Saints Let’s talk a bit more about Lattimore’s ball-jacking (1 Viewer)

ndcc

Saints' fan 4ever
VIP Contributor
Gold VIP Contributor
Joined
Jun 4, 2005
Messages
17,010
Reaction score
20,564
Location
Sooooooo glad to be back in New Orleans!!!!!
Offline
Great heads-up. The commentary said that the players worked on stripping the ball during each practice.

It’s encouraging that they have put emphasis on takeaways so much in ALL PHASES of defense. It will pay huge dividends over the course of the season.

That play reminded me of a certain play back in 2009. Hint: Unknown WhoDat game. :ezbill:

:gosaints:
 

Goatman Saint

Subscribing Member
VIP Subscribing Member
VIP Contributor
Platinum VIP Contributor
Joined
Apr 18, 1999
Messages
20,636
Reaction score
17,107
Age
48
Location
Between here and there
Offline
The important thing is to go for the strip ina crowd when if you lose the ball carrier entirely, your teammates can clean up. First guy tackles, next guys go after the ball.
This. This is exactly what Chicago has done for years. Have the crowd in case you miss them go hard for the strip. If the guy misses, someone else there to tackle.

Contrast that with Williams and Ryan’s defenses where it was go for the strip in the open field so then if you miss the ball carrier has another 20 yards
 
OP
OP
ndcc

ndcc

Saints' fan 4ever
VIP Contributor
Gold VIP Contributor
Joined
Jun 4, 2005
Messages
17,010
Reaction score
20,564
Location
Sooooooo glad to be back in New Orleans!!!!!
Offline
This. This is exactly what Chicago has done for years. Have the crowd in case you miss them go hard for the strip. If the guy misses, someone else there to tackle.

Contrast that with Williams and Ryan’s defenses where it was go for the strip in the open field so then if you miss the ball carrier has another 20 yards
That's EXACTLY what happened when Tracy Porter was tossed aside like a rag doll on Marshon Lynch's "BEASTMODE" run vs. the Saints.

Watch Porter go ONLY FOR THE BALL at the 0:10 second, 0:54 second and 1:17 marks. :covri:


:gosaints:
 

Kyle brister

VIP Contributor
Joined
Jan 23, 2019
Messages
947
Reaction score
1,386
Age
54
Location
Lafayette
Offline
Great heads-up. The commentary said that the players worked on stripping the ball during each practice.

It’s encouraging that they have put emphasis on takeaways so much in ALL PHASES of defense. It will pay huge dividends over the course of the season.

That play reminded me of a certain play back in 2009. Hint: Unknown WhoDat game. :ezbill:

:gosaints:
Great topic. Yes it was only preseason. But to see Lattimore make that play right out the gate reminded me of the whole 2009 season when our defense not only had the confidence to stop people. They turned defense into instant offense. And that was what won the NFC championship & the Superbowl.
 

mdharper

Subscribing Member
VIP Subscribing Member
VIP Contributor
Joined
Apr 27, 2002
Messages
5,247
Reaction score
2,525
Location
Central Texas
Offline
Well there was this strip and I've seen Hendrickson make a couple of strong (unsuccessful) attempts at separating the ball (and still making the tackle), but despite the rhetoric, I haven't seen a lot of action in trying to create turnovers this preseason. Every other time the ball has ended up on the ground has been an unforced error to my recollection.
 

dutar76

3rd Year Pro
Joined
Oct 29, 2016
Messages
8,113
Reaction score
13,513
Location
Oberlin, LA
Online
The important thing is to go for the strip ina crowd when if you lose the ball carrier entirely, your teammates can clean up. First guy tackles, next guys go after the ball.
Atlanta does a slightly different version of this where the first player holds up the ball carrier and the 2nd player comes in full speed, helmet down, and spears him in the ear hole.
 

Create an account or login to comment

You must be a member in order to leave a comment

Create account

Create an account on our community. It's easy!

Log in

Already have an account? Log in here.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)



Headlines

Top Bottom