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MATT CHATHAM RUMORS & GOSSIP

Matt Chatham: Dez Bryant, Demaryius Thomas Show Hardball Often Best Strategy

Russell Wilson is trying to play within the system, and from everything Matt Chatham has heard about Wilson’s pristine character, that doesn’t surprise Chatham in the slightest. The problem according to Chatham, a former NFL linebacker, is that being nice isn’t always the best business strategy. While Wilson keeps saying all the right things about his terrible (from a player’s...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Football By Football Week in Review

FBF Inbox Answered: Understanding the NFL Zone Blocking Scheme You hear that term used over and over in NFL broadcasts, but what does it really mean?  Matt Chatham walks through all the basic terms and concepts that make up (and distinguish) the ever-popular zone blocking scheme...http://www.footballbyfootball.com/column/fbf-inbox-zone-blocking-schemes The FBF Podcast, Episode...
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April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Right Tackle Vs. Left Tackle Debate Overshadows O-Line Balance Importance

Versatility is key in professional sports, and that’s especially true when you’re talking about an offensive line. There are longstanding theories about where certian offensive tackles should be slotted. Many feel that more athletic tackles should be placed on the left side of the line (assuming the quarterback is right-handed) in order to protect the...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Teams Maneuvering Sizable Salary Cap Hits As Offseason Gets Started

The NFL offseason feels like it just started, but already there’s been a flurry of moves across the league. Teams are not only looking to make deals to improve them on the field for 2015, but they’re also making salary cap-influenced transactions that not only free up cap space now but paints a better financial picture in the future. That’s played out in different ways so far...
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March 06, 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 FootballByFootball.com...
Via NESN.com
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...
Via Football By Football
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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