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Rams looking to draft safety

In what is both a copycat league and a passing league, everyone seems to be looking for the next Earl Thomas. “Because we’ve become a pass-first league, teams are looking more and more for that free safety that can cover, that has more range, that can possibly drop down and cover a slot without having to go to a nickel (back),” NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock said. After...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Sammy Watkins Blazes A 4.34 40 At The Combine (Video)

Sammy Watkins is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. The 211 pound stud out of Clemson just blazed a legit 4.34 40 yard dash at the NFL Combine on Sunday. 4.34 for Clemson WR Sammy Watkins. Legit speed at 211 pounds. — Matt Bowen (@MattBowen41) February 23, 2014 Watson is considered “the best receiving prospect since A.J. Green and Julio Jones.”
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Sammy Watkins Blazes A 4.34 40 At The Combine

Sammy Watkins is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. The 211 pound stud out of Clemson just blazed a legit 4.34 40 yard dash at the NFL Combine on Sunday. 4.34 for Clemson WR Sammy Watkins. Legit speed at 211 pounds. — Matt Bowen (@MattBowen41) February 23, 2014 Watson is considered “the best receiving prospect since A.J. Green and Julio Jones.”
Via BlackSportsOnline
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Sam's historic NFL journey is set to make its first big stop -- at the NFL Combine

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Charm is subjective. A stopwatch isn't. He'll make friends. He'll make allies. He might even make a few converts along the way. But if Michael Sam wants to make actual money this weekend in Indianapolis, he'll have to do it on the field, with his legs. "Of the things I've seen and read about him, I don't think he'll have any issues...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Sam's historic NFL journey is set to make its first big stop -- at the NFL Combine

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Charm is subjective. A stopwatch isn't. He'll make friends. He'll make allies. He might even make a few converts along the way. But if Michael Sam wants to make actual money this weekend in Indianapolis, he'll have to do it on the field, with his legs. "Of the things I've seen and read about him, I don't think he'll have any issues...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Cheesehead Radio: Strange Days with Matt Bowen

With Aaron Rodgers out indefinitely with a broken collarbone, it appears the Green Bay Packers have entered a Twilight Zone of uncertainty under center for the first time since 1992. Will Seneca Wallace be able to rise to the occasion, or will all of our worst fears come true? Joining us LIVE will be the incomprable Matt Bowen, the former Green Bay Packer and author at Bleacher/Report...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Cheesehead Radio LIVE Thursday Night with Matt Bowen

With Aaron Rodgers out indefinitely with a broken collarbone, it appears the Green Bay Packers have entered a Twilight Zone of uncertainty under center for the first time since 1992. Will Seneca Wallace be able to rise to the occasion, or will all of our worst fears come true? Joining us LIVE will be the incomparable Matt Bowen, the former Green Bay Packers and author of The Players...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Tale of the Tape from NFL Week 6 | Bleacher Report

Tale of the Tape from NFL Week 6 | Bleacher Report: Matt Bowen breaks down the game-winner…
Via Pats Propaganda
October 15, 2013  |  Discuss

“Bleacher Report Radio” debuts Monday on SiriusXM Sports Zone Against Joe & Evan

Leading sports website Bleacher Report (which recently launched an 'Advanced Program in Sports Media' for wannabe sports personalities) and SiriusXM Radio have teamed up to create a new exclusive radio forum for passionate sports fans that has no problem going head-to-head with WFAN's Joe & Evan midday program and whatever is on WEPN at that time. Sirius XM Radio...
Via Bob's Blitz
September 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Big Names: Amy Trask Joins CBSSN NFL Pregame (Also: Matt Bowen, Brian Jones)

In a rarity, an NFL pregame show will have a female analyst. In other news, Turner Sports’ Bleacher Report has added a new analyst, and so has the CBS college football pregame. Trask Rare Female […]
Via Sports Media Watch
August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Tech Talk: Bleacher Report, WatchESPN & more

With so many innovative advances happening in the sports media world, expect this feature to pop up periodically to keep you updated on the happenings in the tech corner of the industry. * Bleacher Report has made a significant push since being acquired by Turner Sports.  Their biggest splash to date has been the recent addition of former CBS Sports NFL columnist Mike Freeman...
Via Awful Announcing
August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Tech Talk: Bleacher Report, WatchESPN & more

With so many innovative advances happening in the sports media world, expect this feature to pop up periodically to keep you updated on the happenings in the tech corner of the industry. * Bleacher Report has made a significant push since being acquired by Turner Sports.  Their biggest splash to date has been the recent addition of former CBS Sports NFL columnist Mike Freeman...
Via Awful Announcing
August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Patrick Chung's play is ripped, Xs and Os style

Tom E. Curran (CSNNE) recently sat down with Matt Bowen, who writes for the National Football Post and played safety in the NFL for seven years. Curran had Bowen look at the play of the secondary and Bowen gives his assessment. Guess what? It wasn't too favorable!CSNNE:"I wasn’t that impressed with Patrick Chung," said Bowen, referring to his play in both games. ...
Via Patriots Life
October 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Matt Bowen breaks down the Pats secondary

Matt Bowen breaks down the Pats secondary: I changed the title of this one because it’s more...
Via Pats Propaganda
October 19, 2012  |  Discuss

NFP Playbook: All-22 Review of Luck's TD Pass to Beat the Packers

The National Football Post's Matt Bowen broke down Andrew Luck's game winning touchdown to Reggie Wayne using the NFL's All-22 footage.  Bowen explained the offensive and defensive formations, routes, and coverage on the play and showed why the play was successful: - Where is the inside help from the Mike and FS? Look at Luck in the pocket. No hesitation for the Colts’...
Via The Colts Authority
October 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Bear Report Radio v12.11

Our second training camp episode of Bear Report Radio features Matt Bowen, former NFL player and current contributor to the Chicago Tribune and National Football Post. We also bring you audio from Rod Marinelli at camp, a 1-on-1 interview with Stephen Paea from Bourbonnais and more.
Via chi.scout.com
July 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Quiet day, reverent day on Eagles front...

June 2012 takes a quiet exit this week. Today (June 25) marks the 20th anniversary of the tragic death one of the greatest Eagles defensive players of all time--- Jerome Brown.Perhaps it's fitting that a quiet news day will allow many media outlets to spend some time on the life and memory of Jerome Brown. Besides being a great defensive tackle, he was a quality human being...
Via Eagles Eye
June 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Matt Bowen's guide to summer vacation for Eagles...

A beautiful early summer day in the Delaware Valley today... and Matt Bowen comes to the rescue again.The Eagles have four weeks off before their job site calls them back to work... Thankfully Matt Bowen answered my call to supply us with a Pleasant Valley Sunday blurb...Matt Bowen is a former NFL safety who now writes for the Chicago Tribune and the National Football Post...This...
Via Eagles Eye
June 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Salute to Jimmy Kempski of "Blogging the bEast"... ...

Thanks to ATV of Las Vegas for pointing me to Jimmy Kempski's informative work at Blogging the bEast.com... This is an independent blog that's very Eagles-biased since Kempski is an editor at BleedingGreen.com... but Kempski himself admits that bias as he strives to cover all four rivals in the NFC East.It's tough to give decent coverage to any one team let alone four...
Via Eagles Eye
June 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Should the Dallas Cowboys Trade Mike Jenkins?

According to former NFL safety Matt Bowen, writing for the National Football Post, the Cowboys trading cornerback Mike Jenkins is a bad idea: Should the Cowboys listen to trade offers for Mike Jenkins as training camp approaches? I wouldn't do it, because giving away depth in the secondary will get you in trouble in today’s game. The way I see it, you need three...
Via Silver and BlueBlood
June 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Parents' dilemma: Let children play football?

Already uneasy about the idea of letting her 7-year-old son Jason start playing tackle football, Elizabeth Giancarli made up her mind when former NFL star Junior Seau committed suicide. While many of her son's friends are moving on to tackle, he'll be playing another year of flag football. ''I just couldn't put him in tackle football, only because of everything...
Via AP on Fox
May 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Why Jerry Gray wants another safety

Pardon the lack of content from me lately-it's Football Outsiders Almanac writing season, and since I'm not writing the Titans chapter this year, all my football writing and study efforts lately are directed at other teams. With OTAs going on, though, we're hearing things from the players and coordinators, and some of them are kind of interesting. I plan to write in more...
Via Total Titans
May 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Breaking down two tight end sets

After drafting two top-tier tight ends the Colts are widely-viewed as perhaps moving towards a Patriots-style offense. We all know the Colts loved to run two tight-ends in Manning's early career so there is a precedent for that preference. Matt Bowen at the National Football Post has an excellent series in which he explains some of these concepts including the Patriots two-tight...
Via The Colts Authority
May 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Bears start off-season OTAs

The Bears held their first voluntary OTA workouts on Tuesday with no media access scheduled until today.  These workouts are non-contact drills that occur in helmets shorts and T-shirts and are a valuable learning opportunity for rookies new additions to the team and young players. A common occurrence is veterans not participating in these workouts and on Tuesday team captain...
Via Midway Illustrated
May 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Matt Bowen of National Football Post ranks Eagles' Brandon Boykin among Top 5 mid-round value ...

Thanks to Matt Bowen (former NFL safety) for bailing me out today...I was knocking my head against a wall on a story I was researching about the Cleveland Browns' version of Eagles Eye... it's a version of our own Bored called Orange and Brown Report, and it features a guy who fancies himself the voice of reason akin to the leader of our Eagles Bored, the esteemed GK Brizer...
Via Eagles Eye
May 08, 2012  |  Discuss
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