Breaking Down The Week 17 Sacks Allowed Against Cleveland Browns
The Steelers allowed 2 sacks Sunday against the Cleveland Browns and we have the breakdowns of both 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 Browns, you can read the grades here.
On the 1st sack the Browns rush 3 and blitz defensive back Abram Elam and David Bowens. Running back Jonathan Dwyer misses Elam and he gets an initial hand on Byron Leftwich, who is forced to step up into the pocket. Flozell Adams does a decent job with Kenyon Coleman, Ramon Foster starts with Bowens and then gets Ahtyba Rubin as Bowens loops back to his right. Jonathan Scott does well against Derreck Robinson. Chris Kemoeatu starts helping to his left, but misses Bowens as he comes back his way. Outside of the missed block by Dwyer, the line pass protection gives Leftwich 3.5 seconds to get off a pump and pull it back down before Bowens smothers him. This one will be charged to Leftwich who had a chance to get rid of it. Dwyer did no favors though giving up the initial pressure though.
On the 2nd sack, Shaun Rogers gets his hands into Chris Kemoeatu while Kenyon Coleman has his way with Trai Essex on the other side. Both Rogers and Coleman get their at the same time so the sack gets split blame wise between Kemoeatu and Essex. On the play Ramon Foster does well with the Brian Schaefering, Ahtyba Rubin twist, while Doug Lergursky does just ok with it and is giving up ground. Also Jonathan Scott seemed to struggle a little with Matt Roth. Running back Jonathan Dwyer looks a little lost of what his assignment might have been.