Originally posted by vrabbit:
I loved this, AJ and I will be talking about Gore again this week and I've already done a review of some of Gore's big plays against the Seahawks. If you could take a look at these two plays:
1st and 10 at SEA 34(Shotgun) F.Gore up the middle to SEA 30 for 4 yards (E.Thomas, K.Wright).
--> end of the 1st quarter
1st and 10 at SF 26F.Gore right guard to SF 34 for 8 yards (R.Sherman, E.Thomas).
--> early in the 2nd quarter
I'd be interested to see if you see what I see RE: Gore's vision (and cutbacks)
Here's the 2nd run you asked about. Here, it's not as much about Gore's vision, Roman called a great play and the O-line executed really well. Then Frank finishes with great power on the run.
Roman calls a "wham" play here. He tried it earlier in the game but, as I'll show later, I think Kaep misreads the alignment. On a "wham" play, which we heard a lot about against Detroit, the guard, Boone, leaves the 3 technique(outside shade of the guard) unblocked going down on the 1 technique. Goodwin moves the 2nd level to the linebacker. TE Vance McDonald takes on the 3 technique with T Anthony Davis taking the DE and Vernon Davis going to the 2nd level trying to find anyone to block. Gore is set to run outside the TE and inside the T or a "2" hole run(0 hole is right size of center, 2 right side of guard, 4 right side of tackle, etc)
Here you see the development of the play
the Wham block gives McDonald an excellent angle on the 3 technique and Goodwin does a great job of sealing off the linebacker. As Greg Roman says, "geometry never has a bad day." Frank explodes through the gaping hole and cuts back following Davis
You can see the wall the O-line and guys create for Frank, he cuts back and gains another 3 yards after contact. It may not seem spectacular to get an 8 yard run, but, if you can get your running back 5 yards downfield before anyone can make contact that's a great play for an offense.