Posts Tagged ‘Playbook mailbag’

Playbook: Have WRs found key to unlocking ‘Revis Island’?

While a 17th ranked run defense has taken the luster off the Jets’ aura this year, the deterioration of one facet of New York’s defense has prompted fans to ask another question: Is it really that hard to escape from “Revis Island?”

Playbook mailbag: Why are the Cowboys struggling?

Cowboy fans had huge expectations coming into this year. A second year with Dez Bryant and Miles Austin at wide receiver, another year with DeMarcus Ware rushing the passer, and their first go-round with renowned defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. But after two consecutive, heartbreaking losses, first to the Cardinals and last week to the Giants, the mood in Dallas is shifting. Fans are wondering: What’s wrong with the Cowboys?

Playbook mailbag: Newton or Dalton for ROY?

When Cam Newton was taken No. 1 overall in April, all eyes were focused on him. Analysts wanted to know whether he was just a one-year wonder at Auburn, a product of a spread system, an athlete with only a slight grasp of the passing game. Throughout the 2011 season, with every “Superman” celebration, after 26 touchdowns, he has proven those questions to be mute.

Playbook mailbag: Peyton Manning, MVP?

Peyton Manning, league MVP. Those words sound great pinned together. But could he be the NFL MVP … in 2011 … without playing a single snap?

Playbook mailbag: How to defend the Packers

Everyone wants to know how to beat Green Bay right now – coaches and fans. Here’s our best guess at how to do it.

‘Playbook’ mailbag: Defending double-tight end sets

The tight end position is one of the hardest for defenses to match up with because of their “tweener” nature.

‘Playbook’ mailbag: How do you cover “Megatron?”

Fantasy owners across the nation mourned Sunday, along with every Lions fan, because Calvin Johnson failed to score a touchdown or reach 100 yards receiving.

Playbook mailbag: 49ers hunting for the SB?

This time of year, everyone is starting to line up their teams as ponies in an NFL derby race toward the Super Bowl. You have the usual steeds – the Packers, Steelers, and the Patriots – but a few interesting names are starting to enter the mix.

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