Filmroom and Draft Expert
DERRIK KLASSEN is from the Central Valley of California, though he grew up near Tampa Bay, Florida. Covering the NFL draft gave him his start but studying the NFL itself has taken precedent. He has been published at SB Nation and Bleacher Report, and has worked for Optimum Scouting, do- ing charting and scouting reports for their NFL Draft Guide.
The Rams have lots of problems, from injuries to poor performances to scheme failures. At the heart of it all, however, they have a quarterback who is failing to adjust to the changes going on around him.
10 comments, Last at 01 Dec 2019, 09:33am by Bright Blue Shorts
You know about Drew Brees, Alvin Kamara, and Michael Thomas, but defensive backs such as Marshon Lattimore, Marcus Williams, and Chauncey Gardner-Johnson deserve credit for New Orleans' success as well.
2 comments, Last at 21 Nov 2019, 12:45pm by rich006
Halfway into their rookie NFL season, Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury is showing that the principles of his offense will work in the pros as well as they worked in college, while his quarterback has displayed the kinds of gifts that can make any offense work at any level.
2 comments, Last at 07 Nov 2019, 07:07pm by Raiderjoe
Don't look now, but the Raiders are hanging around in the AFC wild-card race. Derrik Klassen shows how Oakland's quarterback is operating in sync with his offensive line, passing targets, and coaching staff in a bid to return the Silver & Black to the postseason.
2 comments, Last at 31 Oct 2019, 06:12pm by MaineRaider
How did Buffalo's defense manage to shut down Tom Brady and make the Patriots look beatable? By solidly executing some deceptively simple coverage schemes -- and with solid contributions by some of the NFL's most underrated defenders.