Re: Zierlein Breaks Down Improvement Needed For Run Game
Newton's first step wasn't good, but IMO, it was not why the entire play was shut down.
On an outside zone run, I would think that the RB is taught to chose his hole.
If he can't see the inside number of the SDE, he should go inside the RT.
Foster wanted too, but the hole just wasn't there due to the weak play by the three interior guys.
Newton, IMO, was supposed to maintain the gap horizontally first, to let Foster decide whether to go to the outside or to the inside.
He was too far away from the SDE to square up on him quickly enough; Newton was already at a disadvantage from the get go.
It was a failure at all 4 spots, but the most important one should always be where the double team occurs (Jones and Myers).
They simply have to win at the POA, but they didn't.