The Geno Smith Reel – 3rd Down and Rollouts

A compilation and analysis of Geno Smith’s designed rollouts and 3rd downs against the Oakland Raiders

We’ve compiled all of Geno Smith’s designed rollouts and 3rd downs against the Oakland Raiders in GIF format below for analysis. Check ’em out:

ROLLOUTS: 3/3, 45 yards

Play 1 – 7 yard completion to David Nelson. An easy first down completion to kick start a drive. Well timed and well executed.

Play 2 – 30 yard completion to Kellen Winslow Jr. The first pass attempt after Smith’s lone interception. It was good to see Marty Mornhinweg let him come out throwing after the mistake. He took a decent shot here from a Raiders defender and narrowly missed an interception, as the ball just got over the safety’s hands.

Play 3 – 8 yard completion to Tommy Bohanon. Nice play design. Another easy first down completion to kick start a drive.

So more rollouts please, Marty Mornhinweg? They provide simpler, quicker reads for Smith and allow him to utilize his legs.

THIRD DOWNS: 5/9, 69 yards, INT. 2 carries, 40 yards.

Play 1 – Misses a deep corner route to Kellen Winslow that should have been a touchdown.

Play 2 – Interception. Poor decision and great play by Kevin Burnett.

Play 3 – A strike to Winslow for 15 yards on the deep out cut.

Play 4 – Smart check down to Santonio Holmes for 13 yards on 3rd and 24.

Play 5 – Perfectly thrown fade ball to Holmes in the end-zone. Dropped.

Play 6 – Nice use of the feet to take off for a first down.

Play 7 – Hits David Nelson in the flats for an easy first down. Well timed. Well executed. Good play design.

Play 8 – Textbook screen pass to Bilal Powell. 24 yard gain.

Play 9 – Under throws Jeremy Kerley on out route. Incomplete.

Play 10 – Hits Holmes for first down. Nice job of sitting in window by Holmes.

Play 11 – Smith takes off for 32 yard scamper. Excellent open field move to break the big play here.

After a rough start (0/2, INT) Smith was terrific the rest of the game on third down, finishing 5/7 with 69 yards and 40 yards rushing, including a dropped touchdown from Santonio Holmes.

Author: Joe Caporoso

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  • Big Al

    one again, stellar observation, he needs to test panther secondary, kerley/holmes need to have 90 yards each and at least one of them a TD for jets to have a chance, keep cam off the field, and must be up tempo, carolina struggled on Mon. night when brees was up tempo, must score 10 points minimum in first half or season is over

  • The dude abides

    I seem to recall Sanchez had a lot of success outside the pocket when he rolled out. Either way one of the few bright spots this season has been Mornhinweg and how he continues to adapt the offense to the crap he has to work with. The roll outs are a sign that shows the o line is weak and it buys geno a little extra time. The plays where quick and kept the blitzes away.

    Carolina is gonna be rough. They won’t let him roll out as much probably have safeties deep , also use middle line backers to shoot the A and b gaps and bring pressure off the side. As Al pointed out keeping cam of field will be a big part of the game plan. Gonna rely heavy on the run again , hopefully ivory and powell can get it done.

  • John C

    This game featured some of the types of plays that had gone missing from earlier in the season – roll Outs, Geno running when pressured, screen plays, and Winslow. It’s a shame that Rex/Marty decided to close up the offense (and Geno forgot aabout scrambling) during the three game losing streak. I’ve come to the conclusion that Geno will always commit turnovers (this year anyway), so you might as well give him a chance to offset them with positive plays. Certainly could have done without the showboating on his TD run – I think he was holding the ball out and high, before he crossed the line.