maybe i should have had greg howard write the brandon obit.
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|2 years 32 weeks ago||this is backwards, sorry||
the most dangerous man is the pitch man getting the corner, not the qb cutting back into 9 flowing defenders including a free safety. in both plays above if the qb cuts up vs pitches linebackers were there flowing plus kovacs. kovacs simply saved ryan's ass on the first one by getting the pitch man. we had 8 guys in the box (including jake and gordon)....you're telling me none of those EIGHT people had responsiblity for the running back/ pitch man...but in fact it was one of the 3 DBs who had to defend the deep third on the pass? The reason this was an unmitigated disaster and both ryan and gordon found themselves benched at times is because they could not do the opposite of what they normally do: leave the qb with the ball for someone else and take out the pitch man. they saw the qb with the ball, their inner id took over, and they missed their assignments over and over and over.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||no way||
pause it at the 6 second mark is the qb going to cut it up if gordon takes pitch man? NO. at the 7 second mark? NO. He goes 4 yards into the backfield and at one point has 4 wolverines on top of him....with no one on the pitch man. this one is easy guys. jake/gordon had pitch man all game long and they blew it all game long.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||thats my point||
gordon plays it like he has qb responsibility and then he found the bench for the last half of the game. he has pitch. watch it again, if the qb cuts up field where is he going to go??? jump over desmond morgan AND avoid bolden? at the time the qb goes to cut it up the field he's already starting from 2 yards behind the LOS. if gordon takes the pitch man....and same with ryan, the qb cuts it up into the flowing defense and the option goes nowhere all day long. people are forgetting ryan also got benched and came back and had an amazing last series of the game. prior to that last series, he saw bench.....why? for not taking the pitch man.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||are you kidding?||
if the qb cuts it up instead of pitching bolden is right there so is morgan, not to mention his momentum is to the sideline and he has to cut up field. if gordon has qb responsibility its 100% mattison's fault but no defense is designed that poorly. gordon doesnt have qb responsibility and thats part of the reason he found his way to the bench. he kept giving up pitch man/contain responsilibilty.
if you don't believe gordon has the pitch man....then who does have the pitch man?????
|2 years 32 weeks ago||youre wrong on how to defend the option in example above||
. Please no one talk about "assignment football"—here Kovacs has been assigned to blow up the enemy base and protect his own.
Kovacs needs to defend against that WR going deep 100% of the time as his first read. His secondary responsibility is run support on the option. We have 8 guys in the box for cyring out loud, Kovacs responsiblity is always deep threat first option second. 8 guys are MORE THAN ENOUGH to snuff the option 100% of the time if they play ASSIGNMENT FOOTBALL. Simple example:
What you're missing is Thomas Gordon botched this. You act as if "bummer for Gordon he got optioned." That is the wrong approach. Sure he is being optioned, but 110% of the time he HAS THE PITCH MAN. If he does his job and takes the pitch man, keeps contain, and forces the QB to keep it this option is dead in the water. The read for Gordon is clearly OPTION, he immediately needs to turn his hips and sprint parallel to line of scrimmage making it crystal clear to the QB "if you pitch this I got the pitch man dead to rights." Watch it again and imagine if Gordong ignores the qb and immediately takes an angle for the ball-less pitch man. IHell he was set up 5 yards outside the TE yet the pitch man still broke his contain. If GORDON does his job its a 3 yard loss instead of 13 yard game.
If Gordon does this, QB has to keep it and turn up into the pursuing M defense. Game over.
That was the simple breakdown ALL GAME LONG. The guy being optioned has the pitch man but instead of taking out the pitch man couldnt stop salivating over a qb with a football in front of him. Option football is actually really easy to defend if the who has the pitch man takes out the pitch man. Go re-watch every long option and imagine what happens if the guy being "optioned" ignores the QB and takes the right angle to snuff the picth man. The QB would turn up and get DRILLED.