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Short Kings: Why NFL Teams are Ditching the Deep Ball and What's to Blame

Short Kings: Why NFL Teams are Ditching the Deep Ball and What's to Blame

Update: 2023-09-14
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There are few moments like it in sports. The quarterback takes a deep drop, steps up and unleashes a bomb. Time feels like it stops, 70,000 fans collectively hold their breath, waiting to see if it will be agony or ecstasy on the other end.


The long passing game has long been the sizzle to the steak that is NFL football. 


But today, ESPN’s Brooke Pryor takes us on a deep dive into the deep ball, and investigates whether it’s going the way of the single wing offense, destined for the graveyard of football past.

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Short Kings: Why NFL Teams are Ditching the Deep Ball and What's to Blame

Short Kings: Why NFL Teams are Ditching the Deep Ball and What's to Blame

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