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  1. tiamat63

    Browns trading for Skins OT, Trent Williams

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    Browns trading for Skins OT, Trent Williams

    Hubbard outgrades Robinson in pass pro but running to Hubbard's side usually involves Chubb doing work and/or pulls. Which draws my ire. Conversely we usually need chip help Cam's side. Being that I've been screaming for more play action, you know I favor the hogs that can move the LOS. But not out of the realm of possibility to see how Robinson fares at a guard spot though. Bet he run blocks better than Kush. Edit: looks like Tour beat me to the suggestion.
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    Browns trading for Skins OT, Trent Williams

    Trent would play left. Robinson is a road grader, move him right. Hope its at the right price otherwise you're talking about an aging tackle with injury history looking for a large payday.
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    ***Browns VS Seahawks Gameday Thread***

    And I'll remember that when he picks up more 1st downs out of that empty 3×2 set ala a couple of those looks vs the Ravens.
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    ***Browns VS Seahawks Gameday Thread***

    I think "klutz" is not the best description. It's a sight adjustment between two players. Hilliard probably felt he was going to continue to beat Wright carrying across his face and squared the slant off for that reason. Baker read Wright's initial leverage as inside and didn't expect him to haul ass to the boundary - thus expecting Hilliard to curl it more towards his outside shoulder. There is a comment I found curious from Freddie about "graduate level" work on Baker. Looking at the screenshot I posted, run a line through the center. Now do your defender split count. Baker did his, and that is, as Freddie said - the Junior level work. Which is what lead Baker to trail to Hilliard. The graduate level work is, despite seeing 4 defenders and the lurk safety on the same hash, is understanding their depth and alginment vs your call, your best receivers and the clock. Double check those safeties. You're expecting throws to the perimeter as a defense, you all but give them the inside and make them work the clock. The Brownies are willing to take the inside given the time left, 2 TO's and (more than likely) the next play call either in or already on deck. So for Baker to rule out the pitch and catch on the #3 so quickly, despite having the favorable routes vs depth is the higher level processing he needs to work on. Young QB doing young QB things IMHO.
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    ***Browns VS Seahawks Gameday Thread***

    Yes, a reference. I'm not saying Hilliard IS any of those RB's. My point being that those are pass catching backs with high target volumes and throwing to them is common in the modern NFL.
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    Odell = Braylon

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    ***Browns VS Seahawks Gameday Thread***

    Depends. If it's 1st and 5, 2nd and short or maybe I'm sitting on a comfortable lead vs a suspect front - pull away. In the situation you're (most likely) referring to, and with our Oline - then yes, I tend to side with the announement in this case. If it's 3rd or 4th and short and I need it, but I know I'm handing the ball off... Then I'm throwing a lead in the backfield, running my best ISO and telling you to beat my line and my 225lb halfback coming downhill hat on hat. No chance at someone knifing under the pull and that getting blown up ala the Aaron Donald special. No chance at the pull being late or, in some, cases, not getting there at all.
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    ***Browns VS Seahawks Gameday Thread***

    Hilliard isn't Kamara, and that isn't what I'm saying. I agreed that our empty can* be ineffective at times. Mostly in the Red zone. We've also used them well at times including a couple quick hitters to *gasp* Hilliard. I'd take Hilliard over no route Coleman and semi retired Britt.
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    ***Browns VS Seahawks Gameday Thread***

    - Thought you were a coach? - You're asking a pass catcher to catch a pass. This is asked by plenty of RB's throughout the NFL. This isn't the 70's. These guys are elite athletes able to reel in passes rather regularly. - This wasn't meant to be a "big grab". It was meant to be cheap yards in front of the sticks with the potential for YAC and/or getting out of bounds. - Zero guarantee a WR makes that grab either. Would you somehow magically feel better if Jarvis tipped that ball into the air? Not likely. Because then you would bitch about a WR having stone hands. - Empty sets have worked to some degree in this offense. But we tend to overuse them in the redzone as recently history has shown. - I guess my explanation is too difficult to digest? - I'm not either, but this isn't the call to hang your hat on.
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    Seahawks Fan Coming in Peace

    Hopefully our guest Hawk enjoyed himself and our city.
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    ***Browns VS Seahawks Gameday Thread***

    I guess I'll explain this one.... Apologies for the black screen, it's coming off of a tablet. Also apologies for the crude red lines, I don't know how to use the editor on this thing (I was never into Phones, tablets, etc etc) The look you're seeing is Cover 3. It is the staple of the Seattle defense since Pete Carroll has arrived and will continue to be until he has retired. The red lines generally indicate how you zone flow in a cover 3 vs a 2x3 set. There are variances between all coaches though on how they want the #2 and #3 read and 'walled' by the linebackers/DB's etc etc. You know this is cover 3 because the MOTF closed safety isn't leaving the hash and the corners are in bail technique (hips inside, eyes back) There are 2 reads on this play that would have worked. The first is where Baker didn't go because his throwing over the middle has been questionable this year - and that would be to the #3 of the formation strength. I believe that is Brown and Landry. They square their routes fast inside after reading defender leverage and Brown runs a little "settle' in front of the linebacker. That would have been where I would go with the ball given the depth of the MOTF safety and the depth of the lurk safety. That said, Baker went elsewhere and it wasn't the problem. He see's Wright being flat footed, checking the #2 moving upfield and knows that the LB won't recover to beat the throw. There are few in the game with that ability. Now it is possible that Baker expected Hilliard to curl inside and not square his route off on the slant as much. Even then, this ball is still behind and it's still HOT. Don't listen to what the broadcasters were saying. This isn't a back shoulder throw and it was never supposed to be. Taking a 2nd look at it, honestly, looks like a miscommunication combined with a throw that was coming in with some smoke. Either way, it's a good call and works vs that coverage, it was, as I said before - executed poorly.
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    ***Browns VS Seahawks Gameday Thread***

    No you didn't, otherwise you would have been able to answer your own question. And coaching at a midget league level doesn't count. Agreed on the empty sets though.
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    ***Browns VS Seahawks Gameday Thread***

    Dion Lewis, Alvin Kamara, James White, David Johnson, Philip Lindsay, Gio Bernard, Christian McCaffery, Duke Johnson and a whole lot of other good pass catching RB's are waving at you right now. You know very little about this game, I take?
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    ***Browns VS Seahawks Gameday Thread***

    Baker isn't consistently* accurate. Key word there. When he forgets his feet, the ball sails and it sails high/wide. It's a 3-4 year trend. Needs real work.