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11-09-2012, 03:53 PM
Once again, it's time to gear up for this week's slate of NFL games with analysis from the best in the business -- Greg Cosell of NFL Films and ESPN's "NFL Matchup." Greg gives you a sense of the week's upcoming games you won't get anywhere else, based on his conversations with players and coaches past and present, and his OCD-level evaluation of coach's tape. *Since the podcast was recorded on Friday morning, we started by reviewing the Indianapolis Colts' *Thursday night win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Shutdown Corner Week 10 NFL Preview Podcast with Greg Cosell Here are the Sunday and Monday games, in order of discussion: New York Giants at Cincinnati Bengals Tennessee Titans at Miami Dolphins Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints San Diego Chargers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Denver Broncos at Carolina Panthers Oakland Raiders at Baltimore Ravens New York Jets at Seattle Seahawks Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles St. Louis Rams at San Francisco 49ers Houston Texans at Chicago Bears Kansas City Chiefs at Pittsburgh Steelers Some words of wisdom from Mr. Cosell: On Blaine Gabbert's future: "It's a question that many teams go through with young, highly-drafted quarterbacks: At what point, and after how many throws, do you say that this is what this guy is? Or do you start kidding yourself that he will get significantly better? Now, I'm sure that if you spoke to people in the Jaguars organization, they would say, 'Oh, we don't have enough weapons yet, and if we get that, he'll be better. You know how I feel about this -- you have to isolate the play of the quarterback. And when you look at Gabbert, while he's certainly incrementally improved from last year, he's also not improving enough, in my view, on a week-to-week basis. Where you can feel comfortable saying, 'This guy's trending upward.' The Shutdown Corner Week 10 NFL Preview Podcast with Greg Cosell He's now started over 20 games, and there are people who will tell you that you can't make a true evaluation until a quarterback has started 30 games, or 50 games, and that's fair. We're not here to rip Blaine Gabbert, we're trying to have a philosophical discussion on how you evaluate quarterbacks. But even with younger quarterbacks, you'd like to see attributes. Ryan Tannehill has played very well; he's also had some negative moments. But when you look at his body of work, and you look at the pros and cons based on attributes that lead to success, the pros far outweigh the cons. But when you stack up the pros and cons on Blaine Gabbert -- the characteristics, traits, and attributes as an individual player -- you're probably looking at more cons than pros." On New Orleans' effective blitz concepts versus the Eagles:

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