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Watching film is a necessity for football players

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    November 5, 2019 5:55 PM PST
     on many different levels. It allows them to scout their opponent’s tendencies in players they are going to match up against Carson Wentz Jerseys Stitched , analyze the schemes of their opponents to seek advantages for game day, and allows them to study themselves to figure out if they’re making any errors that need correction as well.Most film watched by players though doesn’t contain an audio track of that player explaining why he’s doing the things he’s doing. So when a chance to learn from one of the best players at his position over the last decade in just such a situation was presented, Philadelphia Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson didn’t waste the opportunity.In a video posted on Twitter by former offensive lineman and NFL Network analyst Brian Baldinger, Johnson said he copied the technique of former Cleveland Browns left tackle Joe Thomas after seeing him discuss his technique to combat power rushes with Baldinger.“One thing I remember watching from the Joe Thomas film,” Johnson explained, “was whenever he talked about power and one thing that he did whenever he talked about the bull rush was they’re trying to generate their power through you and whenever you get your ankles Shareef Miller Philadelphia Eagles Jerseys , knees and hands in alignment and it kind of forces that power up.”Instead of trying to stop a defenders full force by acting like a brick wall, by rerouting the defender’s force from an angled attack to standing him upright by lifting his shoulder pads up it significantly slowed down the oncoming opponent.“I want to take his movement and his energy and lift it up,” Thomas had explained in his sit down. “Take the center of gravity up, right, so you’re going to hit his shoulder pads and you’re actually going to try to lift it up.”Johnson has now taken ownership of the technique for himself.“And that’s what I try to do with pass protection,” he said. “I’m not trying to be too violent Philadelphia Eagles Jerseys 2019 , sometimes I’ll throw one arm in there but really I’m trying to go under for the most part.“There’s nobody better than Joe Thomas.” JMac is calling it a career."Former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin is retiring from the National Football League. Maclin announced his decision among friends on Sunday:Maclin, who turns 31 in May, hasn’t played in an NFL game since the 2017 season. He drew some interest from the Eagles last season but ultimately suffered an injury that stifled his comeback attempt. Including playoff stats, Maclin finishes his NFL career with 531 receptions for 7,134 yards and 50 touchdowns. He played for three teams: the Philadelphia Eagles (2009 through 2014), the Kansas City Chiefs (2015 through 2016) Womens Shareef Miller Jersey , and the Baltimore Ravens (2017). I remember when the Eagles traded up to select Maclin with the No. 19 overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. It was exciting to see him fall within Philly’s range. He ended up having a pretty good career, including one Pro Bowl appearance in 2014. Here’s wishing Maclin the best in retirement.In other news, Maclin’s retirement announcement was kind of overshadowed by an even bigger one: Rob Gronkowski’s. The former New England Patriots star is calling it a career at age 29. There’s a stronger case to be made now that Zach Ertz is the best tight end in the league.