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first drive, 3rd & 3 on the UGA 22

by Jay ?, San Diego, Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 08:32
edited by Jay, Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 09:00

Driskell pointed out this play as an example of the learning curve Wimbush is climbing right now, and how (on this play) he is rushing through his reads instead of being patient.

I've got it cued up here:

* it's an interesting personnel group, 1 RB Adams, 1 TE Smythe, and 3 WR Finke, Boykin & Young

* formation looks like this. Smythe lines up wide and motions in.


* routes:


The play features four receivers running routes plus Adams releasing, with a primary read of Smythe setting down over the middle. But he is covered, and instead of waiting a tick for Finke and/or Young to break open (which they do), he rushes right to Adams in the flat (and misfires). A pass to Finke was an easier throw and a guaranteed first down pickup (and probably some YAC); a throw to Young downfield would need some touch to not get too deep, but it's a big gainer.

Anyway, watch Wimbush lock onto Smythe, and then a quick scan and right to Adams. He has good protection, so it's not like he was under duress.



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