Inside the Mornhinweg Playbook: Powell off Left Side: Week 12


Nov 17, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; New York Jets running back Bilal Powell (29) straight arms Buffalo Bills free safety Aaron Williams (23) on a run during the second half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Bills beat the Jets 37-14. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Sunday morning, so it’s time to go back into the route running. It’s time for this young player to get out on the field and run some drills, show us he good he is when healthy.  What a special time for Carey Russell Wilson and his Seahawks.

Over the last several weeks we have been breaking down, one play per game, to illustrate what it took to make these plays worked last year, and into the new season on a more prominent “A “,play again.

This week, we again go back to a game the Jets lost against the Jets old friends, the Baltimore Ravens.

The Jets lost the game, and got sparing offense at best. In any event, there were a couple of plays that bring this player into watching. So what do we have?

We have a play from quarter number 3, when the game is still close on paper, it’s out of reach to anyone watching it.

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Geno Smith is lined up in the shotgun, with Bilal Powell and Chris Ivory moving directly next to either side of Smith. On the snap, the technique comes right out.

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Take a look in the backfield, and you will be seeing an excellent play fake to Chris Ivory. As Geno pulls the ball out to continue with the play, Ivory looks like has the football.Screenshot 2014-05-03 at 9.07.19 AM

Geno has faked it to Ivory, and now Geno and Powell are running down the left side , giving Smith the option to catch a flip pass or continue to block down field. All the whille, the offensive line is winning the battle blocking down low and away from the action.

What does Geno decide to do?

Geno makes the toss to Bilal Powell, and in this case, Smith lays Powell a nicely placed screen pass, and 17 yards later he is taken down for a first down New York Jets.

They aren’t the same team they were 10 years ago, but your offense does have talent to be able to rip off a 17 yard gain.

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