Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Read-Option and the Evolving Defensive Response

Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham had some interesting comments for Tim Twentyman at detriotlions.com about the read-option offense, how to play it and what affect its having on the league. “‘It’s a big thing in the league now, and that’s … Continue reading

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Dear Phil, Good Luck on the Use of Those Stats.

Bears general manager Phil Emery is now using statistics to guide his decisions. His interested has become so intense that he recently hired a statistician to fill a newly-created “analytics” postion in the front office. Gven that this is the … Continue reading

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In Defense of Jon Gruden

Michael David Smith at profootballtalk.com describes comments that Packers quarterback Aaron Rogers made via Twitter during the NBA Finals. One of those comments took Magic Johnson to task for his almost entirely positive commentary on individual players and, as he … Continue reading

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How Do You Solve a Problem Like Sharrif Floyd

ESPN NFC North blogger Kevin Seifert has some interesting thoughts on the Vikings plans to use newly drafted defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd: “Floyd plays the same “three-technique” position as veteran Kevin Williams, and during minicamp this week, the two rotated … Continue reading

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Pompei Is Honored With Prestigious Award

Dan Pompei at the Chicago Tribune has been selected as the 2013 winner of the prestigious Dick McCann Memorial Award for distinguished reporting and will be honored during enshrinement week ceremonies in August at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. … Continue reading

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Despite Consistent Offseason, the Rams WIll be Sporting a Very Different Look This Season

Josh Alper at profootballtalk.com discusses the fact that the Rams will have the same offensive coordinator two years in a row for the first time in quarterback Sam Bradford‘s career: “”The day Sam walked back into the building [this offseason] … Continue reading

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Lions Lack of Discipline on the Field Is a Reflection of Off-Field Problems

Drew Sharp at the Detroit Free Press puts his finger on the problem when commenting on the Lions lack of discipline: [Head coach Jim] Schwartz didn’t take the off-field nonsense seriously last year. It reflected his head-coaching inexperience. Commitment is … Continue reading

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The Bears Offense Is Taking Shape and Other Points of View

Return man Devin Hester sounds like a man who is trying to convince himself that he’s still got it. Via Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune: “‘I look at my past history and I know what I am capable of … Continue reading

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How Will the Bears Do in 2013? Look No Farther Than the 2012 Draft. And Other Points of View

John Mullin had some interesting things to say about the Bears current status on offense: “As last season spiraled down from its 7-1 start into a series of disappointing losses, communications in and around the offense reached a point where … Continue reading

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