Inside the Jets vs. Chargers Film Room: Offense

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This next one if from around 4 minutes remaining in the third quarter.

Again, McElroy is lined up in the shotgun. The gun should give the quarterback a bit more time, since he is obviously farther away from the line of scrimmage, but this is not the case. Take a look again at Ferguson’s matchup, this time at the right side of the screen. The rusher is going to make a beautiful spin move, causing the line to collapse on him. Watch.

See the spin move? The rusher totally takes Ferguson out of the play by the move, forcing the Jets two interior linemen to come over and help block down on him, indicated by the green line. What happens from there is the rusher circled in blue. He runs a stunt, coming around those two blockers, and meeting Greg McElroy in the backfield. Take a look.

This is right as the stunt begins. The blockers have come over to help Ferguson, freeing #94 to make his move, circled in blue, to the quarterback.

Down he goes again.

The bottom line is this, it’s hard to give McElroy a really good evaluation when he is on his back. Hopefully we can see him more upright this week.

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