One of the topics this offseason that has really ticked me off is how fans have criticized Greg Roman. I have mentioned several times, I do believe that his passing game concepts and techniques can be vanilla at times but to say that he and his staff don’t game-plan or adjust is absurd. Roman has brought Taylor along slowly, but rightfully so. If anyone knows where Taylor stands as a QB, it’s him.
So to highlight how Roman does game-plan but maybe the casual fan doesn’t catch it, I went to the Kansas City film for proof. While breaking down what the Chiefs did in the second half to shut Sammy down, I noticed a trend.
The Bills ran the same offensive play three times in the second half, with throws to the middle of the field, YES to the middle of the field. Why three times? Because the Chiefs played a specific coverage technique to take Sammy away, so Roman had a game-plan in place to combat the Chiefs defensive game-plan. With the Chiefs deciding to play 4 safeties and match coverage, Roman ran a concept that would attack the coverage and would give Hogan the upper hand versus the slot defender (safety). Now just because you win the Xs and Os, doesn’t mean you win the play.
Tyrod only completed one, had one broken up and the final attempt was ruled incomplete.
Stay with me in the video, there are some pretty in depth techniques/coverages being played so much so that even I had trouble identifying. I tried to break it down in a way that everyone could understand. Enjoy!!
This is what is covered in the following video:
- The controversial reception by Hogan on the last drive
- Fans upset about Sammy not getting the ball in the second half
- Why Sammy didn’t get the ball
- Bills vs. Cover 3
- KC’s answer to the Vertical passing game-Nick Saban’s Rip/Liz match concept
- Saban teaching the concept
- Breakdowns of each of those three plays
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If you want to learn more about the Saban Rip/Liz concept watch the video in full here: