ASFN Consultant and Senior Writer
- Jan 7, 2003
- Reaction score
- Orlando, FL
If you can replay the game (maybe the NFL Network will show it) watch where Highsmith sets up. Humphries is in tight, next to the LG. Highsmith is way outside. He simply runs past Humphries before Humphries can get in front of Highsmith. It’s comical. Where’s the line coach? Reset Humphries 2 feet left and that technique won’t work. I expect Highsmith to adjust by trying to split the tackle and guard or the Steelers might blitz that gap. I think Humphries has enough lateral speed to control the inside on that small an adjustment, driving Highsmith towards the middle. As to a blitz, that’s what RBs are for. To sit there and let that technique work more than once is foolish. This type of in game adjustment is what coaches are hired to do.