Following a 10-6 season in 2010, Raheem Morris nicknamed the Buccaneers “Youngry” because of their talented stock of up-and-comers. That promise didn’t pan out in 2011, leaving Morris without a job and incoming head coach Greg Schiano with decisions on what to make of his young first-team (which averaged less than 26 years old coming into the year).
The Browns tilted the balance of their draft picks to the defensive side of the ball last year, but after a dreadful season offensively, this offseason will probably have to be pushed in the other direction.
What route the Vikings take with the No. 3 overall pick in the draft will determine their course of action in free agency.
In the public view, Super Bowl XLVI has been defined by the plays that weren’t made – fumbles the Patriots didn’t recover, a ball Wes Welker didn’t catch, a few throws Tom Brady didn’t make. But when you pop in the coaching tape, you see there are even more aspects of the game where the Giants excelled, earning them a win in a well-contested championship game.
Even though Cardinals DE Darnell Dockett went to the ESPN and NFLPA parties on Friday night, the highlight of his week was doing the NFL’s Play 60 with the kids.
With the season coming to a close, the crew at “Playbook” has taken to the film to find players who made marked improvements on the field. This time, we are looking at running backs.
With the season coming to a close, the crew at “Playbook” has taken to the film to find players who made marked improvements on the field. Today, we look at wide receivers.
We’ve looked at quarterbacks and defensive backs. In our third installment, we take to the trenches to review the performance of three rising defensive tackles.
With the season coming to a close, the crew at “Playbook” has taken to the film to find players who made marked improvements on the field. After taking a glance at quarterbacks last week, here’s a look at three defensive backs who caught our eye.
With the season coming to a close, the crew at Playbook has taken to the film to find players who made marked improvements on the field. In our first look back to 2011, we analyze a trio of quarterbacks.
When you look at the tape, the Patriots and Giants walked away conference champions for reasons that spanned the length of the game. And the Ravens and 49ers exited stage right for just as many reasons.
Posted: Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 | NFL Playbook Staff | Tags: Playbook picks, Baltimore Ravens, Brian Baldinger, Brian Billick, Joe Theismann, New England Patriots, New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers, Solomon Wilcots
“Playbook” analysts Solomon Wilcots, Brian Baldinger, Joe Theismann and Brian Billick make their picks for the conference championship games.
When the Giants and 49ers earned their way into the NFC Championship Game, they had won their games on the scoreboard – and one particular area of the field.
Posted: Thursday, January 12th, 2012 | NFL Playbook Staff | Tags: Playbook, Baltimore Ravens, Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers
Four divisional playoff games this weekend to break down. Let’s get right to it.
The No. 3 seeds (Houston and San Francisco) are feeling pretty good about themselves after big wins in the Wild Card round. What kind of obstacles will they face this week?