There are film reviews, like the one I did after the New York Giants-Dallas Cowboys game on Sunday. Then there are film studies from analysts who can really break down the how and why things worked or didn’t work, and the play of individual players.
One of those guys is Brandon Thorn (@VeteranScout) on Twitter.
We knew from watching the game that both the Giants’ offensive and defensive lines held up well. The series of GIFs below from Thorn indicates how they did it and, especially on defense, which players were dominant.
On offense, watch the work from the guys in the middle. Also, as we pointed out the other day, look at the movement from the linemen and the tight ends. This is not going to be a power, straight-ahead blocking offensive line. It’s a pulling, angle-blocking, create confusion on where the blockers are coming from offensive line.
On defense, all I can say is Johnathan Hankins and Damon Harrison. Wow!
Well, the #Giants OL and DL should give themselves a pat on the back after what they did to the Cowboys at their place. That was their game.— Brandon Thorn (@VeteranScout) September 13, 2016
Mostly Johnathan Hankins and Damon Harrison doing work.
Hankins with the push/pull technique and pressure on the QB. This OL/DL battle was fun! pic.twitter.com/JNOSvnNUi4— Brandon Thorn (@VeteranScout) September 13, 2016