It takes more than speed and strength to play wide receiver in the NFL.
Nine weeks ago, Rams rookie running back Zac Stacy was a healthy scratch.
Collectively, the Baltimore Ravens offense has struggled to move the ball and score points. However, one bright spot has been wide receiver Torrey Smith.
If the Bears find themselves still playing football next January, their conversion on a 4th-and-inches at their own 33-yard line against the Packers may have been the on-ramp in their road to the playoffs.
When you have the best available quarterback in a passing league, running the ball seems unnecessary.
Like the mesh point on a zone-read play, Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan has merged two styles of football – Bill Walsh’s West Coast offense, and Alex Gibbs’ zone-blocked running scheme – into nearly two decades of offensive success.
Despite their 0-5 record, the New York Giants still have the pieces to form a potent passing attack.
Let’s go to the film room to look at how the Saints stay one step ahead of their opponents.
Reggie Bush is healthy and will be a key weapon the Bears have to stop.
Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau won’t take full credit for being the first coach to run the zone blitz scheme, as its roots trace back to Bill Arnsparger’s early 70’s Dolphins. But, undoubtedly, LeBeau was the first to perfect and commit to it as a defensive philosophy.
Surprisingly enough, the Bengals chose to double team tight end Martellus Bennett.
Today’s playbook topic focuses on zone and man blocking schemes, two different approaches to achieve a common goal of sealing off defenders to create running lanes.
During an NFL broadcast you’re assured of hearing commentators reflexively dropping phrases like “gap integrity,” “run fits,” “alignments,” and “fronts,” assuming their audience is following along.
There was a collective groan among Bears fans when Roger Goodell announced the selection of Shea McClellin with the 19th pick in the 2012 draft. The position wasn’t being scrutinized, the player was.
Mere minutes into the 2013 league year, Phil Emery wasted no time addressing a profound need on the Bears roster, signing tight end Martellus Bennett to a four-year deal worth a reported $20 million.
Here’s a look at Bevell’s strengths, scheme and what type of skill position players the Bears would need to add to properly execute his system.
Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell’s passing scheme is predicated on play action off of inside-zone run looks.
The 49ers don’t lead the league in rushing by accident, it’s by design. Offensive coordinator Greg Roman has devised the most diverse running scheme in the NFL, dusting off old running concepts and putting a modern spin on them.
A closer look at Owen Daniels and the Texans’ play-action naked bootleg packages in this week’s playbook.
Using NFL GameRewind’s All-22 Coaches Film footage, I break down the Titans inside-zone running scheme.