2021 NFL Draft: Ja’Marr Chase and the joys of the slant route

On its surface, there are few more elementary route concepts in football than the slant. There are different iterations, of course, but it’s an angular route designed to attack the leverage of a defense and have the receiver work in short areas to graze on any open space, and take advantage. There are receiver subtleties, […]

Seven stats for 2020: Key numbers that could define the season for Alabama

Nick Saban is going into his 14th season as head coach at Alabama. He’s attempting to win his sixth national championship during his tenure at Alabama. He’s replacing one on-the-field assistant coach and one off-the-field coach. The Crimson Tide are looking to improve on the two losses they suffered, the first time they lost more […]

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