Commentary

Film Notes: Jets' run game admirable

Originally Published: October 29, 2010
By Gary Horton | Scouts Inc.
After breaking down film, Scouts Inc. gives its take on what to watch in the NFL this weekend:

Inside the New York Jets' run game

On film, this appears to be the most well-coached and technically sound run game in the NFL with RBs LaDainian Tomlinson and Shonn Greene behind a big and powerful offensive line. The guys up front are excellent one-on-one blockers at the point of attack, but they also do an underrated job of sliding off those initial blocks to get to the second level and create another block. They also use their fullback well to lead through the hole. They are good at using misdirection and play fakes to take defenders out of the hole. Both backs are patient. They allow those blocks to form. Both know how to press the hole before they make their cut. This is a run game that will even get better in future weeks.
Gary Horton spent 10 years in the NFL as a scout and another 10 years at the college level as an assistant coach and recruiter. He is the founder and most seasoned member of the Scouts Inc. staff, and his extensive experience at all levels of football make him an excellent talent evaluator.