I apologize if today is a bit thin, but there really wasn't a whole lot to reflect on. So hopefully my notes turn out to be more than it looks like in front of me. So I am going to start off my "article" with a nice little thing that I think will get everyone jazzed:
HOOK AND LADDER!
Yes, well, it wasn't really a hook and ladder per say, more of a In and Ladder, but it was still a hook and ladder -- and it actually worked.
Burleson was wideout left on the play, and Housh was wideout right. Hasselbeck dropped back and both Burley and Housh streak for about 20-ish yards. Burleson runs a long curl, while Housh cuts towards the middle of the field and inwards a bit to get separation from the three defenders around him.
Hasslebeck fires a pass to Housh up the right side about three yards into his cut. At the same time, Burley is running towards Housh from the left. Housh catches the ball cleanly and takes about three more steps. Burleson runs behind Housh without hesitation and Housh flips him the ball.
All of the defenders are chasing 84 at this point, and when they realize that Burleson has the ball it is too late and he's running up the right sideline for a TD.
Hass snapped the ball and Forsett instantly took off. Hasselbeck pitched the ball to Forsett, who was running a hard right sweep. He was a little deep when he got the ball so he ran hard to approach the line of scrimmage. The defense bit and came up to stop the sweep. That is when Forsett stopped and then threw up a bomb to Michael Bumpus who was running up the right sideline uncontested. He caught the ball and took off for a TD.
That was actually the second time they ran that play. Both times they used Forsett as the running back/passer, and both times it worked lovely. The first HB pass went to Ben Obomanu, who had about 15 yards between him and the DB trailing him. Forsett threw a beautiful pass then, and followed it up with another beauty to Bumps. It was awesome.
Maybe we should make Forsett our 3rd string QB? Yeah, I'm talking about Teel and Rowe -- more to come on them.
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