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25 Apr 2014, 05:31pm by Rivers McCown

NFL 101: Introducing the Basics of Cover-2

Let this XP serve as a notice that Matt Bowen is doing an outstanding job at Bleacher Report on this NFL 101 series. He's breaking down common routes and coverage concepts while also delving into keys.

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25 Apr 2014, 05:26pm by Rivers McCown

Anatomy of a Great Route

This hit the outtakes of my Factors post, but there was one particular Andre Johnson v. Richard Sherman route that was head-and-shoulders above anything else I'd seen while charting wideouts. Two masters of their craft. Brett Kollman at Battle Red Blog took it upon himself to look at it.

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1 comment, Last at 27 Apr 2014, 1:42am by Pen

23 Apr 2014, 01:35am by Rivers McCown

The Last 10 Years of Trading Away First-Rounders

Chase Stuart studies recent trades for first-round picks. The conclusion? That general managers rarely pull these off for self-preservation.

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4 comments, Last at 23 Apr 2014, 4:21pm by MJK

21 Apr 2014, 09:45pm by Rivers McCown

Seahawks Trade for Terrelle Pryor

A seventh-round pick was all it took for Oakland to give up on Terrelle Pryor.

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22 comments, Last at 25 Apr 2014, 8:40am by ChicagoRaider

21 Apr 2014, 12:00pm by Rivers McCown

Factors: Andre Johnson

One of the NFL's best receivers notched a -2.3% DVOA last year. Does a target-by-target breakdown show he was better than that?

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3 comments, Last at 22 Apr 2014, 1:31pm by Mr Shush

21 Apr 2014, 03:53am by Rivers McCown

Will the Jaguars Draft a First-Round Quarterback?

Chase Stuart looks at the recent history linking new regimes and how quickly they select quarterbacks.

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1 comment, Last at 21 Apr 2014, 10:39am by t.d.

21 Apr 2014, 03:50am by Rivers McCown

MMQB: "Torturous" 2014 Draft

An anonymous coach and Rick Spielman get together and talk about how tough their jobs are. Then, Peter discusses the case for Pat Tillman's number to be retired.

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3 comments, Last at 23 Apr 2014, 5:32pm by LionInAZ

18 Apr 2014, 12:39pm by Rivers McCown

If You Give a Mouse a Concussion

Robert Klemko looks into some concussion research scientists are conducting on rats.

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8 comments, Last at 01 May 2014, 2:12am by bubqr

15 Apr 2014, 04:30pm by Rivers McCown

Ranking the Almost-Dynasties

By (mostly) estimated DVOA, which teams should have won more than they did? Which teams overachived and underachived their statistical profile? Andrew Healy has a look.

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2 comments, Last at 17 Apr 2014, 10:42am by Karl Cuba

15 Apr 2014, 12:08pm by Rivers McCown

Factors: Cecil Shorts

Dr. Backshoulder's low catch rate: an aberration, or a long-term problem?

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3 comments, Last at 17 Apr 2014, 12:47pm by Andrew Potter