I’d start fixing the Jets by looking at their running game. The Jets look like a bad, dysfunctional running team right now.
Posted: Thursday, December 16th, 2010 | Brian Baldinger | Tags: Four Downs, Andy Reid, Baltimore Ravens, Brian Baldinger, Four Downs, Jacksonville Jaguars, Jason Peters, Joe Flacco, Maurice Jones-Drew, New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles, Todd Herremans
Here’s a look at four items from my film notes from Week 14, starting with why the Jaguars can go into Indianapolis and win this week.
Posted: Thursday, December 9th, 2010 | Brian Baldinger | Tags: Four Downs, Brian Baldinger, Dallas Cowboys, Four Downs, Jacksonville Jaguars, Jason Garrett, Jon Kitna, LeSean McCoy, Michael Vick, Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Rams, Steve Spagnuolo
My weekly look at game film brought up some interesting trends and truths. Four Downs starts this week with why I see the Jaguars winning the AFC South race.
I credit Bill Belichick for rebuilding the Patriots defense on the fly, but the unit just isn’t good enough right now. I’ve said it before, but the Patriots just don’t play a championship-caliber defense.
Posted: Thursday, December 2nd, 2010 | Brian Baldinger | Tags: Four Downs, Andre Johnson, Andy Levitre, Buffalo Bills, Cameron Wake, Cortland Finnegan, Demetrius Bell, Four Downs, Koa Misi, Miami Dolphins, Ron Rivera, Ryan Fitzpatrick, San Diego Chargers
A few items on my mind this week after emerging from the film room, starting with the team that gets my vote as the NFL’s most improved.
The pieces have all fallen into place for Dwayne Bowe this season, and we’re seeing the results.
Posted: Thursday, November 25th, 2010 | Brian Baldinger | Tags: Four Downs, Ahmad Bradshaw, Asante Samuel, Austen Lane, Dimitri Patterson, Eli Manning, Four Downs, Hue Jackson, Jacksonville Jaguars, Jeremy Mincey, Matt Dodge, New York Giants, Oakland Raiders, Quintin Mikell, Terrance Knighton, Tom Cable, Tom Coughlin, Tyson Alualu
Another week of film works brings the latest edition of Four Downs, with a look at a few things that caught my eye. Enjoy Week 12 everyone.
The magic that makes Michael Vick so special, and maybe the MVP of the entire league this season, is exactly what could also lead to his demise. It’s going to be a problem that Vick really doesn’t know how to protect himself on the field.
Posted: Thursday, November 18th, 2010 | Brian Baldinger | Tags: Four Downs, Bryan McCann, Eli Manning, Felix Jones, Four Downs, Hakeem Nicks, Jamaal Charles, James Harrison, Jared Veldheer, Jason Garrett, Kansas City Chiefs, Matt Cassell, Oakland Raiders, the Pistol, Thomas Jones
I’ve emerged from a couple of days in the film room, and wanted to share four items that caught my attention as I went back and watched each of the games from Week 10.
Michael Vick is playing at an elite level, and chosing how to defend him is difficult. But it’s not impossible. The issue isn’t only his individual speed, but the speed that surrounds him.
On the field, Randy Moss had almost no impact in four games for the Vikings.
During the course of my filmwork each week for “Playbook,” many unheralded players jump off the film with their performances.
The Browns used three gadget plays in their win over the Saints, and they all worked to perfection.
Posted: Thursday, October 21st, 2010 | Brian Baldinger | Tags: Barry Richardson, Bill Muir, Brandon Albert, Brian Baldinger, Brian Waters, Casey Wiegmann, Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs, Matt Cassel, Ryan Lilja, Thomas Jones, Todd Haley, Tony Moeaki
I’ve seen enough of the Chiefs to know this team is for real, and I’m crediting much of their success to the offensive line.
One thing that has become apparent to me this season is the impact of Tom Coughlin on the Giants’ group of wide receivers.