From the Film Room: Focusing on the FB

Jeremy Brevard-US PRESSWIRE

This weeks edition of From the Film room focuses on FB Mike Tolbert and how the Panthers were able to use him successfully last week.

This first one is the traditional trap run with Newton under center and the RG pulling and taking out the LB. This play works for 9 yards because of a great second level block by Ben Hartsock:

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If only FB Ritchie Brockel had been able to get the DE on the ground it might have gone for a lot more yardage. Still a well blocked play.

This next play is essentially the exact same play but run from the shotgun as a read option.

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This one only goes for 6 yards since there is no second level block by a TE but since Olsen gets the DE on the ground it still works. So you can see the TE blocks were key to these plays working.

The next two plays are passes to the FB in the left flat.

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The key is the quick release by Newton and the clear out route by the WR that gives Tolbert the space to do his 'Dance'.

The last play is a very similar outlet pass but the WR instead sits down and draws the DB to him to create the

space Tolbert needs:

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Notice as well that Olsen takes on the LB and drives him out of the play.

So there we have four successful plays by the full back, two running and two passing, that demonstrate why the Panthers brought in Tolbert the Dancing Fridge!

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