Peppers at 10, which seems low.
FF410: 2012 Spring Game Breakdown - RB Pass Plays - Day 4
In the past I broke down 13 of DG’s pass plays (Day 1, Day 2, Day 3). This included my reaction about how DG and the offense performed, the idea or theory behind the offensive play, and how the defense performed. This helped me get a much better feel for how DG is actually improving and allowed me to evaluate his performance considering the performance of those around him.
Today, we will take a look at how Russell Bellomy performed. Note that it is sometimes difficult to determine the routes and defense being run due to tight camera angles, but I will do my best to grasp what I think is happening. I will once again be taking a look at all of the pass plays, and separate them into 2 separate days. Today, we will take a gander at the first 5 pass plays.
Play 14 – 0:00
The defense appears to be running a cover 0 look out of a their normal over 4-3 look and a safety coming down to help against the run.
Bellomy makes the right read (a fairly easy one), as he sees the DBs drop back into their soft coverage. His footwork looks good and he looks comfortable, and I think the short throw is really a matter of arm strength more so than any fundamental problem (he could get a little more push off his back foot, but that’s about it).
The design of the play and the theory behind it are going to look very familiar to readers of the previous days. The slot is running a corner route and the outside receiver a dig with the idea or running a high low on the corner. As the corner drops, Bellomy knows his play is to the dig route.
On the backside you see a post run. This is designed to do a double move on the boundary corner and get behind the man and into the deep middle of the field. This is to take advantage of teams cheating on the corner route with their safety by hitting the area of the field they vacate. You will seldom see the QB have the time/patience to go through his progression and hit this receiver, but that is the idea behind that route. The route is run well. Note that the boundary corner doesn’t bite hard on the initial slant as he sees the play running away from him (a QB won’t roll opposite a slant route). When the WR sees that the corner didn’t bite and still is step for step with him, he breaks his post a bit more shallow to take advantage of the intermediate zone being open.
The SAM is a little late diagnosing the play. His initial responsibility is leverage and FB coverage, but he could turn and get to the boundary quicker than he does. The outcome of the play isn’t affected because of a poor pass, and the play would have picked up yards regardless due to the design of the defense, but you would like to see the SAM closer to the man as he catches the ball, and preferably that corner as well, though being out on an island the primary responsibility is not to get beat deep.
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Freeh Report release this morning at 9am on the PSU Sandusky scandal.
Freeh Report text:
Freeh Press Release on Report (summary of findings):
Live coverage of press conference at 10am (one of these links should work):
Deadspin obtained drafts of Freeh preparation for Q & A at today's press conference:
I put a halt to my scouting reports several weeks ago because most recruits are off the board or unlikely to choose Michigan. However, there are a couple more who have listed serious interest in Michigan, so I'll continue the series for at least a couple more entires before moving on to 2014 kids.
This week I took a look at Leon McQuay III. There are a lot of good safeties in the country. McQuay is one of them, although perhaps not in that top tier. I wrote last year that I think Jarrod Wilson is Michigan's best free safety recruit in a long time. If McQuay were to commit to Michigan, that would give us a second very good safety prospect in the pipeline.
I remember a post several weeks back that was talking about OL recruiting at OSU, and how it was reaching dangerous levels with the commitment of Pocic to LSU. Most OSU types fully expected that Pocic would fall to them with Mich and ND being filled up, and quite nicely I might add, with alot of quality OL recruits already. They also expected an OG by the name of Khaliel Rodgers out of Maryland to eventually choose the Bucks. Rodgers was the kid who caused quite a little stir a while ago when he tweeted that an offensive line with both he and David Dawson would be dominant. While that was a fun talking point, OSU has now really come up against it as Rodgers pledged to USC today. They have very low numbers this year anyway much like what we have. Out of the 14 pledges in this class so far they have 1 OL, Evan Lisle . . . . thats it!! They did bring in 5 commits last year that will be Fresh this year. 2, 4-star OT's and 3, 3-star OG's. Just very interesting to keep an eye on this as they are now down to not their primary or even secondary targets, but really the guys that would the third choice according to their OL offer board on Scout. Urban recruits skill guys very well, but OL . . . not so much so far. Is it harder to sell midwest guys on his version of the spread??
Meanwhile, up in AA . . . OL recruits are our strength. Gonna be fun to watch!!
Mod Edit: Not OT [zl]
Title says it all. Doesn't hurt us obviously, but his name has been mentioned for a visit over the last month. Man is USC putting a great class together, even for USC. Their lowest commit out of 13 is ranked 162nd in the Rivals 250.