Posts Tagged ‘Playbook’
Posted: Thursday, November 24th, 2011 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Joe Flacco, Justin Smith, Navorro Bowman, Patrick Willis, Playbook, Ray McDonald, San Francisco 49ers, Tale of the tape
After tonight’s Thanksgiving feast, you’ll probably feel stuffed like a 300-pound defensive lineman. That’s actually quite appropriate, because if you tune in to watch Thursday Night Football on NFL Network, all of the best talent will be in the trenches for the 49ers and Ravens.
Posted: Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers, Playbook, Playbook mailbag, Rex Ryan
Everyone wants to know how to beat Green Bay right now – coaches and fans. Here’s our best guess at how to do it.
Posted: Monday, November 21st, 2011 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: Andy Dalton, Blaine Gabbert, Cam Newton, Jake Locker, Playbook
On Sunday, we saw five rookie quarterbacks try and bring their teams back from behind – and failed. Nonetheless, they continued to make strides in their NFL journey.
Posted: Thursday, November 17th, 2011 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: Denver Broncos, New York Jets, Playbook, Tim Tebow
We call Tim Tebow a winner. How else does a quarterback complete two passes in a game and win like he did last week in Kansas City?
Posted: Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: Calvin Johnson, Calvin Johnson, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Playbook, Playbook mailbag
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.
Posted: Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: 2011 NFC Pro Bowl team, Cam Newton, Carlos Rogers, Jason Pierre-Paul, Jed Collins, Playbook, Ray McDonald
The “Playbook” crew gathered what they have seen on tape this season to put together their votes for the 2011 NFC Pro Bowl team.
Posted: Monday, November 14th, 2011 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: Alex Smith, Chris Johnson, Dallas Cowboys, Dave Tollefson, DeMarco Murray, frank gore, Mathias Kiwanuka, New York Giants, Playbook, San Francisco 49ers, Tennessee Titans, Tony Romo
In the NFL, defensive coordinators wish stopping a team was as simple as stopping one guy.
Posted: Thursday, November 10th, 2011 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: Carson Palmer, Oakland Raiders, Phillip Rivers, Playbook, San Diego, Tale of the tape, Thursday Night Football
Heading into NFL Network’s first Thursday Night Football broadcast, the Raiders and Chargers (both 4-4) are looking for something to tip control of the AFC West in their favor.
Posted: Thursday, November 10th, 2011 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: Houston Texans, New York Jets, Playbook, Playbook mailbag, San Francisco 49ers
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.
Posted: Wednesday, November 9th, 2011 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: Marcel Reece, Oakland Raiders, Playbook
The NFL has become a league in which spread sets are becoming the norm for offenses and the fullback has become virtually non-existent – or so you think.
Posted: Monday, November 7th, 2011 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: Chicago Bears, Cullen Jenkins, Jim Washburn, Philadelphia Eagles, Playbook, Tennessee Titans, Wide-9
There has been much commotion this season about a “new” phenomenon, commonly referred to as “Wide-9” defensive ends. What hasn’t been mentioned much this year, but has been equally on the rise this year, is the ‘Double 3-technique’ alignment.
Posted: Thursday, November 3rd, 2011 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: Buffalo Bills, New York Jets, Playbook, Tale of the tape
With the fall of the Patriots last Sunday, Buffalo is the de facto “team to beat” in the AFC East. Having already knocked off the Patriots, the Bills (5-2) now have a chance to shut down the Jets (4-3) and stay atop one of the NFL’s most competitive divisions.
Posted: Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: Playbook Mailbag, New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers, Playbook, Tom Brady, Troy Polamalu, Wes Welker
The Steelers may not have created the template to stop the Patriots, but they clearly saw in their film study an effective strategy already in place and executed it to perfection.
Posted: Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: A.J. Feeley, Al Harris, Chris Long, New Orleans Saints, Playbook, St. Louis Rams
When St. Louis beat New Orleans this weekend, we were surprised as all of you must have been – besides you hardcore Ram fans; we know you never wavered seeing those glorious throw-backs gracing the turf.
Posted: Monday, October 31st, 2011 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: Al Harris, Marcell Dareus, Michael Vick, Navorro Bowman, Playbook, Sean Lee
Losing a game to a division rival is hard. But for the Cowboys, losing one of their best linebackers might be the hardest thing to overcome after Sunday’s loss to the Eagles.