Wanted to highlight Lemon's first QB sack. I don't have full confidence breaking down trench play so I welcome any thoughts from others, as always. There's so much going on in such a short amount of time, in a congested area, so lots of pics are needed.
Below: Week 6. 2Q 3rd & 7
Bowman will fake a blitz, but the 49ers will come with a standard 4 man rush from their nickel package.
Below: Lemon uses his long arms to initiate contact with the LT. If the LT gets body to body on Lemon, then the LT has an advantage as he can then hold without getting caught.
Below: They engage. Notice the body lean of Brooks on the RT compared to Lemon on the LT. There is no way Brooks can generate power with that significant a lean. Brooks' legs are not under him and that's the only way to generate power, by keeping the legs under the body. Lemon has a nice controlled posture and that will allow him to generate more power in his rush.
Below: Lemon drops his left arm while attacking the LT's outside shoulder. He still has his legs under him and is in full control regarding balance.
Same moment in time, Lemon's left arm comes down.
Below: Lemon "uppercuts" the LT's left arm and executes a rip move while maintaining good balance. His feet are still under his body.
Same moment in time. The LT fails to move laterally to counter Lemon's outside move. Compare the body lean of Lemon to Brooks.
When it comes to OL vs DL matchups, I'm very much into quality of competition, so I looked up #79 Bradley Sowell. Sowell is a bad LT. (article
"Pro Football Focus ranks Sowell as the league's worst left tackle and the second-worst tackle overall."
Anyways, still a nice play from Lemon since a good player is supposed to make a bad player look bad. And what better way to get his first career sack than to also score 2 points.
[ Edited by thl408 on Mar 7, 2014 at 9:49 AM ]