PeytonMannings Forehead Posted September 20, 2017 Share Posted September 20, 2017 (edited) Defensive linemen don't get a whole lot of love for doing the dirtywork. We notice them for the splash plays: sacks, big run stuffs, that kind of thing. We don't notice them for doing their job like holding the point, or stacking and shedding. That's why I wanted to give a little love to Derrick Shelby who played like his hair was on fire Sunday night. Actually, the entire defensive line played like a bunch of mad men, but I only have so much time so I wanted to point out a couple of plays that may have gone unnoticed. Play #1 - 1st Quarter, Packers are in 2nd and 8. They'r running a little slash play from Ace Formation. Basically, it's kind of an inside zone type of deal. Ace being singleback formation. Here, they have one tight end to each side of the formation. Falcons are in an Over Front. Note Mr. Shelby here that I have circled to the bottom of the picture. Here's we go right at the snap. Falcons are in man coverage, so the linebackers are flowing extra fast here. Jones sees it instantly and scrapes to fill his gap. I'm not quite sure what Richard Rodgers was trying to do here, but that's not the kind of block that's going to neutralize Derrick Shelby. He just deposits him off to the side and pursues the play down the line. Great hustle. Deion has that gap cut off, so the only place the back has to go is right into the arms of Shelby. Notice the boot action that Aaron Rodgers is showing in an attempt to hold the backside safety (Neal). Richard Rodgers, you suck. Go catch some passes. Edited September 20, 2017 by PeytonMannings Forehead Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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