This is part of a three-part weekly movie analysis on the performance of Patrick Mahomes .
What do you say to adequately describe the feelings about something you have expected throughout your life?
I've re-written the management a couple of times already. It's hard to accurately describe what the bosses victory over the Colts in the divisional round meant to me and what I thought it meant for this city.
Parallels with previous pain were obvious. It was almost All-Point Game for the Colts in the first half. All but a possession in the first 30 minutes of the game resulted in work for Colts & # 39; Rigoberto Sanchez. The one possession that did not have its own poetic justice. Adam Vinatieri, the NFL's all-time leading scorer, missed a point-blank field goal. You're off the hook, Lin Elliott. As someone who drove back in the snow after "38-1
Surely there is plenty to analyze from Patrick Mahomes' first performance in the playoffs. We will certainly talk about the positive and negative this week, but that is not what matters. What matters is that the bosses still play, and the young quarterback gets another chance and a chance to lead Kansas City and all their fans to a well-deserved and delayed Super Bowl look.
You would have no idea that it was Mahome's first playoff game on the first drive.
#SomethingGood Mahome's first game of his postseason was a Slant / Flat RPO. Anthony Walker is a conflict player. A few steps on the move create space for Mahomes to deliver a strike to Hill. There is always a chance that he can break one of these. pic.twitter.com/jF33yhHb98
– Kent Swanson (@kent_swanson) January 14, 2019
Mahome's first game of his postseason was an oblique flat RPO. He reads linebacker Anthony Walker, who only takes a few steps with the stream of run-play, but it is enough for Mahomes to choose to throw the slope to Tyreek Hill. These games are so dangerous with Hill, as we saw on Mahomes' first career touchdown against chargers. There is potential for him to leave the defense. Great start to the drive.
Next pass player, Colts runs a basic cover 2 defense with five sub-zones and two deep fuses that divide the field in half. With Travis Kelce and Demetrius Harris lined up in the border, Chiefs runs a flat solution with Harris occupying the plane, and Kelce reads the leverage of downstairs cover and finds space. Mahomes is at the time and on the same page as Kelce, who catches the ball on an outbreak and gets yards after catching up to 46 yards.
Clear Zone ID for Mahomes unless you think Jabaal Sheard and / or Anthony Walker will cover Tyreek Hill. Plus the corner jumps out with RB. Mahomes keeps their eyes on the field before working the grave / choice in the border. Expectations and location are excellent. pic.twitter.com/U0TN5xe218
– Kent Swanson (@kent_swanson) January 14, 2019
The next game, even stepping into an empty formation and the corner jumping out with Damien Williams. There is a zone coverage id for Mahomes. Also, do we really think Colts would be stupid enough to line Jabaal Sheard and Anthony Walker on Tyreek Hill? No. Mahomes quickly realizes that this is probably Tampa 2, and how he does this game shows it. His eyes are on the field at the snap of the ball. As Walker, Tampa linebacker, wears Hill vertically, at Mahomes, he returns to Watkins and Kelce. They run a you-choice concept. Kelce is on a short option route where he breaks based on gearing gearing. Watkins runs a nail trunk into a digging route behind Kelce occupying Darius Leonard. Mahomes helps hold his eyes and returns to Watkins and delivers a ball of expectation to Watkins. The ball is perfectly positioned, allowing Watkins to run after the catch for a win of 34 yards. Excellent performance on a drive that eventually ended in a touchdown run for Damien Williams.
It wasn't all perfect for Mahomes. He missed a touchdown to start the second quarter.
The Colts are again in a Tampa 2 defense. Hill clears the Tampa linebacker and runs up the middle of the field between the security measures. There is room for him to work with. He just misses. The ball is behind and short of Hill. It was a prime opportunity that was wasted by an uncharacteristically bad cast. This is probably only one where the weather goes to him. The path is too bizarre.
Every week I add a quick note about something I've downloaded about the quarterback position through my time learning and playing the game.
Because there is so much to prepare for, you get few options in practice to prove that a new game design is worth calling a game. Whether it's a special game or just a new installation specific to the week, coaches will see it performed well in practice or they will reject the idea and continue. If you like the call, make sure you can show it works.