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Lighting Up The Scoreboard -- Cleveland Browns at Denver Broncos


Happy Saturday, Broncos fans, and other distinguished guests.  I said I would have something up this weekend, and I do.  Since Hoosierteacher runs Chalk Talk on Fridays, I think I am going to regularly run this feature on Saturdays.  Please look for it if you like it.  I mentioned in ST&NO that I have been having technical difficulties with this project.  Unfortunately, my Madden footage came through in black and white for some reason this week, and I didn't realize it until last night.  Last week, the Pinnacle rendering software was freezing up; so, I guess this is better.  At least I got SOME video.  I will work on figuring out the problem for next week.


I incorporated some production advice from some community members, particularly by improving my microphone placement.  Last time, I used a little desk stand, and leaned into it.  This time, I used a boom, and positioned the mic at a good distance without having to lean in (see below.)  I also remembered to turn on my pre-amplifier this time, which helped immensely.  I also consciously used far fewer separate audio tracks, and did much less editing of them, at Endzone's suggestion.  No music this time either.  I wanted to see how it went without any, and I  haven't made any lately which I love for this purpose.  We'll see how that works in the future.  Please continue to provide feedback and technical tips.  It is greatly appreciated.


Bonus Football Note:


I tend to be wordy when I am lecturing, so I ran out of time.  I wanted to further illuminate some information on the play where the QB throws into the overload blitz, the last play of the video.  Note in the diagram that SS Brodney Pool (#21) is in center field, and FS Abram Elam, (#26) is not on the imaginary hash mark, and is instead lined up vertically even with the slot receiver, Jabar Gaffney.  That indicates that the nickel CB, Hank Poteat (#23) is coming.  Knowshon Moreno has to know that, and know that he is responsible for Kamerion Wimbley (#95) if he comes.  If they do both come (which they do here,) the free rusher is the man furthest outside (Poteat,) and it is the QB's responsibility to know that, and to get the ball out quickly to Gaffney or Eddie Royal.  Always remember, a pass-blocking scheme always has to work inside-out.  If there's a free guy, he must be the furthest one outside.  It is a simple function of priority, where it's most important to block the players with the shortest distance to travel to the QB.  Luckily, Kyle Orton is experienced at throwing the ball with rushers quickly bearing down on him, from his time with the Bears.

This is a fairly easy read, to see the overload, make the check-off, and hit that quick out to Gaffney.  The only time it's a lot of trouble is when it's 3rd and 12, so, as always, it behooves the Broncos to stay out of those situations.