Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Redskins vs. Green Bay 2nd quarter game review

You can find the first quarter review here. Play by play info is in bold and taken from the NFL Gamebook, and my commentary is added below.


2-4-WAS 20 (15:00) (Shotgun) A.Rodgers pass short right to J.Jones to WAS 9 for 11 yards (R.Doughty; D.Hall).

Holliday lines up as the only DL and tries to occupy both the C and RG to open a blitz lane for Landry, but the RG does a nice job of seeing Landry early and adjusting, allowing Rodgers to hit the flanker on an out.

1-9-WAS 9 (14:17) (Shotgun) A.Rodgers pass short right to J.Nelson pushed ob at WAS 1 for 8 yards (D.Hall).

2-1-WAS 1 (13:40) J.Kuhn right guard to WAS 1 for no gain (A.Carriker; C.Wilson).
Carriker and Golston go low to prevent a surge by the line. Maake tries to but fails and actually gets lifter out of the hole. But Chris Wilson comes off the offensive right edge to start wrapping him up from behind, then Rocky closes and Carriker rises up from the ground to make sure the RB can’t fight his way into the end zone.

3-1-WAS 1 (13:00) A.Rodgers left guard to WAS 1 for no gain (L.Alexander; M.Kemoeatu). QB Sneak

An attempted sneak. Carriker, staying low, prevents the C and LG from getting any push, and Golston knocks back the LT. Rodgers has nowhere to go.

Timeout #1 by GB at 12:16.

4-1-WAS 1 (12:16) A.Rodgers pass incomplete short right to A.Quarless (L.Alexander) [C.Wilson].

Wilson reads the play action immediately and gets in Rodgers face forcing a quick throw, and Alexander is all over the TE in man coverage to knock away the pass.

Washington Redskins at 12:11

1-10-WAS 1 (12:11) PENALTY on WAS-J.Brown, False Start, 0 yards, enforced at WAS 1 - No Play.

1-10-WAS 1 (12:11) D.McNabb pass short middle to R.Torain to WAS 3 for 2 yards (A.Hawk; B.Jones).

An ILB blitz almost blows up this play – he runs through first Sellers then Torain and is right in McNabb’s face to force the dumpoff to Torain… 5 yards deep in the end zone. Meanwhile Rabach lets the second ILB go because Sellers stumbles off his failed block and right into him, but Torain barely manages to find a gap between the defenders and just gets out of the end zone.

2-8-WAS 3 (11:37) D.McNabb pass short left to M.Sellers pushed ob at WAS 25 for 22 yards (N.Collins) [C.Jenkins].

A DB takes just the worst angle you will ever, ever, see; allowing Sellers to turn a simple flat pass upfield. Gratifyingly, when another DB finally closes in on him at the sideline he lowers his shoulder and runs him over rather than trying to leap over him.

1-10-WAS 25 (11:04) D.McNabb sacked at WAS 18 for -7 yards (sack split by B.Raji and C.Matthews).

Ugly. LOLB beats Brown to the outside, and McNabb can’t step up because Rabach and Hicks let the NT and LDE blow past them and come up the middle.

2-17-WAS 18 (10:28) D.McNabb pass short middle to C.Cooley to WAS 24 for 6 yards (A.Hawk, D.Bishop).

3-11-WAS 24 (9:47) D.McNabb pass short left to K.Williams to WAS 33 for 9 yards (A.Hawk, D.Bishop).

4-2-WAS 33 (9:14) H.Smith punts 52 yards to GB 15, Center-N.Sundberg. T.Williams pushed ob at WAS 33 for 52 yards (B.Westbrook).

Only 4.25 second hang time. This appears to be a classic case of “outkicking the coverage.”

Green Bay Packers at 8:56

1-10-WAS 33 (8:56) (Shotgun) A.Rodgers pass short right to B.Jackson to WAS 30 for 3 yards (D.Hall; R.McIntosh).

2-7-WAS 30 (8:18) (Shotgun) A.Rodgers pass incomplete deep right to J.Jones.

Carter and Holliday have their hands down on the offensive left, with Alexander and Orakpo standing on the opposite side. Each pair stunts, and Holliday manages to get to the outside around Carter and flush Rodgers out of the pocket, leading to a poor throw.

3-7-WAS 30 (8:11) (Shotgun) A.Rodgers sacked at WAS 34 for -4 yards (B.Orakpo).

Orakpo is initially carried way upfield and out of the play by the LT, but when Rodgers steps up he has no open receivers so Orakpo is able to recover and take him down from behind.

4-11-WAS 34 (7:35) M.Crosby 52 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-B.Goode, Holder-T.Masthay.

GB 10 WAS 0, 4 plays, -1 yards, 1:26 drive, 7:30 elapsed

M.Crosby kicks 69 yards from GB 30 to WAS 1. B.Banks pushed ob at GB 37 for 62 yards (P.Lee). PENALTY on WAS-C.Horton, Illegal Block Above the Waist, 8 yards, enforced at WAS 16.

The block in the back we legitimate, but the victim had no angle on Banks and it was not the cause of the big return.

Washington Redskins at 7:30, (1st play from scrimmage 7:19)

1-10-WAS 8 (7:19) R.Torain left end to WAS 12 for 4 yards (D.Bishop; B.Jones).

The corner is won by a solid block by Cooley and an effective pull by Hicks.

2-6-WAS 12 (6:40) R.Torain left end to WAS 20 for 8 yards (T.Williams).

ROLB comes unblocked off the edge but gets too far inside, so Torain is able to beat him to the corner and then lowers his shoulder to run through a DB for the first down.

1-10-WAS 20 (5:59) D.McNabb sacked at WAS 18 for -2 yards (C.Matthews).

The LOLB and LDE recover from the play action bootleg and chase down McNabb in the backfield (it looks like Santana should put a block on the LB).

2-12-WAS 18 (5:22) D.McNabb pass incomplete short right to C.Cooley (C.Woodson).

3-12-WAS 18 (5:18) D.McNabb pass short middle to R.Torain to WAS 27 for 9 yards (D.Bishop).

Rabach completely whiffs on his block on this screen – Torain puts a move on the defenders but it doesn’t earn him enough for the first down.

4-3-WAS 27 (4:48) H.Smith punts 48 yards to GB 25, Center-N.Sundberg. T.Williams pushed ob at GB 30 for 5 yards (K.Moore).

4.55 seconds

Green Bay Packers at 4:36

1-10-GB 30 (4:36) A.Rodgers pass incomplete short left to D.Driver.

A dropped pass on an easy quick hitch to the slot, but Carlos Rogers probably would have blown him up anyway.

2-10-GB 30 (4:32) (Shotgun) A.Rodgers pass incomplete deep left to J.Jones.

Our friend Jeremy Jarmon makes an appearance – he is the only true lineman and sets up in the offensive right A gap, although Carter has his hand on the ground well outside the LTE. Jarmon drives hard against the C hoping to entice a double team by the RG, but the RG just chips him and is set up for Fletcher when he comes blitzing though the gap. Orakpo comes slightly behind Fletcher, but a RB picks him up. Rodgers steps up in the pocket as a result of some pressure by Carter off the edge, but overthrows the deep sideline pass.

3-10-GB 30 (4:26) (Shotgun) A.Rodgers pass incomplete short middle to J.Jones.

The Packers have two WRs stacked in the left slot, so when both Rogers and Hall crowd them at the line of scrimmage it effectively camouflages Rogers on his blitz. He comes unblocked through the left A gap forcing Rodgers to go hot to a slant, but the pass is dropped.

4-10-GB 30 (4:20) T.Masthay punts 45 yards to WAS 25, Center-B.Goode, downed by GB-D.Martin. PENALTY on WAS-D.Young, Offensive Holding, 10 yards, enforced at WAS 25.

Washington Redskins at 4:11

1-10-WAS 15 (4:11) D.McNabb sacked at WAS 9 for -6 yards (C.Matthews). PENALTY on GB-C.Woodson, Illegal Use of Hands, 5 yards, enforced at WAS 15 - No Play.

Trent Williams appears to barely even make contact against the RDE who comes clean off the edge and forces McNabb to step up and is immediately taken down by the LOLB, who had overpowered Jammal Brown and the bounced off him to make the sack.

1-10-WAS 20 (3:49) D.McNabb pass incomplete short left to M.Sellers [C.Jenkins].

Torain has a nice blitz pickup on an ILB, but the NT puts a swim move on Hicks then runs through Rabach’s arm bar to force McNabb up and out of the pocket, where the RDE hits him as he throws.

2-10-WAS 20 (3:42) D.McNabb sacked at WAS 12 for -8 yards (D.Bishop).

An ILB blitzes through the left B gap. Lichtensteiger gets his feet set against the RDE, who is actually attacking Rabach, and is to slow to turn back outside so the LB comes virtually untouched to bury McNabb.

Timeout #2 by GB at 03:39.

3-18-WAS 12 (3:39) D.McNabb pass deep right to S.Moss ran ob at GB 36 for 52 yards.

LOLB beats Brown to the inside – badly – but McNabb makes a great move to escape the sack on the goal line, then slips out to the right and finds that Santana has eventually gotten open on a deep post.

1-10-GB 36 (3:11) R.Torain right tackle to GB 29 for 7 yards (C.Woodson).

2-3-GB 29 (2:38) R.Torain right tackle to GB 25 for 4 yards (D.Bishop).

Hicks is able to get out to an ILB and push him out of the running lane, and Rabach effectively (and subtly, apparently) holds the DT to keep him from filling the hole. This could have been more yards but Lichtensteiger completely whiffs on his attempted second level cut block on the other ILB.

Two-Minute Warning

1-10-GB 25 (2:00) D.McNabb pass incomplete deep left to S.Moss.

2-10-GB 25 (1:54) (Shotgun) D.McNabb pass short middle to S.Moss to GB 16 for 9 yards (C.Jenkins). Shovel pass

This is a designed shovel pass to exploit the LOLB and slot DB who rather obviously show their blitz before the snap.

3-1-GB 16 (1:18) R.Torain up the middle to GB 13 for 3 yards (D.Bishop, C.Woodson).

A solid cut by Cooley on the ROLB allows Torain to make it across the line on the counter play.

1-10-GB 13 (:37) D.McNabb pass incomplete short middle to A.Armstrong.

Armstong finds a hole in the zone coverage over the middle and should have had a touchdown, but although the ball is just a bit high it bounces off his hands.

2-10-GB 13 (:32) (Shotgun) D.McNabb pass short right to C.Cooley to GB 7 for 6 yards (C.Woodson, A.Hawk).

Timeout #1 by WAS at 00:25.

3-4-GB 7 (:25) (Shotgun) D.McNabb pass incomplete short right to S.Moss.

Two DL set. The RDE blows past Hicks with a swim move and the RDE drives the double team of Rabach and Lichtensteiger back into McNabb’s face. McNabb somehow escapes the pressure and finds Santana in the back of the end zone, but he ends up well out of bounds.

4-4-GB 7 (:17) G.Gano 26 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-N.Sundberg, Holder-H.Smith.

GB 10 WAS 3, 12 plays, 78 yards, 1 penalty, 3:58 drive, 14:47 elapsed

G.Gano kicks 33 yards from WAS 30 to GB 37. M.Simpkins (didn't try to advance) to GB 37 for no gain.

Green Bay Packers at 0:13

1-10-GB 37 (:13) A.Rodgers pass incomplete short left to J.Jones.

Slipped out of Rodgers hands so badly it almost looks like a spike.

2-10-GB 37 (:07) (Shotgun) A.Rodgers pass incomplete short middle to J.Nelson.


3-10-GB 37 (:03) (Shotgun) A.Rodgers pass incomplete short middle to D.Driver.

Another drop. Exciting possession there, Packers.

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