Oakland Raiders Film Room: Week 4 (MIA in London)

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Credit: NFL Game Rewind

Oakland uses a different nickel sub package (2 DL, 4 LB, 5 DBs) in 2-man coverage (2 deep safeties, man coverage underneath) while blitzing LB Miles Burris this time. Miami’s uses 12 personnel (1 RB, 2 TEs, 2 WRs) in a zone read play very similar to the one Oakland ran with McFadden covered earlier in this article. Miami WE Brandon Gibson motions across and behind the formation forcing CBs T.J. Carrie and Carlos Rodgers to switch responsibilities as Rogers runs across the formation to follow Gibson. It takes Carrie a second to realize that TE Dion Sims is his new responsibility as he hurries to play catch up with Sims cuts across the formation for the backside block. Carrie is so unaware of what’s going on that he runs right in front of ballcarrier Daniel Thomas as he runs through the hole – a rookie mistake if there ever was one. With Burris out of position due to blitz it’s up to S Usama Young to make the tackle and stop the play. He makes the tackle but not before a huge gain. These are the types of plays that made Dennis Allen look really bad. There’s really no excuse for players to not understand their assignments or be that unaware of the play.