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S2, Ep. 11: Cian Fahey, Pre-Snap Reads, ESPN

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One of my favorite things to do as a kid was study the way players in the NFL and college played the Quarterback position. I found the nuances of the position not only to be one of the most challenging in all of sports, but, when done correctly, one of the most amazing feats. Cian Fahey has been doing NFL analysis for some time and has developed metrics to measure the Quarterback position. His common-sense approach to NFL analysis made me a fan of him instantly, and it’s easy to see why we will soon hear him on ESPN this fall delivering that analysis to an even greater audience.  (more…)

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AFC Championship Game: Pittsburgh Steelers A Tough Test For New England Patriots

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Le’Veon Bell had 149 yards from scrimmage the last time the Steelers and Patriots played. With Ben Roethlisberger playing this time, expect that production to increase on Sunday.

73-101. (more…)

NFL Playoffs 2016: It’s Time For Matt Ryan, Alex Smith To Change Their Playoff Narrative

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Alex Smith has guided the Chiefs to three playoff appearances in four seasons.

I’m currently reading the book “Rebel Yell”, written by S. C. Gwynne, about the life of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson. Early in the book it describes a time in Harpers Ferry, Virginia (now West Virginia) in which Jackson established himself as a worthy war general and tactician to be reckoned with. He was unassuming, disciplined, and boring by personality, but was as gifted as any in field tactics. (more…)

Super Bowl 50: Thoughts On The Panthers, Broncos, Cam And Then Some

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Peyton Manning and Von Miller brought Denver it’s third Super Bowl title in franchise history. (Photo: National Sun Times)

Week 8.

That was when my decision was made that the Denver Broncos had a defense we all needed to pay attention to.

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Super Bowl 50 Preview: Broncos, Panthers Could See An Epic Finish

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If this is Manning’s “Last Rodeo” adding a second championship to his resume would be one heck of a way to go out. (Photo: Bleacher Report)

I struggled trying to figure out who had the edge in this game. (more…)

2015 NFL Playoffs: AFC Championship Will Come Down To Efficiency

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Demarcus Ware is just one of the many defensive stars that make up the Denver Broncos number one ranked defense. They will be tested this Sunday against the New England Patriots. (Photo By: Ron Chenoy/USA Today Sports)

Last week I mentioned how important the coaches would be in determining their teams fates. In the case of the Steelers and Chiefs, that was the case.  (more…)

NFL Playoffs 2015: Defense And Survival The Theme Of AFC Playoffs

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Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, no matter how you look at it, will determine the Broncos playoff success. (Photo Credit: Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)

There is a lot to like about the AFC match ups this weekend and it a lot of the intrigue starts with the coaches. You didn’t read that wrong (more…)

Wild Card Weekend Thoughts: Kirk Cousins, Blair Walsh, And Cincinnati’s Bungles

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Blair Walsh didn’t cost the Vikings anything on Sunday. (Photo By: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

With the first weekend of the NFL Playoffs in the books I wanted to share a few thoughts.  (more…)

NFL Playoffs 2015: AFC Wild Card Weekend Primer

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Alex Smith- 3,486 passing yards, 20 touchdowns- will look to lead the Chiefs to a playoff victory in Houston on Saturday. It would also be his first playoff win since 2011. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

I took a look back at my preseason picks for the AFC and saw some good (Hello AFC West!), some not so good (Dolphins, Adam? Really?), and some down right ugly choices (Mulligan on Baltimore, please). (more…)

Fantasy Football 2015: Thursday Night Football Audibles For Bills Vs. Jets

Buffalo Bills Tight End Charles Clay may not be the wisest option tonight against the New York Jets. Just a warning for those considering starting him this week in Fantasy Football. (Photo: Kevin Hoffman/USA TODAY Sports)

I like Rex Ryan.

Seriously, I like everything about him. He tells it like it is, he’s good at his job, and he knows how to bring a group together.

Think about his tenure as head coach of the New York Jets and what he was able to accomplish. (more…)