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NFL Analysis from Cian Fahey
Pre-Snap Reads Quarterback Catalogue Endorsements

Pre-Snap Reads Quarterback Catalogue Endorsements

The Pre-Snap Reads Quarterback Catalogue 2017 is now available. You can purchase your pdf copy for $19.99 by clicking the link...

Pre-Snap Reads Quarterback Catalogue 2017 ($19.99)

Pre-Snap Reads Quarterback Catalogue 2017 ($19.99)

The Pre-Snap Reads Quarterback Catalogue 2017 is now available. You can purchase your pdf copy for $19.99 by clicking the link...

Evaluating Quarterback Prospects, Mitchell Trubisky and DeShaun Watson

Evaluating Quarterback Prospects, Mitchell Trubisky and DeShaun Watson

Evaluating prospects for the NFL draft should be a humbling undertaking. You are trying to predict something that by its very...

Pre-Snap Reads Quarterback Catalogue 2017: Russell Wilson Sample Chapter

Pre-Snap Reads Quarterback Catalogue 2017: Russell Wilson Sample Chapter

This is a sample chapter from this year’s quarterback catalogue. You can pre-order your pdf copy of the book here.

DeShone Kizer and Diverging Traits

DeShone Kizer and Diverging Traits

The draft is a repetitive entity. Every draft process is engulfed in narratives that parallel previous years while teams repeat terms...

Patrick Mahomes and the Allure of Upside

Patrick Mahomes and the Allure of Upside

This is the time of year when you hear about what a player can be taught. You can’t teach speed, but...

Pre-Snap Reads Quarterback Catalogue 2017 (Pre-Order)

Pre-Snap Reads Quarterback Catalogue 2017 (Pre-Order)

On Sunday the 30th of April, the Pre-Snap Reads Quarterback Catalogue 2017 will publish. That is immediately after the NFL draft....

The Overt Impact of Kyle Shanahan on the Atlanta Falcons Offense

The Overt Impact of Kyle Shanahan on the Atlanta Falcons Offense

Only one team remains available for Kyle Shanahan. The Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator was supposed to be a primary target...

What Tony Romo Specifically Offers Over Dak Prescott

What Tony Romo Specifically Offers Over Dak Prescott

Dak Prescott has been sensational. He has massively overachieved relative to his draft position and status entering training camp as the...

Kirk Cousins and Empty Drives

Kirk Cousins and Empty Drives

Kirk Cousins played well within his skill set on Thanksgiving. He stockpiled yardage to the tune of 449 on 53...

Dictating The Play – An Explanation With C.J. Prosise and Jay Gruden

Dictating The Play – An Explanation With C.J. Prosise and Jay Gruden

C.J. Prosise announced himself on Sunday Night Football. Without him, the Seattle Seahawks likely wouldn’t have beaten the New England...

Aaron Rodgers and Growing Weary With Greatness

Aaron Rodgers and Growing Weary With Greatness

Aaron Rodgers had more failed receptions last year than any other quarterback. Rodgers had 64, one more than Cam Newton...

Matthew Stafford’s MVP Season That Never Was

Matthew Stafford’s MVP Season That Never Was

Just a week ago, Matthew Stafford’s name was being bandied about during MVP conversations. The Detroit Lions starting quarterback had...

Andy Dalton, A New Philosophy and Making a Bad Situation Worse

Andy Dalton, A New Philosophy and Making a Bad Situation Worse

Andy Dalton’s injury last year came at the worst possible time. That’s not hyperbole. It’s not a phrase being used...

Adam Gase, Ryan Tannehill and Realistic Expectations

Adam Gase, Ryan Tannehill and Realistic Expectations

Ryan Tannehill was sacked six times through the first three games of this season. Five of those sacks came in...

Sam Bradford, Norv Turner and Embracing Options

Sam Bradford, Norv Turner and Embracing Options

Nobody ran more often on first down than the Minnesota Vikings in 2015. According to the Football Outsiders Almanac 2016,...

Dak Prescott Deserves More Respect After Week 3 Performance

Dak Prescott Deserves More Respect After Week 3 Performance

Dak Prescott was an after-thought in the NFL draft. “He’s not worth watching” and “He’s Tebow” were two of the...

Kirk Cousins, Derek Carr, Brock Osweiler and the Gaps in Evaluating Efficiency

Kirk Cousins, Derek Carr, Brock Osweiler and the Gaps in Evaluating Efficiency

Only one quarterback since 1960 has thrown 45 or more passes in a game for 300 or fewer yards with a...

An Early Look at Mike Mularkey’s Offense With Marcus Mariota

An Early Look at Mike Mularkey’s Offense With Marcus Mariota

Marcus Mariota showed during his rookie season that he was a quarterback and not a gimmick. He quickly separated himself...

40 Pointless Predictions for the 2016 NFL Season

40 Pointless Predictions for the 2016 NFL Season

This year more than any year previous I found myself looking at team records and thinking they didn’t reflect how...

What Sam Bradford Brings to the Minnesota Vikings

What Sam Bradford Brings to the Minnesota Vikings

Sam Bradford is a hard sell. The newly-acquired Minnesota Vikings quarterback will play for his third team in 2016, starting...

Breaking Down Will Fuller and P.J. Williams Preseason Matchup

Breaking Down Will Fuller and P.J. Williams Preseason Matchup

Will Fuller and P.J. Williams are two young players in the NFL. Fuller is a 22-year old rookie who was...

Intimidating Defensive Backs and the Emerging Marcus Peters

Intimidating Defensive Backs and the Emerging Marcus Peters

Davante Adams raised his hand above his head as he ran clear down the right sideline. Adams was in position...

Garrett Grayson Upstages Jimmy Garoppolo in Preseason Debut

Garrett Grayson Upstages Jimmy Garoppolo in Preseason Debut

Jimmy Garoppolo failed to flourish on Thursday night. Garoppolo started the New England Patriots’ first preseason game and played the...

Breaking Down the Layered Redzone Threat of Rob Gronkowski and Martellus Bennett

Breaking Down the Layered Redzone Threat of Rob Gronkowski and Martellus Bennett

Martellus Bennett and Rob Gronkowski are tearing up the Patriots defense during the first week of training camp. Okay, okay....

Jadeveon Clowney is Following Same Path as Khalil Mack

Jadeveon Clowney is Following Same Path as Khalil Mack

Khalil Mack had a predictable season in 2015. The Oakland Raiders edge defender “broke out” with 15 sacks and two...

Stefon Diggs, Stems and Separation

Stefon Diggs, Stems and Separation

The Minnesota Vikings passing game was congested in 2015. A schematic deference to Adrian Peterson combined with an inept offensive...

Andrew Luck, Russell Wilson, Statistics and Pocket Passers

Andrew Luck, Russell Wilson, Statistics and Pocket Passers

I recently wrote an article for Sports on Earth that ranked the best supporting casts in the NFL. The premise was...

What Does Jimmy Garoppolo Offer the New England Patriots?

What Does Jimmy Garoppolo Offer the New England Patriots?

Jimmy Garoppolo is a 24-year old, former second-round draft pick who has thrown 31 passes in his NFL career to...

How Much of an Impact Will Kelvin Benjamin Really Have on the Carolina Panthers Offense?

How Much of an Impact Will Kelvin Benjamin Really Have on the Carolina Panthers Offense?

Cam Newton was the overwhelming winner of the MVP in 2015. It was a deserved accolade for a quarterback who...

Patrick Peterson: PSR Cornerback Analysis

Patrick Peterson: PSR Cornerback Analysis

Nobody would ever compare Julio Jones’ 2015 season to Randy Moss’ 2007 season. Jones had an incredible season last year,...

Hiding Behind the Money, the Frauds of the Sam Bradford Holdout

Hiding Behind the Money, the Frauds of the Sam Bradford Holdout

Sam Bradford’s short-lived holdout came to an end this week. Like the majority of holdouts these days, Bradford’s failed before...

Sterling Shepard, New York Giants Find Perfect Fit With Each Other

Sterling Shepard, New York Giants Find Perfect Fit With Each Other

In selecting Will Fuller in the first round of the draft, the Houston Texans forced a pick on a receiver because of...

Will Fuller, The Houston Texans and Justifying Draft Picks

Will Fuller, The Houston Texans and Justifying Draft Picks

At this time of the year there is a lot of rationalizing being done. Everyone needs to justify the moves...

Indianapolis Colts Must Continue to Work on Offensive Line After the NFL Draft

Indianapolis Colts Must Continue to Work on Offensive Line After the NFL Draft

In a draft that was celebrated for its quality and depth on the defensive side of the ball, the Indianapolis...

Should we trust Hue Jackson on Cody Kessler?

Should we trust Hue Jackson on Cody Kessler?

“You’ve got to trust me on this one.” That was the money quote from Hue Jackson. His Cleveland Browns had...

Developmental Quarterbacks: The NFL Draft’s Pyramid Scheme

Developmental Quarterbacks: The NFL Draft’s Pyramid Scheme

15 quarterbacks were selected in the 2016 NFL Draft. Jared Goff and Carson Wentz went first and second overall, before...

NFL Draft: Round 1 Reactions

NFL Draft: Round 1 Reactions

1. Jared Goff to the Los Angeles Rams Goff can be what the Rams need, a competent complement to Todd...

Everybody Wins in a Sam Bradford Trade

Everybody Wins in a Sam Bradford Trade

The Philadelphia Eagles are in a frenzy. It feels like the franchise has been in a frenzy since hurriedly moving...

Pre-Snap Reads Mock Draft 2.0

Pre-Snap Reads Mock Draft 2.0

In this mock draft, I will make selections that I think teams should make but I will restrict my options...

Who Should Draft Myles Jack in the First Round of the 2016 NFL Draft?

Who Should Draft Myles Jack in the First Round of the 2016 NFL Draft?

Have you ever seen Guardians of the Galaxy? It’s one of those super hero films that has taken over Hollywood...

How Height Unfairly Sets Up NFL Quarterback Prospects for Success/Failure

How Height Unfairly Sets Up NFL Quarterback Prospects for Success/Failure

Three quarterbacks who officially measured 5’11” or shorter have thrown at least 100 passes in the NFL since 1990: Doug...

It’s an Important Draft for the Minnesota Vikings

It’s an Important Draft for the Minnesota Vikings

The defining trait of Bill Belichick’s career is self-evaluation. Belichick understands what he’s got better than any other coach on the...

Muhammad Wilkerson Trade Proposals

Muhammad Wilkerson Trade Proposals

Now that the destinations of the top two quarterbacks are known, it’s time for the other draft storylines to be...

NFL Draft Rankings: Ranking the Players I’ve Been Able to Watch

NFL Draft Rankings: Ranking the Players I’ve Been Able to Watch

As with every year, the draft is a secondary focus for me. I won’t be firsting on any prospects because...

New Orleans Saints Need Shaq Lawson’s Style and Skill Set

New Orleans Saints Need Shaq Lawson’s Style and Skill Set

The biggest move the New Orleans Saints made this offseason, besides re-signing Sean Payton to a five-year contract, was adding...

Paxton Lynch Will Be Victim of Irrational Quarterback Market During 2016 NFL Draft

Paxton Lynch Will Be Victim of Irrational Quarterback Market During 2016 NFL Draft

Paxton Lynch is gaining some momentum as we approach the draft. After the Los Angeles Rams traded up with the Tennessee...

Miami Dolphins Must Focus on Three Specific Prospects in 2016 NFL Draft

Miami Dolphins Must Focus on Three Specific Prospects in 2016 NFL Draft

Mike Tannenbaum is confronted by three doors. He can see the contents of each room. The first shows him Cody...

Ronnie Stanley Would Complete the Foundation of the Chicago Bears Offense

Ronnie Stanley Would Complete the Foundation of the Chicago Bears Offense

Charles Leno is in line to be the Chicago Bears starting left tackle this season. Unless Bobby Massie was signed to...

Sheldon Rankins Would Allow Oakland Raiders To Multiply Impact of Greatest Strength on Defense

Sheldon Rankins Would Allow Oakland Raiders To Multiply Impact of Greatest Strength on Defense

Picking in the 11-15 range of the the draft has proven to be profitable over recent years. Odell Beckham and...

How the Rams Can Set Up Their Rookie Quarterback For Success

How the Rams Can Set Up Their Rookie Quarterback For Success

37.8 percent of Nick Foles’ yards in 2015 came on throws where the ball didn’t travel further than two yards...

Who Could the Tennessee Titans Pick in the Draft After Trade With St. Louis Rams?

Who Could the Tennessee Titans Pick in the Draft After Trade With St. Louis Rams?

The St. Louis Los Angeles Rams are adding Carson Wentz to Todd Gurley’s offense. There are conflicting reports about whether...

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