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Posted Sept. 25, 2010
Miami vs. Pittsburgh
1st - 14:36 - Excellent job using hands to swim and avoid blocker ...
makes clutch tackle on 3rd and 1
1st - 13:42 - Passive, inconsistent ... fails to make impact ... looks
non-competitive here from backside
1st - 13:16 - Slow first step
1st - 13:01 - Lacks speed, motor to make play from backside
1st - 8:45 - Low football IQ - should have anticipated screen based
1st - 8:25 - Very nice stutter move vs. Franklin
1st - 0:38 - Shows a little bit of a burst here and generates sack
on speed rush ... very poor blocking from right tackle
2nd - 10:08 - Terrific 2nd effort on this play ... good hustle
and chases down QB
Orlando Franklin (Note: Franklin went up against a 6-1, 245-pound, mediocre backup in this game with Romeus out - and he simply wasn't tested)
1st - 13:42 - Nice job chip run blocking DT, then getting to second level
to block MIKE ... still a little too high with knee bend
1st - 8:25 (switches to right tackle) - Poor instincts and impatient beat
on stutter step ... slow feet here
1st - 4:59 - HORRENDOUS technique ... completely bending at waist ...
no footwork ... DE bursts right by him.
1st - 3:15 - Lumbering feet ... poor hand use and lets DE get into
his body and push him off balance
1st - 0:38 - Bending at waist and overextends
2nd - 13:16 - Bad technique ... uses size, athleticism to dominate smaller DE
2nd - 12:26 - Very poor hand extension...DE gets into his body
2nd - 11:33 - Takes two false steps to outside, DE goes inside and
he gets caught bending at waist ... completely beat here
2nd - 11:18 - Terrible footwork and bad balance ... can't play tackle in
NFL - I'm convinced. No idea what he's doing
1st - 11:13 - first play for Miami defense ... nice rip move and shows
some quickness, flexibility off edge - dip and rip ... sack
1st - 7:10 - Nice speed and range for a 285 pound defensive lineman
1st - 6:00 - Very strong hand punch here
1st - 14:54 - Excellent power on this play and puts RT on the ground ...
nice hustle and makes tackle
1st - 6:00 - Lacked awareness on x-stunt
1st - 2:10 - Footwork better, but doesn't know how to use hands to
control DE ... a little impatient and doesn't sit in stance
2nd - 14:06 - Poor balance ... sluggish feet ... too high, bends at waist
2nd - 5:02 - Uses size, power to run block here, but has bad balance
and poor footwork ... steers with upper body, not feet and causes
1st - 2:15 - Very poor awareness in zone ... missed assignment ... WILL
was covering FB out of backfield, McCarthy had responsibility of middle zone ... struggled to change directions after play action
2nd - 14:05 - Not faster than QB on this play ... shows lacking speed
and makes shoestring tackle
3rd - 1:26 - SLOW ... unable to make what should be a routine open field tackle ... zero athleticism
2nd - 12:26 - Unimpressive route ... doesn't tip it, but he doesn't sell it either - fails to sink hips, knees ... doesn't look very athletic ... nice hands on this catch
2nd - 8:43 - Drops TD catch on skinny post ... no excuses here.
3rd - 11:05 - Nice tackle in run support ... good patience, under control
3rd - 8:31 - Tries to run around block instead of taking it head on
3rd - 2:56 - Patient, under great ... nice tackle ... not afraid
to mix it up in run game
I would definitely do this as a Skins fan. Kirk is a very good QB but he's not clutch. I would take both S.F. #1 picks and draft Allen this year. I would then sign Mike Glennon or Tony Romo to an incentive based 3 yr contract. With our 17th pick I would take Zack Cunningham or another DT (Pending Chris Baker leaves). I would even take Dalvin Cook at 17 just to take the pressure off our new QB. In 2018, I would use S.F. #1 pick to get the best QB available and have him learn under Romo.
irsay is always willing to throw first round picks at RB and they have a big need at the position. He gave up a first rounder for Addai, Donald Brown, Richardson. He's more willing to make Luck look competent than win games...if they can be entertaining to watch. They almost never have a good defense, but usually gun for an offense and a pass rush.