Pass Rush and Coverage: Patriots Defensive Concepts

Pass defense takes both individual effort and eleven players working in concert to be successful. The two biggest defensive plays in the New England Patriots win over the Denver Broncos demonstrate how eleven great individual efforts, within the team concepts, can create big plays. Not Fantasy Football Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning posted big statistics in…

Defensive Play of the Week: Chandler Jones Puts the Hammer Down

Joe Cullen, a UMass grad and Tampa Bay’s defensive line coach, once said that “the greatest play in defensive football is the sack-forced fumble.” Also called a strip-sack, it can leave the opponents’ signal caller in a crumpled heap, exposing their offensive linemen as unworthy protectors. Part home invasion and part smash-and-grab, it happens in…