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Drive 1 (12:27)
Ln Dn Ds RB TE Off Formation (FxB) Def Formation Run/P(SH) Play Call Yards
E44 1 10 1 2 3H(2tight)x1 3-4 under PA Pass(1) Cross/Post Inc
Very first play attacks our newly minted FS, thankfully Norman (+2) (coverage +1) is there to erase anything damaging.  Swearinger (-2) looks to be out of position on this one as he bites on the crosser route underneath that had Breeland over top with Shazor and Mason underneath.  Norman had outside leverage to funnel the post to the FS.
E44 2 10 1 2 3(2tight)x1(6OL) 3-4 under PA Pass(1) Cross/Flat -2
They pulled Ertz for a 6th OL and then decide to pass, nobody gets fooled.  Smith (+2) gets a one on one matchup with the 6th OL and does what he’s supposed to. (coverage +1) (pressure +1)  McGee (+1) works inside and flushes Wentz into Smith.
E42 3 12 1 1 3×1 Nickel Split Pass(2) Cross/Yakety-Sax 58(TD)
Allen (-1) and Smith (-1) miss on the sack (pressure +1).  Wentz had forever, it’s a little hard to ding coverage but it looks like Swearinger lost his man.  Breeland and Norman are manned up.  Fuller has flat coverage and passes off.  Brown has Flat/HB/Wheel on the other side.  Foster and Everett have hook zones.  Foster (+1) gets really good depth on his drop, that was a huge problem all last year.  Swearinger (-2) is the deep safety who they have been testing on this drive.  He loses the deep guy with eyes stuck in the backfield.  Kerrigan (-1) couldn’t beat his man, looked to just play contain for some reason.
Touchdown.  11:28 remains 1st qtr. 0-7.  Swearinger tested early.  Every play had the side with 1 WR run a baiting crosser route.  Safeties are splitting robber/deep coverage duties, hard to get a read on rhyme and reason.  Foster is the field LB, Brown to the boundary.  In the 3-4: Kerrigan is lined up away from the TE, giving him a shorter path to the QB, while Smith has taken over the TE side (opposite of last year.)
Drive 2 (9:58)
Ln Dn Ds RB TE Off Formation Def Formation Run/P(SH) Play Call Yards
W48 1 10 2 1 2(stack)x2 Nickel over Pass(1) HB Screen(pen) 1(-10)
Nickel formation in response to a 2 back set, we’re treating Sproles as a WR.   This play looks sniffed out as soon as Sproles goes in motion.  DJ (+1) creeps outside and establishes force like it’s a wide run play.  Breeland (-1) looks confused on his responsiblity and hesitates instead of screaming upfield inside of DJ’s block.  Foster (+1) redirects and makes the play from behind.
P43 1 19 1 1 3(bunch)x1 Nickel even Run Wham 6
Ionnandis (+1) keeps Foster clean and Allen (+1) the same for Brown.  This play should be dead but Kerrigan (-1.5) gets way to far upfield and loses contain.
P49 2 13 1 2 3(bunch)x1 3-4 under Pass(2) Corner/Flat 6
They hi-lo’d Smith.  Looked like 3 deep 4 under rush 3.  Norman in lock coverage.  DJ might be in robber, not sure.  Brown with amazing coverage downfield on a seam route (coverage +1)
W45 3 7 1 1 3×1 Nickel DE Split Pass(2) All Curls 10
Fuller (coverage -1) lines up at the first down marker then proceeds to back up and give more cushion.   It’s pitch and catch (pressure-1).
W35 1 10 1 2 2×2(6OL) 3-4 under Run OZ 1
Hood (+1) washes the center into the guard and causes a pile allowing McClain (+1) to come off his block and penetrate for the TFL.  Galette (-0.5) sets a soft edge and gets turned upfield out of the play.  Foster pokes his head in his gap to force the run outside, Brown (+0.5) sheds and looks to be ready for anything coming outside.
W34 2 9 1 1 3×1 2-4-5 PA Pass(1) End Around Screen
Run action up front with the buck sweep.  Really pathetic throw by Wentz that set this up.  Fuller (+2) blows by his blocker, hustles and gets the quasi-FF, Foster (+1) is there to make the FR, he doesn’t bite on the pulling guards–a problem last year with Compton.  Ryan Anderson blows up his TE block inside, to where the sweep action was going.
Fumble.  6:29 remains 1st qtr.  0-7.  Brown to the field on the first play (2 RB formation) to Sproles’ side.  And 3rd play, 3×1 set out of 12 formation where he carried the TE seam route.  DB coach Torrian Gray has coached up our DBs on beating WR screen blocks.  His college pedigree against spread teams has payed off in that department.
Drive 3 (4:49)
Ln Dn Ds RB TE Off Formation Def Formation Run/P(SH) Play Call Yards
P13 1 10 1 1 2(stack)x2 Nickel even Run OZ 4
Everett (+0.5) gets under the TE cut off block and takes away cut back.  Brown (+1.5) sheds the guard and makes the initial hit, Allen (-1) overruns the play and gets sealed, giving a cutback.  Ionnandis (+1) takes a double and frees up Foster behind him, Foster meets Brown at the RB.
P17 2 6 1 1 3(bunch)x1 Nickel even Run Wham 5
Allen (-1) doesn’t realize they are whamming him and lets the DL get a free release to Foster.  Ionnandis (+0.5) slows up his man and lets Brown run free.  Brown meets Allen and Everett at the RB.  Smith (-0.5) gets a little too wide and upfield leaving a gaping hole for Foster to cover.
P22 3 1 1 3 3(3tight)x1(6OL) 3-4 over Run IZ -2
we shift the line to strength and leave DJ covering the backside B gap, the RB attacks his gap.  McClain (+1) takes a double to keep DJ free, DJ still can’t really make a play at the line–or doesn’t want too.  Kerrigan sets the edge.  Hood (+1) takes on a double and Brown (+1) is free to shoot his gap and get the TFL.  Foster (+0.5) is able to clog up his gap playside.
Punt.  Crowder muffs it.  They are attacking our DTs from the blindside, Ionnandis is handling it well all game with quick recognition.  Brown is shedding blocks that Compton could never dream of doing and its making a world of difference.  Biggest upgrade from last year is Brown.
Drive 4 (2:43)
Ln Dn Ds RB TE Off Formation Def Formation Run/P(SH) Play Call Yards
W39 1 10 1 2 3(2tight)x1(6OL) 3-4 under Pass(1) Go/Cross 7
Foster (+1) (pressure +1) on a delay, evades the RB block but then whiffs on the QB, Foster (-0.5).  Cover 3, Everett locked on the TE, Brown and Kerrigan have Hook-zones. (coverage +0.5).  Kerrigan gets proper depth on his drop.  Also better than Compton last year.  He eventually loses his man but I can’t expect a pass rusher to cover for this long.
W32 2 3 1 2 3(2tight)x1(6OL) 3-4 under Run Power 4
McClain (-1) gets washed down the line by the double, the back cuts it behind him.  Foster is a little slow to recognize the play but hits the guard at the line.  Everett (-1) gets blindsided by the WR block and his gap would’ve been wide open.  Smith (-0.5) has a TE and can’t squeeze that gap tighter.
W28 1 10 1 2 2×2 3-4 under PA Pass(1) TE post-corner 14
Brown to the field, he’s on a blitz.  Anderson and Galette at OLB spots, we drop Foster and Anderson as the TE.  Everett (coverage -1) gets worked by the TE route.
W14 1 10 1 1 3(bunch)x1 Nickel even Run Wham 6
They try to wham again with Allen (-1) in there.  He holds the DL for a beat this time, but can’t defeat the trap block and gets sealed.  Baby steps.    Ionnandis (+1) keeps Foster (-1) clean and then engages the wham blocker.  Foster flat out whiffs and misses a TFL.  Anderson (-0.5) can’t hold the edge providing a cleaner cut back lane for the RB.  Everett (-1) gets washed down by a WR block.
W8 2 4 1 2 2(tight)x2 3-4 bear PA Pass Slant/WR Flat 5
DJ gets sucked in by crack block motion and recovers fine but the WR makes a Willie Mays catch (coverage -1).
W3 1 G 1 1 2×2(WRH) 3-4 under Run IZ Read 2
Last year, Barry would’ve had us in a nickel.  Smith is the read man, he forces handoff.  Ionnandis (-0.5) gets doubled and can’t hold.  Allen (+0.5) comes off his block to make the tackle.
W1 2 G 2 3 2(2tight)x2(6OL) 3-4 under PA Pass TE something Inc
Kerrigan (+1) and DJ (+1) blow up the TE route and Wentz has to throw it away.
W1 3 G 1 2 2×2 Goalline Pass HB Flat 1(TD)
Kerrigan (-1) doesn’t get any bump on the releasing RB.  Brown is tasked with an impossible cover.
Touchdown.  0-13.  13:23 remains 2nd qtr.  A couple of whiffs by Foster and an Everett-ankle-breaking route from Ertz are the difference.
Drive 5 ( (9:26)
Ln Dn Ds RB TE Off Formation Def Formation Run/P(SH) Play Call Yards
P6 1 10 1 2 2x2H 3-4 under Pass(1) arrow/slant 14
Brown to the field, Foster on the blitz.  Man beater is called to defeat the man coverage our safeties have been putting on the tight ends.  Pressure doesn’t have time to get there, Norman with no press or bump (coverage -1) plus the blitz left our underneath coverage thinned out.  McGee with no interior push maybe (Pressure -0.5)?
P20 1 10 1 1 2x2H Nickel over Pass(1) clear out/drag Inc
Brown to the boundary to the Bunch formation.  TE motions and Brown and Foster flip, Brown to the field.  He blitzes as DJ locks onto the TE.  Fuller has to come over top DJ’s coverage at a questionable angle due to poor response time (coverage -0.5), ball is overthrown.  Blitz did nothing (pressure -1)
P20 2 10 1 2 3Hx1 3-4 over (wide) Pass(2) Corner/Flat Int(TD)
Cover 2 with Brown having deep middle responsibility.  Line is spread out to give OLBs a better angle to the flats.  Foster with hook.  We rush 3 (pressure +1) and the pocket gets constricted.  That’s speed to power rushing, thanks Tomsula (McGee +1) (kerrigan +2)
Touchdown.  7-13.  8:39 remains 2nd qtr.  Adjustment made on the corner/flat combo from earlier leads to a pick 6.  Eagles try to isolate our interior DBs: nickel and safeties, with man beater combo routes.
Drive 6 (8:30)
Ln Dn Ds RB TE Off Formation Def Formation Run/P(SH) Play Call Yards
P25 1 10 1 1 3(bunch)x1 Nickel even Run Wham 7
Allen (-1.5) gets bamboozled again.  He chases the wrong guy and helps the wham blocker take him out the play.  They are running it right to him and Smith (-1) who gets washed and put on his ass by Peters.  Foster, Breeland and Fuller have to get off blocks to make the play.  Ionanndis (-1) gets traped as well.
P32 2 3 1 2 2×2(6OL) 3-4 under OZ(Pen) False Start -5
False start
P27 2 8 1 1 3×1 Nickel over Pass(2) In 10
2 deep, 5 underneath.  Foster (coverage -1)  fails to wall off the TE, and Ertz works underneath.  Galette puts a move on Peters to get in Wentz’s face.  But the ball is already out.
P37 1 10 2 2 2×2(6OL) 3-4 under Run OZ 2
Smith (+2) okie-dokes the 6th OL and ends this play.  Hood (+0.5) is able to control the center at the LOS and allow Brown (+0.5) to pop him as the guard overtakes Hood.  McClain (-1) gets knocked off the LOS and McGee (-0.5) gets sealed out of his gap leaving a huge cut back for the RB.  Smith saves the first.  Everett (-0.5) gets sealed by the TE
P39 2 8 1 2 3×1(tight)(6OL) 3-4 under Pass(1) Chop Block -15
Norman in man, Everett deep, Foster walls off the TE, DJ takes any out routes.  (coverage +1)  Twist up front with Kerrigan (+2) inside, taking the HB and RT with him and drawing a penalty.  Brown (+0.5) free to run outside and get the sack.
P24 2 23 2 0 2×2 3-3-5 Pass(1) HB Screen 15
(coverage -2) Fuller is the only guy in position as he takes outside leverage but nobody is there to squeeze the tunnel from the inside.  Brown and Smith are lined up at safety depth, wtf.  Foster and DJ are covering the same area which had no threat except a late releasing blocking HB.  Norman gives Brown an earful which  makes me think he’s lining up wrong.
P39 3 8 1 1 2×2 Nickel under Pass(2) Sack -7
4 under, 2 deep, rush 5.  (pressure +1) Perfectly timed blitz by Brown (+2) and he sucks up 2 blockers, Allen (+1) loops and takes 2 blockers as well.  Ionnandis (+1) has a direct path on his stunt to the QB.
Punt.  4:03 remains in the half.  Allen continues to struggle with wham/trap blocking, Brown and Foster with coverage issues.  LB pressure and run stops are getting plused.
Drive 7 (1:17)
Ln Dn Ds RB TE Off Formation Def Formation Run/P(SH) Play Call Yards
P25 1 10 1 1 3×1 Nickel Split Pass(2) #2 Post Inc
Brown to the boundary HB side, Foster walls off the TE, forces the hook.  Everett and Breeland double the WR, Brown on the HB.  Fuller funnels to DJ (-2) (coverage -1) who inexplicably bites on the TE hook.  Fuller (+2) (coverage +1) makes a play on the ball.  I can’t tell if that is coached or just really bad coverage duty from DJ.
P25 2 10 1 1 Pistol 3×1 Nickel split Run OZ 0
Kerrigan (+2) fights off the Tackle’s block and gets the stop.  I’m not sure what the blocking scheme here is, C and PSG combo and have no 2nd level defender.  I don’t think the BSG was supposed to reach Brown (-0.5) so easily.  Allen (-0.5) gets sealed out his gap, there was a huge cut back if Kerrigan doesn’t make that play.
P25 3 10 1 1 2×2 Nickel Split Pass(1) In/Flat 12
Norman vacates his third as his guy crosses underneath.  I haven’t seen a coverage scheme that calls for this.  The flat is uncovered and the HB would’ve gotten a TD if Wentz saw it.  DJ loses inside leverage on the TE.  (coverage -2).  Either Kerrigan or Norman was responsible for that flat, and I’m leaning towards Norman.  (pressure -1)  It might’ve even been DJ who was supposed to bump over to the flat and Smith and Foster took Hooks.
P37 1 10 1 1 2×2 Nickel Split Pass(2) Dig Inc
Cover 3.  3 underneath with Everett as robber.  Norman (+1) (coverage +1) gets the PBU.  Fuller with flat, Foster needs more depth on his drop as he sees a crosser underneath, they were high lo’ing his zone.
P37 2 10 1 1 3×1 (TE Boundary) Nickel Even Pass(1) Hooks 4
Foster to the field where they got 3 WRs, yikes.  TE to the boundary, covered by Smith and DJ.  Kerrigan and Foster both drop back, with foster walling off the #3.  DJ takes away the TE route and that’s Wentz’s 2nd read.  (coverage +1)  Breeland and Brown come in, Smith and Kerrigan drop back.  Allen (-1) (pressure -1) gets thrown out his rush lane and Wentz has a clear run lane.
P41 3 6 1 1 3×1 (TE Boundary) Nickel Split Pass(2) Hooks 10
TE and HB run corner/flat combo and Norman looks confused pre snap on his responsibility.  Brown drops to deep (most likely) and the HB is open.  Foster (-1) (coverage -1) needs to adjust his zone drop and bump it over to where actualy guys are.
W49 1 10 1 1 3×1 Nickel Split Pass(2) Dump off 8
3 deep, rush 4, 4 underneath.  Fuller passes off to Norman.  Both Foster and DJ are covering dirt.  Foster might be worried about an in, not sure what DJ is thinking (coverage -1) (pressure -1)
W41 2 2 1 1 2×2 Nickel Split Pass(1) Arrows 9
Rub on Everett allows the open throw underneath (coverage -1)
W32 1 10 1 1 3Hx1 Nickel even Pass(2) GO Inc
DJ walls of the In, Breeland (+1) takes away the go (coverage +1)
FG.  Halftime.  The coverage this drive was yeesh.  Brown and DJ were the biggest culprits.  Brown has been phenomenal vs the run, seems confused in coverage.
Drive 8 (15:00)
Ln Dn Ds RB TE Off Formation Def Formation Run/P(SH) Play Call Yards
P25 1 10 1 3 3(3tight)x1 3-4 under Pass(1) Levels 11
Brown to the field away from the 3TE side.  Smith carries the go route, holy crap.  Brown (-1) (coverage -1) busts as he fails to take his man as he releases late to the flat.
P36 1 10 1 2 3(2tight)x1(6OL) 3-4 under Run Split Zone 0
9 in the box and the WR can’t reach Everett (+1) who gets the initial hit behind the line.  Combo is McClain to Foster, Hback tries to Iso block Brown (+2) who sheds him at the line and makes the stop.
P36 2 10 2 1 2(stack)x2 Nickel over Pass HB Screen Inc
Not available on coaches film for some reason.  We sniff this out as soon as Sproles lines up in a stack. (coverage +1)
P36 3 10 1 1 3×1 Nickel Over Pass(2) Hooks 30
Foster to the boundary and has HB.  1 high with DJ playing robber.  Breeland (coverage -1) gets turned around (pressure -1) too much time to throw.  Everett (-2) misses the tackle
W34 1 10 1 1 3×1 Nickel over Pass(1) TE Out 7
Foster (coverage -1) stems his drop too far back, 45 degree angle would make more sense here.  DJ has the HB.
W27 2 3 Offsides 5
W22 1 10 Delay of Game -5
W27 1 15 1 1 2Hx2H Nickel even PA Pass Boot 3
4 guys cover 3 and nobody has contain.  I’m thining Kerrigan missed his assignment but can’t be sure.  (pressure -1) (coverage +0.5)
W24 2 12 1 1 3×1 Nickel Over Pass(1) Post/In Inc
Everett is locked up on Ertz and gets his revenge (coverage +1)  Wentz has to go to his next read and it’s dropped.
W24 3 12 1 1 2×2 Nickel Over Pass(1) Throwback Screen Inc
Same play the ran earlier in the red zone, except they tacked on a HB screen.  Breeland comes down to take the motion WR in the flat, DJ replaces him.  Fuller in the slot.  Norman (coverage +1) stays at home and covers the screen.
FG.  10:42 remains 3rd qtr.  Under Barry, the zone responsiblities were much more defined.  This year we are doing more exotic looks and drops, it’s paid off with a pick 6 but also a few missed assignments that led to chunk plays.  Bust from Brown and poor coverage technique from Foster and Breeland.  They fixed the Norman problem by having him stay in his third if the WR vacates his area.  Norman was either being a rebel in the first half or had weird coverage rules.
Drive 9 (2:00)
Ln Dn Ds RB TE Off Formation Def Formation Run/P(SH) Play Call Yards
P26 1 10 1 2 3×1(TE boundary) 3-4 under Pass(1) Texas/Skinny Post 11
Line shifted toward the TE to the boundary.  Foster blitzes, Brown and Smith drop.  Smith covers RB in the flat, Brown drops his zone at the right angle: to the 3 reciever side.  Everett locked up with some TE out of Florida.  Meanwhile, Ertz with a  nice inside move and he shakes norman on the skinny post route.  Great throw hits it under DJ and inside of Norman.
P37 1 10 1 2 3×1 3-4 under Pass(2) Clear out/Texas 13
Sproles up against Kerrigan (coverage -1) that’s just a bad formation.  We rush 3.  Brown is tasked with deep middle coverage, but would’ve been a bigger help underneath.  I’d rather rush Kerrigan and have Brown stay in the Hook zone, but as it stands we give up 13 yards.
50 1 10 1 2 3×1 3-4 under Pass(1) Grounding -16
Kerrigan and Brown drop in their zones underneath.  DJ has single high, man to man outside.  , Foster (+1) blitzes (pressure +1) and gets Wentz moving.  Probably saved a play because I think Everett got worked by the TE on a seam/go route and DJ is looking at Norman’s side (coverage -0.5)  LBs dropped deep enough to take away the drag route by Ertz.  Foster and the LB zone drops save this play.
P34 2 26 1 2 3BunchTight(2TE)x2 Nickel Over Run Split Zone 5
Ionanndis (-1) got rocked back and put on his butt.  Brown (+1.5) scrapes and jukes the Hback. Makes the play.  Foster (-1) is late to come over top and replace Brown plus takes on a block from the LT.
P39 3 21 1 2 2x2H Nickel Over Pass(1) Post-Corner Inc
(pressure +1) Breeland (+1) (coverage +1)
Punt.  17-19.  Ertz just won on that first play, much like earlier against Everett.  Dude is a technician at routes.  Alignment/call was bad on the second, leaving Kerrigan with more coverage responsibility than he should ever have.  Foster’s blitz not only caused a grounding call, but saved a touchdown as Everett got beat deep.  That’s the key play for the drive.
Drive 10 (12:21)
Ln Dn Ds RB TE Off Formation Def Formation Run/P(SH) Play Call Yards
P15 1 10 1 1 Pistol 2(stack)x2 Nickel Over Run OZ 2
Smith (+1) sets a strong edge and forces the play back in.  Everett (+0.5) funnels to Kerrigan (+0.5) who makes the tackle.  McClain (+0.5) helps funnel the run back to the free hitter.  Hood (+0.5) takes a double and keep Brown clean.
P17 2 8 1 1 3×1 Nickel Over Pass(1) Hook 4
Fuller (coverage -1) (pressure -0.5) is covering dirt.  Flat is open too.  I’m having a hard time figuring out whose got what zone.  Either this is some top level coaching or guys are just running wild out there.
P21 3 4 1 2 3(2tight)x2(HB) Empty Nickel Over Pass(1) out 5
12 vs Nickel.  Everett and Fuller locked on the tight ends.  Brown on the HB to the boundary.  HB wins out, they beat us pre-snap on this one
P26 1 10 1 1 2Hx2 Nickel Over Run Split Zone 0
TE in motion shows man coverage with Everett.  Block down step down rules in effect for Smith (+1) and Foster.  Hback is confused and can’t decide who to block.  Brown (+1.5) comes down fast and the LT can’t reach him in time.  LT closes Brown’s original gap and Brown goes one over essentially filling 2 for 1.  Allen gets moved off the line but Brown is there to fill in.  Ioananndis (+0.5) holds his block.  Brown kept everett free but I’m not sure what Everett is doing with that.
P26 2 10 1 1 3Hx1 Nickel Pinch Pass(2) Go Inc
Cover 3, 3 under with Robber.  Rush 4.  Foster is matched up with a WR so DJ is on top of that.  That leaves Norman without deep help.  But what is Everett doing…he’s robber but nobody is running underneath routes.  Someone blew something and it looks like Everett (-2) for not recognizing the route and Norman (-1) for getting beat that badly.  (coverage -3)
P26 3 10 1 1 3×1 Nickel Twin DE Pass(1) 23
Everett locked on Ertz.  Ertz blocks and Everett (-2) thinks he can rush (coverage -1) and Ertz slips out wide open.  Everyone else locked down there man.  Brown could’ve been tasked with Ertz, but unlikely.  (pressure +1) Brown (-2) whiffs on the QB.
P49 1 10 1 2 3(2tight)x1 3-4 over Run OZ 3
Line shifted toward the 2TE side.  End around action brings Norman down and DJ replaces him.  Anderson (-1) gets bullied on the edge by a TE.  Foster (+1.5) sneaks behind the double team trying to make its way over and makes contact in the backfield.  Allen (+1) comes off a couple of blocks to make the tackle.
W48 2 7 1 1 Pistol 3Hx1 Nickel Over Run OZ? -2
Dunbar in for Breeland.  Galette (+0.5) is able to hold the edge and Brown (+2) sneaks inside of the double team coming to him, they expected him to be further outside it looks like.  Allen (-0.5) got reached.  McGee (-0.5) can barely handle one blocker.  He’s not going to keep too many LBs clean.
50 3 9 1 1 3×1(TE boundary) Nickel Over Pass(2) PA WR Screen -1
Foster to the boundary, Brown over the HB.  Fuller (+2) beats his block and makes the TFL.
Punt.  6:51 remains 4th qtr.  Peters being out shows on the run blocking.  McGee looks to be Just A Guy at this point.  He’s not strong enough for doubles but he’s also not going to destroy our run defense and get blown off the line.  He’s operating at the floor of expectations for a 341 pounder but not below.  After having to watch Pot Roast for a season I’m thankful for that.  Brown is such an upgrade over Compton.  He might struggle a bit in zone drop positioning but thats coachable.  He has the speed to run with the seam routes and is a run defending maven.  Dunbar played more physical press while filling in for Breeland.
Drive 11 (5:46)
Ln Dn Ds RB TE Off Formation Def Formation Run/P(SH) Play Call Yards
P47 1 10 1 1 2×2 Nickel Over Pass(1) PA WR Screen 0
Line shifted to the TE boundary side.  Power run action by the line.  DJ adds himself to the box and beats the WR block becomes backside pursuit.  Fuller (+1.5) again is there to shut down the WR screen…they need to stop throwing these his way.
P47 2 10 1 2 3Hx1(tight) 3-4 under Pass(1) ??? 24
Play not on coaches film.  They outformationed us, got Norman on a blocking TE (waste) and DJ manned up on Alshon.  Announcer says DJ (-1) (coverage -1) got turned around.  I’ll have to take his word.  Thanks, NFL game pass.
W29 1 10 1 1 2Hx2(stack) Nickel Over Run Split Zone 3
They cut block Smith as he does the block down step down with Foster and Hback takes both out.  Foster needs to keep his legs there.  Allen (+2) gets off his block and makes the play.  He adjusts as brown comes down to his left.  Pretty cool.
W26 2 7 1 3 2×2(tight) 3-4 under Run IZ 4
Allen (-1) gets moved off the line by a double and washed down a gap.  Foster has to switch gaps with him and has a OL in his face.  Norman (+0.5) fills bravely and forces the cut back to McGee (+1) who may have gotten moved a bit too much but is ultimately able to come off the block and make the play.
W22 3 3 1 3 3(tight)x1 3-4 under Run IZ 2
McClain (+1.5) 2 gaps and keeps his outside arm free to slow down the RB through his gap.  McGee controls his gap and forces the bounce outside into DJ’s (+1) gap and DJ fills along with Brown (+1) who was coming off a block 1-2 gaps away.  Foster was stacked behind Anderson to screw with the combo reads.  Still got sealed out though
FG.  2:02 remains in the game.  No Ionanndis late same with hood.  Not sure if injuries had anything to do with it or if it was breathers.
Drive 1 (15:00)
Ln Dn Ds RB TE Off Formation Def Formation Run/P(SH) Play Call Yards
R25 1 10 1 1 2(Stack)x2 Nickel Over Pass(2) Jet 5
We handle jet motion by firing down the SS.  Nicholoson takes a little bit of a wide angle, but keeps his outer arm free and has contain.  Tackles slant left, Foster is a little late to react.  Brown (-0.5) takes an inside angle to the WR in an attempt to make a play.  This worked well last week for him, not so much on this play.  Foster funnels back to help.  Ionanndis (+0.5) with the hustle.
R30 2 5 1 1 2(Stack)x2 Nickel Even Run Pin and Pull 3
Kerrigan rips under a crack.  The guard shows no respect to Ionanndis’ speed and cuts off Foster.  They tried to reach Ionanndis with a center, who doesn’t get the block but Ion is too slow to reach the RB to the outside.  Foster (-1) is late to react and gets sealed inside.  WR gets away with holding on Fuller.  Otherwise, this play would be blown up.  Norman (+0.5) cuts the tackle and DJ (+0.5) makes the superman tackle.
R33 3 2 1 1 2(Stack)x2 Nickel Even Pass(1) Drag/Texas 11
Fuller (-0.5) has Cupp in man and gets his ankles broken.  Foster (-0.5) (coverage -1) has no presence with his zone drop and cuts off Breeland.  DJ and Norman are man to man on the other side.  Nicholson has deep coverage.
R44 1 10 1 2 2x2H 3-4 under PA Pass(1) OZ TE Flat 2
This was our signature play last year.  Everett plays robber, DJ is deep.  Galette and Anderson are the OLBs.  They fake the OZ and run 3 leveled drag routes.  A better throw probably gets more yards but it’s off target and allows Foster (+0.5) to catch up and make the open field stop.
R46 2 8 1 1 2(Stack)x2H Nickel Even PA Pass(1) PA Jet Flat Inc
This play is testing our zone responsibilites which we struggled with last week.  We fail miserably on this one as well.  TE on a go gets left alone as the WR takes the CB with him on a drag.  Nicholson (-1) (coverage -2) comes in hard on a blitz thinking it’s another jet sweep.  TE is all alone but Goff doesn’t have time since Nicholson’s blitz reaches home.  DJ might have been responsible for picking up that TE.  But it looks like the rookie got a little too exicted with the backfield motion.
R46 3 8 1 1 3×1 Nickel DE Split Pass(1) Go/Slant Inc
Brown on the blitz gets picked up by the RB.  Nicholson is manned up on the outside and they test him deep.  Norman is manned up on Cupp inside.  Bust in coverage as Fuller makes an ‘under’ call but nobody is there to pick up the crosser.  Looks like Foster (coverage -1) shouldve dropped.
Ionnandis and Allen are you starting Nickel DTs.  McGee-Hood-McClain were the 1st line in for the 3-4.  Brown was to the boundary and they put the TE to his side.  Stack WRs were always to the field.  Helped with crack block angles.  Nicholson in for Everett on the first 3 plays.  Smith-Kerrigan-Anderson-Galette is our NASCAR line.  All kinds of busted coverages bailed out by bad QB play and pressure.
Drive 2 (4:34)
Ln Dn Ds RB TE Off Formation Def Formation Run/P(SH) Play Call Yards
R2 1 10 1 1 3×1 Nickel Even Run IZ 6
Brown (+1) stacks behind Allen, stalks and gets off his block to make the tackle.  Allen (-0.5) got moved quickly off the line.  Ionnandis (-0.5) sticks to the LOS but gets moved over and sealed by the double.  Foster (-1) is slow to react and catches a block 4 yards downfield.
R8 2 4 1 1 2Hx2 Nickel Split PA Pass(1) PA Split Zone Post Inc
Foster blows up the Hback and Brown stalks the RB.  DJ (-0.5) and Brown (-0.5) (coverage -1) cover dirt and the post is wide open behind them.  They were baited by the PA then waited for releases into the flat but id rather they cut the difference between the Flat and Post. Ionnandis (+1) (pressure +1)  Bad throw saves us.
R8 3 4 2 1 2HB, 2×1 Nickel Even Pass(1) HB flats, WR Cross 2
Fabian Moreau in at SS/Dime.  Moreau and Breeland seem to have crossers, Brown (-1) (coverage -1) leaves the flat to his side uncovered.  Breeland usually keeps man on those crossers so he’s probably the bust.
We are trying anybody for that SS/Dime spot.  Moreau, Nicholson and Everett have all gotten a shot at it.  Coaches clearly not happy with Everett’s performance last week.  More zone busts and bad QB play and pressure bail us out again.
Drive 3 (14:47)
Ln Dn Ds RB TE Off Formation Def Formation Run/P(SH) Play Call Yards
R28 1 10 1 2 2(2tight)x2 3-4 under Run Pin and Pull Fum
Anderson and Galette are the OLBs with Galette to the open side.  Anderson (+1) holds the edge and forces the run inside and takes the 2nd puller off his path.  McGee (+0.5) squares up to the pin blocker and works him down the line, Hood (+0.5) does the same to the center.  Foster (+0.5) meets the 2nd pin blocking TE and squares him up.  Brown got caught up backside.  Norman (+3) with FF.
Anderson and Galette are straight up OLBs in the 3-4, with Kerrigan and Smith playing hand in the dirt DE in Nickel formation.
Drive 4 (12:06)
Ln Dn Ds RB TE Off Formation Def Formation Run/P(SH) Play Call Yards
R25 1 10 1 2 3×1(tight) 3-4 under Pass(1) TE Wheel 69
Norman manned up on the TE side, Bree and DJ on the 2 WR side.  Everett has single high.  McGee (-1) loses contain on a twist with Smith.  Foster (-2) appears to have flat coverage and that means he carries the wheel but he drops off onto the underneath receiver (coverage -4).  Everett (-1) is covering dirt, Brown (-1) is covering dirt.  Everett and Brown could have bumped their coverage toward the wheel.  Brown (+0.5) for that hustle.
W6 1 G 1 1 2×2 Nickel Over Pass Out and In 5
(pressure -1)
W1 2 G 1 1 2(Stack)x2 3-4 under Run IZ 0
Allen (+1) and Foster (+1) plug the gaps.  Brown (+0.5) collapses from the outside
W1 3 G Offsides HTD
Not going to minus for the offsides, its only half the distance.
W1 3 G 2 2 Offset I 2×1(tight) Goalline Run Power 1
McGee (-1) gets collapsed inside and the RB runs it into his gap.
Touchdown.  Last year we played a lot more zone, this year its man to man on the outside and that helps with the deep In routes but flat zone coverage responsibilities are suffering for it.
Drive 5 (7:15)
Ln Dn Ds RB TE Off Formation Def Formation Run/P(SH) Play Call Yards
R32 1 10 1 1 2(stack)x2 Nickel even PA Pass(1) PA Jet HB Screen Inc
Fuller (+1) (coverage +1) sniffs out the screen and it’s DOA.
R32 2 10 1 1 2(stack)x2 Nickel Even Pass(1) RB Flat -5
Def holding (Norman -1)  Ionnandis (+1) (Pressure +1)
R37 1 10 1 2 2×2 3-4 under Run OZ 6
Hood (-1) is late getting set, can’t slow down the double and gets cut.  Brown now has a OL in his face and gets sealed out, tried to cut underneath it.  Pretty agile OL.  McClain (-1) tries to shoot his gap and under cut for a TFL but whiffs in the backfield because Gurley is too fast.  That leaves an OL for Foster (+0.5) to deal with, he rips under him and slows down the RB.  Smith (-1) is late to set up and sets a loose edge.  Foster gives him a talking too after the play.
R43 2 4 1 2 2Hx2 3-4 under PA Pass(1) PA Split Zone Go/Cross Inc
Norman (+0.5) injured on the play.  Throw was behind, otherwise that’s a completion.  But Norman was in the vacinity and made an effort
R43 3 4 1 1 3(bunch)x1 Nickel Split Pass(1) RB Cross Flat 28
The perfect play call as Foster was blitzing and Brown had to follow the RB across the field (coverage -2).  That’s an impossible task with crossers coming at you from the Bunch formation.  Dunbar in, Breeland takes over Norman’s side.
W29 1 10 1 1 2(stack)x2 Nickel Even Pass(1) Out/Hook 17
(coverage +1) first great throw from the Goff for the game.  Brown (-0.5) misses the PBU, Fuller (-1) and Nicholson (-1) whiff their tackles.
W12 1 10 1 1 2(stack)x2 Nickel Even Pass(1) TE Wheel (Scramble) 1
3 deep, 4 under.  Galette (-1) loses contain on his rush.  Brown passes off his zone, and wow everyone covered their zones correctly (coverage +1)
W11 2 9 1 1 3×1 Nickel Even Pass(2) #3 In 1
Foster (+1) (coverage +1) walls of the primary route and knocks the WR on his ass.  Smith (-0.5) loses contain
W10 3 8 1 1 4(RB stacked)x1 Nickel Even Pass(2) RB Screen -4
Foster injured on the play.  Fuller (+2) picks up where he left off last week and erases all outside screens. (coverage +1)
FG.  Coverage finally picks up on the last 4 plays.  Blitzes seem to be confusing underneath coverage assignments and/or putting us in bad positions.
Drive 6 (1:44)
Ln Dn Ds RB TE Off Formation Def Formation Run/P(SH) Play Call Yards
R25 1 10 1 1 2(stack)x2 Nickel Split Pass(1) Out/Hook -7
(coverage +1) 3 deep, 4 underneath.  Underneath zoned off perfectly.  (pressure +1) Smith (+2) with the sack
R18 2 17 1 1 2×2 Nickel Split Run Trap 6
Allen (-0.5) gets sealed on his upfield rush.  Understandable since its 2nd and 17.  Foster (-1) takes the wrong gap in hopes of making a play.  Brown gets off his block–never would’ve happened last year–DJ on the tackle.
R24 3 11 1 0 3×1 Nickel even Pass(1) Seam GO/Under In -5
(pressure +1) (Kerrigan +4) with the sack-fumble (coverage +1)
Punt.  As soon was we stopped with all that blitzing we were able to zone off all areas and force Goff to hold onto the football.
Drive 7 (12:09)
Ln Dn Ds RB TE Off Formation Def Formation Run/P(SH) Play Call Yards
R7 1 10 1 1 3(bunch)x1 Nickel Even Run IZ 5
Ionnandis seems to be playing 1 gap.  Allen (-1) is 2 gapping and peeks in the wrong gap and gets sealed out.  LBs get no help from the big guys up front.  Foster (+0.5) is able to come off his block and make the play.  Fuller (-0.5) is sealed out by Cooper Kupp.  I didn’t know Kupp was 205 pounds.  Damn.
R12 2 5 1 1 2(stack)x2 Nickel Even Run Jet 0
Miscommunication between the TE and T leaves Smith (+1.5) unblocked and he gets the TFLish.  Breeland beats his block, Torrian Gray has really coached up these CBs on beating outside blocks.
R12 3 5 1 1 3×1 Nickel Over LB stack Pass(1) Corner/In 28
Brown on the RB, Foster and Breeland take Hook zones.  TE to the single side is manned up by a safety.  Norman (-1) falls on his cut, Breeland (-2) could’ve widened out his zone coverage but misses his tackle anyways.  Nicholson (-1) takes a horrible angle
R40 1 10 1 1 2(stack)x2 Nickel Even Pass(1) TE Seam 24
(pressure -1) LBs in the hook zones.  DJ (-1) (coverage -1) has man to man with the TE and Safety help over the top.  TE blows right by DJ, as Swearinger opened up his hips and drifted to the flat initially.
W36 1 10 1 2 3(Bunch2tightH)x1 3-4 under Run IZ 18
Line slants left and the back cuts it the other way.  Anderson (-2) crashes inside way too hard and gives up edge support.  Smith and Kerrigan never do this, I doubt he’s coached to do this.  Breeland (-1) gets beat to the outside, holy shit Gurley is fast.
W18 1 10 1 2 2×2 3-4 under Pass(2) RB Flat 18
Anderson has flat, Foster and Brown have Hooks.  NOBODY TAKES THE OTHER FLAT.  (coverage -4)  Galette rushes the QB, he might be at fault.  We got 4 deep with 1.5 covering dirt.  Brown (-1) needs to bump over his hook zone to 86.  Breeland (-2) misses his tackle.
Touchdown.  DTs in Nickel are lining up in even fronts, forcing the runs to go inside.  Hard to run outside zone against that front, more importantly hard to run Power which is what the Giants gashed our Nickel with last year.  Breeland didn’t seem comfortable with the hook-zone coverage assignment.  DJ just completely screwed up his man to man assignment.  Another busted zone where nobody understood flat coverage.
Drive 8 (3:34)
Ln Dn Ds RB TE Off Formation Def Formation Run/P(SH) Play Call Yards
R41 1 10 1 1 2(stack)x2H Nickel Even PA Pass(2) PA Jet Go/Cross/Flat Inc
(pressure -1) (coverage +1)  Norman takes the jet in the flat, Fuller takes the Hback on the other side.  Hook drops are shallow but Goff misses it.
R41 2 10 1 1 3×1 Nickel Even Pass(1) All Hooks Inc
Poor route running puts 2 WRs in the same spot outside.   DJ and Foster bracket Kupp whose #3 (coverage +1)  McGee and Hood were the DTs.
R41 3 10 1 1 2(stack)x2 245 split Pass(1) Shallow Cross 8
Kerrigan and Galette are the ILBs, Foster and Brown to the outside (pressure +1)  Fuller (+1) (coverage +1) comes off his man and makes the play.
Punt.  We handled flats with Norman and Fuller on the first play, and Brown and Foster on the last one.
Drive 9 (14:38)
Ln Dn Ds RB TE Off Formation Def Formation Run/P(SH) Play Call Yards
R25 1 10 1 1 3(bunch)x1 Nickel TwinDE Run IZ 7
We respond to the tight bunch formation by bumping Foster over.  Norman is to the outside, Fuller and DJ over top and Foster inside.  Breeland in man to the single side.  Kerrigan and Smith are side by side to the open side.  This way Foster deals with a TE instead of a free releasing OL like earlier.  Also the WR don’t have good blocking angles.  Foster gets under the TE block and the line slants.  Gurley cuts it in the opposite direction.  Brown (-1) can’t come over top quick enough, Damn Gurley is fast.  DJ is left covering 2 ocean sized gaps.  Fuller (-1) isn’t exactly setting an edge of any sort.
R32 2 3 2 1 I-Form 2×1 3-4 under PA Pass(1) PA Iso Post/Cross 9
Post is open but Smith (+2) (pressure +1) (coverage -1) forces the dump off.
R41 1 10 1 1 2Hx2 Nickel Even Run Split Zone 3
McClain and McGee are the DTs.  Foster sneaks up looking to replace Smith on the split zone block.  Smith takes on the Hback but RB cuts it back where McGee and Kerrigan (+0.5) have slanted inside to force the bounce.  Brown (+1.5) comes over top late but has the speed to do that, he might have been baiting the RB.  Everett (-0.5) with a questionable angle
R44 2 7 1 1 3(bunch)x1 Nickel Over Run IZ 6
McGee (-1.5) had his double occupied and Brown was free to make the play but McGee tries to do too much and loses gap control.  Gurley cuts it back to where he was.  Had McGee stayed put Brown and McClain (+1) had the gaps on either side covered.  Foster (+0.5) screwed with the double team to cover his gap.  Kerrigan sets the edge, Smith (+0.5) 2 gaps the TE.
50 3 1 1 1 2(stack)x2 Nickel Run IZ 5(-15)
Nobody is set.  McGee (+1) does a valiant effort at just bulldozing the line.  McClain (-1) comes over top and whiffs at the RB.
R40 1 10 1 2 2Hx2H 3-4 under Run OZ 8(+3)
Foster inches close to the line for OZ.  Anderson (+0.5) sets the edge, McGee (-1) gets blown off the line as his double works up to Foster.  Gap between Hood and McClain (-1) as the later is late off the ball.  Brown (-0.5) fights under his seal.  Fumble, Norman (+2)
W49 1 10 1 2 2Hx2H 3-4 under Run Power H/IZ 4
Power blocking with TE kick out and Hback pulling through, eh maybe more IZ as they don’t double Allen.  Hood (-0.5) gets doubled and pushed off the line, back follows it.  Allen (+1) is 2 gapping and him and Foster initially attack the same gap.  Allen just chucks the tackle to the ground and Foster fills in behind that.
W45 2 6 1 2 2Hx2H 3-4 under Pass(1) Post/Out/Cross Inc
Last play looked like quarters, this is C3.  Foster has the TE to his side.  Breeland and Everett manned up.  They bring a crosser and Norman follows it.  Earlier we blitzed on this play and the flat was open, this time Foster stayed in coverage. (coverage +1)
W45 3 6 False Start -5
Penalty.
50 3 11 1 1 2Hx2 Nickel Split Run Counter 5
Brown (+2) screws with the counter blocking and takes his down blocker with him and even beats the pulling Hback to the hole.  Foster and DJ are free to clean up.  Fake Punt.  28 yard gain Moreau (-4) failed on the coverage and whiffs on his tackle (coverage -1)
W17 1 10 1 1 3Hx1 Nickel Even Run Jet Motion IZ 3
Ionanndis (+2) gets doubled and knocked a gap over but fights back through and meets Foster (+1.5) who has to fight under an OL block for the stop.  Kerrigan (+1) set a strong edge that helped constrict the gap Foster had to cover.
W14 2 7 Pass Interference -10
OPI
W24 2 17 1 1 2(stack)x2 Nickel Even Pass(2) Screen 2
The center is 5 yards downfield and nobody realizes it’s a screen (coverage -1) Brown (+2) blows by a blocker and cuts down Gurley before he can turn it into a first.
W22 3 15 1 1 3×2 empty Nickel Split Pass(1) Inc
Offensive holding declined (pressure +1)  Galette lost contain but drew the holding so it’s a wash.
FG.  Fake punt obvs is the big play.  McGee lost a couple of runs for us.  Otherwise it was a solid outing.
Drive 10 (1:44)
Ln Dn Ds RB TE Off Formation Def Formation Run/P(SH) Play Call Yards
R28 1 10 1 1 2(stack)x2 Nickel Split Pass(1) Double Outs INT
Foster (+4) (coverage +1) seals it with the INT.  DBs had outside leverage from the stack.  Kerrigan (+1) (pressure +1)