Rufio's Playbook

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Are You Ready to Play Some Press Man?

Rufio breaks down Mike Pettine's philosophy on defense, and how establishing the threat of the blitz creates confusion and helps the defense.

Are You Ready to Play Some Press Man?

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Rufio breaks down Mike Pettine's philosophy on defense, and how establishing the threat of the blitz creates confusion and helps the defense.

The Alex Gibbs Zone Blocking Scheme and Ben Tate

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New Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan will likely implement a zone blocking scheme with newly signed free agent running back Ben Tate. What is a zone blocking scheme, why has it been so...

Mike Pettine's 2013 Defense: More Base Fronts

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Rufio breaks down two more base fronts from Mike Pettine's 2013 Buffalo Bills defense.

Mike Pettine's 2013 Base Front

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Rufio breaks down Mike Pettine's Hybrid 3-4/4-3 defense. Stop by for a breakdown of how Coach Pettine used 2-gap and 1-gap principles to stop the run.

Mike Pettine's Defense

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A look at Mike Pettine's 2013 Buffalo Bills defense and what it could mean for the Cleveland Browns defense in 2014.

Rufio's Film Room: Wildcat Edition

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Rufio breaks down the Cleveland Browns' wildcat plays against the Chicago Bears in week 15 and explains why they were successful.

Passer Rating's Shortcomings

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Passer rating is outdated, complicated, and it isn't the best "advanced" stat out there for quarterbacks. It is time to stop using passer rating. Read more to find out why.

Rufio's Film Room: Browns' Inside Zone

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Rufio breaks down one of the Cleveland Browns' most used run plays; inside zone. Stop by for an in-depth look at the Xs and Os, complete with game film and analysis.

Rufio's Film Room: 2013 Cleveland Browns Defense

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Rufio breaks down some positive signs from the Cleveland Browns' defense through two games

Rufio's Film Room: Carolina's Openers

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Rufio breaks down Rob Chudzinski's opening plays of the 2012 season with the Carolina Panthers.

Protecting the Seams Pt. 2: Nick Saban's "Rip/Liz"

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"Pattern-match" coverage is a mix between man and zone. This is an introduction to pattern matching and also an in-depth explanation of Nick Saban's RIp/Liz pattern-match adjustment to Cover 3 vs....

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Way-Too-Early Analysis: 2013 Cleveland Browns

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Guesses about what the 2013 Cleveland Browns offense and defense will look like after seeing one preseason game.

Barkevious Mingo in coverage: the Seam technique

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How are hybrid edge rushers used in coverage? How do 3-4 defenses get 8 in the box to stop the run and still defend the pass? Stop by for an Xs and Os primer on the curl-flat position and the seam...

Make it Rain: Speed on the Edge

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A closeup Xs and Os breakdown of the blitz "rain" and how athletic edge rushers open up rushing lanes for their teammates. Used by Nick Saban and Bill Belichick, "rain" is an effective blitz...

The Air Coryell Offense: Reading 839 F flat

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The Air Coryell Offense: Reading 839 F flat. Rufio breaks down what a QB is looking for when running this Air Coryell staple, how he determines where to throw the ball, and how the routes are run.

Getting Vertical with the Air Coryell Offense

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Getting Vertical: Rufio breaks down the Air Coryell Offense and it's strong side package. Stop by to learn about the Air Coryell Offense's terminology.

Reading a defense from your couch

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A quick how-to on reading defenses from that annoying broadcast camera angle. Learn about types of coverages and how to interprete what you see from a defense during an NFL broadcast.

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