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Coffee & Cigarettes: Around the AFC



AFC time - that weird 'other' conference that I almost never pay attention to for no good reason because the Seahawks actually do play AFC teams it's not really like the MLB where teams only play each other in interleague play the NFL isn't really like that.

Johny Frugal - Gang Green Nation
How John Idzik is shaping up to be the anti Mr. T.

Getting Back to Business - Pats Pulpit
And that's the end of that. As I'm sure you are all aware, Pats Pulpit has pretty much been Aaron Hernandez Central over the past week as all of this madness unfolded. Needless to say, following a...

A Look at the Patriots Offense w/o Hernandez - Pats Pulpit
Pats have dominated with the 2 TE attack since 2010. Now, they will likely be without Gronk for a few weeks, and now Hernandez has been released after getting arrested.

Mario Williams headlines deeper stable of Buffalo Bills pass rushers - Buffalo Rumblings
The Buffalo Bills have some big decisions to make with their pass rushers; divvying up playing time will be the biggest among them.

Buffalo Bills have two big questions at QB entering training camp - Buffalo Rumblings
Our pre-training camp State of the Bills Roster series concludes with a quick overview of the team's new-look quarterback position.

Reading a Defense from Your Couch - Dawgs By Nature
A quick how-to on reading defenses from that annoying broadcast camera angle. Learn about types of coverages and how to interprete what you see from a defense during an NFL broadcast.

Getting Vertical with the Air Coryell Offense - Dawgs By Nature
Getting Vertical: Rufio breaks down the Air Coryell Offense and it's strong side package. Stop by to learn about the Air Coryell Offense's terminology.

The Air Coryell Offense: Reading 839 F flat - Dawgs By Nature
The Air Coryell Offense: Reading 839 F flat. Rufio breaks down what a QB is looking for when running this Air Coryell staple, how he determines where to throw the ball, and how the routes are run.

Speed on the Edge - Dawgs By Nature
A closeup Xs and Os breakdown of the blitz "rain" and how athletic edge rushers open up rushing lanes for their teammates. Used by Nick Saban and Bill Belichick, "rain" is an effective blitz concept against empty backfield sets.

Former Steelers wide receiver Nate Washington likens Jake Locker to Ben Roethlisberger - Behind the Steel Curtain
Despite recent negative reports surrounding the development of Titans quarterback Jake Locker, former Steelers and current Titans wide receiver Nate Washington throws out a shout of support for his embattled passer.

Top Plays of 2012: Jermaine Gresham dominates after the catch - Cincy Jungle
Jermaine Gresham gained 427 of his 744 yards last year after the catch. He had two huge plays that contributed to that YAC dominance.

Top Plays of 2012: Dalton's Dime Against The Chiefs - Cincy Jungle
Quarterback Andy Dalton had his share of ups and downs during his second season in the NFL. In the Chiefs game, Dalton had two great throws that showed his upside. This is the first.

How Well Do Rookie Quarterbacks Adjust To The NFL? - Baltimore Beat Down
A statistical look at how rookie quarterbacks have adjusted to the NFL from college over the last five years.

2013 Colts Positional Preview: Tight Ends - Stampede Blue
Stampede Blue’s Josh Wilson takes a look at each position, looking at the talent they have and at how the final roster might play out. Today we look at the tight ends.

The Film Room: Breaking Down DeAndre Hopkins - Battle Red Blog
BRB salivates over DeAndre Hopkins' decimation of the LSU secondary. We got a goodie, folks.

The Film Room: New Houston Texans Safety D.J. Swearinger - Battle Red Blog
The Film Room returns, now with GIFs! BRB takes a look at one of the most ferocious rookie safeties in 2013, D.J. Swearinger.

Unnecessary Film Study With All-22: Andre Johnson's Overtime Game-Winner Vs The Jaguars - Battle Red Blog
Cool off with a fresh look at a another pivotal play from the Texans' 2012 season. Got a play you want me to take a look at? Leave it in the comments!

The Film Room: Sam Montgomery - Battle Red Blog
I am ready and willing to admit I had Sam Montgomery all wrong in my initial spring evaluations. After taking a second look, this young Bull could be a great fit in Houston after all.

Titans GIF Dump: Hitchin' Ain't Easy - Music City Miracles
If Locker's going to take the next step in his game, his ability to move within the pocket will be a key point he'll have to improve on.

Tennessee Titans: Jeff Fisher Likes Jared Cook's Versatility - Music City Miracles
Maybe Jeff Fisher can do what the Titans weren't able to do with Jared Cook. His size and speed ratio can create major headaches for defenses. Will Fisher be able to utilize him?

Jason Babin excited about being Jaguars 'LEO' end - Big Cat Country
Jaguars defensive end Jason Babin is excited about playing the LEO end position in the new-look defense.

Andy Reid's passing game: The ultimate tendency breaker - Arrowhead Pride
Theoretically, Andy Reid has forgotten more offense than the rest of us will learn during the duration of our lives as fans, players, coaches, and pundits alike. His tenure...

Matt Flynn reminds Rich Gannon of Rich Gannon, calls Jaworski's opinion "ridiculous" - Silver And Black Pride
In reaction to Ron Jaworski ranking Matt Flynn as the worst starting QB in the NFL, Rich Gannon says that's "ridiculous" and says Flynn reminds him of himself.

Why the San Diego Chargers' New Offense Could Fix Philip Rivers - Bolts From The Blue
A new offense is taking shape in San Diego, and the numbers show why it could be exactly what Rivers needed all along.

2013 MHR University: DT Gaps and Techniques - Mile High Report
Learn how to see and understand the game on a deeper level!

MHR University: 4-3 Alignments - Mile High Report
In this 2nd installment of 2013 MHR University, Bronco Mike takes a look at the "Stack" "Over" and "Under" 4-3 alignments.

MHR University: Nickel for a Quarterback - Mile High Report
This week we are going to take a look at the nickel defense and it's sub packages.

Denver D: Broncos Big Men and the front 7 - Mile High Report
Vickerson, Knighton, and Sly, oh my! That's a lotta beef up front. As far as the Bronco front 7, we quite possibly have the best combination of versatility and talent. Come see how they were used last season, and how they might be used in 2013.

Film Study: Zone Blocking - Mile High Report
Here are visual examples and breakdowns of the types of zone blocking plays you will see in 2013.

Film Study: disguising a defense, 4-2-5 or 3-2-6? - Mile High Report
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