DBs Vs. Pitt

2nd Quarter.

Terrible Choke.


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Pitt comes out in a Singleback. DBs match up in their tight 3-4. There is not a lot of room to run in there. They run up the middle. The RB gets hit in the backfield by Miller, so it's hard to tell were he wanted to go. But he holds his balance and gets a few. Pitt stay in the Singleback with Roethlisberger under center. The DBs are happy to stay in the their 3-4, and bring a Safety up into the box. Pitt runs and the 3-4 holds up everybody at the line. The RB is lucky to get a yard or two. 3rd and 5, Pitt comes out Empty. The DBs match up in a 2-3 Dime with four on the line. They bring four. Ware gets a good rush, and gets the OLT's outside shoulder. But the OLT is just able to hold on and not get jammed into Roethlisberger. Roethlisberger throws deep to Bey in broken coverage. No one covers him and he catches the ball and runs for a surprising 58-yard pass. That was terrible broken coverage. I am very unimpressed with the DBs secondary in this game, and really in the first game with the Pats. Brady carved up their secondary for three Quarters without Edelman and Amendola. They just left Bey to run free 30-yards down field, past midfield. Then he ran to the 22-yard line.

1st and 10, Pitt stays Singleback. DBs stay 3-4, and bring both safeties up into the box. They look a little confused as Roethlisberger tries to read them. Pitt runs into the belly of the Beast again. I don't want the Pats to try these weak ass runs into the belly of the beast. He tries to get outside, but Miller set the edge perfectly. So he has to bounce it inside, where he is swarmed over. He spins around for more than he should have gotten.

2nd and 6, Pitt goes 4-Wide Shotgun. DBs form a little too slowly into a 3-3 Nickel, and Pitts snaps the ball before they are ready. Roethlisberger tries to throw quickly to Bryant. But Talib steps up and grabs him? No call? Very strange? Antonio Smith grabs Roethlisberger, and brings him down. 3rd and 13, Pitt goes 4-W S-shotgun. DBs match up in a 2-3 Dime, and it looks like they might bring five again. They do. The ILB comes, and the safety in front of the TE on the strong side comes, and Ware on the Blindside drops. Roethlisberger hits Miller for a First, but he drops it to force the field goal. Pitt-10. DBs-6.

The DBs come out in a 3-W Singleback with Twins on the Left. 3-W Singleback Twins-L: run 1 for 1. They try to run Hillman off tackle to the right. He hops cuts to make a guy miss and makes more yards than he should. 2nd and 5, 3-W Singleback Twins-L: run 2 for 2. They run Hillman to the right again. 3rd and 4, 3-W W-shotgun Twins-L. Payton looks right, and then snaps over to the left like it was planned (which it was), and fires at Anderson cutting into the box from the backfield. He drops it to force the punt.

Pitt comes out with good field position at the 38. They go into a Singleback. DBs stay in their 3-4 with a Safety up in the box. Roethlisberger runs play action. Ware tries to stunt inside and free Williams outside. He gets stuck, but Williams almost gets to Roethlisberger. He has to dump it off to the TE sneaking out of his block. He barely makes it to the LOS. 2nd and 9, Pitt goes 3-TE Singleback, and the DBs stay 3-4, but they bring up two DBs inside the box. They run the RB into the belly of the beast, Trevathan gets his legs and three other DBs jump on him. 3rd and 8, 3-W Strong-shotgun. DBs go into a 3-3 Nickel, with four guys up on the line, with Miller standing up in his usual spot on the strong side. Miller runs around the ORT. The ORG steps back to double him, and Wolfe sacks the QB. He and Malik Jackson ran a twist inside, and he skipped to the right unblocked as the line shifted to Miller's side. Pitt has to punt.

1st and 10, DBs come out in a 4-W Singleback, they motion out of trips. Payton runs play action. He makes a nice throw 15-yard downfield, exactly again, and Sanders catches it. That was his first completion of a pass 15-yards downfield, but he still doesn't have one that he has thrown over 15-yard downfield in the air, and that pass should have been intercepted. The CB jumped in front of Sanders and missed the ball.

1st and 10, 3-W Singleback Twins-L: 3 for 3 run. They run play action. Payton tries to throw 20-yards down field but it is wildly off target. 2nd and 10, Denver in a 3-W S-shotgun Trips-Left. Payton looks left, and never turns his head. His WR falls down. So Payton meanders over to his left, and finally flings it at Fowler trying to get up. He drops the pass, as Payton panicked and threw it before he was really up. 3rd and 10, They come out in a 3-Wide W-shotgun, and motion the slot guy into Twins-R. Payton looks left, and never takes his eyes off the RB curling out of the backfield under the outside WR. As soon as he stops to look back, Payton hits him. He is able to run for five more yards. 4th and 4, and the DBs go for it. They come out Empty. With a bunch on the right, and then Hillman motions across the field and lines up outside the Bunch on the right sideline. Payton looks left, pump fakes left, and then throws to Sanders running down the Seam. He gets crush by the Safety, and the ball pops out.

1st and 10, Pitt come out in a 3-TE Singleback. The DBs match up in a 3-4 with a Safety up in the box. They motion the TE across the field, and the defense shifts back and not forward. Roethlisberger drops, and the DBs knew it. But Pitt set up a screen. The RB has room, but trips and falls down. 2nd and 9, they go 3-TE W-shotgun. DBs match up in their 3-4 with both safeties sneaking up, and one in the box already. They motion the TE left, and two more guys shoot up to the LOS. They are keying run here. They get a great rush, but Roethlisberger throws quickly to the outside WR slicing inside. He catches it easily, but gets taken down quickly. Brady hits that pattern to Amendola, LaFell, or Edelman 9 out of 10 times. 3rd and 3, Pitt in a 3-W W-shotgun. DBs stay in their tight 3-4, with a Safety creeping up and peeking into the backfield. The Broncos bring everyone, and Roethlisberger hands it to the RB. He is barely able to give it to the WR on the reverse, as Miller hit him in the thighs. The whole Denver defense over-pursued to the strongside, except Ware. Ware set the edge just enough out in space while fighting off a blocker, to allow 43 to punch him out of bounds and force the punt. The punter puts it down at the Five.

The DBs comes out in a Tight-Singleback with the WRs lined up two-yards outside the tight ends on both sides. The O-line slants to the left, and Hillman tries to cut back against the grain to the left. He gets killed. 2nd and 9, Singleback. They like to run out of the Singleback formation, no matter where they line up their two WRs and their two TEs. Their O-line shifts to the left again, only this time Hillman shoots the left. Pitt was looking for the Zone run, like last time, and went the wrong way looking for Anderson to cut back against the grain. Anderson follows his blockers to the left, and slash through the LOS untouched. He gets all the way to the Forty. The Broncos are 3 for 3 running out of the Singleback with their two WR and two TEs lined up in different spots each time.

1st and 10, 3-TE Singleback. The O-line slants to the left again, and Hillman follows them at the two-minute warning. 2nd and 9, Empty. Payton looks over the middle and hits Daniel short. 3rd and 3, Empty. Payton looks left and throws left to Thomas.

1st and 10, 3-W W-shotgun Twins-R. Pitt blitzes on the left, and Hillman steps up and blocks the inside blitzer. Payton shifts to the right a little and flings it to Fowler in the flat. 2nd and 6, 3-W W-shotgun Twins-L. They run Hillman inside for a First.

1st and 10 at the 31, 3-W W-shotgun, Twins-L. Payton runs over twenty seconds off the clock as he yells at himself. He throws the ball in the direction of a WR over 15-yards downfield. But it is wildly over his head. 2nd and 10, with only 16-seconds left on the clock as Payton burned 31-seconds off the clock terribly on the last play, and he really ended any chance of getting a TD. 2nd and 10 at the 31, Empty. A Blitzer comes from the Blindside, and Payton never sees him. He crushes Payton in the back for almost for a fumble. The Blitzer knocked the ball out, but Payton's arm was just moving forward as it bounced out of his hand. 3rd and 10, 3-W S-shotgun Twins-L. They shift into a 3-W I-formation and Payton fumbles the snap. They have to call a timeout to kick the field goal. That was terrible clock management by the football genius. They were at 38-yard line with 47 seconds to go, and Payton just blew it up. You have to say that he choked away the DBs chance for a TD with unacceptable clock management. Pitt-10. DBs-9.

2nd Quarter:  

3-W Singleback Twins-L: Run 2 for 3

3-W W-shotgun Twins-L: Pass 2 for 3

3-W W-shotgun Twins-R: Pass 1 for 1

3-W W-shotgun motion to Twins-R: Pass 1 for 1

3-W S-shotgun Trips-L: pass 1 for 1 Pass

4-W Singleback Motion out of Trips-L: Pass 1 for 1

Tight-Singleback: Run 1 for 1

Singleback: Run 1 for 1

3-TE Singleback: Run 1 for 1

3-W I-formation: Fumbled Snap

L, M, and R-Side Thrown, I-incomplete, C-complete: RI, LC, RI, LI, LC. MI, MC. LC, RC, LI, *SI, **FS *Sack-Incompletion, **Fumbled-Snap

In air over 15-yards: -,  +, +, -, -, -, -, -, +,

4-W Singleback Trips-R: Pass 1 for 1

4-W Singleback Motion-Bunch-L: Run 1 for 1

4-W W-shotgun with Trips-R: PA Pass 1 for 1

4-W W-shotgun Trips-L: Run 1 for 1

4-W Singleback, motion into a Bunch-R: 1 for 1 Pass

4-W Singleback Motion out of Trips-L: Pass 1 for 1

4-W S-shotgun Trips-L: Pass 1 for 1

3-W S-shotgun: Wildcat fake: run 1 for 1

3-W S-shotgun Twins-L: Pass 2 for 2

3-W S-shotgun Twins-R: Pass 2 for 2

3-W S-shotgun Trips-L: pass 1 for 1 Pass

3-W W-shotgun Twins-L: Pass 2 for 3

3-W W-shotgun Twins-R: Pass 1 for 1

3-W W-shotgun motion to Twins-R: Pass 1 for 1

3-W Singleback Twins-L: Run 3 for 4

3-W Singleback Twins-R: Pass 2 for 4   

2-H-B Singleback: run 1 for 1

Tight-Singleback: Run 1 for 1

Singleback: Run 1 for 1

3-TE Singleback: run 1 for 1

3-W I-formation: Fumbled Snap

J-S- Jet Sweep

Twins-Twins Singleback- Twin-WRs on one side and Twin-TEs on the other. With a single RB behind the QB who is under center.

3-W or 4-W- three Wides or four wides, which can include a TE, H-B, or FB standing up outside the tackles like WR.

I-Shotgun- RB lined up behind QB.

S-Shotgun- RB lined up next to QB on Strong side (right of QB).

W-Shotgun- RB lined up next to QB on Weak side (left of QB).

SB- Singleback- two TE, and two WR with QB under center.

Unbalanced SB- Unbalanced means they move one O-linemen to the opposite side of the line so there are three O-Linemen on one side of the center and one on the other. Usually the OLT moves over to the right side either inside or outside the ORT.

Pass- Means he drops to throw. If he scrambles or is Sacked the intent is still to pass.

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