Posted on 10 October 2011 at 1:10 am by Dave Bryan
The Steelers bread and butter trap play is Counter 34 Pike and it surfaced again on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans on first and 10 from the Steelers own 10 yard-line with 9:21 left in the first half.
Below is the breakdown of the play that running back Jonathan Dwyer took 76 yards on his first carry of the game and season.
Pre-snap shot here with 13 personnel with David Johnson and Heath Miller right. Weslye Saunders tight on left. Offensive line left to right is Max Starks, Doug Legursky, Maurkice Pouncey, Ramon Foster and Marcus Gilbert.
Foster blocks down on Sen'Derrick Marks who is already slanting inside. Gilbert blocks down on defensive end William Hayes. Heath Miller gets ready to kick out linebacker Akeem Ayers. David Johnson is releasing to head out to to linebacker Will Witherspoon. Legursky begins his pull right to take care of Barrett Ruud.
Great look at the blocking left to right as all that needs to be done is for Legursky to bury Rudd and Miller finish kicking out Ayers.
Look at the Legursky bury. Dwyer could drive a truck through this hole.
Dwyer off to the races.
Only safety Jordan Babineaux left to beat.
Done and gone. Classic and executed perfectly.