All-22 Review – Deep Ball Perfection utilizing Run Heavy Personnel.

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Situation- Beginning 2nd half play against New York, Minnesota lines up in 21 personnel on 1st and 10 from the 25 yard line. This base offensive look limits what the Giants can do defensively as they clearly deploy a single high safety look with press man coverage on the outside with 8 defenders in the “Box”.  (All Content courtesy of NFL Game Pass)screen-shot-2016-10-05-at-9-08-08-pm

As Sam Bradford receives the snap from under center, the Giant defense does not know if it is going to be a pass or a run. Notice how their Linebackers are fixated on the backfield in this run heavy Viking offensive formation. screen-shot-2016-10-05-at-9-08-21-pm

Upon receiving the snap, Bradford immediately places his eyes hard to the right with the intention of manipulating and freezing the FS in the middle of the field. At the Bottom of the screen, the WR uses a “Tight” which is needed for this play to work. screen-shot-2016-10-05-at-9-08-58-pm

As Bradford is nearing the top of his five step drop his eyes are still locked on the right side of the field as he attempts to fool the Giants Single High free safety. At the bottom of the screen the WR is beginning to gain separation from the man coverage while still leaving Bradford extended space to drop the ball into. screen-shot-2016-10-05-at-9-09-10-pm

As Bradford sets up to deliver the throw we can clearly see the FS has been frozen and there is considerable green grass to throw the football to at the bottom of the screen. screen-shot-2016-10-05-at-9-09-29-pm

The ball is released on time by Bradford within a clean pocket. Notice how the WR continues to run straight even though he has room to the outside – this allows Bradford to throw him open with touch. screen-shot-2016-10-05-at-9-09-50-pm

Bradford drops the ball into the bucket as the Vikings take advantage of great formational design coupled with veteran eye level discipline and ball placement by Bradford to complete the fade pass. screen-shot-2016-10-05-at-9-10-18-pm

Sam Bradford to Stefon Diggs All-22 Analysis

Sam Bradford started for the Vikings after just two weeks of being in Minnesota. Bradford looked comfortable running the offense and made huge throws all night. Bradford exemplified ideal arm strength, accuracy and toughness all evening long and we go ahead and analyze one of his best throws from the evening.

Utilizing the “Texas” route in Red Zone.

Author- Bryan Trulen

The Minnesota Vikings travel to Nashville on September 11 to play the Tennessee Titans. Watching Pre-Season Titan Film, we have uncovered an opportunity to use the “Texas” route versus the Titan Defense to score points inside of the 10 Yard Line.

 

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3rd and Goal from the 6. Oakland comes out in a modified 10 personnel. The Two Strong Side WR’s utilize a tight split and are essentially stacked. The Raiders field side WR’s are in a normal alignment. Tennessee pre snap is showing they are committed to playing the pass.

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Derek Carr takes the shot gun snap and immediately positions his eyes to the left where the Oakland WR’s are streaking down the field. This puts stress on the Tennessee defenders on the left. Meanwhile, at the top of the screen, Oakland is running a mesh concept out of a close formation. Typically in the “Mesh” the flat or outlet receiver will continue to the sideline. As we can see the RB coming out of the backfield has the flat defender convinced he will do just that.

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As Carr gets ready to throw, the RB has made a hard pivot and cut back across the middle of the field in the classic “Texas” or angle route. Conceptually, Oakland does a great job with their WR Spacing to create the illusion of “Mesh” only to have the RB come open on the “Texas Route.

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Carr Delivers a strike into a decent sized window for six points on a great play call on 3rd and goal by coordinator Greg Olson.

What are the Vikings getting in Sam Bradford?

With Minnesota trading for Sam Bradford, Vikings fans not yet acclimated with Bradford as a player need not fret for us at QB Film Room have you covered with a 2016 Player Capsule on Sam Bradford.

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#7 Sam Bradford 6’4″ 224 7th Year, Oklahoma
Multiple injury plagued seasons put a halt to Sam Bradford’s development as franchise quarterback in St. Louis and he was dealt to Philly in 2015 in what turned out to be a resurrection opportunity for him as an NFL QB. Bradford saw extended action as Philly’s starter in 2015 and was playing really good football during the 2nd half of the season. Bradford re-established himself as a viable NFL starting QB during the 2015 season and is back again as the “starter” entering week 1, barring any last minute trade activity.
On tape, Bradford showed the ability to throw with both comfort and accuracy from the pocket and made several big time throws down the field during 2015. Bradford has a very strong arm that he uses when he needs to. Bradford at times made big throws on the run as well in 2015, showing the ability to extend the play off-script and still find the open man.
Even though Sam re-established himself last year, inconsistency still marred his game and showed up on tape. The luke warm assessment as him being Philly’s 2015 starter should be noted as he will have to play well in year one of Doug Pederson’s new offense in order for him to sustain the title as starting quarterback for the duration of the season.