Posts Tagged ‘Dontari Poe’

Film Room: Chiefs’ Pass Rush Presents Sudden Test for Patriots

Friday, September 26th, 2014
The Chiefs’ front line is set to rush the Patriots at Arrowhead Stadium on Monday night. (NFL Game Rewind)

The Chiefs’ front line is bracing to face the Patriots at Arrowhead Stadium on Monday. (NFL Game Rewind)

NEPD Editor: Oliver Thomas

The Kansas City Chiefs have brought quarterbacks to the ground for nine sacks this season. Come Monday night at Arrowhead Stadium, it will be up to the New England Patriots’ offensive line to keep that number at nine.

Through three games, the unit has conceded seven.

It is a group that is still searching for answers. Tom Brady has been under pressure on 37 percent of his dropbacks. He has completed 42 percent of those passes. And he has been hit five times in the process of attempting them, which currently stands as the most in the league, all according to Pro Football Focus.

As of now, New England’s offensive line isn’t on pace to give up the 40 sacks it did in 2013. But a week after seeing Oakland Raiders outside linebacker Khalil Mack beat left tackle Nate Solder to the edge on his way to colliding with quarterback Tom Brady, some of the pass protection’s darkest moments have come on plays that do not end in a loss of yards.

The next opportunity to avert the trend is against a fast Kansas City front, bordered by veteran stand-up linebacker Tamba Hali. (more…)


2012 NFL Draft: Risers and Fallers

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012
Courtney Upshaw 2012 NFL Draft

Is Courtney Upshaw's stock on the rise or the fall?

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

Five days remain before Commissioner Goodell steps to the podium and announces the first pick in the draft. Which players are rising up the draft board and which players are headed in the wrong direction?

The draft chatter is very thick right now and the board is extremely fluid. I try to wade my way through the non-sense to see who’s really rising up.

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2012 NFL Draft: Combine Review

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012
Dontari Poe 2012 NFL Draft

Poe's athleticism for his size might have made him the biggest winner at this year's NFL Scouting Combine.

NEPD Editor: Doug Kyed

The 2012 NFL Combine has come to a close and that means one thing, we have eight weeks to sit and wait for the most anticipated three day event of the year.

No, not the Santee Birding and Nature Festival, the NFL Draft.

It’s a long two months to wait, but it also gives us plenty of time to review the tape, reorder our rankings and be fully prepared for anything that may be thrown at us in April. There was plenty of movement over the last week due to the Combine and I’m going to go position by position to tell you who made out best in Indianapolis.

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Dontari Poe Scouting Report

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

QB / RB / WR / TE / OT / OG / OC / DT / DE / OLB / ILB / CB / SS

Dontari Poe 2012 NFL Draft

Dontari Poe, DL, Memphis

Height: 6’5″
Weight: 350
Grade: 7.0CU (Grading Scale)

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In the Film Room: Memphis vs Marshall

Saturday, November 19th, 2011
Vinny Curry Patriots NFL Draft

Vinny Curry is an intriguing pass-rush option for both 3-4 and 4-3 teams.

Last we saw Marshall DE/OLB Vinny Curry, he didn’t have a great game against Tulsa. Did he rebound against Memphis, or did Tigers DT Dontari Poe steal the show?

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