Tag: NFL Lens

  • The NFL Lens: Timing the Dynamite w/Lawrence Timmons

    The NFL Lens: Timing the Dynamite w/Lawrence Timmons

    Lawrence Timmons demolition of Jeremy Hill at the goal line reveals the technique behind the primal force. Be it blowing up buildings or ball carriers, successful linebackers and demolition experts understand that timing and placement are essential components of a successful job. Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons demonstrates both timing and placement with his dynamite, blowing up Jeremy […]

  • NFL Lens: Pass Drops with LB Albert McClellan

    NFL Lens: Pass Drops with LB Albert McClellan

    The Ravens inside linebacker foils the best in the business with his work on Monday night.  Albert McClellan is not an NFL star. He won’t run down scat backs sideline-to-sideline and stuff them for losses. He’s not a gifted pass rusher He’s a solid contributor on a good defense. It makes him an ideal choice […]

  • NFL Lens: Reading Blocks (And People) w/David Johnson

    NFL Lens: Reading Blocks (And People) w/David Johnson

    A vivid illustration of what a running back should use to guide his decisions between the tackles. Not until he was well into his tenure as a starter with the Green Bay Packers did Brett Favre even know what a nickel defense was. Jon Gruden credits Favre with inventing the RPO. If there was a […]

  • The NFL Lens: Fingertips Technique w/Jarvis Landry and Mike Evans

    The NFL Lens: Fingertips Technique w/Jarvis Landry and Mike Evans

    Testing technique is a lot like testing character; how well it holds up under stress will tell you a lot. A man’s true character comes out when he’s drunk. -Charlie Chaplin Much to your dismay, I’m not advocating shots before the gauntlet drill at the NFL Combine. I agree, it would be entertaining—even more so […]

  • The NFL Lens: Anticipation and Touch with Drew Brees

    The NFL Lens: Anticipation and Touch with Drew Brees

    The only facets of ideal quarterback play where I couldn’t use Drew Brees as a model are a rocket arm and height. I have a much broader range of acceptable traits with my quarterback scouting than most. Learn why.  Quarterbacks are time travelers. The ball represents the present. Where they want the ball to go […]

  • The NFL Lens: Ball Security

    The NFL Lens: Ball Security

    Ball security that can withstand a defensive gauntlet. Ball security is a more complex subject than it appears. In theory, it’s so vital that it can change games and alter the course of careers if not practiced. David Wilson and Stevan Ridley can attest that a lack of ball security can put the kibosh on […]

  • NFL Lens: Tight Coverage With T.Y. Hilton

    NFL Lens: Tight Coverage With T.Y. Hilton

    With noted exceptions, there’s a difference between “open” in college and pro football. In the NFL, there’s at least one play a game where the quarterback leans on his primary wide receiver to win the ball against tight coverage. It doesn’t sound like a lot but consider the urgency that accompanies most moments football games. […]