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The Scouting Academy Looks At Sideline To Sideline Range

Posted on October 15th, 2020

Jessie Bates III is playing a middle-of-field safety. The Jags are going to throw a sideline vertical here but Bates shows tremend...

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Steps, Strain & Sustain. The Making of A Reach Block.

Posted on October 8th, 2020

A good reach block begins with a great first step. Check out Lewis's angle and explosive first step that puts him in position to b...

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It’s A Bird. It’s A Plane. It’s Brandon Aiyuk!

Posted on October 7th, 2020

As you will see, when you do all of these things correctly and put the ball in Brandon Aiyuk's hands you darn near elevate him to ...

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Quenton Nelson TextBook Power Pull

Posted on September 22nd, 2020

The Scouting Academy's Dan Hatman will analyze this textbook pull technique from two time Pro-Bowler Quenton Nelson for the Indian...

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Sniffing Out A Screen NFL Style

Posted on September 17th, 2020

Take a look at Brian Burns of the Panthers. The first thing to note is how quickly he transitions from a pass rusher to a screen d...

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Good Linebackers Have A Plan But Can Adjust

Posted on September 10th, 2020

One of the keys to playing good defense at any position is the ability to have a plan, but to be able to adapt that plan as condit...

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Mental Process Breakdown Of An NFL LB

Posted on September 3rd, 2020

Many inexperienced linebackers will see this picture and just go screaming downhill with their hair on fire. But not Johnson....

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Communication & Recognition Help Pick Up This NFL Twist

Posted on August 27th, 2020

Risner, while blocking the DT, is able to identify the looper. Watch the synergy and timing as the RG picks up the center’s man....

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Bears’ Fuller Shows Up In A Critical Spot

Posted on August 20th, 2020

Fuller, the corner, is the "force player" here, meaning he's the guy who needs to set the edge of the run and not get out-leverage...

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Bosa Sets The Trap Then Finishes His Work

Posted on August 13th, 2020

Bosa has set the trap for the tackle perfectly, using a "side-scissors" move to soften the edge and begin to gain the corner. ...

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Teachtape Thursday Looks At Jamal Adams

Posted on August 6th, 2020

The calculus was different in the recent trade involving Jamal Adams because he does so much beyond what a traditional safety does...

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If An NFL Running Back Can’t Do This… They Can’t Start.

Posted on July 30th, 2020

We have seen fights almost break out in NFL draft meetings over whether we should draft a running back who had questionable protec...

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