How Lamar Jackson can end his postseason curse and become a complete quarterback

Well, at least Lamar Jackson was able to help the Ravens win a playoff game this time around. Sort of. Jackson has made the postseason in each of his three NFL seasons, and Baltimore’s 20-13 win over the Titans in the wild-card round was the first time he was able to advance. In that game, […]

Wyatt Teller: measuring the right guard’s impact on the Browns offense

For a guy who was considered the biggest question mark on the Cleveland Browns offensive line entering the season, Wyatt Teller has instead proved the most indispensable. The Browns have sorely missed the right guard since he left Week 5 with a calf injury. Teller hasn’t played since, and his status remains week-to-week. The Cleveland […]

Ravens film study: The missing ingredient in the running game?

After the greatest rushing season in NFL history, the Ravens wanted more. In December, Gus Edwards said the plan was to break the single-year rushing record they’d just set. In May, Mark Ingram II said the ground game could be even better in 2020. There was more talent, more experience, more speed. But heavy is […]

Baker Mayfield’s pick-six is further proof of his problems in the pocket

The Cleveland Browns came into Sunday with a 4-1 record, their best such mark since Bill Belichick was their head coach in 1994, and quarterback Baker Mayfield has been decent statistically, so an obvious Mayfield problem hasn’t been discussed enough. But after this interception to Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick, which Fitzpatrick returned 33 yards for […]

Ravens would be wise to dare Joe Burrow to throw deep

The Bengals rookie quarterback, Joe Burrow, has shown playmaking ability, accuracy and poise that are rare of passers early in their career. Just not deep. Through four games, Burrow has been among the worst deep passers in football. Burrow’s deep passing numbers through four games, according to Sports Info Solutions, would suggest that the Ravens […]

Joe Burrow debut analysis: Bengals have found their long-term quarterback

Joe Burrow represents a new dawn for Bengals fans everywhere. The 2019 Heisman Trophy winner was selected first overall by the Bengals back in April. One COVID dominated off-season later and Burrow made his long-awaited debut at home, in front of an empty Paul Brown stadium, against the LA Chargers. Burrow impressed mightily and was […]

Think Lamar Jackson Can’t Throw? These Week 1 Passing Stats Prove You Wrong

You wouldn’t think this is a controversial statement when examining his stats across the first two seasons (plus one game) of his career. But for some reason, national analysts spent all offseason claiming that Jackson still has a lot to prove when it comes to throwing the ball.  Experts asked if he could throw without the threat […]

Late for Work 9/2: Pundits Continue to Debate Lamar Jackson’s Rushing Workload

Since he’s come into the NFL, Lamar Jackson’s rushing workload has been debated. That continues after Offensive Coordinator Greg Roman said “we’ll all have to wait and find out” how many designed rushing attempts Jackson will have this season.  According to ESPN, Jackson’s 135 designed runs last season were the most of any quarterback since the statistic was first tracked […]

The Ravens are going to miss Earl Thomas more than everybody realizes

Earl Thomas was kicked out of Baltimore in about the same time it usually takes him to diagnose a play. Just days after getting into it with fellow safety Chuck Clark on the practice field, the Ravens released the Pro Bowl safety for “personal conduct that has adversely affected” the team. Based on the reports that have […]

OBR Analytics: The Return of Rashard Higgins

The Cleveland Browns front office was faced with numerous difficult roster decisions this offseason, as the fresh eyes of Andrew Berry & Co. combed through each position group to determine the best franchise fits.  One player, in particular, was a wide receiver that many fans hold close to their heart: Rashard Higgins.  After a coming-out […]

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