Film Study - Texans at Lions

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  1. 76Texan

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    Aight', so I have a few glasses of wine already, p**sy you say, so be it :)
    I've had enough of rocks and ale since the weekend (and it's coming up again).

    I may be muddling through this, but heck, I don't have anything better to do on an easy day.

    I only have the first 3 defensive series, but it should be enough to give a glimpse of where the pass rush was.

    I must tell you this up front.
    20% of the real pass rush occured in the first 3 quarters; 80% (likely more than 80/20) happened in the 4th quarter and OT.

    So the first 3 series are simply warm-ups.
    The real Texans defense has yet to show up, OK.
     
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    Detroit Lions at 15:00

    1-10-DET 20 (15:00) M.Stafford sacked at DET 13 for -7 yards (J.Watt).

    PA Fake; Watts beat RT to the outside and get to Stafford in just over 1 sec; QB was on the ground before 2 secs.
    Barwin beat LTE to the inside in just over 1 sec and could have gotten there in 2 secs at most.
    Can't blame Barwin here. Beating a blocker from the 9-wide technique (a few yards outside the TE) in just over a second is huge.
    He beat his man with a jug move (similar to a double move.)
    If Watt was just a so-so DE who simply pressured the edge, the QB would have to step up the pocket and ran into Barwin shortly.

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    I actually took these screen shots a few days ago, just to show the different positions where Watt lines up.
    Just look at the read lines and notation.

    Sorry, I don't have all the action on still shots.
     
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    2-17-DET 13 (14:25) (Shotgun) M.Stafford pass incomplete short right to R.Broyles.
    Offense doubled Barwin innitially, but as Antonio worked to penetrated the B gap, LG followed him.
    Barwin stunted to the inside of LG.
    Stafford basically threw the ball away, in less than 2.5 secs.
    There were no receiver open.
    The ball was no where near any receiver (way behind the intended target who had yet to turn his head to look for the ball - McCain blanketing);
    closest to it was Demps, who would have an easy INT if the pass was thrown a little higher.
    Barwin with a QB ruff (he probably could have hit the QB harder but he kinda pulled up, not wanting to risk a late hit.
    It was an intermediate 12-13 yard in route that doesn't take long to develop.
    To say that Stafford had all day in the pocket has yet to hold true so far.

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    3-17-DET 13 (14:20) (Shotgun) PENALTY on HST-J.Watt, Neutral Zone Infraction, 5 yards, enforced at DET 13 - No Play.

    3-12-DET 18 (14:20) (Shotgun) M.Stafford pass short right to R.Broyles pushed ob at DET 43 for 25 yards (D.Manning). P1
    Antonio penetrated the A gap, but Satfford was able to side step to his left and completed the pass.
    Either McCain slipped and fell, or the receiver pushed him off, or they caught feet.
    Barwin was chipped by the RB to help out the LT.
    Ball gone right after 2 secs on a simple 10-yd out route,
    Reed did a good job, getting off the TE and the RT, but Stafford was sliding the other way.
    Good coverage by McCain here would have forced Stafford to throw the ball away before the normal 3 seconds.

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    1-10-DET 43 (13:37) M.Leshoure right tackle to DET 44 for 1 yard (A.Smith).
    Texans won the trench war at the POA with 99, 92, and 94.
    Both Watt and Mitchell got penetration across the LOS; Smith with the tackle.

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    2-9-DET 44 (12:58) (Shotgun) M.Stafford pass deep right to C.Johnson to HST 36 for 20 yards (A.Ball).

    Texans came with a 6-man blitz and peel but Stafford got the ball out quickly (under 1.5 sec) to CJ on an inside release.
    The ball was thrown a few yards outside the number so the single deep safety simply cannot get there soon enough (he was close though).
    Ball needed to do a better job on the hand fight so he can squeeze that route to the numbers as much as possible.
    This where we missed JJo.
    If you remember the pass to Roy Williams (Cowboys) that people ripped KJ for allowing.
    This is the same route.
    Even though Williams cheat (by pulling on KJ), KJ was able to redirect RW inside, to the numbers.
    In this case, Demps was in the middle of the field and can still get to that point;
    Wilson had no excuse not being able to get there when he was in cover 2 (he was closer to the side line than Demps.)
    Not only that, RW had to slow down due to the hand fight with KJ.
    Jackson did a much better job than Allan Ball in similar situation.
    If you think KJ sucked on that play, then Ball ought to be outahere. :)=P


    Barwin and Reed met at the QB just as the ball was thrown.
    Remember that the ball was thrown in under 1.5 sec.
    Decent coverage by Ball would have forced Stafford to throw the ball away.

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    1-10-HST 36 (12:18) M.Leshoure up the middle to HST 24 for 12 yards (D.Manning).
    Mitchell held the initial double-team, but Bradie James lost his battle.
    Together with Watt penetrating too deep to the outside, there was a gaping hole in the A gap.
    Sometimes, there's danger in penetration with Watt.
    This wasn't the first time, and won't be the last.

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    1-10-HST 24 (11:39) (Shotgun) M.Stafford pass incomplete short left to C.Johnson.
    Right after 2 secs (about 2.25).
    Crick's face-mask was grabbed by the LG from the start; even so, Crick was close to get to the QB.
    Without the face mask, Crick would definitely get to Stafford and/or the ball before he can get off the pass.
    Either that or he has to throw the ball away.
    Barwin saw Crick's penetration and tried to jump up to bat the ball.
    Reed was double-teamed on the other side.
    Pass was wide off the mark, behind the receiver.
    CJ turned to the inside instead of toward the sideline.
    KJ was in good coverage for that 9-yd hitch route.

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    2-10-HST 24 (11:35) (Shotgun) M.Stafford pass short right to M.Thomas to HST 12 for 12 yards (J.Crick).
    Tunnel screen; pass was out in less than one sec.

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    1-10-HST 12 (10:53) (Shotgun) M.Stafford pass incomplete short left to C.Johnson.
    Quick slant, thrown in front of receiver; ball out around 1.5 sec, perhaps sooner than that.
    Allan could have had an easy TD if he played the ball; instead he was looking to deliver a blow to CJ, it seems like.
    Reed jammed TE and followed him.

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    2-10-HST 12 (10:50) (Shotgun) M.Stafford pass incomplete short left to R.Broyles.
    PA pass from shotgun; ball was out under 2 secs.
    Texans defender hesitated just a tad due to PA fake; Barwin & Watt jumped up to try to bat down the pass.

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    3-10-HST 12 (10:46) (Shotgun) M.Stafford pass short left to T.Scheffler to HST 2 for 10 yards (G.Quin, D.Manning). P5
    Pass was out in less than 1.5 sec.
    Texans rushed 4, and dropped into zone.
    Lions ran an illegal pick that was not called; it wasn't by much, but just enough to make Quin missed the tackle.
    Actually, he did get a swipe at the TE's left foot. Scheffler stumbled and barely got the first down.
    All 4 Texans pushed the pocket hard, but the ball was out too quickly.

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    You lucky sob, it's 2pm on a friday and you have already started your weekend:drunk:
     
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    1-2-HST 2 (10:01) M.Leshoure left tackle for 2 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
    J.Hanson extra point is GOOD, Center-D.Muhlbach, Holder-N.Harris.
    Lions optioned Watt to double-team Bradie.
    Watt missed the tackle. Bad boy.

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    ...
    Break time, please!
     
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    Appreciate the studies. MSR though...
     
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    You know right!
    Life's too short not to enjoy it while you can :)
     
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    I do it for peeps like you, really!
     
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    In conclusion, this scoring drive by the Lions was mainly due to the secondary and Watt's aggressiveness.

    It has nothing to do with the lack of pass rush.
    And our pass rush hasn't even shown up yet.
     
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    That was one drive, what about the rest of the game?!?!?! ;)

    On the beer here too.. but it's 10pm, cheers! :)
     

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