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On The Chalkboard: Cover 3 - Blogging The Boys
Let's go back to the Chalkboard in this video to help understand another base coverage in Monte Kiffin's defense, Cover 3.

On The Chalkboard: Four Verticals - Blogging The Boys
Is there a route combination that can be used against any coverage in any down and distance situation effectively? Why yes, and I'm so glad you asked... Let's go to the chalk board to talk it out.

On The Chalkboard: The Pistol Formation Isn't Just For Cowboys Opponents - Blogging The Boys
What is it? Why is it successful? & Why we will see the Cowboys line up in it in 2013....

On The Chalkboard: The Stick Concept (Video) - Blogging The Boys
As we prepare for the 2013 NFL Season, let's go back to the Chalkboard to look at a popular route combination used to attack Cover 3, a coverage we will see very regularly from the Dallas Cowboys under Monte Kiffin.

On The Chalkboard: Cover 3 Beaters- The Sail Combination (Video) - Blogging The Boys
As we prepare for the 2013 NFL Season, let's go back to the Chalkboard to look at a popular route combination used to attack Cover 3, a coverage we will see very regularly from the Dallas Cowboys under Monte Kiffin.

Michael Vick: Chip Kelly has grabbed team's attention - Bleeding Green Nation
Earlier this offseason, Michael Vick made a crucial mistake. Say anything remotely interesting during the offseason. Take it from someone who does this for a living, NFL writers are desperate for...

TE Will Replace WR in Eagles Offense - Bleeding Green Nation
We are witnessing the evolution of the TE and increased emphasis being placed upon the position around the NFL. In Chip Kelly's offense, it could be that the TE replaces the traditional WR altogether.

Giants Roster Breakdown: Aaron Curry - Big Blue View
Linebacker Aaron Curry is in a perfect spot to revive his career -- a place where quality linebacker play has been the exception rather than the rule in recent years.

Washington Redskins Best Play-Action Pass Concepts - Hogs Haven
The Redskins built a deadly play-action passing game from the foundation of their strong run game. Here we breakdown the Redskins best play-action concepts using the All-22 footage.

All-22 Film Breakdown: Redskins Guard Josh LeRibeus - Hogs Haven
Josh LeRibeus has taken a lot of criticism this offseason. Some of it has been fair, but a lot of it is unwarranted. Here we take a look at the All-22 film to see just how he did on the field in his limited action late last season.

Redskins Playbook: 18-19 Bounce Run Series - Hogs Haven
With the Redskins adding more speed to their backfield, could the 18-19 Bounce series be called more frequently?

Redskins Offense Next Step: Read-Option Packaged With Routes? - Hogs Haven
The theme around the Washington Redskins the past few weeks has been about protecting star quarterback Robert Griffin III and the use of the option in the Redskins offense. I started looking back...

Bears Playbook - How Replaceable is Israel Idonije? - Windy City Gridiron
Israel Idonije was one of the hardest-working Bears during his nine seasons, but he became a luxury as younger defensive linesmen stepped up their game. Here's why the Bears won't miss him on the field as much as they'll miss him on the sideline.

Bears Playbook - Is Brandon Marshall Just a Decoy? - Windy City Gridiron
While wide receivers might be overrated in the minds of both GMs and fans, you can't understate the value of a highly-paid decoy on the field. Here's how Brandon Marshall distracted the Lions and opened up the game for his teammates.

Bears Playbook - What's the Deal with Brandon Hardin? - Windy City Gridiron
Brandon Hardin earned a redshirt rookie season after injuring himself last pre-season. Here's why he should be worried about his roster spot.

Bears Playbook - Marquess Wilson's West Coast Style - Windy City Gridiron
Phil Emery rolled the dice in the seventh round of the draft on Washington State WR Marquess Wilson. Yes, Wilson's off-the-field issues are well documented, but his on-the-field work could be just what the Bears need on offense.

Bears Playbook - The Joe DeCamillis Punt Game - Windy City Gridiron
Whether he's trying to set up a return or block a punt, Joe DeCamillis has a plan for the Bears special teams. See what to watch for to know what's happening inside the insanity of a punt play.

Aaron Rodgers' Consistent Impact On the Packers' Running Game - Acme Packing Company
The Packers' quarterback has been a key contributor to the team's rushing game over the past several years, and we examine

Lions Linebacker Accused Adrian Peterson Of "Juicing" - Daily Norseman
There have been whispers. . .completely unfounded. . .of Adrian Peterson's 2012 season being aided by PEDs. Apparently it was much louder than a whisper on at least one occasion last season.

Brian Banks featured on Rich Eisen Podcast - The Falcoholic
Atlanta's favorite exonerated linebacker is one of the better stories Falcons fans should hear this year, and the national audience seems to agree.

Ronde Barber's departure should allow Barron to play in the box more frequently - Bucs Nation
Changes in the secondary should allow Mark Barron to excel in his second NFL season.

Akeem Spence is the perfect fit for the Buccaneers - Bucs Nation
Akeem Spence has some elements of Geno Atkins to his game, which is high praise for a fourth-round draft pick who is seen as mostly a run stuffer.

The Versatility of Darren Sproles - Canal Street Chronicles
Unique and versatile, Darren Sproles has quietly carried the back field of the New Orleans Saints for the last two seasons. At 5'6" and 190 pounds how does he do it?

The Carolina Panthers Running Scheme - Cat Scratch Reader
Under Ron Rivera's direction the Panthers have possessed one of the top rushing attacks in the NFL. In 2011, the team averaged 150.5 yards per game, third in the league, and a league high of 5.4...