Doug Farrar

Doug Farrar


NFL Lead Scout, Bleacher Report. Home office linebacker. I help run #NFL1000. The simple things you see are all complicated.

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From yesterday: In the 2019 season, NFL teams put five DBs on the field on 59% of their snaps, and six or more DBs on 21% of their snaps. So, it stands to reason that slot defenders are important. Here are the 11 best.

This is a must-read if you ever want to write a book on any subject.

If NFL beat writers pledged fealty to the coaches of the teams they cover the way the White House press corps insists on giving Trump every possible assist, I dare say they'd be laughed right off the beat. The non-standard for such an important job is embarrassing.

Steven Nelson is giving up five inches in height and 35 pounds in weight to D.K. Metcalf here. But if you can beat physicality off the line, establish inside position, and go for the ball, that don't matter. Outstanding technique.

Tre'Davious White should take up ballroom dancing. This footwork is just obnoxiously good.

Mistake: Running the same route against Stephon Gilmore more than once. You're just giving him the answers to the test.

oh god he's gonna change the name to the landover redskins isn't he

...you also have too many plays like this, where I picture Peters while ZZ Top's "Waiting For the Bus" plays in my head. If he ever matches his acumen to his athleticism, he'll be unstoppable.

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This is disgusting. Your move, NFL.

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Meanwhile, the NFL Network is doing better news than a lot of news channels right now. Kudos.

That Art Briles is more employable than Colin Kaepernick tells you a lot about football culture.

Aldon Smith is eligible to play today, but Tom Brady had to go to court. Explain, please.

Tyrod Taylor out there running his ass off in a blowout for a team that clearly thinks he's utterly worthless. He deserves much, much better than this.

You know who a. Actually inherited a mess; b. Didn't bitch about it; and c. Actually fixed most of it?

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Here's a better angle of the William Hayes injury. You can clearly see him kicking his right leg out, and the bad bend. The NFL needs to eliminate the "weight on the QB rule" now. Like, today.

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