Earl34 Posted November 9, 2010 Report Share Posted November 9, 2010 I was planning on doing a defensive play this time around but tshirtfan wanted an example of an audible. I don't know if Colt audibled to this on his own or if it was pre-planned with Daboll. Either way it was really smart and it made the Patriots look less than smart. Here you go! Score: Browns 10, Pats 0 Situation: 1st Quarter; Hillis has just gained one yard on 3rd and 2. Down/Distance: 4th & 1 on -36 1. Presnap The Browns come out in 22 personnel (2 backs, 2 TE). Cribbs is to the left, both TEs to the right. Backfield is offset I. The strength of the formation is to the right. The defense is showing a 3-4 front with Ninkovich and Cunningham on the line. The front appears undershifted with Ninkovich over the TE. What we don't know is what Colt's presnap instructions were and how much of what he does next is on his own. While it's technically seven men in the box, there are soon to be 10 men within five yards of the ball. This doesn't look to be good odds for running but there is a bubble (that space you see in front of the right guard) and I'm not sure why that wasn't good enough. Perhaps there was another play called here besides the end result (like a handoff) that might not have made the one yard. 2. Audible #1 shows Brandon Spikes moving out toward Hillis who must be his man. #2 shows Wilfork shifting to a strongside 1-technique (more of a nose tackle position) and Pryce moves ever so slightly to his left as well. This balances out the front. At the bottom of the screen you see Ninkovich and Sanders slide out to cover the guys split out. The deep safety moves over as there's an uncovered receiver. Meriweather starts moving back to cover the deep zone. 3. Gotcha!! What happens next tells McCoy that they've outsmarted the Pats. The linebacker Cunningham shifts to cover Hillis. Spikes (the other rookie LB) is either confused or he's trying to communicate with his DE. Either way, as the red markers indicate, you now have five guys blocking three guys. There's a bubble right in front of Steinbach. Steinbach and Thomas block Pryce. Mack and Yates handle Wilfork and Colt does the rest. This is a great example of Colt knowing what he was looking at and creating a successful play by adjustments that dictated the matchups. There were several key plays in the game but this play was about tone setting. BTW....look at Vickers (middle receiver, bottom of screen). In the replay from the sidelines, I noticed that presnap he was clapping about every 3-5 seconds in some rhythmic way. I am guessing that this was some kind of play clock help for Colt. Anyone have any idea what that might have been about? Hope you guys liked this. I hope I can get time to do one more this week. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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