Author Archives: Nickolas Loza

How the QB position has changed: ’02-’18

Nickolas Loza | January 22nd, 2018

Now we’re getting to the juicy bits, all the prolific passers of this era have really changed things for the future of the NFL. Teams are now passing more than ever and running less than ever, like in 2011 when teams that year on average passed 105 more times than they ran the ball, and in 2012, when teams passed on average 120 more times than they ran the ball. The times had changed very noticeably.

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Nick Foles: The Story of His 2017 Playoff Run and Where He May Go in Free Agency.

Nickolas Loza | January 19th, 2018

The story of Nick Foles was one of the most unlikely sports stories of all-time; it’s also the story of an underdog proving his worth and stepping in after an injury twice to prove his worth.

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The Rise of Marlon Mack and the Colts Offensive Line

Nickolas Loza | January 9th, 2018

The Rise of the Colts Offensive Line

It’s no secret how bad the Colts offensive line was in 2017 – they allowed 56 sacks and forced their quarterbacks to constantly run for their lives every play. They were rated the worst offensive line by many of the NFL’s experts, and the offensive line was a focal point of improvement that the Colts needed to make to keep their newly healthy QB Andrew Luck on his feet.

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A Birth of a New Quarterback Rivalry?

Nickolas Loza | January 3rd, 2019

During Week 17 of the 2018 NFL Season, the Browns and Ravens faced off in a meaningless game for the Browns, and a meaningful game for the Ravens, because with a win, the Ravens would clinch the AFC North and go to the playoffs for the first time since 2014. The Ravens managed to take care of the Browns at home 26-24, therefore clinching a playoff birth and giving them a chance to represent the AFC in Super Bowl LIII.

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How the Quarterback Position has Changed: 1990-2001

Nickolas Loza | December 14th, 2018

Boy, have things changed since the first version of this article went out, the NFL went from almost exclusively running the football, to finally swinging the ratio of plays towards the pass. In the 4th time frame of this series, however, things started to get crazy for the pass. Teams started to center their offense around the pass, like the run-and-shoot offense that some teams ran.

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