John Pagano’s Six Keys to Playing Nickel Cornerback in the NFL

John Pagano’s Six Keys to Playing Nickel Cornerback in the NFL
In our first Understanding An Undervalued Position article, we used former first round pick Kyle Wilson’s experience and the NFL’s evolving personnel tendencies and current contract data to explore the increasing value of nickel cornerbacks in today’s NFL. This article goes deeper; using Coach John Pagano’s keys to playing nickel cornerback: processing, physicality, and coverage, […]

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Four Key Super Bowl Matchups to Watch

Four Key Super Bowl Matchups to Watch
Super Bowl LVI kicks off this weekend in Los Angeles, where the upstart Bengals travel to play the hometown Rams. Here are The 33rd Team’s four key Super Bowl matchups to watch during the big game that could decide who lifts the Lombardi Trophy at the end of the night.  Rams CB Jalen Ramsey vs. […]

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The Value of Trading Draft Picks for Veterans

The Value of Trading Draft Picks for Veterans
Mike Giddings, president of NFL scouting service Proscout Inc., joined the 33rd Team Call this week to talk about the pros and cons of trading draft capital for veteran players. “One, you need a special owner to allow you to do it, because there’s obviously a lot of money involved if you’re trading for veterans,” […]

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