Friday, September 24, 2021

Film Review: Michigan State at Miami, 2021

I break down interesting plays - schematicall, technically, and from an execution standpoint - from the 2021 Michigan State at Miami football game.

Some general thoughts:

A few thoughts

  • Walker continues to show his great vision and ability to erase angles. Haven't seen a lot from him between the tackles, but with the edges open he should take it. But it is TBC on if OL can/will consistently create holes on inside runs and if Walker can consistently make hay from it.
  • Speaking of OL, in the run they still continue to at least get to targets pretty well. Saw them wash down the Miami DL a lot, aided a bit by how much movement Miami uses up front (another reason why attacking the edges vs the middle makes sense), but not a ton of push or mashing doubles on the inside. Pass pro was a little rougher this game, but that's expected with how many exotic pressures Miami runs.
  • Thorne's presence in the pocket has been great so far, and his placement on short routes even under pressure is giving guys a chance to make plays. One thing to look for, there are very few down field passes. Is this a function of Miami defense? Hard to tell because most of the camera angles sucked. But I think there were only two throws 15+ yards downfield. Not worried about arm strength in that phase, but timing, reads, accuracy may be a concern.
  • DL continues to do their thing. Very disciplined, especially in the run, especially at DE.
  • LBs had a bit of an up and down day. You see flashes of good things, see the effort and physicality from most of the group, but the actual execution is still a work in progress.
  • Outside CBs look more comfortable in man, but inside coverage is not. Getting a lot of coverages that are very safe, staying deeper and forcing things underneath, which means mostly zone (Cover 3 and Cover 4 MOD it looks like) so far. We'll see how comfortable mixing in Cover 1 throughout the year. One thing though, is if they continue this strategy, tackling on the outside needs to get cleaned up.

Monday, September 20, 2021

Film Review: Iowa at Iowa State, 2021

Friday, September 17, 2021

Film Review: Washington at Michigan, 2021

 I break down interesting plays - schematically, technically, and from an execution standpoint - from the 2021 Washington at Michigan football game. 

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Film Review: Oregon at Ohio State, 2021

I break down interesting plays - schematically, technically, and from an execution standpoint - from the 2021 Oregon at Ohio State football game. 

Friday, September 10, 2021

Film Review: Western Michigan at Michigan, 2021

 I break down interesting plays - schematically, technically, and from an execution standpoint - from the 2021 Western Michigan at Michigan football game.

 

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Film Review: Michigan State at Northwestern, 2021

I break down interesting plays - schematically, technically, and from an execution standpoint - from the 2021 Michigan State at Northwestern football game.

Film Review: Ohio State at Minnesota, 2021

 I break down interesting plays, schematically, technically, and from an execution standpoint, from the 2021 Ohio State at Minnesota football game.