Monday, October 06, 2008

Defensive playcalling


I liked what I saw from Porter Roth on the ends. They dominated. But, give credit to the whole d-line because they made that possible.

I said on my show last week that I thought you can't stop Tomlinson, Gates, and the rest. But, if you can control the line, you can slow the running game, and put pressure on the passing game.

Sure enough, that's true. On this play, Ferguson hesitates for a moment then goes low under his man and finds himself in the backfield. Meanwhile, Roth is coming at the tight end with abandon and runs him over. Porter plays contain to the other side, and its a 2 yard loss that typified the afternoon for the Chargers.

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