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The Seattle Seahawks lost their left tackle, George Fant, to a torn ACL during their second preseason game versus the Minnesota Vikings. After he struggled during his rookie season, he came back this offseason in much better football shape and also looked to have improved his technique. With his loss, the Seahawks need to figure
The Denver Broncos have two of the best cornerbacks in the NFL, but their journey from college has been as close to polar opposite as possible. While they both played for the University of Kansas, Aqib Talib was a highly touted first round, while Chris Harris wasn’t even drafted nor was he even invited to
Starting a new film room series called: Big Play Series. This is where I’ll pick one of the biggest plays from the week and break it down for you. This week is Dede Westbrook versus the Patriots. I hope you enjoy!
This past week, I had the pleasure of going to Seahawks’ training camp for three days. During my time at the VMAC, I met some players, did some interviews, and was able to observe the practices up close and in person for the first time. It was awesome! One of the standout players from camp
The formula to win in the NFL is rather simple. Do you have a franchise quarterback? If yes, you build around him. If no, you desperately hope one falls to you or do whatever it takes to grab one. The Los Angeles Rams did it last year with Jared Goff. The Philadelphia Eagles followed suit
With Tyler Lockett finally returning to the practice field, I felt it was time to do a film update. For this video, I tracked his 66 targets from his 2016 season and looked at the general trends of his role in the Seahawks’ offense. Since I did this last offseason, his potential change in role
Alshon Jeffery has the size of a prototypical wide receiver. He’s 6’3 and weights 218 pounds, but his career has been hampered by injuries. Since he was drafted in 2012, he’s only played in two complete seasons. This offseason he signed with the Philadelphia Eagles on a one-year $9.5 million contract. For this video, I
The Patriots have been one of the best teams in the NFL over the last decade. While they lost LeGarrette Blount and Martellus Bennett, they also traded for Brandin Cooks using their 2017 first and third round picks. Cooks is the definition of a deep, vertical threat. His blazing speed, subtle route-running, and confident receiving
Last week, we looked at Michael Bennett as a pass rusher in the Seattle Seahawks’ defense. We discussed his role in base packages and his role on third downs or obvious pass rush situations. As a continuation, I wanted to complete my breakdown and look at his ability to defend the run. In my opinion,
Michael Bennett is a leader for the Seahawks’ defense. His ability to pass rush and stop the run make him a valuable asset to the team. In this video breakdown, I looked at him as a pass rusher and his role in the defense. For the following video next week, I decided to look at
The 2016 NFL Draft was the epitome of good defensive line prospects. The Los Angeles Chargers took Joey Bosa third overall. The San Francisco 49ers took DeForest Buckner seventh overall. The Seattle Seahawks took Jarran Reed 49th overall. At Alabama, Reed was an elite run defender. He had strength, a solid frame, and knew how
Anquan Boldin has always been defined by his attitude. He runs angry after the catch. He aggressively fights to snag balls out of the air. He understands how to use his body to physically win against tight coverage. While he’s never been the fastest on the field, he has been the model for consistency based