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Mariota's sacks vs. Buffalo

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No coaches' film yet...but here's the TV broadcast for all five of the sacks Mariota took vs. the Bills in week 5.

 

 

 

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@nine Which of these do you think are on Mariota? I'd argue the 1st one as well as the last one were on him for sure. The 2nd and 3rd one were on 3rd and 11 and 3rd and 8 respectively. Alexander made an incredible play with the spin move to beat Saffold and and 3rd one is a clear miscommunication between Lewan and Saffold. The 4th is  Davis simply being overpowered. 

 

something else worth noting is that the Titans only gave up one sack in the 2nd half. The protection wasn't as bad as it looked the 1st time watching the game. 

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There was definitely a subtle change made for the 2nd half as protection improves. Sack 1 and Sack 5 are definitely on Mariota. The one where Alexander spun past Saffold and the other one where the line completely collapsed were on bad Oline play. Only one left in question IMO.

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Just now, AvgJoe said:

There was definitely a subtle change made for the 2nd half as protection improves. Sack 1 and Sack 5 are definitely on Mariota. The one where Alexander spun past Saffold and the other one where the line completely collapsed were on bad Oline play. Only one left in question IMO.

 

That was a great move by Alexander. I'm not going to kill Saffold over that play. the other guys get paid too.

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Sack one is on him.  And again he takes it when they are in FG range.  Bad situational awareness again

Sack 2-4 are on the OL.  

Sack 5 is on him as well.

 

 

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Mariota's neighbor told me that when Mariota goes walking in his neighborhood, bad kids run at him and jump on his back tackling him.  Mariota's neighbor said what is so bad is that Mariota never sees the kids coming at him- some of the kids run right toward Mariota in front of him and he does not see them.   The neighbor said many other neighbors feel sorry for Mariota, especially the parents of the kids and most neighbors, seeing Mariota is fixing to be gang tackled,  yell at Mariota, "watch out" while pointing at the kids fixing to take him down, but Mariota just continues walking showing no care in the world. 

 

Out of concern, my friend had a talk with Mariota about it. He told Mariota that one of the main kids, who has the leading number of hits and tackles on the neighborhood walking Mariota, will get his driver license in the next month and Mariota should think about learning better awareness because the kid has been bragging that he will use his car to go after Mariota. 

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Now find me footage where Mariota evades a clear sack.

 

I saw one in the entire season and it was yesterday.

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43 minutes ago, oldschool said:

@nine Which of these do you think are on Mariota? I'd argue the 1st one as well as the last one were on him for sure. The 2nd and 3rd one were on 3rd and 11 and 3rd and 8 respectively. Alexander made an incredible play with the spin move to beat Saffold and and 3rd one is a clear miscommunication between Lewan and Saffold. The 4th is  Davis simply being overpowered. 

 

something else worth noting is that the Titans only gave up one sack in the 2nd half. The protection wasn't as bad as it looked the 1st time watching the game. 

Ì think the 3rd one is the only egregious one. The first one he probably should have got rid of but he had done well on the day escaping a couple sacks so it's not always a bad thing to try it again on 3rd down. The 3rd one he had Walker WIDE open infront of him. Inexcusable not to throw it. The last one it looked like he might have turned it over if he threw it so it was probably wise to eat the sack

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Really football 101.  You always have a safety valve you can get the ball to or if needed fire into the guys feet.  So it can be scheme or the QB waiting too long.  Also, you can use guys to chip the edge and quickly go to a spot in the flat on one or both sides of the field so you get some help in protection and one or two safety valve options.  Once you have established the OL isn't getting it done you have to make these adjustments.  You can't just keep playing the same BS.  And finally, that is what screen passes are for.  As in the one and only we had to Smith.  Perfect design and execution.  That play should have come sooner and more often.  Not exactly the same but variations of it.  

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1 hour ago, TitanDuckFan said:

Sack 1? 

The play starts with an unbalanced alignment. Trips to the right slot and one wide right (Dion) outside the numbers.  Dion shifts into the BF leaving Slot Trips Right.

There are no receivers to the left except Walker 2 yards off Lewan's left hip.  Marcus' reads are to the right side.  The play breaks down when the Bills' D-Line/LBer cuts off the right side.

 

Slow it down and watch the clock while this is happening.  The clock starts at 0:36 and before it clicks off 0:34 Conklin has been backed into Marcus and is at risk of stepping on his foot.

Phillips is giving Saffold all he can take and Marcus can't step up in the pocket, away from Conk's feet because the left side has collapsed into the center.

Marcus has to turn to his left away from all 3 WRs and the play is blown up well under 3 seconds.  He can't step up to throw to the middle of the field and he can't turn to the right to throw to the boundary.

By the time the clock hits 0:33 Phillips has a hand on Marcus' facemask.

At 2 seconds Delanie is locked up with his defender and Lewis hasn't gotten into his route.  He has nothing on the right unless he hits a WR in the back.

Sack 1 is not on Marcus.  There was nothing there in the first 2-2.5 seconds.

So, should he be throwing the ball away in 2.5 seconds or less?

Or should this O-Line DO THEIR FUCKING JOB?

 

So we have a breakdown. Happens every week to every team. If Mariota had bailed left immediately instead of waiting he'd still be running. His indecision is what gets him sacked.

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20 minutes ago, Soxcat said:

Really football 101.  You always have a safety valve you can get the ball to or if needed fire into the guys feet.  So it can be scheme or the QB waiting too long.  Also, you can use guys to chip the edge and quickly go to a spot in the flat on one or both sides of the field so you get some help in protection and one or two safety valve options.  Once you have established the OL isn't getting it done you have to make these adjustments.  You can't just keep playing the same BS.  And finally, that is what screen passes are for.  As in the one and only we had to Smith.  Perfect design and execution.  That play should have come sooner and more often.  Not exactly the same but variations of it.  

 

There is a lot of truth here. Smith's most obvious adjustment was running on 1st down in the 2md half. I dont think they threw it once on 1st down in the 3rd quarter.

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