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The vote waas Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr.
The rookie out there, man.
He's missed a few weeks due to ah, calf injury in which he had a couple surgeries on.
He came back against the Lions game, had a few plays there, and then he played ah, lot of snaps against the Ravens this past Sunday.
So how good has Michael Pittman Junior done in transitioning from college to the NFL.
Well, there's a lot of things you could look at.
So let's get toe looking at him, shall we? Sounds like a great idea to me.
Alright, as we start to look at Michael Pittman Juniors game, I'm gonna tell you what So far for the Indianapolis called, he has done an absolute outstanding job, and it's just not his route running, catching ability and breaking tackles.
It's the fact that he is a three down back.
Uh, he's somebody you could put on the field When you know for a fact you're about to run the **** football.
Why? Because he can block right here.
We have Michael Pittman junior at the very bottom of the screen, and you know who's on him this entire game? Marcus Peters.
Now what we're gonna see here is we're gonna see a run right out here to decide by the Michael Harris and what the most important block of this whole thing is on Peter's because he's got to be a Pittman's.
Got to make sure that Peters can't get past him and make the tackle eso.
Let's watch this and see what happens.
There goes Harris, Little handoff. Swing low.
Look, that is Okay, So Peter's ends up making the tackle right, But that's okay.
Because once he gets past him, if you watch once he gets past, there's nothing that Pittman could do.
All Pittman could do is run up right now.
You see how he sets it? He sets it right here.
He knows that the runs gonna come behind him.
Not on this side.
So he is between him and the runner.
Sets his body up.
You see the knees? He is not letting Peters Peters get past him.
And once the running back, once the running runner gets past him, whip the freaking do.
That's that's no big.
He should be able to sprint.
Watch this Right here is the tack.
This right here is what you need to watch right here.
This block he should have stayed right on the block.
Didn't have to worry about going outside.
That's the problem.
Trey Burton hurt this whole scheme right here.
This would have been a touchdown if Trey Burke and just ran straight at this guy right at the safety because no one would have caught Harris.
No one would have caught Harris.
He just went right between them.
Pittman had no no problem holding off Marcus Peters.
Trey Burton really kinda did not close the deal fast enough.
He needed to run straight up to him.
He took the wrong edge.
The Michael does everything he can.
Nice, then moved by him.
But because of the spin move, it gave Peters a chance to come back and make the tackle.
That's not on Pittman.
Pittman did everything he could there to stop.
He shouldn't have had toe run back to stop that block.
This should have been a touchdown, but for the simple fact that Trey Burton took the wrong angle of block.
Had that been somebody else, this would have been a touchdown either way.
That was a great job by Michael Pittman.
Now, why is Trey Burton on these lot? Well, Jack Doyle got a concussion earlier in the game, so Trey Burton is out here blocking rather than Jack Doyle.
And that makes a big deal because Trey Burton is not the best blocker in on the Colts by far.
Rather have morality Cox and Jack Boyle out there.
But here you got Ah, weird formation right.
You got a wide receiver to the quarterbacks, right? And Trey Burton a tied into the quarterbacks left way out here.
Right now, this is another lead block.
It's a swing pass out toe to Michael Harris, and Pittman's job is to make sure that Peter's cannot get in on the play.
Let's watch this play.
Oh, somebody got took for a ride.
Oh, my goodness.
All right, so let's watch it over here on this on this angle, because it's a much better angle.
I love this angle for this play.
You don't see Michael Pittman early in the thing, but there it is.
Okay, so on the play, as he throws the football, you can see Michael Pittman.
Junior ran straight at Peter's.
He's right here.
He ran straight at him.
He's a good 78 yards downfield past the line of scrimmage and is waiting to put hands on.
He's just waiting for Peter's to turn around and realize that this is a swing pass.
He catches right up Bam! Okay, you don't even see the sideline right here, Right? There is no sideline.
You got more than 10 yards between him and the sideline.
Good upper body using that stiff.
This is right here.
This is what offensive lineman would look like setting for a power rush, and he does it perfectly.
I want to know this is Pittman taking lessons from Quinton Nelson on how toe run block? Because this is ridiculous.
What's what he does the Marcus Peters on this play.
He just walks him all the way to the sideline all the way.
Now this is in the fourth quarter and the culture just trying to get a first down.
Just trying Thio.
Get out of bounds, get a few little extra yards because it's late in the fourth quarter and they're down.
But Peters is trying to get Peters.
All Peters has to do is get through here.
But Pittman's got such good leverage on Peters that he just walks in backwards.
Keeps walking him Walk, walk, walk, walk.
My goodness, what a block by Michael Pittman.
Junior against one of the better corners in the NFL.
Well, now it's time to see what he could do in the passing game.
What do you think now? I'm not a guy that's going to complain about referee calls all the time.
But there was a couple really bad missed calls in this game on Michael Pittman Junior because he was just completely dominating the guy who was covering so badly that something's really had the defense had to do something.
And and on this one, it happens right in front of the sideline judge.
And it's the play where Jack Doyle gets a concussion in this game.
It's in the second quarter, right before half, and quite frankly, this this should have been a first down.
This should have been a automatic first down, but let's watch the play.
Pittman's right here.
Watch Pittman the whole way.
Cuts around, Supposed to be a drag.
Her out gets around the What the hell, Dude, there's Jack Doyle laying on the ground, completely concussed right now.
That's that's sad, But give me a break.
You watch Michael pitting and cut through here.
He comes across right behind the other, right between those two defenders.
Now, at this point, he's going to run right in front of this defender to try toe, get some separation.
The defender sees this.
And what did the defender do? He's got separation, put it.
He shoved him to the ground.
Right? Here's the referee.
How did he not see him shove him to the ground? That's all day.
I think I could have been a personal foul, and yet the referee didn't see it.
I'm just curious.
What in the world, my guy.
How do you not see something like that? Right after this play, the Colts had to kick a stinking field goal and go up by three.
All right, so now we have another play in a very key moment of the game, which should have been a penalty.
This is the air quote interception that happened by Marcus Peters.
That shouldn't even been interception.
One, but Ravens fans will say it was an interception, and most Ravens fans will go.
I don't know. Alright.
Even Marcus Peters afterwards said he didn't think that was an interception.
But here you got Michael Pittman Junior versus Jimmy Smith out here on an island.
Jimmy Smith, pretty tall guy about 2 10 also, you know, I mean, but Michael Pittman is just too too physical for him.
He's playing man press coverage against Michael Pittman Junior, and they're about the hand fight He's his job is to try to keep him up here with his hands by pushing him off.
Michael Pittman wins this hand fight, and you could tell that Smith gets frustrated and does something he should not do.
And if you look right up here, there is the sideline judge.
This happens right about in here.
So let's watch the play.
Watch it, watch it right? What can you tell me what just happened? All right, so it's good hand fighting by both guys up front.
I have no problem with hand fighting.
Watch this white glove of Jimmy Smith on his left hand where it's at watch.
You see that? It's right there on the face mask right on the side of the face mask.
And then he yanks down, using the side of the face mask and helmet to throw Michael Pittman to the ground by his facemask.
How is that not a penalty? There was so much going on about this interception right here.
The fact that Marcus Peters, whether or not Marcus Peters got that interception that it did not No one paid attention.
Even the guy who's supposed to be paying attention did not stop and see him grab him by the side of the face mask and yank him to the ground.
What? My goodness, What is wrong with NFL officiating again? This is a big play, a turning point play in in this game.
You know, the first one was right before the half, where the Colts had to kick a field goal and only go up three at half time, where they could have just gotten a first down and continue to march down and maybe get a touchdown and go up by seven.
And then on this play was a turnover that should have been a turnover in the first place.
But because of the Yank on Pittman right here on his face, this should have been 15 yards in the first down.
That's a personal foul, my guy.
But instead, what is it? Turnover.
Michael Pittman got robbed a couple times on this so far.
Now let's actually see how he's good when the play is not based off of bad officiating.
All right, now you got this play here where it's gonna be a simple Here's Michael Pittman right here in the middle between the two receivers.
He's gonna make a nice little in cut here and let's watch the play and then I'll break down a little bit of what I think.
He could have done a little bit better. I think.
Let's watch the play all right.
He takes the snap.
He takes off runs, cuts inside, catch goes down.
That's 13 yards first down, 13 yards from Michael.
Now the thing is, if we watched this in slow motion, you're watching.
Watching, watching Justus, he just as the cornerback turned his hips, he begins his break inside watch there, he turns his hips and then he starts his inside cut.
But he goes a little too wide on that cut.
I feel like that's a five yard.
He starts his turn at the 50 and his turn ends up at the 45.
I feel as though on this play, even though it's good, the reason why he's taking a wide turn is to keep his speed.
Alright, the tighter the turn you make, the slower you're gonna end up going, the more speed you lose on the turn, like right there at the 50.
Had he planted his left foot and cut and on, Lee went, ah, yard or to further on the cut.
He would have lost a ton of speed, but the corner had already turned his hips.
The court had already turned his hips, which means able to took him Mawr effort to reassert himself and come back.
Because if you look the cornerback seeing him coming, he's trying to get back to him.
But had a hard time.
Had he shot that left foot right here at the 50 yard line and cut over.
So he was at the 48 he would available.
Catch the ball, It would've still been a first down, and the cornerback would have been back here.
He would have had Mawr opportunity to run downfield.
I feel as though that's what could have happened, but and on Lee, because he did that right? Asked the cornerback turned his hips.
Now had the cornerback not turned his hips yet.
That's when you make the wide turn.
But he had just turned his hips.
That's when he should have planted and went in.
That's just my thought.
Okay, now Rivers is already throwing this football.
He knows he's going straight across here to Pittman, and I honestly believe, had he planted and went over here, he would have been in the same spot, basically three yards further, wouldn't have had to have Sloan down.
You see how he had to kind of slow down to catch that football? He would.
If he had he planted his foot, he would have already been slowed.
It got more separation from the corner because the corner with it, like I said, had to reset himself back here.
And then he would have been on the already uptick of speeding up when he caught the football to run.
He would have got Mawr yards after the catch rather than be tackled immediately after the catch.
That's just that's just something that he has toe work on on instantaneous decision making during his routes.
When he makes his brakes, that's all it is.
That's just a little bit of coaching.
He's a rookie still learning the NFL, still learning a lot of the things Either way.
This was an amazing job of making the catch and keeping the catch, uh, as he was getting hit.
So good job on Pittman on this on this catch.
If there is one thing that I can applaud Michael Pittman junior about his route running is his ability to sell going deep and then stabbing his feet to stop.
He is so good at that to stop this forward momentum and to turn around on a curl route.
It is a thing of beauty.
Let's let's watch this play.
He's right here, all right, right here on the outside, all the way out on the right side.
Let's watch the play Well, as Trey Burton comes in now, Pittman's on the outside watch.
Oh, my goodness.
And then he curls back in.
That's just that's just freaking beautiful, man.
Watch how he he digs in.
You got some separation here, right? He digs in.
Look at those big, long, powerful strides.
Looks like he's.
And then all of a sudden, jab, jab, jab, jab, jab with those little feet right there to turn around, catch the football.
And as he catches it, look how instantaneously cuts inside you don't get any better.
Not that is a perfect curl route That is a perfect route.
And the fact that he just bam bam, bam, bam! With those feet to stop and turn around This is all timing.
This is 100 conceit before he even turns around Rivers already released this football.
This is a timing route 100%.
And the way Pittman ran, it was perfect because he gets around.
He's got 34 yards of separation between him and the guy covering him three or four yards of separation catches the football, then instantaneously burnt.
As soon as he has the football, he bursts.
He secured it, He caught it with both hands.
He bursts curls inside.
That corner is not catching him.
This boy right here is gonna have to make this tackle.
And, uh, yeah, right here he comes in, gets him.
Bam! Okay, so he got he maybe got his feet.
Either way, that's a first down that is a first down because of great route running, great ability to sell, to sell the go route and then using that jabbing motion of his feet to slow down.
And you can't just plant your foot and stop on a dime when you're selling a go route because you're moving too fast.
But you can use your feet with three quick jabs to basically stop from a full sprint to a dead stop inside two yards.
And he does that as good as any receiver in the NFL.
The absolutely exemplifies what Michael Pittman Jr could do in situational football.
This is a simple post route.
He's supposed to go this way, then this way, right? Just come up here and then head towards the post very simple route.
But as the play develops and he makes his cut towards the post and looks back, he realizes Rivers is in trouble.
Let's watch the play, all right, he takes off.
There's the post. Rivers is in trouble. He's running.
Oh, there goes pitting and go, Man, that Wow, that's pretty.
That was pretty.
And that's that's great situational awareness for him to run this post route.
Then, as he turns and looks and sees oh, crap, Rivers is running for his life.
He immediately goes for an open area towards the direction where Rivers is at to give him an open, easy target to throw to Pittman comes back, catches the football, goes down first down, Big 18 yard play, man that play right there.
Rivers owes him a hot dog or a cheeseburger or something, because Michael Pittman junior bailed.
Philip Rivers out on this play bailed him out because he should have.
He should have been continued going this way.
He saw what Rivers and took it upon himself to find that open spot in the field.
Bam! Great play by Michael Pittman.
Ah, Hardee's cheeseburger or something.
Alright, So here's a play where, uh, it's near the end of the game culture drive and trying to get a touchdown.
And it's a simple rubber out between Zach Paschal right here, and Michael Pittman pastor is gonna run this way.
Pittman's gonna come inside on a little drag, hoping that one of these two defenders rubs off on each other and then Rivers can figure out which guy to throw.
Two Rivers chooses the wrong guy because Paschal falls down after colliding with people.
And Michael Pittman, junior legitimately could have had a monster play if not a touchdown.
Let's wash the play there they go, he cuts in.
You do see what I see, right? What is it? Nice.
The problem here is it.
Paschal takes too long to get off the line.
Now this is bump and run coverage on Zach Paschal.
Little little bit of off coverage on Michael Pittman Junior.
And this plays out perfectly as this as this happens.
It plays out perfectly because there is a lot of colliding.
And Pittman Junior does an amazing job to stay out of the wreckage.
See, Here we go.
There, all the hand fighting.
He's running up.
Oh, he sees him.
He cuts back in such pauses.
Now let's go back.
Just a hair right here.
You see, he has not throwing the football yet.
He's getting ready to wind up.
But there was massive collusion here, and Paschal's going down and he knows that Pittman is coming right around through here on this drag route.
Do you see anyone? I mean, anyone over here? No one.
All he had to do was just adjust and throw a little lob out here and let Pittman run under it and catch a full speed.
The safety might not have been able to get to him, he would have had to have taken the right angle.
And who knows, one on one? What would have happened because Pittman wide open and Rivers just chose the wrong guy to throw it to? I mean, right here as he throws the football.
If he have caught that, if he'd have through the football over here and he would have caught that over here, what are the odds? He makes all at least to the 40 and a pretty good possible.
When he runs, he runs a decent speed.
You know, he's not super fast, but he's got a little bit of speed to him.
And against the safety, he might have a shot.
I mean, 64 to 20.
He might be able to step on the safety down.
Who knows? Either way, this is definitely a play that should have went toe Michael Pittman Junior After that collision, River should have just held onto the ball for like a split second.
I mean, maybe a quarter second at the most longer to see who's open who wasn't and throw the football to the open guy because this this would have been the biggest play of the day had he had he to hit it without any question, any question at all? Now, as you can see, Michael Pittman Jr has got a lot of really good things going for him right now.
And he's a rookie and missed like a month's worth of games.
So he's only had, like, four games under his belt, and he's already playing incredibly well.
He's already one of the teams, better run blockers when it comes to the outside.
Plus, he knows how to look for situational football.
Look back, look for it. Rivers needs help.
You could tell that he does a very good job of keeping his balance.
He's got great hands and he knows how to use his body.
Keep his hands out in front of him so the ball doesn't hit his body for an incompletion, the ball bouncing off his pads, things like that.
Michael Pittman Jr is going to be a very good receiver.
Does he have the elite speed that it takes in order to just get breakaway? Um, deep down the field, generally not, but he can use that good speed and very good route running in order to get himself open.
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