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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