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Coaches Film Analysis: 2017 Season

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I can understand the lack of motivation because of the malaise of the season, but hopefully you guys will perk up when we get our first win this year.
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thl, with the excitement of Jimmy G, could you break down some film of him in NE?
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Goodwin was able to get his fingertips on the pass. If only he was 6'1. Incomplete.

There were two other deep plays we missed in this game. To Robinson and Bourne(?). If only...
Was there any good lb play at all?
Originally posted by thl408:
We've been slacking on the film threads but it's getting difficult to be curious about losing football, speaking for myself. Also, jonnydel was on the injured list last week. If you're reading this, let me know you're alive.
It got a bit exciting to see a new QB in there (CJ), but now with JimmyG on board as the QBotF, I'm just waiting on that. If there are any plays you'd like to see, let me know. Otherwise I'll just show a random play here and there with no real point to them.

While Goodwin's drops are what we remember, he's also come up with some of the biggest explosive plays the 49ers have had in the past few seasons. He's doing what Torrey Smith should have done.
vs Quarters
Goodwin will run a Post that will split the two safeties. The boundary safety will be held by the Orange route, allowing Goodwin to attack behind.


Boundary safety (black) being occupied by the route from #2 WR, which is his read (match if #2 goes vertical).


When #2 breaks off his route, the boundary safety is quick to get his head on a swivel and look over to his right where he sees Goodwin hitting the seam between the two safeties.


Goodwin was able to get his fingertips on the pass. If only he was 6'1. Incomplete.
I am alive! Haha. I'm finally over my ear infection and got back from my business trip to Tennessee so I might jump in in the Jimmy g film next week, it is sad watching losing football especially when you know a bunch of the guys won't be here because they're just filling in for injured players.
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Let's go!
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Finally a win to break down. While it's interesting to watch and learn about the new schemes this season, the desire to re-watch losing football can wear down the curiosity that's needed to sit down and watch the film. But hey, one week at a time, this week it's a win.

The book on CJ and the backup WRs should be to challenge them to separate versus man and force CJ to make tight anticipation throws. Not sure what NYG's defensive tendencies are, but I felt NYG played too much zone against CJ. Kyle has many ways to bust zone and plays were being called to get guys open all game long. The deep cross was open multiple times. Sometimes it was targeted for good yardage, sometimes CJ missed it, but it was open often. CJ had his best game in terms of passing accuracy. The throw on the Celek TD was on point, hitting him in full stride. The pass blocking of the OL was much improved and this allowed CJ to step into his throws, which leads to the improved accuracy. It helped that the strength of the NYG DLine, JPP and OVernon, goes head to head with the strength of the 49er OLine, the Tackles. While Hyde is tied for third in the NFL for most runs of 20+ yards (5), he finally broke a big run on an outside zone play. His first big outside zone run this season.

Even with the two turnovers, the 49ers were able to keep their offense on the field thanks to an 8-11 3rd down success rate. They were actually 8-12 in the boxscore, but one of the 3rd downs was the final kneel down to end the game. The 3rd downs they converted were not easy ones either. They converted 3rd & 12 twice, and a number of 3rd & 5+.

Defensively I thought the 49ers mixed man and zone concepts well. Not sure when they started to do this since I didn't carefully watch the last 3 weeks, but they are using more man concepts compared to earlier this season. I feel as though putting Coyle at MLB and having Reid back at safety has helped to stabalize the middle of the defense. There are some young guys in the secondary right now so having Reid's veteran presence is a plus. Coyle has expereience in Saleh's scheme so putting the green dot on his helmet makes sense and allows Foster to just play. I'll show two plays where the 49ers dropped a DE into coverage and it paid off. While it's not the same as dropping a 300 pound nose tackle into coverage, it always looks odd dropping down linemen into coverage when it doesn't work out, but in these two cases, it worked.

Enough rambling. jonnydel will join in tomorrow with his thoughts.
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The first 49er play from scrimmage was also the biggest run of the game. But it was not blocked well.
49ers will run crack toss left to the weakside of NYG's defensive front. Right before the snap, Juice will motion out of the backfield to line up to Staley's left. This adds a blocker to that edge of the formation.
The red lines is what Tomlinson and Staley do. The yellow line on Staley is what I think he should do. It is too difficult a block for Tomlinson to move across and block that 5tech. Staley should block the 5tech allowing Tomlinson to pull around unimpeded.


Both Staley and Tomlinson pull and the 5tech gets a free pass into the backfield. This forces Hyde to stop and cut back across the formation.


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Thanks thl/jd!

We get rid of RR and decide to run more man? lol
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This was a play where Witherspoon looked bad in falling down and giving up a catch, but there's something in this play that I think is very encouraging and speaks to how he is adjusting to new techniques. In college, he was a pure press man CB. He was up in the WR's face, watching the WR's movements, and following his WR in coverage. In this scheme, he is tasked to read different keys than just a WR's hips, and use what he reads to anticipate what's coming.

Cover3 vs Y Cross. In this game, both offenses were running a bunch of three level floods. We know the 49ers are a Cover3 team so it makes sense for NYG to do this. 49ers also ran this play a number of times to bust NYG's Cover3.
Spoon will press bail.


Inside leverage, eyes on the backfield to watch the QB dropback. Inside leverage so that if it's a Fade/Go route, Spoon can body the WR towards the sideline. Eli play fakes then bootlegs right. When a QB is on the run on a bootleg, he is more likely to throw a pass where he drives the ball, not lob it. In other words, he's more likely to throw a Comeback/Out route than he is a Fade.
sidenote: it's worth mentioning how Coyle has his head on a swivel to match the Crossing route.


At the 20 yard mark, Witherspoon looks back to the WR anticipating a break in the route, which is exactly what happens as Shepard breaks down for a Comeback route.


Spoon is all over this route. Notice when he turns around to watch the WR compared to when the WR breaks on the route. Teaching a pure man CB zone techniques is never a sure thing and this is an encouraging sign even though Spoon couldn't finish.


Originally posted by thl408:

Spoon is all over this route. Notice when he turns around to watch the WR compared to when the WR breaks on the route. Teaching a pure man CB zone techniques is never a sure thing and this is an encouraging sign even though Spoon couldn't finish.



He is coming along nicely. I'm very encouraged by Ahkello's growth in such a short period.
Wow, great awareness by Coyle. I missed that on TV.
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One of the topics currently going on in the forum is the use of Juice. So when he was targeted on a deep route, I was curious how he was being schemed open.
TE motions across the formation and no defenders follow signaling zone coverage.
vs Cover3
To CJ's left is sort of a Switch Verticals looking route combination (orange + yellow). Orange will take the sideline deep 1/3 defender inside towards the middle of the field to occupy the the CB and the safety. This will allow Juice to threaten the sideline provided the curl/flat defender (purple) is occupied.


Playaction sucks in the LBs (black). Purple is completely flat footed, but the DE collides with Juice and stops any forward momentum Juice had, and needed, to threaten vertically.


The sideline is free to attack, but Juice had to stop and start his momentum due to the collision. Now Juice isn't as far ahead of the curl/flat defender as he needs to be to give CJ a visible window.


The curl/flat defender quickly closes in and the pass was underthrown. Incomplete. Had CJ seen the collision between Juice and the DE, he might have been able to progress over to Bourne on the backside Dig. With the LBs biting on the playaction, there was a window to Bourne. Anyway, interesting to see how Kyle tried to get Juice the ball downfield.
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