Freddie's Dead Posted October 3, 2021 Share Posted October 3, 2021 (edited) Week 4 of The Edmunds Report is here. I will state what I see on a play, then assign a point system -1, 0, +1, and keep a running total. I'll ignore plays where he's not involved and only look at coverage if he's onscreen (I don't have the All-22). I'll also flag plays for the haterz so they can skip the rest. Based on feedback, I'll also be looking at plays where 49 is rushing the passer to determine his relative effectiveness there. Let's go to the tape. HOU 1st possession 1st and 20, HOU 15 - Middle run, 49 stacks the line, assists Eddie O with tackle, 1 yard (+1, +1) 3rd and 28, HOU 7 - Draw up the middle, 49 blocked downfield, makes contact at 13, knocked on his ass (HATERZ PLAY), still makes tackle for 10 yard gain to force punt (0, +1) HOU 2nd possession 1st and 10, BUF 13 - 49 takes left gap, run goes right for 2 yards (0,+1) 2nd and 8, BUF 11 - Run right, 49 and Cookie combine for the tackle, 5 yard gain (0, +1) 3rd and 3, BUF 6 - 49 blocked on left, run goes right for no gain (0,+1) HOU 3rd possession 1st and 10, BUF 49 - Middle run, 49 overruns the gap (HATERZ PLAY), 12 yard gain (-1,0) 3rd and 10, BUF 37 - 49 drops, makes the INT (+1, +1) HOU was building momentum, 49 snuffed it out, and HOU was DONE! HOU 4th possession 1st and 10, HOU 19 - WR screen to Cooks, 49 pursues and makes tackle for 3 yard gain (+1, +2) HOU 5th possession 1st and 10, HOU 11 - Toss sweep, 49 pursues down the line and makes tackle for a 2 yard gain (+1, +3) 3rd and 9, HOU 12 - 49 drops into coverage, Mills has nowhere to go, Boogie gets his first NFL sack (+1, +4) HOU 6th possession 3rd and 8, HOU 25 - 49 drops, Mills sacked by Star (+1, +5) HOU 7th possession No impact plays before Micah Hyde's INT HOU 8th possession 1st and 10, HOU 25 - Middle run, 49 fights off a block to make the tackle, 4 yard gain (+1,+6) Hard to have a much better half than 49 did here. Only one negative play, although the haterz will point out the play where he got trucked for a 10 yard gain. He still made the tackle and forced the punt, so I rated the play a 0. He really didn't rush the passer at all because the D line was doing just fine on its own. Mills was running for his life in the first half. HOU 9th possession 3rd and 1, HOU 34 - 49 blocked at point of attack, makes tackle but gives up 1st down (-1, +5) 2nd and 18, HOU 29 - 49 blitzes, gets there just after Mills throws the screen for 8 yard gain (0, +5) 3rd and 10, HOU 37 - 49 drops, Mills has nowhere to go, dumps it OB to prevent sack (+1, +6) HOU 10th possession 2nd and 2, HOU 23 - 49 covers 88 for Texans, Mills completes the 1st down pass, Edmunds makes the tackle, holds him up, AND CAM LEWIS PUNCHES IT OUT FOR THE FUMBLLLLLLEEEEE!!!! Bills recover (+1,+7) Bills are up 33-0 at this point, and Edmunds is pulled to give the backups time. Conclusions 1. Fantastic game by Edmunds. He created two turnovers, the INT and the Lewis forced fumble. 2. His coverage skills were on full display today. Mills had nowhere to go, as 49 and the Bills backfield had HOU receivers blanketed, leading directly to coverage sacks and pressure, which Mills did not handle well. 3. Only one play where he rushed the passer, the screen where he just missed getting there. 4. HATERZ PLAYs were at a minimum this week, hopefully they will continue to decline. 5. Really wish my DVR didn't croak during the Fish game. 6. Next week is the acid test, Kelce and the Chefs at Arrowhead. That will tell us if 49's improvement is real. 49 grades overall: Squeelers - B+ (6 HATERZ PLAYs) WTF's - B- (7 HATERZ PLAYs) Erlers - A+ (2 HATERZ PLAYs) Edited October 5, 2021 by Freddie's Dead 3 6 7 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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