This Week In Football Writing: September 16, 2015

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Film review: Shaq Mason is ready right now to start for the Patriots

Jeff Howe from The Boston Herald charted Shaq Mason‘s snaps in preseason to determine whether he is ready to step in after Stork’s concussion.


Why the NFL Has a Quarterback Crisis

Kevin Clark from the Wall Street Journal highlights the disparity in quarterback intelligence and play between college and the NFL, and how that is impacting teams’ strategies about the position.


Cris Collinsworth and the Evolution of NFL Broadcast Analysis

Grantland’s Bryan Curtis examines how NBC color commentator Cris Collinsworth watches endless amounts of film to prepare for his broadcasts.


Thoughts on Christine Michael in Dallas & RSP Sample

Matt Waldman reminds readers about the qualities a running back needs outside of just carrying the ball, using Christine Michael as an example. Includes links to great resources on the qualities needed to be a RB1.


Real Deal: Malcolm Butler learns from opening matchup against Antonio Brown

ESPN’s Mike Reiss reviews the game tape from opening night to analyze the nine receptions Butler allowed on Brown, to find that up until the final drive, Butler had held Brown to just 80 yards on the night.


Marquee Matchups: Week 2

Luke Easterling, at Draft Breakdown, takes a look at the best 1 on 1 matchups in college football for week 2, highlighting potential to analyze some of the 2016 draft’s best prospects.


Travis Kelce Is Ready To Serve ‘Em

Aaron Randle at Complex Sports profiles Travis Kelce, the loud, flashy, and cocky tight end for Kansas City, who despite his public persona is serious and putting in work to become one of the game’s top players.


How the Rams Built a Laboratory for Millennials

The St. Louis Rams have the youngest team in the NFL. The Wall Street Journal’s Kevin Clark writes that the Rams have embraced the youth movement, adjusting how they teach young players to meet the millennials on their own turf.


All football, Bill Belichick leaves his narrative to his friends and enemies

In the Washington Post, Adam Kilgore writes that Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, while elusive personally, leaves his public legacy to be defined by others.


Ray Lawry: The “it” man of ODU’s offensive scheme

Harry Minium profiles the soft-spoken, underestimated, and determined engine of the Old Dominion University offense: Ray Lawry.


Jarryd Hayne’s debut as seen in Australia: a fumble, flags and breaks – as it happened

The Gaurdian’s Matt Cleary, a newcomer to following American football, hilariously live blogs the San Francisco 49ers opening game, focusing on former Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne.

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