Matt Bowen, Bleacher Report, “If You Watch Atlanta And New Orleans On Tape They Use A Lot Of Different Personnel Groupings”
Matt Bowen joins Mac and Jason for his weekly spot on the show to talk about NFL Kickoff weekend, the Falcons, and Chip Kelly’s offense. . . .
Jeff Darlington joins the show from New Orleans where he will be covering the Falcons/Saints game this weekend. The guys discuss Sean Payton’s return, the Saints defense, the Falcons secondary and more. . . .
The AFC East has been simply known as Tom Brady’s playground. A new defensive scheme installed by Defensive Coordinator Mike Pettine will help defensive tackle Marcell Dareus and his teammates prove to everyone that they won’t be pushed around anymore.
Wide receivers in the NFL can either prosper greatly and make a big-time name for themselves or sit quietly in the background and move around from team to team. Kevin Walter is one of the few that has done both, and hopes to excel now with the Titans, since this may be his last chance.
Lomas Brown sits down with Mac and Jason to talk about his involvement in the recent NFL settlement, life after football, the end of his time at ESPN, and this year’s Super Bowl contenders. . […]
The Redskins organization is hopeful that rookie CB David Amerson will soon become the remedy to a secondary that last season ranked 30th in pass defense. Team officials understand that a cornerback with elite talent can easily mask the deficiencies of an inept secondary.
The Minnesota Vikings traded away four draft picks to move to select Cordarrelle Patterson in the first round. Patterson has already impressed the Vikings coaching staff with his learning ability, speed, size and athleticism. The former Tennessee Volunteer could play a few different roles for the Vikings as a rookie in 2013.
Mac and Jason get a chance to visit with the creative director of EA Sports’ Madden franchise about the release of the most recent version and the evolution of the game. . . .
Quarterback Matt Ryan set five Falcons single-season passing records. While impressive, it made the Falcons one-dimensional, relying too much on their aerial attack. With the addition of All-Pro running back Steven Jackson, the Falcons can now be dangerous both through the air and on the ground.
There are a large number of high-profile players who, due to injuries or poor performance, disappointed last season. Here are 10 who are poised to return to form this year.