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  1. Philip Rivers completing short passes for long gains

    Eric D. Williams

    ESPN NFL reporter Kevin Seifert offers this meaty analysis piece on the increase of completion percentages and passing efficiency in the NFL this season. And San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is the poster boy for this trend. Rivers...

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  2. Bengals lose A.J. Green, but beat Falcons 24-10

    Running back Giovani Bernard picked up a Bengals offense missing receiver A.J. Green on Sunday, turning short passes into big plays, and Cincinnati's defense held down yet another top quarterback for a 24-10 victory over the Atlanta Falcons.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | September 14, 2014
  3. Washington Redskins mailbag: Part 1

    John Keim

    ASHBURN, Va. -- In Part 1 of the Redskins mailbag: Searching for a little hope, wondering about Robert Griffin III's game and the strategy of throwing short passes and more. Enjoy. @john_keim #jkmailbag Too much negativity on my TL! Who pleasantly...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  4. Matt Cassel on target with short throws

    Ben Goessling

    ST. LOUIS -- Coming into Sunday's game with the St. Louis Rams, Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner said the presence of the Rams' disruptive pass rush wouldn't necessarily limit the Vikings' offense to a diet of short passes. In the ...

    Blog | September 07, 2014
  5. NFL - Eli Manning and New York Giants' offense poised to bounce b...

    Steve Palazzolo

    Last year, Eli Manning was one of the worst quarterbacks in football and the Giants' overall offense struggled. Can he and Big Blue turn it around in 2014?

    Story | Conversation | July 29, 2014
  6. RG III report: Strong finish

    John Keim

    RICHMOND, Va. -- With the speed the Washington Redskins have at receiver, if defenses don't get home on the blitz, the Redskins will be in position for some big plays on short passes. We saw that the other day when quarterback Robert Griffin III hit ...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  7. On slowing Charles, KC's short passes

    Paul Kuharsky

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Kansas City Chiefs are fueled by short passes. Their average gain on a completion is 10.9 yards and quarterback Alex Smith's average yards per attempt is at 6.6. But a lot of those yards are after the catch, not before it. ...

    Blog | October 03, 2013
  8. Third-down red-zone throws to rookie: why?

    Tim MacMahon

    IRVING, Texas - Why the heck do the Dallas Cowboys keep throwing short passes to rookie receiver Terrance Williams on third-and-long in the red zone? They've done it in both games so far this season. It hasn't come close to working either time. ...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  9. Morning Ram-blings: Checkdowns check

    Nick Wagoner

    ATLANTA -- If it seemed like the St. Louis Rams and quarterback Sam Bradford threw a lot of short passes on Sunday, it's because they did. In the Rams' 31-24 loss to Atlanta, Bradford threw 55 passes. Of those 55 attempts, 35 of them were thrown 5...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  10. Should short throws be easy throws?

    Paul Kuharsky

    "In small proportions we just beauties see," author Ben Jonson wrote about 400 years ago. "And in short measures life may perfect be." My 2012 football rendition of that, for our purpose here, is that short passes should be easy for quarterbacks t...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  11. Halftime update: Steelers-Jets

    Jamison Hensley

    Here are some observations from the first half of the Steelers-Jets game: Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is hurting the Jets on short passes. According to ESPN Stats & Information, Roethlisberger was 8-of-9 for 93 yards on passes 10 ...

    Blog | September 16, 2012
  12. Raiders have receiver issues

    Bill Williamson

    A day after the Oakland Raiders' passing game relied on short passes to potentially overworked running back Darren McFadden, the team got bad news for the receiver group. Jacoby Ford, a sparkplug No. 3 receiver, will have surgery on his left foot ...

    Blog | September 11, 2012
  13. Gilbride on the secret to Cruz's success

    Kieran Darcy

    In his weekly session with reporters on Thursday, Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride was asked about what makes wideout Victor Cruz so dangerous after the catch? Cruz has caught short passes the past two weeks and turned them into 99- and...

    Blog | January 05, 2012
  14. Inside look at Jets-Bears

    Rich Cimini

    Here's a look at two aspects of Sunday's game, courtesy of ESPN Stats and Information: Short passes a focus of the Jets and Bears Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler faces a defense that will look to take away the short passing game, a major strength o...

    Blog | December 23, 2010
  15. Nuts & Bolts: Bears vs. Patriots

    Michael C. Wright

    THREE KEYS FOR THE BEARS Make sure tackles: Patriots quarterback Tom Brady isn't greedy. So he'll take what the defense gives. Look for him to throw plenty of short passes and checkdowns to the running backs. When Brady does that, Bears need to ma...

    Blog | December 12, 2010
  16. Mike & Mike on ESPN Radio: Show in Review October 15, 2010

    • ESPN NFL analyst Ron Jaworski explains why Randy Moss' departure won't hurt New England because Patriots QB Tom Brady only throws short passes, which are perfect for WR Deion Branch. Ron Jaworski • Tennessee Titans coach Jeff Fisher s...

    Blog | Conversation | October 15, 2010