Originally Posted by The Pencil Neck
Oh... yeah... no.
I should probably go back and look at the play before saying this but I'm at work and need to hurry.
Newton was supposed to drive him out to the sideline to allow Arian to cut inside of Newton. But instead, Newton allowed the DE to stay relatively inside and only slowly push outside, which forced Arian OUTSIDE instead of inside... in other words, widening out the play.
OTOH, Rey is saying that he should have hooked him and driven him inside to allow Arian outside.
Basically, it's got to be one or the other.
It's both actually...
Had Newton taken the correct steps he should have gotten to the DE's outside shoulder and hooked him. But because he didn't do that and he was kind of square on the DE he should have continued to wash him to the sideline.
That's the thing with ZBS....You can start out with something in mind and end up doing something completely different based on what the defense does or in this case (IMO) not taking the correct step...