Whenever the big Saquon Barkley storms a yard at 13, as he did in the brutal 34: 27 loss of the New York Giants on Sunday against the New York Jets, it's worth investigating the reasons.
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There was a worrying pattern: Saquon's passport protection.
Barkley returns from an ankle sprain and has not looked this way ever since. This affects his passport protection, as he has tried to anchor with his usual strength. And as I described in detail in the video above, the teams have noticed.
It will be crucial for Barkley to heal this week during bye. New York's next opponent, the Chicago Bears, is the league's fifth-best defender, according to DVOA. They will itch to exploit this by taking speed cameras to Barkley. EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – NOVEMBER 10: New York giant quarterback Daniel Jones (8) fools the ball to New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) On November 10, 2019, Jordan Jenkins (48) and Safety practiced.
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As the Browns on Sunday the Buffalo Bills There was much talk about how the Browns Kareem Hunt would go on the offensive after being banned for eight games earlier this year.
Would you do that at the expense of Nick Chubb, the Browns' best offensive weapon? Not really.
Hunt is a former Pro Bowl player, but the Browns should not involve him at the expense of Chubb. And if his first return match is evidence, they do not have to.
Against the Bills, Chubb recorded 81 percent of offensive snaps – 8 percent more than its seasonal average – while Hunt received 54 percent. Both were performed together in several pieces, also in a clever way. Hunt as a leading blocker, runner and receiver.
It is clear that the Browns can both field at the same time:
The selflessness of Hunt, who ended up 30 meters long with four straps and, interestingly, hit seven of nine goals for 44 yards (including two first relegation ) and stabbed teammates out.
"That shows what kind of person it is," Chubb said. "He knew the schedule all week. The whole schedule was mostly led by him, blocked for me, and he did not complain and said nothing. He understood what it was. He went out and just did everything he was asked to, and he enjoyed it.
As long as that stays that way, the momentum between these two gifted players is not a problem.
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In the first eight games of the season I was worried about the defensive end of Oakland Raiders, Clelin Ferrell, the overall 4th place The Raiders shocked everyone as they selected Ferrell instead of Josh Allen of Kentucky, and in the first half of the season it looked like a mistake when Allen had collected an impressive seven sacks and more 13 quarterback hits compared to Ferrell's 3½ and 5, though Ferrell played 11 more snaps last Thursday.
Ferrell's big game against the Chargers – signing up for eight duels, 2½ sacks, and three QB hits – played a major role in making these stats seem presentable:
"Sack totals drive me crazy – He can do a lot more than just rush the passers-by, "said Raiders coach Jon Gruden. "He made some great games against the run. It was obviously a signature game for him, but it's great for him to get some bags. Maybe some of the people out there counting sacks will acknowledge this.
It's not just about sacks, it's about pressure, and while Ferrell was okay against the run, they did not rate him as high to be a running back.
Let's hope he's in the Thursday's performance was great.
"Clelin needed that," said the defensive end of Maxx Crosby. "Many people have this or that said, but it does not matter. Clelin came out, he clenched out. Did what he should do It was huge for us.
And it will remain in a suddenly tense AFC vests for the remainder of the season.
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Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has a saying: It's not hard to be a football player when you're a footballer Yes, it's Neanderthals, but it speaks for the fact that some guys are just built to play the game, which means they're tough, physical, and athletic.
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So a high on Baltimore defender and defender Patrick Ricard, a 6-foot 3, 303-pound former uncovered free agent who has worked out a hellish niche for the Ravens On Sunday, Ricard played 18 offensive snaps and 12 defensive snaps on a Cincinnati Bengals blowout, and he let them score, taking four Tackles and a strip sack recorded:
Ricard has played 26 percent of the Ravens offensive snaps in which season he blocks heavily, and 22 percent of his defensive batting, in which he is effective against the barrel and the pass.  It's no coincidence that his coach called him out on Wednesday.
"When we saw him and had a sense of what he was capable of … I would say, probably at the end of the first year training camp had a vision for him," said Ravens coach John Harbaugh. "He just made it spectacular and continues to improve in all areas. He is a valuable part of our team. "
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I was a big fan of Tampa Bay Buccaneers running Ronald Jones in the NFL Draft 2018 back. But after a historically gruesome rookie season in which he completed 23 rushes for 44 yards – miserable 1.9 yards per carry – Jones seems to be picking up under new coach Bruce Arians 103 times for 410 yards – an average of 4 Yards per Carry – and rushed four touchdowns, capturing 16 out of 19 targeted passes for 201 yards. He has been on an upswing lately although he lost to Arizona on Sunday. He recorded a career-high eight receptions for 77 yards against the Cardinals and looked dangerous in his second game as a starter:
Do not be surprised if you see Jones, who also hurried for 29 yards and a touchdown Sunday, Continue to engage in the passing game. If he can serve as a check-down weapon for the prolific Jameis Winston, this will greatly help the Bucs to control the clock and limit game losses.
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Guess who's leading the NFL in quarterback hits?
It's not Joey Bosa. It's not Nick Bosa. It's not Jadeveon Clowney.
It's a watt, but not the one you think. After a strong campaign in 2018, in which he recorded 13 bags and 21 quarterback hits, Pittsburgh Steelers Edge Rusher T.J. Watt, a third-year professional, is well on his way to blowing off those two numbers in 2019.
He heads the NFL with 22 quarterback hits and his 9½ sacks take fifth place in the league of 5-4 Steelers Driven to their last victory on Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams of a killer Five-Tackle-Two Watt-Outing of Watt:
JJ Watt is unbelievable, a future Hall of Famer (I feel good when I say that as a HOF voter). But it is time to reflect on the possibility that he is no longer the best football player in the family.
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Patrick Mahome's impressive jump pass on a 35:32 loss Kansas City Chiefs against the Tennessee Titans has caught the attention, and rightly so: it was the highlight role-playing game we have to expect from the ruling MVP.
However, Mahomes made another litter on the Chiefs' last ride, which really opened my eyes, which is hard to do since I've seen every litter of his career.
It came on the 38-yard line of K.C. three seconds behind the Chiefs and only 17 seconds left. The Chiefs quickly needed a big win, and the Titans quietly played cover while attacking only two men. It would cost a killer throw to get a downfield result. Then Mahomes did the following:
This was just a rocket. It could be the hardest pass I've ever seen. It was Brett Favre-like.
After Mahomes had missed two games with a slipped kneecap, he was back with him.
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Like any other election. Presented by the great Kevin Harlan, who calls the year's run of one of the NFL's three most exciting players:
Moments like this make you love football. Until next week.
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