Hazard's Huddle: Perry Riley vs. Atlanta Falcons (1st Half)

Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sport

An All-22 film breakdown of Perry Riley's performance vs. Atlanta Falcons (1st half)

Continuing this week's series of looking at our free-agent-linebackers-to-be and whether or not we should re-sign them; let's take a look at Perry Riley's performance this past Sunday vs. the Falcons starting with the 1st half.

Coach_clips__1__medium

1.) The Atlanta Falcons are going to run zone right. Perry Riley is lined up over the RT

Coach_clips__3__medium

Riley beats the block and beats Steven Jackson to the spot causing him to have to cut it up into traffic. Minimal gain.

Coach_clips__2__medium

2.) Riley has man coverage on Steven Jackson here. ATL is running a screen right.

Coach_clips__5__medium

Tony Gonzalez basically tries to pick Riley with his "route" but Riley beats it quick.

Coach_clips__4__medium

Riley gets to S.Jax before either the pulling guard or center can get in front. Play ends in no gain.

Coach_clips__6__medium

3.) Redskins are in Cover 2 man here. Riley is 1 on 1 with Harry Douglas in the slot up top and is playing inside technique.

Coach_clips__7__medium

Douglas runs a Zipper Route (fake a slant route, inside pivot into an out route). Riley bites on the slant route.

Coach_clips__14__medium

Douglas catches the pass and Riley tracks him down from behind.

Coach_clips__8__medium

4.) Perry Riley is down at the bottom of the screen in man coverage on a Go/Fly route against Jacquizz Rodgers.

Coach_clips__9__medium

Riley stays with him on the route, giving up no separation.

Coach_clips__10__medium

5.) Perry Riley has Steven Jackson in coverage on this play.

Coach_clips__11__medium

After the hike, Riley watches to see what S.Jax is doing. If Jackson goes out on a route, Riley has to cover him. If Jackson stays in to block, Riley is free to go after Matt Ryan.

Coach_clips__12__medium

S.Jax stays in to block and Riley charges Ryan with good explosion.

Coach_clips__13__medium

Unfortunately, Ryan slides a little to his right and Riley can't bring him down before he can get the pass off to Tony Gonzalez.

Riley spent a lot of time in the first half covering RBs out of the backfield on flat routes. I didn't break those down because most of them look the same and little/if any result on the play. Check back for Riley's second half breakdown.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Hogs Haven

You must be a member of Hogs Haven to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Hogs Haven. You should read them.

Join Hogs Haven

You must be a member of Hogs Haven to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Hogs Haven. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker