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Matt Chatham: Backup Quarterbacks Act As Insurance Policies For NFL Teams

Is Jimmy Garoppolo more important to the New England Patriots than, say, Brandon LaFell? Former NFL linebacker Matt Chatham might say yes. While it sounds crazy to think a backup quarterback with 27 pass attempts to his name could be more vital than a starting wide receiver, it makes more sense when you think of a backup QB like an insurance policy. If...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Winning NFL Free Agency Doesn’t Always Guarantee Long-Term Success

If an NFL team finds itself in the “losers” column of one of countless NFL free agency winners and losers stories, that might actually be a good thing. NFL free agency got off to a rousing start last week, as a flurry of moves went down just as the league’s 2015 season opened for business. Plenty of teams went out and got themselves some nice new...
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Super Bowl XLIX: Patriots-Seahawks Matchup Likely To Be Won In Red Zone

Football is a game of inches, but Super Bowl XLIX might be decided on two 20-yard plots of land at University of Phoenix Stadium on Sunday night. More specifically, one of the most important matchups will come between the New England offense and the Seattle defense when the Patriots have the ball in the red zone. Ex-NFL linebacker Matt Chatham wrote Sunday...
February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Effective Running Game, Balance Still Key To Winning Late-Season NFL Games

Balance in life is important, and it’s just as vital when it comes to having success in the NFL. The passing game obviously is important for a lot of teams across the league, but are the NFL’s best teams also the ones who throw the ball the most? Former NFL linebacker Matt Chatham dug deeper to answer that question Tuesday on
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Point Of View: Nowhere To Run

Former Patriots linebacker Matt Chatham provides Part 2 of our two-part Packers-Patriots preview, this time looking from the New England side of the table.  With all due respect to Green Bay wide receivers Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb, but I don't think the Packers fortunes rests with their performances today.  If it does, then the Packers are in trouble.  Top-two tandem production...
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November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Twitter Tuesday: The importance of Aqib Talib

This keeps getting brushed past, but Demaryius Thomas’ longest reception of the game came in man-to-man coverage vs Talib in 1st quarter — Matt Chatham (@chatham58) January 20, 2014   I know this is supposed to show that having Talib for the whole game wouldn’t have guaranteed that Thomas would have been shut down. But in my mind, this shows the opposite. While Talib allowed...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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