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|Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:41 pm Post subject: In The Trenches: Chaz Green Impressive In Left Guard Debut (
|Nothing divided Dallas Cowboys fans http://www.divasta.com/kevin-pierrelouis-jersey-c-1_33.html this offseason quite like the discussion around this year’s starting left guard. Some argued that La’el Collins shouldn’t have been moved to tackle, while others thought free agent and former first round pick Jonathan Cooper was the answer.
Others were Team Chaz Green, believing he was the best option to move inside the left guard out of the three.
The coaching staff ended up siding with Green, starting him last Sunday night and rendering Cooper inactive. Green has faced a lot of criticism throughout his young career, specifically due to his inability to remain healthy for either of his two seasons.
After his performance Sunday night, it is clear that as long as the injury bug doesn’t bite him this year, he is the best option to start at left guard.
Let’s take a look at the film and analyze how Green played a little deeper.
Something I was worried about with Green at guard http://www.aescranna.com/jon-ryan-jersey-c-1_48.html was combo blocks between he and center Travis Frederick. Frederick hasn’t had much work with Green on his left side, especially since Green missed a solid chunk of the preseason and training camp.
An offensive line must work as a unit, especially in a zone blocking scheme such as the Cowboys’. If one member is even a step behind the others the entire play can be blown up.
This play comes on the first drive of the game. Dallas is in 11 personnel and running outside (or wide) zone to the right side. While it is a zone play, meaning that each linemen isn’t explicitly assigned a “man” to block, Green and Frederick are still responsible for the nose tackle and the first linebacker which comes across the center’s track.
So, Green and Frederick must work a combo block, with Green overtaking the nose and Frederick getting to the second level. As you can see, there aren’t many problems on this rep. Green takes over the nose and buries him, as Frederick shakes Kenny Clark Womens Jersey free and cuts off the backside second level defender.