Derek Carr Finds Amari Cooper On The Deep Comeback Route

The NFL passing game is complex. Mark Schofield shows how quarterback Derek Carr finds Amari Cooper, and why that’s a reason for fans to be excited about the future in Oakland.  Next to the back-shoulder throw, the deep comeback route is perhaps the hardest to defend in the NFL. Similar to the back-shoulder throw, a deep comeback route, when executed well,…

NFL Preview: Devonta Freeman Against the Texans Linebackers

The Houston Texans and all-world defensive lineman J.J. Watt travel to take on the undefeated Atlanta Falcons in NFL Week 4. Dave Archibald has a two-part preview, focusing on the unstoppable Julio Jones in Part 1 and here, on the matchup between Devonta Freeman against the Texans linebackers. Freeman of the Hour While the back end of the Texans defense is…

NFL Turnover Week 3: Turnovers And Momentum

Despite the cliche, games are rarely decided in one play. However, turnovers and momentum have more than a fleeting acquaintance. Dave Archibald explores what happens when things go wrong for the Dallas Cowboys against the Atlanta Falcons. After a game-changing play, announcers will often suggest that “momentum” has shifted and lady luck has cast her eye on…