2ND & 1 AT NYG 18(11:25) (11:25) S.Barkley up the middle pushed ob at DAL 23 for 59 yards (C.Awuzie). Breakdown Crawford RDE squeezes down to close the inside gap. FS Woods was up on this play and played outside contain. He initially had inside position on the blocker but moved outside. CB Brown was already on the outside. Woods should know that Brown has the outside because the outside WR is blocking Woods. Brown and Woods both end up covering the outside. Crawford had squeezed down the inside gap that Barkley was initially going to run through. Vander Esch also covered the same gap that Crawford had closed down. That meant no defenders except Heath who was 15 yards back at the point Barkley crosses the line. The gap is technically outside of the LT who had moved inside blocking Crawford. Giants #88 did block Crawford in the back but that was not the cause of the big gain. Vander Esch appears to have been the primary cause. X.Woods was likely the next in line for blame. Only 1 of Woods or Brown should have stayed outside. There was no chance that Heath could make that tackle. It is possible that Heath was expected to cut off Barkley's outside path. If Heath had cut off the outside then there are defenders to the inside. Anybody heaping blame on Heath for this play has an agenda. If Heath could make that open field tackle on Barkley, then Barkley is not very good.