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Defenderdawg : 7/16/2017 8:49 am

Traina Inside Football: New York Giants Reader Mailbag: Back from Summer Break Edition


Kratch Giants roster countdown, No. 36: Robert Thomas bidding to start at defensive tackle


Volin Boston Globe: Sunday Football Notes: What NFL players need to do to get paid like their NBA counterparts

Machota Dallas Morning News: Johnny Manziel still wants a NFL comeback, has talked to teams about returning to league

Whitefield PFF: Defensive Line Techniques - The 2017 Prototypes
The 0-technique, also called the Nose Tackle (NT), plays directly over the center or “head-up” on him. The 0-Tech is generally responsible for defending both gaps between the center and the guard (A-gaps) and is most often used in a 3-4 defensive front. His main job is to shut the run game down from pushing directly up the middle. To do this, he must control the center while often drawing a double team from either guard. That is why the heaviest players in the NFL typically play NT in the 3-4 front. They use a combination of their massive size and strength to anchor and win against blockers at the point of attack.
Harrison stands 6-foot-3 and over 340 pounds, and uses every bit of that size to dominate the run game. Dominate isn’t overselling it either as no interior defender has been more destructive against the run since he entered the league in 2012. During that time, he leads all interior defenders in run stops (166) and run-stop percentage (14.9 percent). That career run-stop rate would have led the league by a distance among all defensive tackles in 2016, and in fact every other year of the past decade.
The 0-technique spot doesn’t typically generate large amounts of pressure on the quarterback, but with more hybrid single gap 3-4 fronts being utilized these days, you will find coordinators using smaller, explosive players to shoot one of the A-gaps and get to the quarterback quickly, particularly in sub packages. New England has recently done this with Trey Flowers in passing situations who racked up 18 pressures rushing from 0-tech last season which was almost double the next closest defender.
The 1-technique is also referred to as Nose Tackle, and is very similar to 0-technique in that they both play over the center. The defining difference between the two, is the 1-technique shades over one of the shoulders of the center and usually is responsible for just one gap. The 1-technique, like the 0-tech, is expected to take on double teams from the center and guard which produces one-on-one matchups for the rest of the defensive line, allowing them to attack the backfield. The difference is that this alignment has been most often used with a 4-3 front.
From 2012 to 2015, we saw Harrison establish him as the prototype 0-tech and after switching teams in 2016, Harrison established himself as the prototype 1-tech as well. Whatever defensive front you run, Damon Harrison is the nose tackle you want in the middle of it. Harrison is that good, and in his first year as a 1-tech he racked up ten more run stops than the next closest interior defender, while also leading the league in run-stop percentage at 15.8. A good 1-technique can make the lives of the entire defensive front seven easier, so it is no surprise to see the Giants defense elevate their play the way they did last season." utm_medium=social& utm_campaign=nfl

Shaffer Bal Sun: Ravens linebacker Kamalei Correa ready to tackle a season that's 'just not so crazy'

Coward Charlotte Observer: With nothing guaranteed, undrafted Panthers rookie Austin Duke works toward a dream

Bezjak Charlotte Observer: Healthy Connor Shaw still looking to NFL future

Cabot Cleveland Plain Dealer: Who will be the Browns starting quarterback and how many games will they win? Hey, Mary Kay!

Schudel Akron News Journal: Cleveland Browns defensive line coach Clyde Simmons wants more consistency from rookie Caleb Brantley

Cowlishaw Dallas Morning News: 'We're going to win the NFC East': Is Dak's boast youthful naivete or new sheriff in town

Hairopolous Dallas Morning News: Cowboys player profiles: After two back surgeries, can DE Demarcus Lawrence return to 2015 productivity

Hairopolous Dallas Morning News: Cowboys linebackers outook: Aside from Sean Lee and Anthony Hitchens there are questions and no ready answers

Jackson Broncos, John Elway making progress toward deal

Wilde Wisconsin State Journal: Packers: New contract for Aaron Rodgers likely high on agenda in Green Bay

Wilson Houston Chronicle: Deshaun Watson a quick-study QB willing to wait his chance with Texans

Bonsignore LA Daily News: Chargers owner Dean Spanos driven by work ethic

Weathers NO Advocate: Dexter McCoil's journey to NFL one of perseverance, persistence

Hyde Sun Sentinel: Dolphins camp comes into view — as does Patriots fixation

Kelly Sun Sentinel: Jarvis Landry deserves a fair-market deal from Dolphins

Reiss ESPN Boston: Quick-hit thoughts and notes around the New England Patriotsand NFL:
Remembering 'Sweet Kentucky Babe'; Patriots-Raiders tickets on radar

Kurkjian Boston Herald: Julian Edelman provides perfectly good answer to question on Patriots’ potential to go 19-0

Reiss ESPN Boston: What did Patriots see in Stephon Gilmore to offer such a rich contract?

Coghill Fredericksburg Free Lance Star: Eagles' Smith not afraid to play his game or express his thoughts

Kozora Steelers Depot: Jordan Dangerfield’s Story An Easy One To Root For

Rutter Pittsburgh Tribune Review: Senquez Golson needs to be special to make Steelers roster


Belock NYDN: Babe Parilli, backup QB on Jets’ Super Bowl III team, dead at 87


Bradford Timesonline: Before there was Broadway Joe Namath, Beaver County had Rochester's Babe Parilli

Smith Lexington Herald Leader: All-time Kentucky great Vito ‘Babe’ Parilli passes away
Babe Parilli, Bear Bryant's first championship QB, dead at age 87

Giants Birthdays 7-16

Anthony Howard NT UDFA-Tennessee 1987 NYG 1987 7-16-1960

Casey Merrill DE W-GB 1983 NYG 1983-1985 7-16.1957

Whip Walton LB W-MIN 1980 NYG 1980 7-16.1955
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