18 Sep 2009
This week's X-and-O animation for the Washington Post details the long pass from Jason Campbell to Chris Cooley against the Patriots in the preseason, a play that gained 73 yards. The Redskins face the Rams this week, and they might test St. Louis with a similar type of play.
(Note: As reader "The Ninjalectual" points out below, Cooley crossed behind Tedy Bruschi on the play, but the animation shows him crossing in front. Original diagrams, and a bit more descriptive text, here.
The Patriots defense is an interesting study because like the Rams, New England has a defense that is vulnerable to the pass, but less so with tight ends than speed receivers.
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Possibly the closest Super Bowl matchup in history also poses the question: how much does it mean when certain aspects of an NFL team improve dramatically in the second half of the season?