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The White Wall Killed us

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by FrankRizzo, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. FrankRizzo

    FrankRizzo Cheesehead

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    From Bob McGinn:

    RATING THE OL vs ATLANTA
    The Falcons rushed three men as many times as they rushed four (16), and coordinator Brian VanGorder blitzed just 23.8%. DE John Abraham, their only rushing threat, spent the first half over Chad Clifton and most of the second half over Bryan Bulaga. He went nowhere against Clifton and had two marginal hurries against Bulaga.
    So the Packers pass-blocked well, but the degree of difficulty wasn't great. The problem was the run game, where Josh Sitton was the only starter not responsible for at least one-half "bad" run.
    Aaron Rodgers should have had a freeway into the end zone on the first sneak because the Falcons' front wasn't even lined up. But when Daryn Colledge got way too high against DT Peria Jerry, then didn't work well with Scott Wells against NT Corey Peters on the second, back-to-back sneaks failed.
    Colledge finished with two "bad" runs, Bulaga had 1½, Wells had one and Clifton had one-half. The embarrassing minus-6 run by Brandon Jackson would have been at least a short gain, but Wells lost his balance and let MLB Curtis Lofton steam in untouched. Colledge and Bulaga had false-start penalties on the last drive. Losing teams commit those kinds of fouls.

    Plays of the week

    Second quarter, 8 minutes left. Score tied, 3-3. On second and goal from the 2, the Packers line up with four WRs, one TE and no RB. Barking signals, Aaron Rodgers changes the huddle call. He moves up from the shotgun set to under center and takes a quick snap with 3 seconds on the play clock. The Falcons’ defense is spread all across the field.

    The Falcons are late lining up; it should be an easy touchdown. DT Peria Jerry isn’t even in his stance when the ball is snapped. Across from Jerry, Daryn Colledge comes off too high and is out-leveraged by Jerry, who plays through the guard and grabs Rodgers around the knees as he surges to the 1. Chad Clifton offers little punch next to Colledge. Then LB Curtis Lofton and DT Jonathan Babineaux pop Rodgers as he topples over at the 1.


    On third down, the sneak is called by Mike McCarthy. This time the Packers are in an I formation with three TEs. Arrayed against them are 11 men in the box. Again, Rodgers puts the ball under his left arm and tries to fight his way in behind Colledge. In the A gap, DT Corey Peters gets lower than C Scott Wells and Colledge, submarines and does enough to slow Rodgers’ progress. RG Josh Sitton isn’t helping much, either. As Rodgers leans forward, he is wrapped up by Lofton and the ball comes loose. It bounces about 3 yards into the end zone. LB Mike Peterson is the first man to the ball, just ahead of Brandon Jackson and Wells, and makes the contested recovery for a touchback.


    Rating the Packers vs. Falcons - JSOnline
     
  2. FrankRizzo

    FrankRizzo Cheesehead

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    Can anyone offer an explanation here why Rodgers always goes behind Colledge to the left on his QB sneaks, instead of Sitton at RG?

    Am I the only one that things Sitton is better, stronger, and a better run blocker?
     
  3. PackersRS

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    No idea.

    Our OL count:
    LT: Pass blocking - good to great
    Run Blocking - non existant

    LG: Pass blocking - average to good
    Run Blocking - poor

    C: Pass blocking - good to great
    Run blocking - poor

    RG: Pass blocking - good to great
    Run blocking - great

    RT: Pass blocking - average
    Run blocking - good

    Solution: run to the left...
     
  4. FrankRizzo

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    LOL, are we saving the runs to the right side for the playoffs? The surprise tactic?
     
  5. PackersRS

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    BINGO!!!!

    Unscouted looks.

    hahaha... :cry:
     

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