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Game#Home/AwayConditionPlay#Off/DefQuarterDownDistanceYardLineFieldNetRun/PassLCRDescriptorShotguntargetPlay ActionQB out of pocket?completed passYACInitial Cmpltn Yds1st Down ConvrsnTOFumbleTD93599457Comments

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1HClear1D111013o4010Blackburn and Kiwi both fill the correct gaps forcing the pack to cut back. Boley stays disciplined and does not overpursue and makes the play

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1HClear2D12617o11000Not sure what Blackburn sees here…he appears to get caught looking into the backfield instead of reading the guard and takes too long to get into his drop, but the ball is thrown to the outside so he gets a free pass

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1HClear3D111028o41000

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1HClear4D111031n000Boley's eyes always seem to be in the right place…guard releases and he reacts quickly to the screen. Would have been in good position if this was better executed by the offense.

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1HClear5D121031n3000Williams may be misaligned as you see Blackburn trying to move him. I side with Blackburn here because Williams ends up playing the D gap which would have been easier had he lined up further outside, but everyone appears to get to the right gaps post snap and builds a wall in front of the running back.

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1HClear6D13728n101Not sure why Williams makes contact with the tackle on his blitz, but he is a backside blitzer away from a screen. It would have been very easy for him on the play to give up but he redirects and runs to the ball and ends up making the tackle.

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1HClear7D111019o8000

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1HClear8D12227o7000Boarderline missed tackle by Boley but would be an exception play to make with a blocker between him and the ball carrier. None of the backers are responsible for reverse here and should be playing the run (The DE is actually the reverse player and Osi gets caught play dive rather than staying deep enough to stop reverse) and they all run hard to the ball upon recognition.

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1HClear9D111034o17-100Second time Blackburn was slow getting to his drop because he was looking in the backfield at playaction instead of reading the guard. He ends up finding the receiver but may have been able to make a play on the ball if he didn’t get held up on the fake.

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1HClear10D111049n0000

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1HClear11D121049n-7200Untouched, but never hesitated on the blitz. +2 for a sack.

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1HClear12D131744o600Going to give up yards on the draw on 3rd and 17. No problems here.

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1HClear13D211028n0000

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1HClear14D221028n-1001Kiwi aggressively sets the edge like he did all last week and keeps outside leverage until the running back is forced inside. That is his job here. He then does a great job of quickly shedding the block and making the play. +1

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1HClear15D231129n290-1Made this comment about Williams last on on the final 3rd down conversion that put the game away for the cowboys. He again comes untouched on a blitz and puts his hands up to knock the ball down as he approaches Freeman. He may be coached differently but typically you only want to put your hands up if there is a man between you and the quarterback. If Williams accelerates through Freeman, like he could have done with Romo last week, it may not be a sack, but he could at least affect the throw. Costs us a touchdown

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1HClear16D211026o200

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1HClear17D22828o-8000Looks like straight Cover 2 rather than the Tampa 2 look we saw a couple times last week. The difference is that in regular 2, the safeties are more conscious of the middle of the field allowing Blackburn to take a much shallower drop, which he does. The route run behind him is now picked up by the safety.

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1HClear18D231620o-3100

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1HClear19D211013n500

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1HClear20D2258n800-1Kiwi is a D gap player and needs to be more disciplined and keep outside leverage. He gets caught peaking inside and Martin breaks it outside of him for a touch.

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1HClear21D211022o100High hats across the oline but both Boley and Blackburn are right to sit and not get into their drops as long as the running back sits. Neither are fooled by the draw.

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1HClear22D22923o000Cover 2 Man...both guys get to their assignments

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1HClear23D23923o0000

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1HClear24D311047n12000Blackburn needs to be more physical with the iso block by the fullback to force the back to make a cut in the backfield, but not worthy of a negative

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1HClear25D311035n200

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1HClear26D32833n0000

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1HClear27D33833n000Cover 2 Man again on 3rd and long. Both Boley and Williams are responsible for the backs so must sit and wait for screen before adding on as blitzers. No issues.

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1HClear28D31159o22000

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1HClear29D311031o300Blackburn does a nice job of reading the pulling guard and diagnoses the play quickly

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1HClear30D32734o700Would like to see Boley react faster to the outside pull of the guard. Small false step allows the tight end to get leverage on him and the play breaks right off his outside shoulder.

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1HClear31D311041o400

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1HClear32D32645o5-100Like the quick read and path to the ball but missed tackle gets Blackburn -1

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1HClear33D33150o-1000

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1HClear34D311024o0000Looks like Cover 3 with the safety screwing down before the snap but difficult to tell for sure with the ball coming out so quickly. If this were the case, this should be Blackburns ball. It is a tougher read than the first two, as the oline can fire off the ball in 3 step to give more of a run look since they do not even really have time to get too far downfield, but this is still the third time today Blackburn is fooled by play action. At the very least he should be in the passing window to force a much more difficult throw by Freeman. We get bailed out on a nice play by phillips here.

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1HClear35D321024o000Blackburn gets caught a little here following Freeman's eyes instead of being more conscious of the receiver in his zone, but well take the pick.

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1HClear36D411026o2000

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1HClear37D42828o1000

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1HClear38D43729o1400Second time we have seen this today (once at the end of the half) where we have man underneath and they have Williams bailing and playing one high, allowing the safeties to help on some of the medium routes. Speaks well of what we think of Williams athleticism and his ability to play deep center field from the linebacker position.

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1HClear39D411043o3100Nice scrape by Blackburn

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1HClear40D42746o-1000Martin may already be down by the time he gets there but I like to see Williams getting downhill and running a window from the backside of the play to try and make a tackle in the backfield. He is certainly quick enough to do this but was hesitant last week in the run game and I thought he missed some opportunities.

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1HClear41D43845o700

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1HClear45D411020o300

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1HClear46D42723o1000Blackburn is right to give the underneath route up here. Typically these types of routes are used to draw linebackers up to run something behind them.

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1HClear47D411033o60-1Doesn’t cost us many yards but missed tackle

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1HClear48D42439o2000Want to see Boley more conscious of TE in his zone here. He starts to move that way but a little late.

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1HClear52D421045n010Nothing exceptional here, just a high throw by Freeman, but seals the game with the pick

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