New York Jets running back Frank Gore, the ageless one, has more juice left than people think. Blewett’s Blitz hits the film room.
While not many New York Jets fans were excited about the signing of a 37-year-old running back, he may have some more juice left than most think.
With La’Mical Perine’s injury at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, Josh Adams still out, and the Kalen Ballage trade not going through, Adam Gase’s offense will be counting on Gore’s experience and abilities to shine in 2020.
Blewett’s Blitz breaks down the ageless one, Frank Gore.
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The Buffalo Bills are in 23 personnel with an I-formation on the goal line. The offensive line wedge blocks while the fullback kicks out the edge with Gore’s track remaining tight to the weak side. Gore continues to the edge as the play side of the defensive line angles inside.
No. 57 meets him on the edge, Gore lowers his helmet while getting lower than the linebacker, and he explodes into the contact. The ageless wonder rucks the linebacker, maintains his balance and drives forward for the touchdown.
Bills run one-back power out of this 12 personnel single-back set. No. 47 shoots the vacated gap the offensive coordinator leaves as the OC attempts to cover the vacated gap of the pulling right guard. This leads to the left guard on the combo block come off his combo quickly. No. 47 contacts the pulling guard which jolts him backward and gets in the way of Gore.
Gore reads the play-side linebacker’s leverage and shoves the guard with his right arm to help him pick up the block of the linebacker. He cuts inside, sees the d-lineman in his peripheral vision, and makes sure to lower his shoulder and tuck the ball through contact as he angles inside to avoid the safety.
Gore shows “high knees” through the contact, allowing himself to pull out of any low tackle attempts. He works forward for an extra few yards.
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