Danny Kelly

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NFL scouting: Not just throwing darts

Risers, fallers, winners, losers, sleepers, reaches and busts. The feats and fiascos by front offices during the three-day spectacle that is the modern NFL Draft has become the stuff of legend and infamy. But what is the real process like?

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Xs & Os Breakdowns

Reloaded: Russell Wilson & the "Game Manager"

I wrote and published this article about Russell Wilson and the 'game-manager' label back on January 31st, just prior to the Super Bowl.

Reloaded: Russell Wilson & the "Game Manager"

I wrote and published this article about Russell Wilson and the 'game-manager' label back on January 31st, just prior to the Super Bowl.

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Reloaded: Long live the read option

I wrote and published an abridged version of this article back on November 26th.

Reloaded: Long live the read option

I wrote and published an abridged version of this article back on November 26th.

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The running back's toolbox

What kind of things will teams be looking for among the prospects in this year's draft? Danny Kelly walks us through the traits scouts look for when evaluating running backs.

The running back's toolbox

What kind of things will teams be looking for among the prospects in this year's draft? Danny Kelly walks us through the traits scouts look for when evaluating running backs.

'We ran into a buzz saw'

The Denver Broncos were stunned by what they saw from the Seattle Seahawks. Maybe they shouldn't have been. Danny Kelly sits down in the film room for a closer look at what had the Broncos on their heels in the big game.

Just be yourselves

Pete Carroll's cultural & schematic philosophies apparent in Seattle's Playoffs run.

What makes a good receiver?

What kind of things will teams be looking for among the receiver prospects in this year's draft? Danny Kelly walks us through the traits scouts look for when evaluating the prospects.

Hump moves & extra gears: The scout's lexicon

Hump moves, burst, stacking and shedding ... funny words and phrases that have very specific meanings when it comes to evaluating prospects. Danny Kelly gets us ready for the NFL Draft with an illustrated guide to the terminology.

Nickel & diming: The importance of specialization

Forget about 3-4 and 4-3 defenses or every-down players, specialization is the new paradigm among NFL defenses. Danny Kelly explains how it's impacting free agency and the draft.

How do Combine drills translate to the field?

So what does a three-cone drill, 40 time and all that other stuff really mean for players and teams? Danny Kelly sits down in the film room to explain.

NFL Draft: Finding a place for the 'tweeners'

They aren't traditional down linemen or standup linebackers, but they can still play football. Danny Kelly explains what exactly a "tweener" is, and how smart defenses utilize these hybrid players.

Win Forever Young

Seahawks mesh Pete Carroll's 'Win Forever' with John Schneider's 'Forever Young'

The Seahawks' L.O.B., the cover-3 & man-free

The NFL is a passing league. It's stated so often these days that it's almost a cliche.

Behind the Boom

You probably know them as the Legion of Boom, but there's more to Seattle's historic pass defense than nicknames. Danny Kelly heads to the film room to take a look at how Pete Carroll turns simple concepts into spectacular play.

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Rocky Mountain arsenal

Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker, Wes Welker and Julius Thomas helped Peyton Manning set NFL records for passing and touchdowns. Danny Kelly breaks down why the Seahawks are going to have their hands full on Feb. 2.

The Xs & Os behind Richard Sherman's big play

Take away the postgame interview and all the hot takes, and Richard Sherman's pass deflection is actually a pretty routine play for an extraordinary Seattle secondary. Danny Kelly breaks down the play that launched a thousand think pieces.

Conference Championship X-factors

The NFL's Final Four. The Conference Championship Weekend. We're there, ladies and gentlemen. Danny Kelly breaks down the matchups that matter.

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