off on Thursday with a 15-point Kansas City Chiefs win over the New England Patriots. Since quarterback Tom Brady reclaimed his job from Matt Cassel, the Patriots have only lost four games by […]
August 17, 2017

Deep Cuts: Ravens Young Front Seven, A Pair of Panther Rookies, and Deshaun Watson

Charles McDonald Obviously the preseason doesn’t count, but we can still get a glimpse at the potential impact of young players and their upside moving forward. Week one of the preseason featured plenty of flashes from rookies and second year […]
July 31, 2017

A Masterclass of the Minds

By Derrik Klassen    The punch-counter punch nature of football is fascinating. The most brilliant minds in football go head-to-head trying to outsmart each other with live-action chess pieces. It is outrageous, and it is unlike anything else. Every so often, the […]
June 26, 2017

Signing Colin Kaepernick: The Numbers

Colin Kaepernick has become a divisive topic, to say the least. The ex-49ers quarterback has been looking for a job since opting out of his contract early in the offseason. Kaepernick just completed his best season in two years throwing […]
February 14, 2017

6-Man BOB/Slide Protection

Justis Mosqueda Yesterday, Real Football Network posted an interesting video on seven-man protection. Essentially, the Cleveland Browns’ offensive line coach, Bob Wylie, explained how to block “solid” and “slide” pass protections with a split backfield. A couple of thoughts on […]