Monday, December 03, 2007

Sacks

I would like to pay my respects to the NFL, the Dolphins, and CBS, because I have screen shots in this and two other posts.

On three consecutive drives, Beck was sacked and fumbled. On the first drive, it was 3rd down, and he recovered, but Miami was forced to punt. But, on the next two downs, the play was a turnover.

I wanted to show you each of the three plays. In each case, the Jets were rushing only four players, against Miami's five offensive linemen, and at least one other blocker. Count them; you'll see that there was a mismatch in Miami's favor. And yet, 3 sacks and 3 fumbles.

I'll reiterate that I think Beck could have done a better job of holding onto the football, but come on! How can he be expected to do anything when his line can't even block for him!

I don't show it, but on each of the plays, the Jets showed a formation and rushed from odd angles; its a zone blitz of sorts. But, that's no excuse for a line that early in the year was nothing short of fantastic...


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