Originally Posted by Corrosion
With Newton engaged with the DE (he may as well have whiffed) and the run fake going the opposite direction ..... there isn't anyone to pick up the blitzer , Schaub has to make him miss or eat the sack.
With Schaub's cement shoes I think they are going to have to be much more creative with their protections.
Something I saw the Patriots do on a play action roll out last week was have the center pull & the rest of the OL block down the line as if it were a trap play but the center rolls with the QB picking up any defensive interference .... Brady had all freakin day to survey the field. Very well designed play by Belecheat ....
We had to do something similar last year. We didn't use a center, but the play side HB would come to put a wham block on the backside pursuant. Walter would do it often, but I've seen OD do it as well.
So far this year, looks like we're trying to push the front side as teams are really playing the cutback pretty honest. They're leaving all kinds of holes on the front side & Tate & Foster are taking advantage of it. I think that's also a reason Tate is looking better than Foster. Tate's quicker & likes to get the edge & turn the corner. Where Foster likes to read his blocks & shoot the gaps.