The big run by Barkley: Analysis

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  1. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    2ND & 1 AT NYG 18(11:25)
    (11:25) S.Barkley up the middle pushed ob at DAL 23 for 59 yards (C.Awuzie).

    • 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.

  2. charron

    charron Well-Known Member

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    Anytime heath is on the field and he isnt the one making the play 15 yards behind the LOS its his fault.
  3. CATCH17

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    This play started with a block by Engram on Crawford that took out both Crawford and LVE. Woods was in the area to make a play but he was stuck on the block.
  4. Twisted Dawg

    Twisted Dawg Well-Known Member

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    Very nice work OP!
  5. stiletto

    stiletto Well-Known Member

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    I am not a huge Heath fan but would in no way blame him for that, team was lucky they didn't score there..the front 7 was a mess for like a quarter and a half.
  6. mrmojo

    mrmojo Well-Known Member

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    On the sound of the game or micd up, whatever it's called, Heath all but conceded he couldn't even get close to Barkley.
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    NEODOG 44cowboys22

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    This play is straight up LVE faults for not covering his gap

    slant all the DL to cover an interiorial gap, then the LB have that backside gap responsibility off that slant.

    You'll notice where Jaylon ends up

    Gap responsibility
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  8. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Once a RB like Barkley breaks into the open most will have trouble
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  9. sbark

    sbark Zone Supporter

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    Very likely, if stays healthy, Sacqon is all pro this year
    20 yards of open field on 3 sides.....
    Barkely probably watching tape to see why he didn't score right now, can't beleive it
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  10. stilltheguru

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    lVE needs to improve year 2. We mightve crowned him too early
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  11. T-RO

    T-RO Well-Known Member

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    Agree #1 issue was Leighton on this one. LVE also had 10 tackles, key play on Eli. The bad, the good.
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  12. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    I like Heath's reaction in the Sounds from the Game video. He basically admitted he was helpless. He charged forward and took a bad angle instead of staying in front of him and breaking down in order to try to slow him down, but no, the big run isn't on Heath.
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  13. CowboysFaninHouston

    CowboysFaninHouston CowboysFaninDC

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    because of one play!? wow.
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  14. JBond

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    Nope. Every LB makes mistakes. Especially young ones. The kid is a stud.

    I will go the opposite way. He may be a ring of honor player when he hangs up the cleats.
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  15. stilltheguru

    stilltheguru Well-Known Member

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    I'm just saying dallas has a history of rookies playing great and regressing year 2 after the hype.
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  16. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Moderator

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    Great job x!
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  17. Blackthorn

    Blackthorn Well-Known Member

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    Jaylon and LVE, I think lost sight for Saquan for a split second. Then Saquan did an unbelievable cut and burst of speed. I can't believe Lewis caught him. That was an amazing run by Saquan. I knew he was fast, however I did not know he was that explosive. Not a bad angle by Heath or the others, that was a dang athletic move by Saquan. He caught the entire defense. I tip my hat to Saquan.

    The D-line and Lbs have got to get off their blocks and stop the acceleration of Saquan.

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  18. Sydla

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    Only a few said that Heath was to blame. LVE was primary culprit most likely. But Heath also took a bad angle, which he admitted.
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  19. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    It was 1 play and not typical of their more common run defense where Crawford as the RDE would normally have outside contain.

    Crawford squeezing the inside gap looked more like what the Pats did against the Rams.
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  20. America's Cowboy

    America's Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    Exactly right. That big run was all on LVE. He blocked himself out of the play. He made the same mistake all game long during the Rams playoff loss.
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