Moving Picture Pages - How Not To Defend Power, Part II

Submitted by Chris of Dange… on September 11th, 2011 at 2:56 PM

Like about everybody else here, I'm still basking in the afterglow of the win over ND, but I still wanted to get this done before the next batch of Picture Pages comes out.  In other news, I finally figured out how to slow down video, which some people have asked for.

Setup: (Brian's original post is In Part I (, we see that Brennen Beyer overran a counter play Western ran to the left, losing contain and opening the door to a 25-yard gain (to be fair, he just opened the door; bad linebacker play exacerbated the lack of contain and escorted the Western RB through it).  He was undoubtedly coached about said overpursuit afterwards (without, I am assuming, the use of stuffed animals) and returned determined to not repeat that mistake.

Wha'hoppon: Naturally, Beyer made the opposite mistake this time by engaging the pulling guard inside, proving there's more than one way to lose outside contain.  A cut block on the MLB took out both him and the backside LB, and Herron steps up into the pile instead of out to force the play back inside, completing the loss of contain.  Once again, Kovacs comes across from his deep safety position to make the tackle far downfield.

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steve sharik

September 11th, 2011 at 5:30 PM ^

Brian blew this one and, imo, shouldn't be telling anyone about how to play any scheme.

It's his blog and he can do whatever he wants, but I think it is highly irresponsible for him to come off to his readers like he knows what he's talking about.

Neg away, sheep.