Buck The Trend, Episode 11 – Cash Moneybacker

New BTT Podcast: Connor Rogers joins Daniel Essien to discuss off-ball linebacker trends in the NFL.

Linebackers have come in all shapes and sizes, particularly in the modern era of the NFL. Draft sensei and football wizard, Connor Rogers joins Dan Essien to discuss how off-ball linebackers have changed in weight class but the principles of the position still remain the same. If you haven’t yet, subscribe and leave a review on iTunes!

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Buck The Trend, Episode 9 – The Northwest DB Factory

New BTT Podcast: Daniel Essien discusses Washington defensive coordinator Jimmy Lake’s rise through the coaching ranks.

Many schools call themselves DBU, but Jimmy Lake has been quietly building a monster up north. Buck The Trend episode 9 discusses what coach Lake and the Huskies have been cooking up in Washington. If you haven’t yet, subscribe and leave a review on iTunes!

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New York Jets – Defensive Trends: A Pinch of Dan Quinn

Dan Essien breaks down some Dan Quinn inspired defensive looks the Jets can utilize in 2018

In the most recent episode of Buck The Trend, we discussed Jets defensive trends with Chris Nimbley. In the same line of previewing the Jets defense, let’s go over some wrinkles the Jets can use next season. Including how they could take a page out of Dan Quinn’s playbook and put their own spin on it.  Here’s a look at some of the potential looks the Jets could show next season with the front seven.

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Buck The Trend, Episode 8 – New York Jets Positional Breakdown F/ Chris Nimbley

New BTT Podcast: Daniel Essien and New York Jets insider Chris Nimbley break down the different positional battles on the New York Jets…

Buck The Trend episode 8 previews upcoming New York Jets positional battles with team insider Chris Nimbley. Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review on iTunes!

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Buck The Trend, Episode 7 – NFC South Stock Report

New BTT Podcast: Dan Essien previews the NFC South with a “Stock Report” in episode 7…

Buck The Trend episode 7 previews the 2018 NFL season with a closer look at the NFC South in this week’s “Stock Report.” This is easily one of the most competitive divisions in the NFL and there are tons of storylines to follow. As usual, we look at which direction each team is trending in and give a prediction on how the division will turn out at the end of the season. Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review on iTunes!

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Episode 6, Buck The Trend – The Perfect Tight End F/ Joe Malfa

Tight end is a position that varied in importance and in usage over the years. Joe Malfa joins the pod to help breakdown how the recent wave of tight ends in college and the NFL are actually combining the best of what the position can offer. Also, Dan gives a variety of non-football takes because its June and football is on vacation. Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review!

Tight end is a position that varied in importance and in usage over the years. Joe Malfa joins the pod to help breakdown how the recent wave of tight ends in college and the NFL are actually combining the best of what the position can offer. Also, Dan gives a variety of non-football takes because its June and football is on vacation. Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review!

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Episode 5: NFC East Stock Report

Dan Essien previews the NFC East with a “Stock Report” in episode 5 of Buck The Trend.

Buck The Trend episode 5 previews the 2018 NFL season with a closer look at the NFC East in this week’s “Stock Report.” We look at which direction each team is trending in and give a prediction on how the division will stack up by the end of the season. Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review on iTunes!

Episode 4, Buck The Trend: The Super Defensive Backs F/ Connor Rogers

There’s a movement going on right now with defensive backs in college football and the NFL. There are special athletes that are hybrids: having the look of a safety but the ball skills of a corner. Connor Rogers joins Buck The Trend to discuss the emergence of the Super DB. We discuss the some of the intriguing young DB’s in the NFL

There’s a movement going on right now with defensive backs in college football and the NFL. There are special athletes that are hybrids: having the look of a safety but the ball skills of a corner. Connor Rogers joins Buck The Trend to discuss the emergence of the Super DB. We discuss the some of the intriguing young DB’s in the NFL, some of the players that paved the way before them, and a few players to keep an eye on in college.

 

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Episode 3 – Freaks and Geeks

NFL wide receivers come in all shapes and sizes. But in today’s league it might really boil down to two types: freaks and geeks. Let’s look at some of the top receivers in our league and see what are the attributes consistent with being successful in the NFL. Also, we’ll discuss the Jets receivers, what categories they fit into and who has the most potential for success.

NFL wide receivers come in all shapes and sizes. But in today’s league it might really boil down to two types: freaks and geeks. Let’s look at some of the top receivers in our league and see what are the attributes consistent with being successful in the NFL. Also, we’ll discuss the Jets receivers, what categories they fit into and who has the most potential for success. 

Listen to further discussion on this topic and more in episode 3 of  BUCK THE TREND below:

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Episode 2 – Solving the Scheme Puzzle

One of the greatest conundrums in the NFL is whether to fit players to your scheme or fit your scheme to your players. These days there’s more a movement towards teams adapting to the players they acquire. But often, particularly in the recent past, teams have passed up on better talent just to add players that fit their scheme better. This week Dalbin Osorio joins the pod to discuss this topic. Listen to our in-depth look at how today’s NFL approaches the scheme dilemma in episode 2 of Buck the Trend below:

One of the greatest conundrums in the NFL is whether to fit players to your scheme or fit your scheme to your players. These days there’s more a movement towards teams adapting to the players they acquire. But often, particularly in the recent past, teams have passed up on better talent just to add players that fit their scheme better.

This week Dalbin Osorio joins the pod to discuss this topic. Listen to our in-depth look at how today’s NFL approaches the scheme dilemma in episode 2 of Buck the Trend below: