Cosell’s Coaching Tape: Week Eight 11/3/09 Notes

SAINTS OFFENSE V. FALCONS DEFENSE

Falcons opened the game in their nickel package with Jackson the third corner aligned as the “Sam” LB against the Saints “12” personnel package and “I” formation with TE Thomas as FB: Bell 5 yds
Thomas a tough inside runner with more power and physicality than his size would indicate; Also has good lateral agility and elusiveness, which was in evidence on 22 yd TD
Saints first TD drive was 10 plays + 80 yards: On each of the 10 plays, they aligned in a different formation – Saints a multiple and multi-dimensional offense
Biermann fumble recovery TD resulted from S DeCoud blitzing; The reason DeCoud waited was he had TE Thomas, aligned in the backfield, in man coverage in the Falcons “man free” scheme – DeCoud saw Thomas initially stay in to pass protect and then attacked Brees, Brees did not account for DeCoud as a blitzer
Hill played a lot of snaps at LCB for the [...]

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