Breaking Down The Week 15 Sacks Allowed Against New York Jets
The Steelers allowed 3 sacks Sunday afternoon against the New York Jets and we have the breakdowns of all of them below in animated gif form. If you click on any of the images, you can see the full size replay on NFL.com. If you missed are offensive line breakdown grading against the Jets, you can read the grades here.
On the 1st sack of the game, the Jets rush 4 and Flozell Adams has Shaun Ellis under control after he is passed off by Ramon Foster on a twist. Calvin Pace loops inside and Maurkice Pouncey is waiting for him. Bryan Thomas and Jason Taylor twist stunt on the other side and Chris Kemoeatu does a great job with Taylor. Jonathan Scott fails with Thomas and Thomas gets a diving hand in on Ben Roethlisberger and trips him up for the sack. The fault here goes to Scott and he is credited with allowing this sack.
On the 2nd sack the Jets rush 4 and also send Drew Coleman on a corner blitz. Mewelde Moore tries to pick up Coleman before looking like he wants to release out for a screen dump off. Bryan Thomas beats Flozell Adams to the inside for the first half of the sack. The rest of the offensive line does well with Calvin Pace, Shaun Ellis and Jason Taylor. I am giving Adams and Moore each credit for half of a sack allowed here, with the bigger half going to Adams.
On the 3rd sack, The Jets only rush 3 linemen and send Drew Coleman on a corner blitz. Calvin Pace is lined up outside of Flozell Adams so Flozell has to respect that. Shaun Ellis is lined up over Maurkice Pouncey and Ellis rushes to his left that also causes a little havoc on the Steelers right side of the line. Jason Taylor is no real threat on the other side of the pass rush. It was a great call late in the game to send the corner as all of the receivers were thinking 10 plus yards and not breaking off anything underneath. Had Ben Roethlisberger not had the ball knocked out, he likely could of got outside the tackle box to at least throw the ball away to save yardage and clock time. Hard to place blame, but it is hard to blame Adams here so I will dump this one on Roethlisberger.