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  1. Packaged Plays and the Newest Form of Option Football

    Chris Brown

    This time last year, Doug Marrone, then Syracuse's head coach, had a serious problem — his offense. Marrone, now head coach of the Buffalo Bills, seemingly had all the pieces needed to be successful. Marrone followed his tenure as a highly resp...

    Blog | August 16, 2013
  2. Same Old Chip: What We Learned About the Eagles Offense in Their ...

    Chris Brown

    Before the second play of his first NFL game, Philadelphia's new head coach, Chip Kelly, a man who made his reputation as the architect of college football's most prolific offense — the Oregon Ducks' fast-break, spread-it-out attack — did...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  3. Jason Witten, Master of the Option Route

    Chris Brown

    For years, the Cowboys have been nothing if not erratic. Whether it's quarterback Tony Romo's on-field inconsistencies, the vacillations of owner Jerry Jones, or the propensity of a very smart head coach (Jason Garrett is a Princeton grad who scored ...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  4. Adrian Peterson and the Lead Draw: The Vikings' Throwback Play fo...

    Chris Brown

    In recent years, running back, once football's glamour position, has been diminished beyond all recognition. Not so long ago, NFL teams routinely built around franchise running backs, but now the need to highly invest in the position is mostly gone. ...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  5. The Pop Warner Offense That Confounded Sean Payton, and What It S...

    Chris Brown

    Much of the talk this offseason has been about stopping the read-option, but in Sean Payton's year away from the NFL, he had trouble with a much different offensive attack: the single wing. During his Roger Goodell–mandated suspension from t...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  6. After an offseason of searching, NFL coaches may finally know how...

    Chris Brown

    There's no simple solution for the NFL's latest offensive trend, but after an offseason of searching, defensive coaches may finally have some answers.

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2013
  7. What Matt Barkley and the Eagles' Offseason Say About Chip Kelly'...

    Chris Brown

    The Philadelphia Eagles' selection of USC quarterback Matt Barkley in the fourth round of this year's draft appears, by any logical measure, to be a great value pick. At one time, Barkley was talked about as a high first-round pick, and there's no do...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  8. Are Alex Smith and Andy Reid Really a Perfect Fit in Kansas City?...

    Chris Brown

    The NFL offseason is fundamentally about one thing: hope. The mantra of "Any Given Sunday" is expanded to "Any Given Season," and the new - new rookies, new facilities, new schemes, new management - is the stuff those dreams are made of. But the most...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  9. How the Ravens Will Try to Contain Colin Kaepernick and the Diver...

    Chris Brown

    "The running game in pro football has gotten so boring," former 49ers coach Bill Walsh remarked some years ago. "There's just four or five plays they can run. I think the whole thing is headed in the wrong direction, and it's really unfortunate." Eve...

    Blog | January 31, 2013
  10. How Joe Flacco's Big Arm Can Exploit the 49ers' Secondary

    Chris Brown

    After a decade of mostly familiar names, Super Bowl XLVII is set to provide some welcome new blood under center. Sunday will mark the first title game in five years to feature two quarterbacks who've never been here before, but that's about where the...

    Blog | January 30, 2013
  11. Calm Like a Bomb: The Finer Points of Manti Te'o's Search-and-Des...

    Chris Brown

    Manti Te'o finished the 2010 season, his second in South Bend, as already one of the most decorated linebackers in Notre Dame history. A former five-star recruit, Te'o finished his sophomore year with 133 tackles (good for 21st nationally), was a fin...

    Blog | January 07, 2013
  12. Defining the Principles of Washington's Offensive Revolution

    Chris Brown

    With Tom Brady and Peyton Manning still dissecting defenses, this weekend's game between the Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins might not produce this year's Super Bowl winner, but it may still be the key to the NFL's future. Since their 3-6 st...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  13. Stanford Shows Oregon Its Own Brand of Old-School Football

    Chris Brown

    It can't be overstated just how impressive Stanford's 17-15 overtime victory over Oregon was. Stanford almost entirely shut down Oregon and its record-setting offense, the same offense that shredded the Cardinal 53-30 last season. Last year, Oregon's...

    Blog | November 20, 2012
  14. AJ to T.J.: Breaking Down Alabama's Game-Winning Play

    Chris Brown

    I have an admission to make: Several times this season I've tried to watch Alabama play an entire game, and each time I've failed. Sure, I've watched quarters of football here and there — the bludgeoning of Michigan, the decimation of Arkansas,...

    Blog | November 05, 2012
  15. Denver Dips Into the Old Colts Playbook for Some Vintage Peyton

    Chris Brown

    Peyton Manning's return to the NFL has not exactly been a fairy tale. His team sits at 3-3, they've routinely fallen behind early in games, they average a paltry 93.8 rushing yards per game, and Manning's top receiving targets include young but incon...

    Blog | October 18, 2012
  16. Draw It Up: The Latest Wrinkles in West Virginia's Explosive Offe...

    Chris Brown

    For much of the past five years, Dana Holgorsen has helmed some of the most prolific offenses in college football. From Texas Tech to Houston to Oklahoma State, the current West Virginia coach's wide-open attack has been the premier scheme in college...

    Blog | October 02, 2012