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Posted Sept. 18, 2010
California vs. Nevada
10 Colin Kaepernick QB
55 Dontay Moch LB
34 Shane Vereen RB
97 Cameron Jordan DE
1st - 10:22 - Strong, powerful at POA ... physical
1st - 9:12 - Good job disengaging
1st - 4:45 - Physical and nice hustle
1st - 3:29 - Love his hand punch ... so powerful at POA ... completely
jars left tackle backwards
1st - 1:59 - Nice hand extension
1st - 1:14 - Gets a very nice push ... very powerful and strong
2nd - 9:26 - Good hand use and extension
2nd - 3:12 - Beautiful stack and shed ... strong, pushes OT out
of play easily and makes tackle ... competitive
1st - 5:18 - Nice effort after inital hit ... keeps feet moving
1st - 3:17 - Shows ELITE vision on this 60 yard TD run ... good speed ...
elusive ... nice job ... displays outstanding burst once he
gets to 2nd level ... makes safety miss ... nice run
2nd - 12:45 - Completely whiffs in pass protection ...
poor technique and impatient ... blame for sack
1st - 5:18 - Soft ... poor job of taking on block and redirecting inside
2nd - 12:01 - 3-pt stance ... Elite first step and blazes by TE for sack
2nd - 7:00 - Doesn't get involved in play when run at... poor instincts here
2nd - 6:21 - Drops into zone despite Cal running ball ... blown assignment
... invisible, soft, doesn't want to get involved in the game
2nd - 5:12 - Poor job of taking on block ... tries to run around ...
dumb decision ... mediocre instincts
2nd - 3:24 - Horrendous instincts on goal line ... after handoff goes to sack QB instead of taking approaching
RB ... always a couple steps behind play mentally
2nd - 2:42 - AMAZING throw ... arm strength, touch, velocity, accuracy,
trajectory ... great throw ... NFL route.