Breakdown: Defense vs Eagles (II)


I Hear He’s a Dabist:

So you know that play where Will Compton sacked the quarterback and then immediately followed up with an awkward DABZ?  No?  Well no worries because I’ll walk you through how we got to the thing that should’ve died 6 months ago.  The sack that spawned Quavo Compton happened on the 2nd drive but it’s origins are connected to an earlier play:


The formation is a 3 x 1 set with a tight end lined up tight next to the offensive tackle.  The WR from the trips (3 receiver) side will go in motion.  The center and guard are going to flow left like the play is an outside zone running play.  The RB will also sell it as an outside zone running play by running parallel to the line of scrimmage as he fakes getting the handoff:

Because the line is selling the outside zone hard their is a gap right in front of Compton that opens up. He sees it and hesitates which allows a receiver to get open behind him.  Nevertheless he gets a chance to redeem himself because this exact same formation shows up on the next drive. The WR goes in motion like before and Compton is ready for this one:

Compton wasn’t the only linebacker making adjustments based on pre-snap info:

The Eagles were driving at the Redskins’ 33-yard line when Foster tackled Darren Sproles. Let me take a detour for one second: The Redskins felt the Eagles were an easy offense to read, but their tempo made it difficult to communicate all that was necessary. But on this play, Compton and Foster saw the tight end to the near (boundary) side go in motion. Compton pointed and Foster started moving toward the line. During film sessions, linebackers coach Kirk Olivadotti told them this motion should alert them to a crackback block and toss sweep. Foster shot quickly through the gap, having moved from four yards away from the line to just about one yard. So the pulling action couldn’t get to him. Foster: “When they motion down, it’s a key. I let my instincts take over. I was shooting my gun all day just trying to make plays.”

The toss sweep play referred to happens on the 4th drive.  But the Eagles masked that play twice before running what Foster was waiting for.  The first deception happened on the 1st drive:


The TE goes in motion out of a 2×2 set.  The RB is lined up to the quarterback’s right.  Foster sets up 3 yards from the line of scrimmage and a shade outside of the RB so he has leverage when the run goes outside.  Except this isn’t an outside run: it’s a deep ball to the slot WR who’s 1-on-1 against Blackmon.  Blackmon gets beat badly and draws a pass interference call which moves the ball to the 1 yard line where the Eagles would punch it in for the first score of the game.

The second deception occurs from the same formation and TE motion.  This time Foster takes a false step outside because he thinks it’s an outside run.  It wasn’t.  It was an inside run and Foster removed himself from the play.

Finally, on the third time the Eagles line up in this formation with tight end motion they run right into what Foster was waiting for:


The Center and playside Tackle will pull (red paths) and attempt to block Foster and DHall while the tight end in motion crack blocks the defensive end.  Everyone hits their blocks except for the Center because Foster was one step ahead of him:

The Eagles left that play alone until 7 drives later, late in the 3rd quarter:

By that point even the defensive line was sniffing out the play. Baker penetrates and alters the pulling Center’s path. With DHall and Foster in the backfield the play was D.O.A. Honestly between giving us an opportunity for Desean Jackson and calling one of the most predictable offensive game plans ever–when we needed it most–someone should make a Burgundy & Gold “Thanks Chip” t-shirt.


In an effort to gain a run blocker play side, the Eagles ran ‘Power’ from a 2×2 set on their 2nd drive.  They got the blocking numbers they wanted but Jean-Francois blows by his double team and engages the pulling guard (red path) to keep him from blocking Foster.  Foster ends up making the tackle and stopping the Power run:



The Eagles try it again the very next drive. Our adjustment was to add an extra defender to the side that the guard was pulling to, hence giving us a numbers advantage:


So now the pulling guard has to block 2 guys and bad things ensue for him:

Inside Zonin’:
The bread and butter run play for the Eagles was their ‘Inside Zone’:


We first responded to it with the above formation.  It’s fine but the problem with it is Kerrigan is tasked with playing contain.  So he’s going to have to watch for any cutbacks or reverses his way which means he can’t attack the running back and has to approach the run passively:

The next time we see this formation (a 3×1 set with an H-back on the trips side) we expect to see the same run play and adjust by changing where we place Kerrigan:


Now Kerrigan is lined up inside the TE and is not tasked with burdensome contain.  Blackmon comes in to replace Kerrigan’s old alignment (he is in turn replaced by the safety) and now Kerrigan can play aggressive and attack the inside zone run:


The picture on the left shows how Kerrigan attacks up the line and draws the attention of the backside Tackle.  This allows Hatcher (who was lined up next to Kerrigan) to shoot through an open gap.  The picture on the right shows Hatcher making contact with the RB in the backfield while Kerrigan continues to draw attention from the Tackle.  Video:

12 Personnel

The last thing I wanted to talk about was an adjustment Chip made to our adjustment.  Lets start with the second play of the game:


The Eagles are running towards the side with the Tight End therefore they have 4 blockers to our 4 defenders.  On the backside they are running a bubble screen route which our safety rotates down to pick up.

Even though the Eagles have the numbers to block they still mess this play up because of their Center’s inability to read a defense and also because of the Power of Knighton.  It was one of the game’s Twilight Zone themes: Baker was doing Knighton type things like getting pushed around while Knighton was doing…UnKnighton things.  Keim has the inside scoop on this:


Followed by:

Knighton played only 18 snaps, thanks in part to the Eagles’ up-tempo offense, but he played well

Well, at least we know his ceiling.  I have some questions regarding Knighton potentially half-assing the first three-quarters of the season but whatever, we need his 18 snaps of doom because Baker does not look like he is in the ‘Baker Smash’ mode we saw earlier in the season.

Moving back to the Inside Zone-Bubble Screen plays.  So 5 drives later the Eagles show the same formation and run the exact same play.  We adjust like so:


With Compton taking the bubble screen route we can add a safety to the play side and gain a numbers advantage.  We have 5 defenders to their 4 play side blockers and in case you’re wondering, here’s what happens:

This is inside zone though. Chip will not be out-adjusted in inside zone. Take away Sweeps and Power, fine…but his bread and butter will prevail and tbh it came really close to prevailing.
The Eagles switched to 12 personnel (1 RB and 2 Tight Ends) and here’s what happened:

  • 5 yard false start
  • 18 yard play action
  • 18 yard play action
  • 5 yard false start
  • 27 yard dropped touchdown pass by Agholor
  • 10 yard play action
  • 14 yard run
  • 16 yard play action
  • Fumbled handoff
  • 8 yard run
Followed by a fumble returned for a touchdown by DHall (out of 11 personnel) which put the game out of reach.  Take away penalties and unforced errors and that’s 6 plays for 84 yards.  The NFL average is 5.5 yards per play.  Out of 12 personnel the Eagles averaged 14.  Fourteen.  XIV.  Almost triple the NFL average and…I mean, that 27 yard TD was all but a part of the record books.  They killed us in 12 personnel and here’s my best attempt to explain why.
18 yard play action I:
Everyone is in their zone except Foster.  Normally Foster takes the RB, a safety takes the Tight End and Compton drops into a hook zone.  But with 12 personnel the assignments have to change and it looks like Foster messed his up.  The black lines show the underneath coverage zones and Foster is doubling up with DHall and that allows the TE (red route) to get open behind Foster.
18 yard play action II:
2 safeties (Goldson and Jarrett) are bracketing “TE 1” while Compton is supposed to be bracketing “TE 2” with the deep 1/3 safety who is off the screen.  Compton bites on the play action, hard, and loses coverage responsibility on TE 2:

27 yard almost TD:


If you think I’m being too hard on Goldson then FWIW they switched his deep 1/3 responsibility with DHall on the next 2×2 formation out of 12 personnel:

14 yard run:



It’s a little harder to get more numbers than the offense has when there are 7 blockers at the line of scrimmage.  We can put 8 in the box (and we did) but that leaves us with 3 defensive backs versus 2 wide receivers.  One of those defensive backs played wide receiver until this year and the other of those defensive backs is in his first year playing a new position.

The Eagles tried to attack this personnel matchup again and this is what happened:

Another unforced error. 2 plays later is a scoop-n-score by DHall and the game is out of reach.

What Does It All Mean?

Adjustments.  We can make em.  But then sometimes we can’t.

The Bills were dominated for 3 drives before they adjusted by running the quarterback and that was instrumental in leading them to 9.4 yards per play.   The Eagles may have found another adjustment against this defense: 12 personnel.  It forces us to put 8 in the box and leaves our corners 1-on-1 with safety help from either a schizophrenic Dashon Goldson or “rookie” DHall.

The good news is that Knighton has chosen (thanks?) to play some god damn football.  He’s holding up to double teams and quicker with his hands than previous weeks.  Jean-Francois is a bona-fide run stuffer and can disrupt any zone scheme from Dallas to Chicago to Philly.

Hatcher and Baker get a “bye” this week, I hope.

I’m sure Compton will continue to quarterback the defense and the possibility of having Riley back gives us 2 really really good options to play next to him.  Murphy isn’t seeing starter snaps anymore (hooray.)  Smith and Kerrigan are going to be a problem for offenses…just imagine those 2 plus Junior G next year.  Yes please.

Defensive Line        
Player + Total Notes
Hatcher 1.5 2.5 -1
Knighton 5.5 0.5 5
Jean-Francois 7 0.5 6.5
Baker 2 9.5 -7.5
Kerrigan 6.5 3.5 3
Golston 1 5.5 -4.5
Totals 23.5 22 1.5 Baker and Golston struggled with the Inside Zone double teams
Player + Total Notes
Foster 8.5 5 3.5
Compton 8.5 3.5 5
Smith 5 1 4 Firmly entrenched as the starting OLB/DE opposite Kerrigan
Murphy 0 1 -1
Totals 21 10.5 10.5 Lots of obvious pre-snap reads.
Defensive Backs        
Player + Total Notes
Goldson 1.5 7.5 -6  A few wtf moments
Breeland 4 5 -1
Dhall 3 0 3
Jarrett 4.5 1 3.5
Dunbar 0 1.5 -1.5
Blackmon 0 5.5 -5.5  Beat deep twice
Totals 13 21.5 -8.5  


Drive 1 (15:00)
Ln Dn Ds RB TE Off Formation Def Formation R/P Play Call Yards
E20 1 10 1 1 Shotgun 3×1 Nickel over Pass(4) PA (split side) In 18
(pressure -1) Hatcher is the only one that gets in Bradford’s vacinity after 4 seconds.  Kerrigan’s rip move fails and Smith is stalled by the play action.  Breeland (-1) (coverage -1) loses his footing and misses the tackle.  Looks like man-free coverage with Compton playing middle Hook.
E38 1 10 1 1 Shotgun 3 bunch x 1 tight Nickel over Run IZ TE side 1
Bubble takes out Jarrett.  RB aiming point looks to be the playside guard.  Smith sets the edge.  Kerrigan gets a little to far upfield on his contain.  Hatcher (+0.5) is able to control his gap and lock out the guard.  RB cuts it up field where Knighton (+1.5) got removed from the line but shed the center and was waiting for the RB 1 yard past the LOS.  Compton (-0.5) attacks the wrong hole but is able to work back over and then gets blocked and sealed.  Foster (+1) attacks where Knighton’s guy got shed and makes the tackle.  I have no idea wtf the TE is doing on this play.  He blocks Bashaud which is unecessary, he should’ve down blocked Foster.  He doesn’t and Foster is free to make the play.
E39 2 9 1 1 Shotgun 3 x 1 tight Nickel over Pass(4) Hitch 5
Looks like Tampa 2.  Bashaud and Dunbar are playing curl-flats.  Foster and Blackmon have hook to curl.  Foster could probably widen out his drop a bit more.  Compton gets to the 1st down marker and sits in his hook zone.  Dunbar’s (-0.5) back pedal is more like a back shuffle and it hurts his ability to change direction up field toward the tight end.
E44 3 5 1 1 Shotgun Empty 3×2 3-2-6 even Pass(3) Cross 11
Barner lined up wide by the sideline.  Slot crosses behind the LBs.  Compton can’t jam him because of the fake blitz alignment.  Foster (-0.5) does’t see the crosser and fails to adjust his drop.  Dunbar (-0.5) (coverage-1) bites on a head fake from the WR and gets no help inside and is trailing behind as fast as he can.
R45 1 10 1 1 Shotgun 2×2 Nickel over Pass(4) PA OZ (TE side) Cross 16
Play action is outside zone with the center selling it hard.  Golston (-1.5) bites and leaves his pass rush lane to attack the run.  Compton (-1) bites but the RB is parralel to the LOS and is not threatening his gap.  I’m not sure what Compton thinks he’s defending by stepping that far up with flow away from him.  Compton’s bite leaves a void between him and the deep third safety.  TE sits in it.  (pressure -1) (coverage -1)
R29 1 10 1 1 Shotgun Empty 3×2 Nickel over Pen Offsides -5
Golston (-1)
R24 1 5 1 1 Shotgun 2×2 Nickel over Pass(4) Go(Pen) Inc(+23)
Foster motions to outside leverage on the RB and at 3 yard depth, looks like he’s expecting a sweep or outside run play.  He ends up covering the RB.  Jarrett funnels his receiver to the free safety.  That leaves Blackmon (-2) (coverage -2) one on one with the reciever on the Go.  He holds the arm in the endzone.
R1 1 10 1 1 Shotgun 3(H) x 1 Nickel over Run IZ split side 1
Murphy (-1) loses his feet.  Knighton (+1) swims past the center and knocks him to the ground, he’s now taking on the guard who was trying to get to Foster, so Foster is clean.  Baker (-2) gets down blocked by the tackle in the direction he’s slanting.  He isn’t ready for it and gets removed from the line.  Kerrigan (-1) can’t get inside the TE and close down the gap Baker vacated.  RB cuts it up in there.  Knighton loses the guard who worked over to take on Foster but he can’t work back to the RB because Baker is in his way.  If Baker holds his gap or Kerrigan beats the TE inside the run would cut back to Jarrett who was the unblocked backside contain guy.  This is just like the Bears TD where DHall was in Jarrett’s position and missed the tackle.
Touchdown.  12:08 remains 1st qtr.  0-7.
Drive 2 (11:07)
Ln Dn Ds RB TE Off Formation Def Formation R/P Play Call Yards
E20 1 10 1 1 Shotgun 3(H) x 1 Nickel over Run IZ split side 8
Exact same set up as the touchdown except instead of having Jarrett at the line, Kerrigan keeps contain.  Baker (-1) again gets blown out by the down block as he tag steps to keep up with the flow.  Smith and Kerrigan set the edge.  Jean-Francois (+0.5) holds his block at the LOS.  Foster (+0.5) and Compton (+0.5) attack the releasing lineman 1-2 yards past the LOS and funnel the RB to cut back.  Had Baker held up, this play would’ve died.  He doesn’t and there is a hole for the RB to cut up field.  Goldson (-1) misses his tackle.
E28 2 2 1 1 Shotgun 3 x 1 tight Nickel over Run IZ TE side 3
Same deal as we slant and Baker (-1) this time gets washed out by the guard although he at least got penetration this time.  Kerrigan (-0.5) looks like he’s 2 gapping the Tackle which is pointless since Blackmon has backside pursuit.  Kerrigan finally disengages the blocker and makes the tackle but past the first down marker.  Jean-Francois (+1) fights off a double to meet Kerrigan at the ballcarrier.  Foster (-1) attacks the wrong shoulder of the releasing lineman and loses his gap integrity.  The compton-Blackmon gap exchange was a nice little wrinkle
E31 1 10 1 1 Shotgun 3 x 1 tight Nickel over Pen False Start -5
E26 1 15 1 1 Shotgun 2×2 Nickel over Run Power O 2
Kerrigan and Smith set the edges.  Baker (+0.5) takes on a down block and holds his gap until the final seconds of the play were he gets pushed back.  Compton (-0.5) doesn’t follow the pulling guard and checks Baker’s gap for a cutback and gets washed out by a down blocking guard.  Jean-Francois (+2) sheds the block from the tackle and interrups the pulling guards path.  He basically absorbed 2 blockers and created a pile that slows down the RB and kept Foster (+0.5) free to make the tackle.
E28 2 13 1 1 Shotgun 2×2 Nickel over Pass(5) PA OZ (TE side) Cross -7
Exact same play as the last drive.  Last time Compton (+2) (pressure +1) bit and then failed to drop back in coverage.  This time we had Jarrett (+0.5) (coverage +1) lined up over the crossing TE and Compton blitzed right behind the pulling C and G trying to sell OZ.
E21 3 20 1 1 Shotgun 3(H) x 1 Dime over Pass(4) Screen 10
Played it conservative.  Interesting to note that we doubled Agholor.  Shows who has our attention.
Punt.  8:35 remains 1st qtr.  0-7.
Drive 3 (5:44)
Ln Dn Ds RB TE Off Formation Def Formation R/P Play Call Yards
E17 1 10 1 1 Shotgun 2×2 Nickel over Run Power O 0
Jarrett adds himself to the box.  Kerrigan works hard up the line as he gap exchanges with Compton.  That helps to solve the problems of the gap between Kerrigan and the next guy being open.  Hatcher (-1) got blown off the line by a double.  Knighton (+1.5) tag steps past the center and makes the tackle along with Foster (+1.5) who blew right past the pulling guard.
E17 2 10 1 1 Shotgun 3(H) x 1 Nickel over Run IZ split side 3
Smith sets the edge.  Knighton (-0.5) gets sealed.  They tried to trap Hatcher with a TE.  Dumbasses.  We blitz Blackmon off the backside and slant the line.  This helps Hatcher (+1.5) slant aggressively, avoid the TE block and disrupt the backfield.  Foster (-1) hesitates and gets taken out the play by the OL coming off of Knighton’s double.  Foster’s gap is open but Kerrigan (+0.5) does the gap exchange with Compton and he closes it.  RB breaks Hatcher’s hold and falls forward.  Compton (+1) is able to dance around his block and make sure the RB goes down.
E20 3 7 1 1 Shotgun 3×1 Dime over Pass(5) Screen(IG) Inc(-10)
Problem with the snap count as the right side of the Eagles’ line didn’t move and we get enough pressure (pressure +1) to force intentional grounding on a screen.
Punt.  4:50 remains 1st qtr.  6-7.
Drive 4 (1:00)
Ln Dn Ds RB TE Off Formation Def Formation R/P Play Call Yards
E20 1 10 1 1 Shotgun 3 x 1 tight Nickel over Pass(4) Bubble-Slant Inc
Jean-Francois (+1) (pressure +1) beats his man clean and is in Bradford’s face.  They attack Dunbar’s soft cover 3 cushion and it’s there but the WR just drops it (coverage -1)
E20 2 10 1 1 Shotgun 2 x 2(H) Nickel over Run IZ split side 2
Similar to the 7th play on the 1st drive Foster motions to the RB as the WR’s take tight splits.  Jarrett is lined up over the TE.  Foster (-0.5) is expecting an outside release from the RB and he takes a false step in that direction.  Now he’s out of the play.  Line slants as Jarrett pursues from behind.  Smith sets the edge, Golston (+0.5) holds up his gap past the LOS.  jean-francois (-0.5) slants and his momentum gets carried by the guard and he’s out the play.  RB cuts it behind JF and Foster is out of position behind him.  This could be a bad thing but Kerrigan (+2) 2 gaps the TE and shoves him back into the RB to stop any chance of a big play.
E22 3 8 1 1 Shotgun 3×1 Dime Split Pass(4) Go 43
Man free with Compton playing hook zone underneath.  Blackmon (-2) (coverage -2) gets beat badly.  He has inside leverage and the WR gets outside with a free release.  Goldson was either worried about Agholor or the TE because he was nowhere to be found.
R35 1 10 1 1 Shotgun 3(H) x 1 Nickel over Run IZ split side 2
Smith sets the edge.  Knighton (+0.5) holds up the double and Foster is allowed to meet his blocker at the LOS but Knighton gets sealed out.  Baker (-1) gets doubled and blown off the line.  That means Compton gets swallowed up the the Oline too.  Kerrigan (+1.5) is lined up inside shade of the TE and squeezes down the TE and closes the gap with support from behind him by Jarrett.  Kerrigan has been saving our ass on these IZ’s.  Good job by Barry to give him support so he can play hard up the line.
R33 2 8 1 1 Shotgun 2×2 Nickel over Run Sweep -6
Murphy gets cracked and Baker (+0.5) slants as he helps open up the hole for Foster to blitz through.  Tackle and center pull.  Foster (+2) pursues this perfectly and makes the TFL.  Foster has been all over the RB in this alignment.  It cost him earlier but he makes up for it here.
R39 3 14 1 1 Shotgun 3(H) x 1 3-2-6 even Pass(3) Sack -6
Kerrigan with a jam on the TE (coverage +1) (pressure +1) Smith (+2) beats the LT one on one with a rip move.  I think the LT was expecting the RB to chip.  Smith with the sack on a 3 man rush.
Punt.  14:08 remains 2nd qtr.  13-7.
Drive 5 (12:00)
Ln Dn Ds RB TE Off Formation Def Formation R/P Play Call Yards
E39 1 10 1 1 Shotgun 2×2 Nickel over Pass Swing(Pen) (-5)
Dunbar (-0.5) can’t get off his block but at least keeps contain.  Same with Blackmon (-0.5).  Goldson (-1) fills like a CB and not a S.  Penalty for too many men in the backfield.
E34 1 15 1 2 Shotgun 2×2 tight Nickel over(field) Run IZ wk side(Pen) (-5)
We respond to a 12 personnel with Nickel.  We stack 8 in the box.  Jarrett (+1) with great backside pursuit.  Hard to grade out Hatcher and Baker because it looks like the doubles gave up after the whistles for the False start.
E29 1 20 1 1 Shotgun 3×1 Nickel over Pass Screen 10
Line fell over themselves and couldn’t pursue from behind.
E39 2 10 1 1 Shotgun 2×2 Nickel over Pass(4) PA OZ Flat 1
Baker and Hatcher run a stunt.  Bradford checks it down (coverage +1) and Foster (+1) is right there to stop it after 1 yard.
E40 3 9 1 1 Shotgun Empty 3×2 3-2-6 even Pass(5) Go Inc
Miscommunication by Dhall and Dunbar.  Not sure who is at fault.  Dunbar is the rookie but Dhall is a ‘rookie’ at safety (coverage -3).  Foster (+1) took two Eagles with him on the slant which freed up Compton (+0.5) to get in Bradford’s face (pressure +1)
Punt.  10:12 remains 2nd qtr.  13-7.
Drive 6 (8:11)
Ln Dn Ds RB TE Off Formation Def Formation R/P Play Call Yards
E42 1 10 1 1 Shotgun 3 bunch x 1 tight Nickel over Run IZ TE side 0
Kerrigan sets the edge.  Compton is playing the bubble.  That bubble looks pretty wide open they should think about taking it.  Anyways, Golston (+0.5) defends his gap and squeezes his defender.  Jean-Francois (+1) and smith (+1) slant and penetrate enough to clog up their gaps.  Jarrett (+1) blitzes behind them and keeps contain.  RB has nowhere to go.
E42 2 10 1 2 Shotgun 2×2 tight Nickel over(field) Pass(4) PA OZ Cross 18
Cover 3 and 4 underneath.  We rush 4, Golston and JF stunt.  Miscommunication between Foster (-1) and DHall (coverage -1) Foster follows the TE and loses his zone responsibility.  Foster looks like he voided his zone and widened out too wide.  Everyone was in zone so it looks like Foster messed up by going man coverage.
R40 1 10 1 2 Shotgun 3 (TE Twins) x 1 Nickel over Pass(4) PA IZ Cross 18
Compton (-1) bites hard and the TE is open behind him (coverage -1).  Dhall (+1) lays a lick on the TE and knocks the ball out.  Goldson looked to be playing robber and got out of position with his alignment, can’t be sure though.  Foster looks to have had RB in coverage.
R22 1 10 1 2 Shotgun 2×2 tight Nickel over Pass(4) WR check (Pen) (-5)
False start.
R27 1 15 1 2 Shotgun 2×2 tight Nickel over Pass(4) PA OZ Go Inc
This time we jam both Tight Ends with Jarrett and Dhall.  Breeland (-2) (coverage -3) is playing deep third and gets beat to the outside (his responsibility) by Agholor.  Breeland gets lucky as the TD is dropped.  Goldson (-1) had Go routes on either side, Bradford looked him off.  I thought the other Go was sqeezed to the sideline pretty well, hence the minus for not getting over top of the speedster Agholor.
R27 2 15 1 1 Shotgun 3×1 Nickel over Pass(4) PA IZ Dump off 11
Foster (-1) flips his hips too early vacates his coverage on the RB out.  Man these PA’s have our ILBs shook.  (coverage -1)
R16 3 4 1 1 Shotgun 2×2 Nickel split Pass(4) In Inc
We show 7 at the LOS, we only rush 4, Baker (-0.5) falls down (pressure -1).  Both ILBs do a great job passing off in coverage (coverage +2).  Jarrett takes the RB and Bradford doesn’t see a place to throw too until he climbs the pocket.  He fires it over the middle and Breeland (+1) knocks it down.
FG.  5:56 remains 2nd qtr.  13-10.
Drive 7 (4:15)
Ln Dn Ds RB TE Off Formation Def Formation R/P Play Call Yards
E38 1 10 1 1 Shotgun 3×1 Nickel over Pass(4) PA OZ Spot 13(Fum)
Cover 3 with 4 underneath.  Foster takes RB in the flat.  Jarrett has the opposite curl-flat.  Compton and Goldson (-0.5) (coverage -1) take the hook zones.  Goldson with a little too much cushion for a guy with his speed.  Breeland (+3) with the strip fumble.  Goldson (+1) picks it up and runs with it.
Fumble.  4:01 remains 2nd qtr.  13-10.
Drive 8 (1:43)
Ln Dn Ds RB TE Off Formation Def Formation R/P Play Call Yards
E20 1 10 1 1 Shotgun 3×1 Dime over Pass(4) Dump off Inc
Cover 3 with 4 under.  Dhall playing robber.  Sproles drops it.
E20 2 10 1 1 Shotgun 2×2 Dime split Pass(4) Double Cross 7
Let them have it.
E27 3 3 1 1 Shotgun 3×1 Dime Split Pass(4) RB Out 4
Jarrett (+1) is there to tackle in bounds.  (coverage +1)
E31 1 10 1 1 Shotgun Empty 3×2 Dime Split Pass(4) Spot Inc
E31 2 10 1 1 Shotgun 2×2 Dime Split Pass(4) Sack -7
Smith (+2) (pressure +1)
E24 3 17 1 1 Shotgun 3×1 Dime Split Pass(4) Screen 12
Let them have it.
Punt.  40 seconds remain 2nd qtr.  16-10.
Drive 9 (12:12)
Ln Dn Ds RB TE Off Formation Def Formation R/P Play Call Yards
E10 1 10 1 1 Shotgun 2(H) x 2 Nickel over Pass(4) PA Split Zone Cross Inc
Late motion catches Baker off guard as he tried to shift.  Kerrigan (+1) (pressure +1) recognizes play action early and avoids the sifting Hback.  Compton gap exchanges with Kerrigan.  Dhall had man press on the TE but switches off to the RB.  The TE, whose blocking, is Compton’s now so Compton comes in to rush.  Bradford is able to step up because Baker (-1) gets pancaked.  Blackmon had outside leverage.  Goldson (-3) (coverage -2) lets the deep route go.  He had deep third,  I don’t  know wtf he’s even thinking.
E10 2 10 1 1 Shotgun 2×2 Nickel over Pass(4) Swing(Pen) (-3)
Jarrett (+0.5) sets the edge and Compton (+0.5) runs as fast as he can to close in and make an open field tackle.  Offensive holding.
E7 2 13 1 1 Shotgun 2×2 Nickel over Pass(4) Throwaway Inc
(pressure +1) Kerrigan (+1)
E7 3 13 1 1 Shotgun 2×2 Nickel split Pass(4) Shallow Cross 7
(coverage +1)  Jarrett (+0.5) and Compton (+0.5) close in
Punt.  11:03 remains 3rd qtr.  16-10.
Drive 10 (6:47)
Ln Dn Ds RB TE Off Formation Def Formation R/P Play Call Yards
E49 1 10 1 2 Shotgun 3 (TE Twins) x 1 Nickel over Pass(4) PA IZ Dump off 10
Tampa 2 coverage.  Foster is dropping deep to cover an In route from the open side.  Jarrett is dropping deep to cover the TE.  Compton has Tampa 2 responsibility so you know he’s bailing.  That leaves nobody underneath (coverage -1)
R41 1 10 1 2 Shotgun 2×2 tight Nickel over(field) Run IZ field side 14
Golston (-2) comes up way too high out of his stance and slants.  Kerrigan sets the edge and Jean-Francois (+0.5) penetrates and covers his gap.  RB is cutting back where Golston should be.  Goldson (+0.5) trips up the RB
R27 1 10 1 2 Shotgun 3 (TE Twins) x 1 Nickel over Pass(4) PA IZ Double Post 16
Kerrigan is lined up inside shade of the TE, prob to protect the ILB from an inside release but also to pursue the run up the line easier.  Dhall and Jarrett are lined up over each TE.  Jean-Francois (+0.5) muscles past his blocker and applies some pressure.  Jarrett (-1) (coverage -1) gets okie doked and beat inside.  Both safties got beat inside but DHall had over the top help.
R11 1 10 1 1 Shotgun 3×1 Nickel over Pass(6) Corner Inc
Goldson ends up covering dirt.  Breeland (-2) (coverage -2) bites on the slant and gives up the ‘go’.
R11 2 10 1 1 Shotgun 3(H) x 1 Nickel over Pass(4) PA OZ Out 3
(pressure -1)  Late shift by the line as they tried to match the TE shift.  Breeland gave up the inside route twice.  If Bradford had looked his way that’s a TD.  They’ve run to the split side out of this formation and PA that way, Compton (+1) does a great job of seeing it and then still hustle to cover the inside WR.  Forcing the QB to throw it all the way wide.
R8 3 7 1 1 Shotgun 3×1 Nickel split Pen Offsides 5
Kerrigan (-1)
R4 3 3 1 1 Shotgun 3(H) x 1 Nickel over Run IZ split side 4
Kerrigan inside the TE.  Dhall lined up outside.  Kerrigan (+0.5) closes his gap to Hatcher.  Dhall can’t get a good angle to the Ball carrier.  Hatcher (-1.5) gets turned perpendicular to the LOS and let the DL get underneath his pads.  He’s in no position to make a tackle.  Baker (-2) gets blown out his gap and leaves too wide a lane to cover.  Compton (-0.5) attacks his gap and rips through but then gets sealed out.  He had a tough assignment given what happened with Baker. Hatcher can’t make the tackle since he gave up leverage to his blocker.
Touchdown.  4:47 remains 3rd qtr.  23-17.
Drive 11 (4:01)
Ln Dn Ds RB TE Off Formation Def Formation R/P Play Call Yards
E21 1 10 1 2 Shotgun 2×2 tight Nickel under Pass(4) PA OZ Flat Inc
Fumbled exchange.
E21 2 10 1 2 Shotgun 2×2 tight Nickel under Run IZ 8
We shift the line towards the RB.  Knighton (+1) Kerrigan and Compton (+0.5) all fill their gaps at the line.  RB has to cut it back.  Backside Baker (-1) gets blown back a few yards, as does Smith (-1).  Goldson (-1) wraps around and misses the tackle.  Foster can’t shed his block but it looks like he was held.
E29 3 2 1 1 Shotgun 2×2 Nickel over Run Sweep Fum
Kerrigan (-1) gets cracked.  Baker (+1) penetrates after shimmying past the guard.  He follows the pulling center.  Foster (+1) and Dhall (+2) avoid the WR crack.  Dhall gets inside of the pulling tackle.  Scoop and score.
Touchdown.  3:15 remains 3rd qtr.  30-17.
Drive 12 (3:15)
Ln Dn Ds RB TE Off Formation Def Formation R/P Play Call Yards
E20 1 10 1 1 Shotgun 3×1 tight Nickel over Pass(4) Spot 5
Compton (+1) with a good break on the throw to the TE.  Bashaud a little loose in coverage.
E25 2 5 1 1 Shotgun 3×1 tight Nickel over Pass(4) Cross 4
Murphy lined up inside the TE this time.  Kerrigan is by the trips side where Smith usually lines up.  Foster takes the RB.  Compton (coverage -1) fails to get a jam on the TE and passes him off to a void.  Either Jarrett needed to adjust his drop or Goldson needed to pass off the WR he dropped with.
E29 3 inches 1 1 Shotgun 2×2 Nickel over Pass(4) PA OZ Drag 8
Blackmon (-1) (coverage -1) late to get over the motion.  Dhall jamming the TE.  Murphy checks for the end-around, doesn’t get a jam or pressure the QB.  Blackmon with an open field tackle.
E37 1 10 1 1 Shotgun 2×2 Nickel over Pass(4) Scramble 4
Golston (-1) loses his lane (pressure -1)
E41 2 6 1 1 Shotgun 2×2 Nickel over Pass(4) PA OZ Throwaway Inc
Jean-Francois (+0.5) applies pressure after a hard OZ play action.  Compton (+1) (coverage +1) isn’t fooled by the PA and gets to his Tampa zone drop.
E41 3 6 1 1 Shotgun 2×2 Dime split Pass(4) Hook Inc
Man free with Compton playing hook zone underneath.  Blackmon (coverage +1) takes the drag, Jarrett on the RB.  Dhall with press on the TE.  Hatcher and murphy stunt (pressure +1) with Kerrigan closing in.  TE drops it.
Punt.  1:39 remains 3rd qtr.  30-17.  Eagles’ LT takes himself out of the game after this drive so I’m stopping the charting.  This one is over.  Playoffs.

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