Originally Posted by LZ
And the scheme definitely did not fail Newton. His read should have been to get on the inside shoulder of the DE and drive him outside to open up the crease between DE and DT. That was the right read. He made the wrong decision. Once he made the decision to engage and get the DE turned, then he has to use the technique he's taught which is to play with lower pad level and then get his feet to the other side of the defender.
That sounds reasonable.
However, if that was the right read, why do you fault him for allowing the DE to get to wide?
Getting moved backwards, the penetration I can understand that as a reason that play failed. But how is getting "too wide" a problem if his first read was to push the defender wide?
My original comments were based on you saying his responsibility was to secure the edge. To do that, the TE has to do a lot more than what he did.
Thanks for your reply.