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Did Newman blow the 4th and 3 to Thrash?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by THEHEREAFTER, Sep 21, 2005.

  1. THEHEREAFTER

    THEHEREAFTER Well-Known Member

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    Watching the replay.. Thrash goes in motion to the left Roy blitzes from the same side... Newman is standing over Thrash and looks like he wants to blitz but stays in "no mans land" for a split second then chases Thrash after it's too late. I'm wondering if this was a blown coverage. Any thoughts?
  2. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    Either this was a mental error on Newman or someone was supposed to switch on to Thrash. As he goes across he tried to throw the O off by faking a run blitz. It seems odd that Newman would be involved in an inside blitz though -- you'd likely use Henry if you wanted to corner blitz or give run support in the middle. That tells me we were guessing run.

    Honestly, I think the play was a good reaction by Brunell -- it looked like it was just Brunell improvising to Trash.
  3. CaptainAmerica

    CaptainAmerica Active Member

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    How many yards did Thrash pick up on that play? Wasn't it like 20 or so?
  4. Hollywood Henderson

    Hollywood Henderson Benched

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    Yes, it looked like to me, that Newman did blow the coverage...
  5. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    It was a vacant hole left from Roy blitzing. Brunnel hit the hot WR.

    Believe it or not, there is a downside to blitzing defensive backs.
  6. THEHEREAFTER

    THEHEREAFTER Well-Known Member

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    Yes.. like 20. This was right after Brunell ran for about 23 yards on 3 and 27
  7. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    I made a post called "the unsung play that unleashed all the madness," which addressed this very issue. He blew it.
  8. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    This is what kills me about fans and the "playing conservative" nonsense.

    They want to blitz every play, as though there is never a downside, and when they get burned for the blitz its the closest player to the areas fault. Its never that the blitz was a stupid idea.
  9. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    You can't blitz if you are going to worry about getting burned. I still want to know why Newman faked like he was blitzing when he got to the center - was someone else supposed to take Thrash? Did he not know Roy was coming on a blitz. That play just wasn't right.
  10. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    You're right. You do have to live with the repurucssions of blitzing, and this was one of them.

    You only have so many defenders to cover so many receivers and areas of the field. Roy blitzing left vacated the left flat. Every time Roy, or any defensive back, blitzes ... it leaves a hole. Not only does another defensive back have to hold up his end in coverage, but make up for Roy's.
  11. SteveOS

    SteveOS Dedicated to Sports Gaming

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    If I remember right, the Skins ran that play TWICE in the game and worked BOTH times for a pretty good gain.
  12. Hollywood Henderson

    Hollywood Henderson Benched

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    Inman:
    Do you remember the play?

    Newman didn't do anything after following the motion man... then jogged after him like he had a major brain fart...

    Roy did his job, but Newman didn't do his...

    It wasn't the fault of the blitz call at all...
    Not sure where your coming from with the "some fans" thing?
  13. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    Newman was solely responsible for Thrash on that play and he RELEASED HIM for no good reason.

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