SR Coach’s Corner: Breaking Down NFL Defensive Coverages Part.1

April 6, 2018

The NFL has been around since the early 20th century and the defensive game has not only improved but has become much more complex. Coaches such as Bill Belichick, Wade Phillips, Vance Joseph, and Todd Wash use multiple defenses and looks to beat offenses and force turnovers. This article will break down six basic NFL defensive coverages and how teams use these coverages, in a two-part series.   Man-to-Man We begin…


Top 5 Defenses in the NFL: Post Free Agency

March 27, 2018

Free agency is a way for players to find new teams and get paid for their hard work and skill. his year’s free agency involved major stars finding new homes and getting very highly paid. All-pros such as CB Aquib Talib and Marcus Peters were traded away to the Los Angeles Rams, DB Tyrann Mathieu, CB Richard Sherman, and DT Ndamakung Suh were unexpectedly cut, and CB Trumaine Johnson and CB Malcolm Butler were…


NFL Mock Draft 1.0

March 13, 2018

NFL Draft season is upon us and the Combine showed us who the studs are and who the duds are. Questions still remain such as who will the Browns select number 1? How many QBs will be selected in the first round? and What team will be a step closer to winning it all in the 2018-2019 season?   Cleveland Browns: RB Saquon Barkley, Penn State New York Giants: OG…


Top Landing Spots for Top Free Agents

March 8, 2018

The 2018 free agent class is loaded from top to bottom. While we have yet to see who will be tagged or who will be released, this class is still loaded.   QB Kirk Cousins Possible landing spots: New York Jets, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, Arizona Cardinals, Minnesota Vikings Prediction: Signs long-term with the New York Jets The New York Jets have the ability to offer Kirk Cousins the most money,…


2018 NFL Mock Draft 1.0 Picks 1-10

January 10, 2018

With the end of the College football season, college players and NFL scouts begin the long and arduous process leading up to the eventual 2018 NFL draft. To continue our draft process we have teamed up with factor football ( and their lead writer Kurt Carlson. In this article, we break down the potential top-10 picks in the draft and stay tuned for the rest of our mock and more draft coverage…


Workhorse or Pony? : Top Running Back Prospects of 2018 NFL Draft

October 26, 2017

After breaking down the Top three QB prospects in our last article, we break down the top 4 Running Back prospects in the 2018 NFL Draft. Could these backs be future workhorses, or bust and become ponies? Saquon Barkley   Penn State is on the verge of making the College Football playoffs for the first time in school history, and a major reason for that is Junior Running Back Saquon Barkley….


Franchise Changers? Breaking Down the top Three Qbs of the 2018 NFL Draft

October 24, 2017

The 2018 QB Class is loaded with potential franchise changing prospects. Here we highlight three of the top Quarterback prospects in the 2018 Class.     Lamar Jackson Louisville   The Heisman trophy winner, the South Florida kid, the best dual-threat Qb since Michael Vick. Is Jackson the real deal or just a product of the inflation that comes with a high paced college offense. Regardless of the answer, it…


Top 10 Best Dressed Male Athletes

September 15, 2017

  It’s just not enough to look sharp and ready in uniform on game day. Athletes today have to create a marketable image to spread their brand (or as the kids today like to call it: clout). So here are SportsRoutes’s top 10 males athletes who, have time and time again, continue to impress us with their choice of apparel. Dishonorable Mention Tim Duncan (Retired San Antonio Spur PF/C) Mr….


Sink or Swim : Can Derek Jeter Save the Marlins

August 18, 2017

In a way, Derek Jeter has always symbolized Miami The cool, calm demeanor. The laid back smile that became his trademark over the years. The extravagent lifestyle that has become a staple of daytime gossip shows and sportscenter alike. Jeter’s personality is needed now more than ever to revive a franchise haunted by a crippling lack of identity and a struggle to show even the most die hard fans any…


Requiem for a dream: How Sam Hinkie’s vision has changed the NBA landscape

August 16, 2017

Flashback to June 27th 2013. Ray Allen’s shot to resurrect the Miami Heat over the Spurs is still burnt into the minds of even the most casual of basketball fans. While Biscayne bay is celebrating, the rest of the NBA is bracing itself for what is being labeled the thinnest draft class in the past decade. While pundits attempt to drum up interest for the soon-to-be blue chip players, executives…