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Coaches Film Analysis: 2017 Season

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Originally posted by thl408:
49ers were able to hit a few bootleg/slide concepts for big plays, taking advantage of JAC's aggressive pursuit to the ball. Playaction to sell outside zone, bootleg JG opposite the flow.
1. +17 to Juice
2. +21 Kittle
3. +4 Goodwin (3rd & 2 converted)


49ers also got an auto first down when Goodwin was held (more like clotheslined) in the backfield on a 3rd & 2 - also off a slide concept. That's 4 key positive plays off misdirection.

You know what is great about the stretch zone runs? The playactions are easier for the OL to disguise because the stretch zone doesn't require immediately blocking upfield and give away the pass play. Safeties and LB's key on the OL getting upfield to alert run/pass and OL that are accustomed to immediately blocking upfield on run plays tend to get downfield too far if the pass is late. Or on traditional offenses, run plays have OL block upfield. If they aren't moving upfield, then it is most likely a draw or Playaction.

The stretch runs disguise all of this much better.
[ Edited by D0PEMAN on Dec 27, 2017 at 3:00 PM ]
Also, play action can be washed away by the QB. For example, Alex Smith and Kap had horrible habits of running themselves out of bounds. The better QB's understand where to sit after a play fake to buy more time and allow for more possible targets rather than running themselves to the sidelines which usually results in only one available target. Alex Smith still does this. SMH
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Originally posted by OptionZero:
On that slant to Bourne that was nearly a pick-6, Jimmy got it into the window, but can you break it down to show whether he "should" have made that thrown (or gone elsewhere)
49ers run a Spacing type combination to JG's left. Bourne lines up to the single side. JG seemed to make a presnap read of targeting Bourne's slant. I think it's because of where the orange LB lined up, almost directly over center, very close to the middle of the field.
vs Cover6


JG takes the snap and targets Bourne with no hesitation.


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Originally posted by thl408:
49ers run a Spacing type combination to JG's left. Bourne lines up to the single side. JG seemed to make a presnap read of targeting Bourne's slant. I think it's because of where the orange LB lined up, almost directly over center, very close to the middle of the field.
vs Cover6


JG takes the snap and targets Bourne with no hesitation.


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Geez, that window is like the size of a basketball hoop, the LB actually had good reaction time but still got diced!
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Originally posted by Joecool:
You know what is great about the stretch zone runs? The playactions are easier for the OL to disguise because the stretch zone doesn't require immediately blocking upfield and give away the pass play. Safeties and LB's key on the OL getting upfield to alert run/pass and OL that are accustomed to immediately blocking upfield on run plays tend to get downfield too far if the pass is late. Or on traditional offenses, run plays have OL block upfield. If they aren't moving upfield, then it is most likely a draw or Playaction.

The stretch runs disguise all of this much better.
Yup. To sell playaction on outside zone, no one has to pull, and the first few steps look the same to the defense whether it's an actual OZ run or it's playaction. Inside zone and many power concepts require driving ahead in the OL's initial steps. Outside zone also elongates the timing of the playaction. The excerpt below is Kyle talking about being in shotgun vs under center, but the point he is making is that he wants to prolong the duration of the playaction. Outside zone helps the cause.

"Every time you're under center, you've got a lot more run options and a lot more play-action options and a lot more movement options off of your runs," Shanahan said. "Your play choices are endless. You can do everything. Once you get into the 'gun, certain things are like cut in half. Play-action is not as good because it happens quicker. You can't hold the ball out there for as long and stuff. It just eliminates being as balanced."
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Originally posted by D0PEMAN:
Geez, that window is like the size of a basketball hoop, the LB actually had good reaction time but still got diced!

That throw was witch craft.
Bourne looking like he was so glad that ball wasn't INTed, he went to the ground for a fetal

I think Bourne got stepped on by the defender flashing so close in front of him for that sure INT

That's a TD, Jerry Rice style if he had kept his footing.
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Here's the DJ pick 6.
Cover 1 Robber vs Shallow Cross. Typically, the robber will be in the middle of the field but here the 49ers will rob the weakside Hook with Reid. Foster is coming on a green dog.


Versus man coverage the drag route is a possibility. Bortles sees man coverage, but most likely did not see Reid lurking nearby. He targets the Drag.


Reid sees the Drag coming the whole way and is ready to unload. The WR senses it and alligator arms the pass, causing the tipped ball.


Nice playcall to set this up. Robbing the weakside Hook can help prevent slants to the backside WR. Here is prevents the Drag route from being completed.


Originally posted by thl408:
Here's the DJ pick 6.
Cover 1 Robber vs Shallow Cross. Typically, the robber will be in the middle of the field but here the 49ers will rob the weakside Hook with Reid. Foster is coming on a green dog.


Versus man coverage the drag route is a possibility. Bortles sees man coverage, but most likely did not see Reid lurking nearby. He targets the Drag.


Reid sees the Drag coming the whole way and is ready to unload. The WR senses it and alligator arms the pass, causing the tipped ball.


Nice playcall to set this up. Robbing the weakside Hook can help prevent slants to the backside WR. Here is prevents the Drag route from being completed.



Shouldn't Bortles help out his receiver by throwing it a little earlier, like inside the hash instead of outside...

Yes! I miss the good ole days when we were getting 10 yards on quick slants. Past 15 years, we were like the only team in the league that couldn't get 10 yards on a quick slant.

Originally posted by qnnhan7:
Shouldn't Bortles help out his receiver by throwing it a little earlier, like inside the hash instead of outside...

Yeah but I don't think Bortles sees Reid and was thinking of leading his WR to catch and turn the corner for a bigger gain.


So f**king sexy....
Originally posted by jonnydel:
The first throw of the game set the tone for how Jimmy was gonna handle himself against JAX.



It's 2nd and 12 following a 2 yard loss on a run by Hyde. Here, we're going to run a few concepts, we have an Ohio concept to the bottom and a levels concept in the middle with a trail concept created up top.
JAX is going to run a cover 1 man "lurk" or "hole" where it's man-coverage across the board with 2 middle zone defenders.



At the snap he double checks that it's not a blitz and see's the lurk defender playing the levels concept. Goodwin does a nice job here fighting for outside leverage.



Beadles is beat almost immediately and Jimmy slides just a little to his left and starts his throwing motion just before Goodwin enters his break. This is Goody's first step in his break and Jimmy is half way through his throwing motion.



He puts the ball in the perfect spot leading Goodwin back just a little bit away from the defender to set up 3rd and 2. He did this while being pressured to his left, unable to set his feet and he got plastered after he threw it.



remind you of anyone? Maybe dat guy Rodgers in Wisconsin?

Good breakdown. That's exactly what I've been thinking when watching Jimmy is shades of a younger Rodgers. The footwork, the way he slides in the pocket and the release look just like him.
Originally posted by thl408:
Here's the DJ pick 6.
Cover 1 Robber vs Shallow Cross. Typically, the robber will be in the middle of the field but here the 49ers will rob the weakside Hook with Reid. Foster is coming on a green dog.


Versus man coverage the drag route is a possibility. Bortles sees man coverage, but most likely did not see Reid lurking nearby. He targets the Drag.


Reid sees the Drag coming the whole way and is ready to unload. The WR senses it and alligator arms the pass, causing the tipped ball.


Nice playcall to set this up. Robbing the weakside Hook can help prevent slants to the backside WR. Here is prevents the Drag route from being completed.



It seems to me this coverage is more successful for the Niners. Why does Saleh go away from this alignment when he's facing a hurry-up? I don't know the answer, but just asking guys cause you guys have an eye for film...
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