Originally posted on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 11/29/12
Like we did last year before it became fashionable, we’ll take a seat each week in our very own WFNY Browns film room and break down a little tape from the game, with a specific focus.  Do enjoy. The Browns created 8 turnovers in a win over the Steelers. There are 100 things we could look at, but today I want to focus on just one play. Trent Richardson’s touchdown run was very nice, but we’ve looked at his runs a lot in the film room. Josh Gordon’s effort to get a first down was awesome, but it was all effort and not much to break down. There was a pass to Ben Watson on a third and eight that went for twenty yards and a big first down in Pittsburgh territory. The drive ended in a field goal, which wouldn’t have happened without Watson’s catch. Let’s take a look. Third and eight. Ben Watson is lined up as the TE on the right side of the line. Jordan Cameron is lined up in the wingback position behind Watson. Greg Little is the wide out on the same side at the top of the screen. Richardson is the lone back. The Steelers are going to send a backer, bringing 5 rushers on the play. At the snap we see Ben Watson gets a free release off the line. Cameron is going to chip the DE before passing him off to Schwartz and heading to the flat. Little begins a vertical pattern with the CB giving him all kinds of cushion without help up top. Weeden is going to fake a hand-off to Richardson. (Which is kind of ridiculous in this situation.) Here we see Cameron’s release to the flats. This is a big part of why the play is successful. Watson is about to make his break to the outside. He is being covered by an inside LB and a DB in this shot, but the defender on his outside facing the line of scrimmage is going to peel off to cover Cameron. Richardson is going to try to help pick up the blitz, but he doesn’t do a good job of that on this play. Here’s the coaches film view. Little on the top of the screen is pushing vertical opening a space underneath. Watson is going to break to the outside with a LB in coverage. This is a great match-up for the Browns. Cameron is underneath pulling the extra defensive back away from the space Watson is running to. Gordon is running a come back route at the bottom of the screen, keeping the safety in the middle of the field. There we see Watson’s break and the release of the ball. The timing here was very good, as Weeden is about to get popped by the blitzing LB. The pass wasn’t good, but Watson was able to get to it. It really was a great catch, and a well designed and executed play that worked great against the defense the Steelers had on. As the internet would say- more of this please. Until next week…
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

DeMarcus Cousins traded to Pelicans for players, picks

West teammates hilariously celebrate Durant and Westbrook oop

Report: Romo willing to rework contract to facilitate trade

Lonzo Ball's father says son is better than Curry right now

Report: Rams could have interest in Cousins if Goff flops

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Mike Trout talks about 'frustrating' struggles of Angels

Report: Butler to Celtics talk will loom over All-Star week

Report: Carmelo expects to remain with Knicks

James Harden: ‘For sure’ I’m the best player in the world

Report: Pats expected to make good effort to keep Bennett

Glenn Robinson III dunks over three people to win Slam Dunk Contest

Is the NBA All-Star Game worth saving?

There will never be another Dirk Nowitzki

The Rewind: Michael Jordan's last All-Star Game

Best of Yardbarker: NBA All-Star Games past, present and future

Eat, Drink, Watch: Everything goes better with a side of New Orleans

Box Score 2/17: Happy birthday, Michael Jordan (and welcome to 1000 point club, Sid!)

The 'Michael Jordan might still win the Dunk contest if he entered' quiz

How to reboot NBA All-Star Weekend

Second-year NBA stars who can salvage the season

Observations from a day at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Box Score 2/16: Getting ready for the ASG

Too much to Process: Can Simmons match the Embiid hype?

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Best of YB: NBA All-Star Games past, present and future

Who will break these NBA All-Star Game records?

Is the NBA All-Star Game worth saving?

There will never be another Dirk Nowitzki

The Rewind: Michael Jordan's last All-Star Game

Eat, Drink, Watch: Everything goes better with a side of New Orleans

How to reboot NBA All-Star Weekend

Baseball movies you can stream now to hold you over until Opening Day

Second-year NBA stars who can salvage the season

Observations from a day at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker