Mike Daniels

Sack Lunch: Mike Daniels Creates Pressure from the Inside

In his Sack Lunch series, Jon Ledyard looks at a particularly impressive pass-rushing performance from the past weekend’s games, highlighting techniques, moves, or athletic traits that brought each player success. In this installment, Jon looks at the traits that make interior defensive lineman Mike Daniels special, focusing on a sack against the Minnesota Vikings. Green Bay Packers defensive lineman…

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September 22 Quick Kicks Podcast- Arif Hasan on the Minnesota Vikings First Two Weeks

The Minnesota Vikings sit atop the NFC North after their 2-0 start, which includes a win over the rival Green Bay Packers last week. Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL) joins Mark Schofield on the September 22 Quick Kicks Podcast to discuss the start of the Minnesota Vikings’ season and preview their Week 3 matchup with the Carolina Panthers. The…

Under the Microscope: New England Patriots Offense & Offensive Line

Despite the odds, the Patriots have opened the season with two wins, despite many of their offensive weapons sidelined to injury and suspension. And now backing quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has been added to the injury list. Yet, the Patriots pulled off two wins due to smart coaching and execution. Brandon Thorn puts the New England Patriots offensive…

Mason Rudolph: Pocket Presence

Many aspects of quarterback evaluation is quantified, but one trait that still defies quantification in its impact is pocket presence. Mark Schofield breaks down how Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph exhibits good pocket presence by remaining calm and adeptly working the pocket while under pressure.  Pocket presence, unlike some quarterback traits, cannot be quantified in the way…

September 17 Breaking the Plane Podcast: Ted Nguyen Interview

Last year the Denver Broncos proved you don’t need elite quarterback play to win a Super Bowl, but most teams don’t have the same level of defense as the Broncos and quarterbacks are still the easiest way to contend. Ted Nguyen (@RaidersAnalysis) joins Jon Ledyard (@LedyardNFLDraft) on the September 17 Breaking the Plane Podcast to discuss NFL quarterback play, his recent…