Broncos game analysis:
I'm continuing to note a huge issue on 1st downs (carried over from last year) that is either negative or no gain instantly putting us behind the eight ball on 2nd and 3rd downs. Here they are in this game:
5 yard loss by Gore over LT side. Miller misses his block on Von Miller but Von also had two (really, 5) other defenders 5 yards deep with him in the backfield. Why even run Gore off tackle here; no speed or lateral quickness and that is Staley's weakness (sealing the edge). Miller was so bad though he even took out Staley & Iuptai by himself! LMAO
No gain by Gore on run up the middle.
Fumble, loss of possession. Regarding the snap, "It never looked like it even came up." Fault on the C most likely. Gore has butter hands, fingers, toes, etc...had two shots at it clean.
Pass to VD for TD at 4 seconds. What a difference another second makes!
Run over RG for 2 by Dixon.
Incomplete deep ball to Moss. No gain.
: Aside from the 1st down throw/TD to VD, our pathetic trend continues on first downs.
I'll just highlight the 1st series of pass plays:
(No shot gun). Pass at 3 seconds to Crabtree underneath for 9 - Crabtree fell down and kept his composure. OL held a nice pocket for Alex and I think Crabtree got lost in all the multiple shifts pre snap (4 of them
). No joke.
(Shot gun). Alex sacked at 3 seconds. 3 WR set. Alex looks to either of the two WR's to the R. May have had a shot at Williams but he ran 3 yards short of the 1st down marker out to the sidelines. Staley whiffed on block and Iupati was late and Alex forced to scramble and gets hit by 2 guys. Gore stoned the middle LB though. Punt on 3rd down.
(No shot gun). One pre snap shift. 4 WR set, quick 2.5 second pass to Crabtree for 9. Good pocket save for Boone/A.Davis who got blown up; LDE slipped right through them. If Alex threw at 3 seconds, it would have been another hit/sack.
(Shot gun). 4 WR set. Alex looks left, both receivers instantly covered, scrambles deep
at 3 second mark, buys time, throws against body just as Crabtree came back along sideline. 15 yard pass for a 3 yard gain for a 1st down. Alex jump passes and takes a crushing hit by the LB.
(No shot gun). Bomb to VD for TD. Great job by the OL creating a pocket and sustaining them!
(No shot gun). Throw away. Wow, 3 TE's start from a jumbo package but all 3 release with 1 WR split out and not a single open receiver. Great job by the OL...holds for 5 seconds. This one is on the receivers (Dobbs, VD, Reuland & Crabtree). FG good.
(No shot gun). 8:48 mark in the 2Q. 2 pre snap shifts, looks like jumbo package. Only 2 WR's release (Ginn & Moss). Great job by the OL blocking. Throw at 4 seconds to Moss deep in triple coverage. Looks like Alex was going there from the beginning as Ginn came across wide open as he was throwing it. This one is probably on Alex as he overthrew him by 5 yards.
(No shot gun). False start on Iupati after a delay of game penalty coming out of a TO. WTF?
It was 3rd and 1. Sloppy is right. Subsequent play results in a penalty is then a hold - also on Iupati (off-setting penalties). Pathetic.
(Shot gun). 3rd and 18. 3 WR's, 2 back set. Throw at 3 seconds to Boobie for 3 yards. 1st team done for the day.
: Not sure what more Alex could do with these plays (esp. when you're behind the 8-ball from the start). He'd like to have one back. He seemed to call a lot of audibles (the TD being one of them per Harbaugh). The OL did better forming a pocket and sustaining blocks esp. with max protection plays. It looks like Roman was getting very creative with his pre snap formations/shifts. He did a lot with multiple TE & WR sets. I saw a lot more issues with the receivers getting no separation than I did with the OL today although I saw a lot of the same 'ol same 'ol (Staley, Boone/Davis issues, big hits, sacks, false starts, etc.). But they did a little better than the Texans game.
But fellas/ladies...we've got issues and some scary trends.
[ Edited by NCommand on Aug 27, 2012 at 5:08 PM ]