Re: Stephen Hill
Week 8 vs Miami
Tech's pair of QBs were 7-14 for 77 yards and 1 INT
Hill caught a lone pass for 9 yards.
He was paid attention to enough as the Canes double-teamed him from time to time.
(2nd and 7) Jones, R. rush for 34 yards to the UM43 (Nicolas, J.), PENALTY GT personal foul off-setting, PENALTY UM personal foul off-setting, NO PLAY.
On this play, Hill lined up tight in the slot; he put on a seal block on a LB (#52) and kept him engaged for a long time, giving the RB plenty of room on the outside.
I'm including some observations on WR Streeter (Miami) here as well.
I will put these notes in Italic.
(2nd and 10) Harris, J. pass complete to Streeter, T. for 48 yards to the GT31, 1ST DOWN UM (Watts, B.).
Streeter found the open space in a 3-3 zone (5-man blitz) and show fluidity in movement and a good second burst after the cut.
He ran a good square-in route with good stemming, and stuck/planted his left foot nicely before making the sharp cut to the inside.
(2nd and 9) Washington, T. pass complete to Peeples, E. for 16 yards to the GT25, 1ST DOWN GT (McGee, B.).
On the other side, Hill ran a hook route from the left slot and sat in the zone (about 13 yards from the LOS), after getting passed-off by the LB, and was wide-open.
(3rd and 5) Washington, T. pass complete to Smith, O. for 9 yards to the GT39, 1ST DOWN GT (Robinson, M.).
Hill took the double-team deep, allowing an easy swing pass to the RB in the flat.
(3rd and 4) Smith, O. rush for 8 yards to the UM1, 1ST DOWN GT (Armstrong, R.).
Hill went downfield and neutralized the safety Telemaque (6'2-207) completely
deep into the end zone.
The run gave Tech first and goal to go at the one.
(1st and 10) Harris, J. pass complete to Streeter, T. for 32 yards to the GT14, 1ST DOWN UM (Reid, R.).
Poor coverage allowed Streeter to be wide-open up the middle from the inside left slot..
The pass was a little late; Streeter was waiting and waiting; he had just enough time to catch the ball, turned around, and braced himself for the hit from the safety.
Good job protecting himself and the ball.
(1st and 10) Harris, J. pass incomplete to Streeter, T. (Johnson, I.).
Streeter ran a decent post-corner route in the red zone (14-yd line); he could have done better in the foot sticking/planting part before the break to keep the safety a little further away.
The pass was pretty late and off-target (way short), allowing the safety to recover and deflected the pass near the side line.
On his part, Streeter probably should have come back to the ball a little stronger to make sure the safety doesn't have a chance to intercept the ball.