First we are going to take a look at Shonn Greene’s longest run of the day, his 21 yard scamper:
Shonn Greene is the running back indicated in the black circle. But watch the key guys on this place, Konrad Reuland #87, and Brandon Moore #65, who are indicated in the green circles. Moore is going to pull, or leave his guard position and lead through the hole and seal to his right, indicated by the black line. Reuland, after going in motion, is going to come through the hole and seal to his left, creating a huge hole for Shonn Greene. Let’s go forward.
You see Reuland and Moore up in the hole? Again circled in green, Moore is set to take out his guy head on. indicated by the black line. Reuland is to the other side, ready to block down to his left. That will create a hole for Greene to run through, indicated by his black line. Take a look at the hole that they create.
Do you see the lane that is created? Look at the black lines. Reuland, Moore, and the rest of the offensive line has taken care of the Colts so well, that nobody can touch Shonn Greene. The hole is so wide, that Greene has no choice but to get to the second level with ease. And the result?
21 yards later, and that’s another Jets, FIRST DOWN!
An excellent run by Shonn Greene, but it was fueled, no doubt, by the excellent job up front. I have said it before and I will say it again, the offensive line is the key to just about everything.
Turn the page, and we will take a look at Joe McKnight’s 61 yard run.