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Film Room: Browns Defense
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Film Room: Browns Defense

Don't let the 0-11 record fool you -- the Cleveland defense is loaded with young stars up front, starting with this year's first overall draft pick, Myles Garrett.

5 comments, Last at 07 Dec 2017, 11:38am by OldFox
Film Room: Marshon Lattimore
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Film Room: Marshon Lattimore

New Orleans' rookie cornerback is every bit as good as you've been led to believe -- but he's not the only reason the Saints have finally turned their defense around.

3 comments, Last at 19 Nov 2017, 2:34am by ClavisRa
Film Room: New York Jets Offense
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Film Room: New York Jets Offense

The Jets offense is composed almost entirely of castoffs from other teams, including 38-year-old quarterback Josh McCown. Charles McDonald shows how coordinator John Morton has used "college" schemes to make a functional machine out of that scrap.

5 comments, Last at 10 Nov 2017, 10:46am by dcl0
Film Room: Carson Wentz
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Film Room: Carson Wentz

When a young quarterback develops, his coaches learn to trust him, and the talent around him improves, an offense can improve exponentially. Derrik Klassen shows how the Philadelphia offense has improved so radically in just one year.

12 comments, Last at 03 Nov 2017, 3:20pm by bingo762
Film Room: Aaron Donald
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Film Room: Aaron Donald

The Rams defensive tackle is in the last year of his contract and looking for a long-term deal. Charles McDonald explains why Los Angeles should just give Donald as much money as he wants.

16 comments, Last at 31 Oct 2017, 11:37pm by LionInAZ
Film Room: Mitchell Trubisky
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Film Room: Mitchell Trubisky

Derrik Klassen breaks down the rookie quarterback's tape and finds huge holes in his game -- but plenty of cause for excitement as well.

8 comments, Last at 26 Oct 2017, 6:40pm by JustBod
Film Room: Big Ben's Bevy of Blunders
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Film Room: Big Ben's Bevy of Blunders

Charles McDonald goes over all five of Ben Roethlisberger's interceptions last Sunday to see just how Dante Fowler and the Jaguars forced him into so many mistakes.

6 comments, Last at 13 Oct 2017, 3:14pm by ChrisLong
Film Room: Matthew Stafford
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Film Room: Matthew Stafford

The Lions quarterback is the highest-paid player in the NFL. So why does Detroit's game plan give him so few opportunities to make big-time plays?

18 comments, Last at 06 Oct 2017, 9:25pm by Duff Soviet Union
Film Room: Deshaun Watson
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Film Room: Deshaun Watson

Against New England, Houston's rookie quarterback showed that he still has some holes in his game. He also showed the kind of confidence and play-making ability that can turn a franchise around.

7 comments, Last at 03 Oct 2017, 1:07pm by princemoga
Film Room: Rams Offense
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Film Room: Rams Offense

Jared Goff and Todd Gurley suffered through a disastrous season in 2016, but Sean McVay's schemes have put both players in a position to succeed.

10 comments, Last at 22 Sep 2017, 3:19pm by Raiderjoe