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VIDEO: Pa. lineman makes incredible interception off opponent's helmet

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Now this is using your head — and your opponent’s head, too.

As captured by Gannett partner GametimePA.com, Lancaster (Pa.) Catholic defensive lineman Peyton Snopek deflected a pass against Pequea Valley (Kinzers, Pa.), watched the ball bounce off an opposing player’s helmet, then his own helmet and hauled in the interception. 9 more words


Do Jets have an Ultimate QB Curse?

After Ryan Fitzpatrick’s dreadful performance the last two weeks, only one question can come to mind: are the Jets cursed at the QB position?

After reading my last post my hopes were high for Fitzpatrick, I guess maybe a little too high. 286 more words


Giants Blow Big Opportunity by Losing to Redskins

Note: I’m writing this piece as a fan, not an analyst.

Through two weeks, it had looked as though the Giants were a different team than they had been in the past. 1,568 more words

VIDEO: Knoxville (Tenn.) Catholic's DJ Mitchell makes crazy one-handed interception

DJ Mitchell from Knoxville Catholic in Tennessee makes a crazy one-handed off-balance interception in a 69-42 victory against Fulton (Knoxville).

Catholic opened the game with 21 unanswered points in front of a crowd that featured Tennessee football coach Butch Jones and defensive back Todd Kelly Jr. 72 more words


Our lexicon for defending in football isn’t good enough

Problem: Why is making more interceptions correlated less well with conceding fewer shots (as pointed to here and here) than making more tackles?

Hypothesis: One can quite easily ‘passively intercept’, by essentially having the ball passed straight at you, through no skill of one’s own; one is much less likely to ‘passively tackle’. 1,387 more words