I have three coaches’ film video clips to share with you, since we actually got some interesting quotes from coordinators Mike Groh and Jim Schwartz this week. Maybe they were more inclined to go into detail after blowing the doors off a horrific New York Jets team.
First topic, pass protection from running backs Miles Sanders and Jordan Howard:
Q. I was going to ask you about the running backs. It didn’t seem like either Miles Sanders or Jordan Howard came into the season with the reputation of being a good pass protector, but have you been impressed with what they have done in that role this season? (Bo Wulf)
MIKE GROH: Yeah, I would say go back and watch that tape from Sunday. Miles put the corner right on his back on one of them. I got a question about Miles in protection a few weeks ago. I would say he’s on it and he’s up to the challenge. I know he’ll be challenged again throughout the course of the season, whether it’s this week or the remaining weeks.
And Jordan has done the same thing. He had one in Green Bay where he stepped up in the hole and flat headed the backer that was rushing right there. We have a lot of confidence in those guys not only knowing their protections and being targeted right, but stepping up and keeping the pocket firm.
I didn’t notice the Sanders play during the game, so I went through the all-22 film and this has to be what Groh is talking about (the second angle is nasty):