Notes from the film room

After looking at game film, Gary Horton tells you what to pay attention to on Super Bowl Sunday.

Originally Published: January 30, 2009
By Gary Horton | Scouts Inc.
After breaking down film and critiquing the teams heading into Super Bowl XLIII, Scouts Inc. tells you what to pay attention to.

[+] EnlargeLaMarr Woodley
Scott Boehm/Getty ImagesLaMarr Woodley already has four sacks this postseason.

Scary duo

Steelers OLBs James Harrison and LaMarr Woodley make up the best pass-rushing duo in the NFL, and they are almost an unblockable tandem. Woodley has excellent quickness and loves to use combination moves. He will often start outside and then come back inside and attack the B-gap. Woodley changes direction very well, forces the blocker to overcommit and is a sure tackler.

Harrison is not very big but has rare lower-body strength, phenomenal leverage and great pop on contact. Unlike Woodley, he doesn't give a lot of moves, and he relies more on his quickness and bull rush. These two pass-rushers get a lot of their production on second effort, and it is particularly scary when Woodley and Harrison line up on the same side. Expect to see more of this Sunday.
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.