Monthly Archives: August 2011

Breakout Players: Linebackers

With the continuing presence of the 3-4, linebackers continue to be more than tackling machines. Last year, Cameron Wake and Tamba Hali broke out and showed their abilities to get to the quarterback. There are plenty of examples like this … Continue reading

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Breakout Players: Defensive Linemen

Defensive linemen over the past few years have become frequent breakout candidates. This mainly pertains to defensive ends as the focus on passing gives them more chances to get to the quarterback. For proof, look no further then what Jason … Continue reading

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Breakout Players: Tight Ends

Tight ends have become a key focal point in the passing game over the past few years which have led to many breakouts at the position every year. Last year, Marcedes Lewis and Brandon Pettigrew became very reliable options for … Continue reading

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Breakout Players: Wide Receivers

As teams continue to throw more, receivers breaking out has become a very frequent occurrence and it comes in many different varieties. Normally breakout seasons are like those posted by Mike Wallace, Dwayne Bowe, Hakeem Nicks and Stevie Johnson last … Continue reading

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Breakout Players: Running Backs

Running backs breaking out is a very common occurrence as in most cases players are just waiting for an opportunity. Arian Foster obviously comes to mind in that regard and Darren McFadden who came in much more hyped than Foster, … Continue reading

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Breakout Players: Quarterbacks

With the continued emphasis on the passing game, there are now quarterbacks that take their game to the next level and breakout every year. Last season Josh Freeman became a national name as he had an excellent season with a … Continue reading

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Breakout Player Recap: Defensive Backs

As the league continues to become more pass oriented, defensive backs are more important than ever and teams have certainly taken notice. As always, my preseason write-ups on the players mentioned can be found here. Louis Delmas, Lions: Delmas had … Continue reading

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