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Football Defensive Schemes: The Basics You Should Know

Calling a defense is one of the greatest challenges in football. Game plans are based entirely on prediction—predicting what formations an offense w...

Denzel Perryman Plans to Come Back Lean, Mean and Better Than Ever After His Brutal Season-Ending Injury

Denzel Perryman thought he could walk it off. On the second play of the Los Angeles Chargers' Week 9 game against the Oakland Raiders, Perryman dar...

Bulked Up Bengals Linebacker Carl Lawson Might Have The Biggest Biceps in The NFL

Carl Lawson had a strong debut season with the Cincinnati Bengals, leading all NFL rookies with 8.5 sacks. But if his biceps are any indication, La...

Former Mizzou Linebacker Eric 'Zeus' Beisel Has Dedicated His Life to the Pursuit of a Championship

The sun is setting over the practice field at Rockwood Summit High School, but one player remains. Dripping sweat, he squats across from a one-man ...

At The NFL Combine, The 3-Cone Drill Reveals The Next Great Pass Rusher

For as much as we obsess over the NFL Combine, it cannot predict the future. A player can have a monster showing and end up a bust, or he can post ...

Shaquem Griffin, UCF's One-Handed Star Linebacker, Lives a Life of No Excuses

If you haven't been paying attention to UCF football, you've done yourself a disservice. The Golden Knights are 11-0 and headed for the America...

Iowa State's Former Starting QB Selflessly Switched to LB, Now Has 6th-Most Tackles in the Nation

Joel Lanning came to Iowa State to play quarterback. He'd earned it. After taking over the starting quarterback job at Ankeny (Iowa) High School as...

Watch Khalil Mack Toss a 315-Pound Offensive Lineman With One Hand

Khalil Mack is a monster. The reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year played an instrumental role in the Oakland Raiders' recent 31-30 victory ov...

Von Miller Spotted Returning Punts at Broncos' Training Camp, Probably Could Be an Amazing Return Man

Von Miller isn't satisfied with simply being the best defensive player in the NFL. The 28-year-old Denver Broncos linebacker would like to make a b...

James Harrison Pushed a Sled With 1,800 Pounds on It, Continues to Prove He's Not Human

Even after 13 seasons in the NFL, James Harrison is still lifting heavy. Insanely heavy. The 39-year-old Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker recently...

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