Originally Posted by Rey
JMO, but I think what he did there should have been good enough had Newton taken better steps and gotten to the TE's shoulder.
Honestly, Newton should have been able to hook that DE and the ball should have gone outside of him and maybe right behind the TE.
But he didn't do a good job there and the DE was able to close that hole off...at that point Newton just stays engaged with him and continues to block him. That would have been ok had Wade Smith done anything on the back side. The play would have still produced some positive yards...
That makes sense, if by "hook" him you mean that Newton should have been able to get to the DE's outside shoulder & slowed his progress to the sideline, & not completely stop it (which is what I'm understanding LZ is saying).