As promised we have been keeping a good eye on right tackle Flozell Adams during the preseason. We broke down his snaps last week versus the Lions here and below is video of 21 snaps against the Giants on Saturday night. It includes the holding call as well. In reality there were 11 pass plays and 10 running plays. You will see that his run blocking is coming along, and although I see some improvement in his pass blocking it is minuscule. Adams gets beat to the corner by quick athletic pass rushing defensive ends. When he tries to over compensate and get to the edge quicker, pass rushers just swim him by or spin back to the middle. He has to rely totally on his first punch if he gets one to give him time to square off. If he does not get a good first shot in, he is 50/50 to get beat. He tends to tip off passing plays at times as you will see below. The transition from left to right has not been easy for him and we better hope it improves quickly. I am not so worried about his run blocking, but good defensive ends will eat his lunch as well as whatever quarterback he is protecting on passing downs. I will have a Jonathan Scott tape ready shortly as well.
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