Monthly Archives: August 2012

Breakout Players: Linebackers

With the different defenses that NFL teams run, linebackers now have very different purposes. Some linebackers are all around players who play the run well and can defend the pass. Now with the emergence of the 3-4 many teams now … Continue reading

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Breakout Players: Defensive Linemen

Last year defensive linemen such as Jason Pierre-Paul and Chris Long took their games to the next level. Now is a great time to be a pass rusher in the NFL. With teams passing more than ever it gives defenders … Continue reading

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Breakout Players: Tight Ends

Last year was the year of the tight end with Jimmy Graham and Rob Gronkowski putting up seasons that were ridiculous even by receiver standards. The position has completely changed over the past few years as teams are now finding … Continue reading

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Breakout Players: Wide Receivers

With a pass oriented league, receiver breakouts are now a very common occurrence. Some can come from obscurity (Victor Cruz) while others can be high draft picks who were given a starting job (Jordy Nelson). There are a lot of … Continue reading

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Breakout Players: Running Backs

Last year running backs LeSean McCoy, Reggie Bush and Marshawn Lynch took their games to the next level. In today’s pass oriented NFL it is tough for a back to emerge without at least 15 to 20 touches a game. … Continue reading

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Breakout Players: Quarterbacks

Last year quarterbacks such as Matthew Stafford, Cam Newton and Alex Smith all broke out and burst onto the national scene. With the NFL becoming so pass oriented the opportunity is there for quarterbacks to breakout every year and in … Continue reading

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Breakout Player Recap: Defensive Backs

With the passing game becoming so crucial, defensive backs have more opportunities to make plays on the ball. This gives them the chance to emerge onto the scene and over the past few years this has certainly been the case. … Continue reading

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