About Vernon Adams, the Obscure, the Melancholy, and the “Feel-Good”

David Miller Editorials 2 Comments

I’ll be honest. I didn’t know what to write about this week. I considered several times writing to Charles Fischer and the editors and letting them know I was out of ideas, out of articles, I could write no more, I needed a break. All told, I’ve put down five articles of more than 1,500 words each since early September and had …

An Elite Showdown: Anthony Barr vs Tyler Johnstone

Charles Fischer Talent Evaluation 1 Comment

One of the great unknown elite match-ups of the 2013 season pitted the UCLA All-American and 9th pick in the NFL draft, Anthony Barr against Oregon’s Tyler Johnstone.  As the game approached, I was worried about the protection of Marcus Mariota’s blindside, and yet I knew it would be quite entertaining to examine in slo-mo later. Barr was picked early …

A Real Pain in the Pass

Todd Moore Fish Reports 2 Comments

How do the Ducks stop 1,200 pounds of defensive muscle with exceptional speed from crushing our quarterback?  What are the tactics to stop blitzes?  It is only fitting to give some recognition to the big boys up front, since this is not an easy assignment.  The men who battle in the trenches every single offensive play are the reason big …