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VonDoom
10-13-2016, 08:38 AM
Interesting article on the Players' Tribune. I actually liked the beginning the best, as he talks about his methodology and preparation:


At least 80% of interceptions start in bed. Or in a recliner. Iím serious. Monday through Friday, all I do is watch film on receivers. On Monday nights, I watch our upcoming opponentsí last three games. Every single snap in the All-22 film. That gives me a head start going into the week. I try to walk into the facility the next morning already knowing most of their offense before the coaches tell me. Then on Tuesdays, I start breaking down the first- and second-down passing plays they like to run. On Wednesdays, I break down their preferred third-down plays.

In the NFL, anticipation is everything. Itís very, very hard to make an interception if you are just reacting to what you see after the snap. Itís already too late at that point. NFL receivers are too fast, too physical.

If you want to get a jump on a route, you have to start making the interception on Monday. My first pick this season, against the Panthers, was straight film. Based on their formation, and their personnel, and the down and distance, I had in mind a few plays they might run as soon as they broke the huddle. But then I saw Cam flip the running back from the right side to the left side, and I knew exactly what was coming.

http://www.theplayerstribune.com/top-5-nfl-receivers-chris-harris-jr/

Slick
10-13-2016, 09:20 AM
Thanks for posting. Is that the website that Derek Jeter started? Great format and I like how I didn't have to do some stupid slideshow.

Harris Jr is a stud.

VonDoom
10-13-2016, 09:23 AM
Thanks for posting. Is that the website that Derek Jeter started? Great format and I like how I didn't have to do some stupid slideshow.

Harris Jr is a stud.

Yeah, I believe it was originally Jeter's idea. A lot of athletes write for it now.

GEM
10-13-2016, 11:18 AM
That site is great. Read the Chris Harris piece, then went on to read DT's and Von's.

http://www.theplayerstribune.com/demaryius-thomas-mom-broncos/

http://www.theplayerstribune.com/von-miller-broncos-super-bowl-mvp-nerd/

Devilspawn
10-13-2016, 04:22 PM
That site is great. Read the Chris Harris piece, then went on to read DT's and Von's.

http://www.theplayerstribune.com/demaryius-thomas-mom-broncos/

http://www.theplayerstribune.com/von-miller-broncos-super-bowl-mvp-nerd/
I read Von's article a while back. Anyone who watches National Geographic, regardless of jersey worn, is a favorite of mine. Love me some Nat Geo! :elefant: