Tag: New York Times Fifth Down Blog

  • Rankings Insight for This Year’s WR Class

    When it comes to this series, I usually just provide a teaser of the post to the Fifth Down and link you to the rest. But with today’s receivers,  No.5 WR Greg Childs and No. 4 WR Marvin Jones, I want to discuss the thought process behind their unusually high ranking – and a few […]

  • New York Times Fifth Down Blog Top-Five Series

    New York Times Fifth Down Blog Top-Five Series

    For the second year, I’ve been invited to contribute my top-five skill players at each position at theNew York Times Fifth Downblog. Today, I begin with Washington RB Chris Polk: 5.  Chris Polk, running back, Washington (5-10, 215) Physically and conceptually, Polk is almost everything you want from a lead back or a feature runner in […]

  • Fifth Down Blog Sr. Bowl Practice Notes

    Here’s a current list of links to this week’s practice notes from the Senior Bowl: Day 3 Risers and Fallers Day 3 Practice Notes – Offense Day 2 Practice Notes – Offense Day 2 Practice Notes – Defense Day 1 Practice Notes – All Positions, but WR Day 1 Practice Spotlight on WR Tomorrow morning […]

  • RSP Flashback: DeMarco Murray Q&A and Analysis

      DeMarco Murray’s 25-carry, 253-yard debut as the Cowboys starter bested Emmitt Smith’s single game rushing record for the team. As with most accomplishments of this kind, the performance tends to be the product of a confluence of factors: a weakened defense, a big lead, and talent allowed to get into a rhythm. With Sam […]