The Evolution of the Inverted Veer/Power Read … and of Alabama and Clemson’s newest wrinkle, the "Toss Read" - Chris B. Brown
But the cat and mouse continues, as while defenses have gotten better at defending the Inverted Veer offenses have, in turn, responded with new wrinkles, particularly this season and particularly from the two teams who will be playing in the National Championship Game, Alabama and Clemson. But to appreciate those wrinkles one must understand why the Inverted Veer was developed and why it works.
Latest On Futures Of Raiders, Chargers - Connor Byrne
Like the Raiders, the Chargers could leave their current home this offseason, but owner Dean Spanos hasn’t shown much eagerness to depart San Diego. The league’s finance and stadium committees will meet Jan. 11 to discuss the Chargers’ future, per the Associated Press, which could mean the team will hold off on announcing its 2017 plans this week, writes Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune. The Chargers are facing a Jan. 15 deadline to choose whether to join the Rams in Los Angeles, but they could land an extension that would enable them to postpone the decision, a source told Acee.
Top 10 NFL rookies through Week 17 - Michael Renner
One of the most contentious prospects in the lead up to the 2016 draft, Bosa collected more pressures through his first 12 games than any player in the last 11 years. From the moment Bosa stepped onto the field, the Chargers defensive end has been electric. Bosa’s 13.8 pass-rushing productivity mark was fifth among all edge players, and he finished as the fifth-highest-graded edge defender in the NFL.
Square was not good for a Chargers defense that struggled at times to stop the run. He didn’t make a single stop, and in fact, had just two tackle assists all game—nothing else.
You would struggle to believe this was the same running back that was so ineffective for much of his time with the Giants, but this week Williams was running hard for San Diego and making moves to maximize yardage. He gained 87 yards on 18 carries (4.8 per attempt), but made 51 of them after contact. He did drop the passes sent his way though which marred an otherwise excellent game.
On the second team, Casey Hayward stepped into a bigger role that became even bigger when the Chargers lost their No. 1 CB (Jason Verrett) to injury, and responded by leading the league in interceptions.