Steelers Versus Giants: Breaking Down The Sack Allowed By Ramon Foster

During the Pittsburgh Steelers first offensive possession Saturday night in their loss to the New York Giants, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was sacked on third and 16 by defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins.

In the animated gif below, you will see Jenkins is lined up in a three technique position opposite left guard Ramon Foster. At the snap, Foster gets his hands outside Jenkins but doesn\’t control his arms enough or slow down his rush enough. Jenkins is able to push at first and club Foster across the side of his head with his left arm. That easily put the Steelers guard off balance and Jenkins has a free run at an easy sack.

Jenkins talked about the sack after the game.

“I just had a feeling I was going to be one-on-one and I pushed him up the field a little bit and hit a good inside move on him,” said Jenkins. “The opposite side defensive end got great push and forced Ben to have to step up in the pocket, and once I came in I was able to get him down.”

Foster has only allowed five sacks in total over the course of the last two seasons, so I think it is way too early to get concerned after one preseason game.

Steelers Giants animated gif Ramon Foster sack