Posts by Chris B. Brown

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    It’s Not Them, It’s You

    Blake Bortles, Teddy Bridgewater, and Johnny Manziel are all first-round talents with fifth-round flaws. So, who’s going to be drafted first? And who’s going to be the best pro? Your answer probably says more about you than it does about the kid you pick.

  • Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning

    Better With Age

    How did a 37-year-old passer three years removed from neck surgery deliver a historic season and Super Bowl berth? Credit a subtle but essential offensive shift.

  • Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll

    Who's Laughing Now?

    Pete Carroll used to be a joke; now he’s on the brink of a Super Bowl berth thanks to his defensive mastery.

  • Auburn coach Gus Malzahn

    The Making of a Modern-Day Guru

    How Gus Malzahn went from high school defensive coordinator to college offensive mastermind, and took Auburn to the brink of championship glory in the process.

  • Kaepernick & Gore

    Defending the Read-Option

    There’s no simple solution for the NFL’s latest offensive trend, but after an offseason of searching, defensive coaches may finally have some answers.

  • Dick LeBeau

    Controlled Chaos

    How the evolution of zone-blitz coverages has defined modern defense.

  • Vince Wilfork

    Ode to the War Daddies

    The Patriots’ Vince Wilfork and the evolution of New England’s hybrid defense.

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