Ground Game: Hightower – Defense Against the Current

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Ground Game: Hightower – Defense Against the Current
 
Our initial foray illustrated the basic tenets of halting the run, including one of New England’s rare examples of success against the Jets. However, as we saw in Part 2, when gaps in the line aren’t properly filled by defenders, an offense can capitalize on a cascade of after-effects. In Part 3, we’ll study how critical a defense’s lateral adjustments ‒ or lack thereof ‒ are to their football fortunes.
 
 

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Matt Young's Control said:
Nice explanation of why that play worked perfectly for the Jets. Simple and concise, I enjoyed the breakdown.
 
Right? Like, I knew sorta how run defense worked but I didn't really know it at all. Brian did an incredible job with this series - good enough that Football Outsiders endorsed it on their page.