3 New Offensive Sets You Could See This Fall

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The last 20 years, the Oregon Ducks have created a tradition built on non-tradition. Instead of competing with traditional powerhouse programs such as Michigan, USC and Notre Dame, Oregon created a new category to market and grow the program — a category built on innovation, creativity, speed and constant evolution. For years, Oregon had a large banner hung inside of the practice …

Mariota Outscores Winston on Wonderlic

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As the ongoing debate about which QB, Marcus Mariota or Jameis Winston, should be taken first in the NFL draft rages on, experts are noting that Mariota is making a stronger and stronger case to overtake Winston. The initial sentiments toward Mariota were that he was a system QB who would crumble in the NFL once he had to operate outside …

Selective Memory Loss Targets College Football

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Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out Memory loss is something we all suffer from time to time. It can be everything from entertaining to life-threatening, but for most of us it’s usually just embarrassing — the times we can’t quite put the name with the face fast enough — or frustrating — Now what did I come into this room for? But when …

2015 NFL Draft: Marcus Mariota – The New England Patriots

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Over the next five weeks, FishDuck.com Feature Writer Caleb Couturie will be analyzing the 25 teams in the NFL Draft that may look to select Marcus Mariota. No. 25: The New England Patriots NE’s Projected Draft Pick: Thirty-first NE’s 2015 Cap Space: $2,981,007 NE’s Top Needs: RB, DE (Pass Rush), WR There is no doubt in the New England Patriots’ organization that Tom Brady is their starting QB. …

Chip Kelly’s No-Huddle: A Growing Staple for NFL Offenses?

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A pickup basketball game between the football coaches of the University of New Hampshire and Brown University in the 1990s was the first of many meetings between two future NFL head coaches. Then-New Hampshire running backs coach Chip Kelly and a Brown assistant coach named Bill O’Brien exchanged ideas about X’s and O’s on the first of many occasions. O’Brien was …

Chip Kelly Update: Shots Fired Across the Bow

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The opening skirmish in Chip Kelly’s 2014 NFL season took place last Friday, and while the results weren’t pretty — especially with the starting offensive line — the team showed a glimpse of its potential. The final score doesn’t really matter — it was a 28-24 loss to the Chicago Bears — but the engine of the offense was clearly …

Chip Kelly Update: Inside the Eagles’ Training Camp

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Mark Saltveit Lincoln Financial Field — the Philadelphia Eagles’ stadium — is black and modern, with severe angles and a skeletal design.  Even the eco-friendly windmills lined up along the roof have a nasty, heavy-metal look; the intertwined blades look more like Death Scythes than renewable energy generators.  If there was a stadium designed by a brilliant and semi-sympathetic Hollywood …