stick to what we know. Fundamentals and techniques.
1% better every day.
All right, Eh, So I guess now you understand What the plan Waas.
We talk Indianapolis Colts football.
We're gonna stick to what we know.
Fundamentals and techniques.
1% better every day.
All right, Eh, So I guess now you understand what the plan Waas.
We talk Indianapolis Colts football.
We're gonna stick to what we know.
Fundamentals and techniques.
1% better every day.
I'm Lourdes Owen with Colts Law.
And welcome to my very first film room here exclusively on SportsCastr I.
Really, I was excited.
I was hoping to get this out yesterday.
However, the NFL, for some reason, had all kinds of issues trying to get their stupid all 22 film out on time.
I finally got it this morning.
I went through it.
I already knew what place to look for.
I just had to do a bunch of checking out and going over the actual film to make sure because game take does not do what all 22 does and that allows you to see all the players on the field at a good angle.
So you know exactly what is going on at all times for each and every play.
Now Philip Rivers had two interceptions, Almost three interceptions would have had three if it wasn't for a, uh, holding path holding call off the ball.
And that brought up a lot of questions.
So, you know, a lot of people out there in the NFL fans and media and stuff wanna know? It's Philip Rivers actually washed, like what we thought, you know, because he's still throwing interceptions.
Is he washed? Well, I break down the film and I show you guys exactly exactly what River still has to offer the Indianapolis Colts.
And whether I think he's washed or not.
Let's check it out.
All right, So on this first interception by Rivers to T Y Hilton, when you first look at it, you're like, Oh my goodness, how did Rivers not see C.
Henderson? But then you start to realize exactly how this is set up.
This is man defense.
Now let's let's actually watch the play here, developed as it goes, because Rivers is looking at man.
He knows it's man Accurate, snapped.
It's obvious it's man coverage and rivers.
He honestly believes.
Aziz, we watched this right here.
You could see everybody is set up.
Right? You've got a guy on here.
You got a guy on him.
You got a guy on him.
You got a guy over here and then you got two deep safeties.
Rivers is ready to throw the football.
T y is getting ready to do this out route right here at the 1st.
1st down marker there.
And he is fully expecting, since this is man coverage for C.
Henderson to continue following Michael Pittman down the field.
But that's not what C.
J. Henderson does.
Henderson has his eyes back on Rivers.
So as Rivers throws this football, Henderson made a break at that exact time.
You see, as he threw it, he's breaking off.
So he actually took a chance here.
Henderson took a massive gamble as he threw the football in this general direction, Rivers could have been throwing to two different people.
He could have been throwing the T y Hilton, or he could have been throwing the Michael Pittman.
Had he been throwing the Michael Pittman? I don't think the safety had the angle and the get off in order to keep up with Pittman.
Had he threw a bomb downfield, he would probably gave up a touchdown.
Instead, he gambled that he was going to throw the T Y on a little short out route and this gamble paid off.
He cut the route off right in front of T. Y.
This was a great play by C. J. Henderson.
I mean, an absolute great play.
And if you're watching it in slow Mo, you're thinking, Well, he should have noticed that he broke off when he But watch it in full speed.
Okay, watch this in full speed.
The timing CJ had on that break off was unbelievable.
It was perfectly timed.
Now let's let's watch this at a different angle now, shall we? Let's go to the different angle here.
This is more of a cornerback.
Look, he throws the football.
There's nothing you could do.
There's nothing he could have done different.
It was a 50 50 chance on Henderson on this play.
50 50 chance, he just guessed right.
I really can't put that one on Rivers in that situation.
99% of the time, the cornerback stays deep with the deep route guy.
99% of the time, Henderson would follow Pittman, especially in man coverage down the field.
But he he broke off and went after tea.
Why? Instead, can't put that on Rivers now, his second interception of the day.
Where one that was intended for Paris.
Campbell, this is all on Rivers.
Let's watch the play full speed, and then I'll explain it.
Good break by the safety.
All right, so on this play, yeah, you're gonna have something very interesting happened at this point, you're about to have two guys make inside.
You're gonna have Paris Campbell making inside cut.
You're gonna have, uh, Pittman junior making inside cut just behind him.
His decision on where to throw the football needs to be where this safety is heading.
Now, as Campbell turns, Rivers is getting ready to throw the football.
He's looking, but he has toe wait for Campbell to get around this linebacker.
He can't throw it yet because if he does, the linebacker will jump up intercept the football, but his eyes is in this general direction.
He sees this safety coming down.
So what he should have done immediately is adjusted his eyes and through that football over here on this en route instead.
Because look, he still has to throw the football.
He's making the break.
He should have already knocked off on that and through low over here.
You know, somewhere low around Pittman.
But we're only Pittman can catch the football.
If he throws it to high, there's a possibility of the corner.
Could get it, but he could throw it low here.
This is third and three, also 33.
So there's a chance you could get Paschal out here on this route or you could just turn and dump it over here.
As Heinz is coming around and hope that he could make an open field, make this linebacker here miss in the open field.
Either way, as soon as he saw this safety, the strong safety breaking, he should not have thrown this football because as soon as he did, he knows.
He knows this is this is not good.
That was a bad decision.
They were down four with five minutes left in the fourth quarter down 45 minutes left and he was trying to get a first down.
I still think he should have went over here with Heinz.
He should have went either in order.
I think he should have through Ah ah lowball.
It has been a tough throw, but ah, lowball to Pittman.
I think Hinds against the linebacker.
I'll take that matchup all day.
Hines is all good about making linebackers miss in the open field.
I think he would have got that first down or he could have gave it over here to Zach Paschal and pass Schools are very good power receiver.
He could have caught it and maybe powered his way through for a first down.
But it's about moving the sticks, not always chunk yards.
And he should have just let off on Campbell a soon as he saw that the safety was breaking.
Now this is an interception that was called back due to a holding call off the ball holding call basically pass interference, but this is a throw again.
Rivers should not have thrown its fourth and one tied ballgame about 13 minutes left in the fourth quarter, fourth and one.
So you've got to remember if he doesn't get it, it's a turnover on downs.
If he throws an interception, it's a turnover on downs.
Unless there's a completion for at least a yard.
It's a turnover on down.
It's a turnover.
You know, the Jaguars get the football, and if you watch man, they send seven people six or seven people right here.
And they get all kind of pressure on Rivers.
Watch Kleban Chase on gets the interception here.
That's Myles Jack in his face right here.
As you can see, there's the holding call, right? That's that's holding off the ball before the past is snapped.
This is what, uh, kind of bailed Rivers out on this play, but he sees Paschal running across.
But you got Clay wants sitting right here Miles.
Now he's throwing, walking backwards with pressure coming up on him, and he's look, he's throwing off his back foot going backwards.
There's no way he could throw this ball with good power.
Good accuracy, So his accuracy is not where it needs to be.
He shouldn't through the football he could have.
There's only one of the one place I think he could have thrown.
And that was to Doyle over here if he was coming out.
But he wasn't looking in that general direction.
So the only thing he could have done was throwing this football out here somewhere.
He threw it to close Cleveland.
Chase on is nearby.
Now Clay Bond goes down.
He got lucky, really.
He went down right about at the line of scrimmage.
So the turnover, even if it was a turnover, it was no damage there.
But it was a bad place to throw the football bad decision to throw the football.
I get it because if that's an interception right there, that could have went the distance and that we could have been a score, right? Because it was so right up near the line of scrimmage.
If chase on having fell down, he could have ran it back.
If there wasn't a holding penalty that would have been upheld, it very well could have been a pick six, But it wasn't, but it wasn't Rivers.
I get why you through it? He just threw it in a bad spot.
His eyes, he didn't have time to scan the field and see Jack Doyle.
His His eyes were over here because this is where everybody was at other than Doyle.
So his eyes was in just this General, this general vicinity, this is where all your receivers are, right? So that's where your eyes are gonna When you've got pressure in your face.
That's where your eyes is gonna be right there at the throat.
And he knows that he's coming around out this side.
But he should have threw it over here because Pascoe was already streaming this way.
I think he had a chance if he did throw it over here.
Granted, it has been difficult.
It would have been difficult, but this was good pressure.
On fourth and one by Jacksonville.
I think they were expecting a run.
I think this was a run blitz that just ended up being a passable.
It's because on fourth and one, generally you don't past blitz.
Generally, it's a run blitz to try toe stuff that line of scrimmage and stop the runner for, you know, keep him from getting that one yard.
But personally, I would have ran the football.
I wouldn't have thrown it, or I would have through a wide receiver something a wide receiver, I think, personally, I think the play call put Rivers in a bad spot.
You run the football or you dump it to somebody who's going out a running back, a tight end like Jack Doyle or something.
You don't make this call where you got three guys, that they're actually going along route.
Yes, Paschal's not.
Pascoe is not very deep, but it's a long route.
He's coming around and out this way.
That's a long route.
Even though it's not very many yards downfield, it's still a long route.
Too long, too long for the play to develop.
And fourth and one.
You know, you're you're getting pressure.
You need tohave a play called Where You get rid of that football quickly, just pick up a yard.
I think this was actually on Frank Reich had this actually been a turnover because he put Philip Rivers in a really bad spot.
I was saying in training camp I was saying before training camp that Rivers to Campbell was gonna be something to watch this season and then in training camp there was a lot of stuff going around saying that Rivers, the Campbell was huge.
Campbell was having a great ah, great training camp.
And then he had the car accident and everybody was worried, you know? Well, you know it is Campbell gonna be able to stay healthy this season? Here is the big deal.
This worked great all day because Campbell iss, 6 ft tall, runs a 43 40 and is showing that have really good hands.
He's got an amazing breakaway speed in the slot.
Paris Campbell is so dangerous on crossing routes and on drags its just so hard to keep up with him because you you're gonna put your nickel corner on him.
You're gonna have your number one or number two cornerback on him.
You're gonna have your number one on T Y.
You grab your number two or you're number one on Michael Pittman.
Campbell's gonna get your back up your backup backup corner here.
You see Campbell in the inside slot, He's gonna come up, come across rivers, going throw to him.
Easy, easy pitch and catch.
I mean, easy pitch and catch.
What's this? It's unreal.
This is gonna work that this is something that teams are gonna have to scheme against all season.
Nice little in cut assumes he makes that break.
Bam Rivers hit him And that was a perfect throw That was a perfect for what Campbell makes His break turns.
River sees the turn.
He throws the football.
He hits him in stride in front of him.
So he's able toe, catch and burst.
That is something that is something that the offensive coordinator of the Indianapolis Colts was was working with.
All training camp, catch and burst.
Your best attributes is the fact that you have really good burst speed.
And he he wanted toe teach him.
You catch, turn burst.
And he does that.
He gets good, pretty decent yards after catch after this.
And you know what? If it works? Keep doing until they stop it, right? Not the same.
Not the same personnel on the field.
Not the same set up, but the exact same route for Paris.
Campbell watched this plague unfold.
Campbell takes it.
Here's the snap.
Rivers takes the ball, fakes.
Overlook that plenty of time.
Plenty of speed catches the football.
Easy pitch and catch.
If you can't stop it that the defense can't stop it, keep going to it right? Keep going to it Because of the connection Early on in the game between Rivers and Campbell, this made Campbell someone that Rivers was able to trust as the game went on.
And on this play, Philip Rivers ends up getting a lot of pressure in his face.
And who's he turned to? He doesn't turn the T Y Hilton.
He doesn't turn to Paris Campbell or Jack Doyle.
Was he? Do he drops A.
He drops a dime to Paris. Campbell.
Here we go, Bam! I mean, that's a dime.
That's that's just a dime.
If you watch, he's looking over here.
He sees everybody go slow, Mo.
There's the pressure coming right here in his face.
He knows it's coming.
He knows that T y is gonna clear him out.
Campbell's gonna hurt, not t y.
But T y is going to go this way.
This this receiver is gonna go straight on and clear this out so that when Campbell cuts, he's gonna be open in that spot.
And with the pressure right now, Right now, nobody is actually open.
But he knows he trust Campbell is going to be at this spot right here on the sideline at this point in time.
This is something that you was not seeing with Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
He was not ableto know exactly where receivers were going to be right away.
But Rivers knew exactly throwing the football on his back foot, getting hit that is a tough, tough throat man that only a handful of quarterbacks in the NFL could make this through.
He throws this ball beautifully on a dime up in the air way over here.
So where on Lee Campbell could make the catch with plenty of room to make the catch inside.
That is beautiful.
Rivers was actually right at near 80% completions in this game.
And it's not like they were all dink and dunk.
As you see, that's three good passes, right? Three really good passes that were beyond 15 yards for Philip Rivers that I've shown just the Paris Campbell alone.
So Rivers is having a really he just needs a little bit of time.
Let's see, let's see what the other weapon that Rivers has that he's usedto having that the courts have to offer him now with San Diego or the Chargers.
Sorry, when Rivers was with the Chargers, he always had the ability.
He always had weapons out of the backfield, running backs.
Now, early on in the game, he had Marlon Mack do that and Mac was doing everything great.
He was catching the ball great.
And then he tor his Achilles tendon and that That's a big hit for the Colts.
But I'll tell you what, they still have players that can that can catch and run out of the backfield.
On this play, you have two running backs that can catch and run on out of the backfield.
You have no heem Heinz right here.
You have Jonathan Taylor right here.
Now what's gonna happen is now he's gonna cut out this way.
And when he moved this way, the linebackers air going to shift to go his way, and then you're gonna have a set up.
Rivers could make a decision.
Does he throw the Heinz? If the linebackers go this way, he does not throw the Heinz at the linebacker.
Stay put, he could throw the Heinz because these areas right here will be cleared out.
He'll be able to catch and run, but you're gonna have to lineman, come out for a screen to Taylor and what's what happens? See, they shift.
He fakes over there, gives it the Taylor Taylor takes off.
Look at the speed.
He just blows by darn near the entire defense.
And then the power at the end.
The power, the power at the end of this run.
I mean, he's got guys over and he just powers his way down.
Almost gets to the end zone with that.
The speed of Taylor.
It's so evident here.
He just blows right by everybody and gets knocked down the one yard line.
That is absolutely beautiful.
And this design play is great because, quite frankly, as he fix it and then you see Gluant ski comes out.
You got another blocker coming out. Taylor.
You just dumps it off the tailor real quick.
It turns looks up.
Open field blocks here to create the line.
Taylor just gets right through.
That's something that Philip Rivers absolutely is usedto having.
And it's a weapon that the Colts still have.
Even with Marlon Mack down, Taylor could still catch and run with that speed and power.
Mahin Hines is so elusive out of the backfield.
This is why I think that Philip Rivers is gonna have a lot of to running back sets.
I thought he was gonna have more than that with Marlon Mack on the field.
But now, especially since Marlins not on the field, I believe that you'll see a lot of sets with Jonathan Taylor and the Heem Heinz back with him on this play, they're both gonna come out.
Taylor is gonna take a deep run towards the end zone and Heinz is gonna come out this way.
And like I said, we already saw what Taylor could do.
Let's watch this play nice, easy catch and run.
Easy pitch and catch.
But to be fair, Rivers, if you watch, he could have very legitimately right here.
He's watching at this point in time.
Taylor's at full speed, Taylor's at full speed and this cornerback and this linebacker and this cornerback, there's no way.
If Rivers decided this is an easy pitching catch, this is an easy first down right here.
Heinz is almost guaranteed to catch this ball and possibly be able to make the guy who's covering a miss.
But it Rivers throws the ball here.
Could be a touchdown because he was able to blow.
He blows right by.
He could blow right by everybody, no problem.
No one would have called him No.
One, and he would have been open over here somewhere easily.
Yes, the Indianapolis Colts lost Week one to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Quite frankly, Jacksonville Jaguars There, they got a really good corner and C.
Henderson, which, which created a turned over all on his own.
Uh, their passing game is is outstanding.
I was saying it before the season started.
I thought that the passing game for the Jags were very underrated.
People were overlooking that, and I think that undrafted free agent running back Robinson, for them is fantastic.
But this Colts offense is unbelievable.
Even without Mac, this Colts offense has the talent to move the ball very, very well against the majority of the teams in the NFL.
Philip Rivers, still incredibly accurate, he just needs a little bit more time.
Thio get his cohesion with his receivers.
He's got it down with Paris. Campbell.
He needs it with Michael Pittman.
He needs it with T Y Hilton.
I think him in the running backs are gonna be fine.
I think you're gonna see a lot more running back screens from the Colts that you have seen in the than what you've seen in the past.
Because Rivers does a great job of delivering a catchable football for receivers in stride.
Don't sleep just because Rivers had two interceptions, possibly almost three.
You can't count them all against him.
And they were all his fault.
So you distrust, I believe, fully that Rivers is gonna have a very good season with the Colts.
Can't wait to see them play against the Vikings this Sunday.
So as you can see, yes, Philip Rivers did have an interception that was technically on him, but the other interception was basically just amazing play by C. J.
And he's already got great connections with his running backs.
He just needs time.
I think he's going to do great with the Indianapolis, especially since there was no real preseason or, you know, only four weeks of practice basically training camp in practice in order for Philip Rivers to get to know the offensive line, the wide receivers, the playbook, things of that nature, the loss of Marla Max gonna hurt.
But overall, no, Philip Rivers is not awash.
Philip Rivers is only going to get better as the season goes on.
And quite frankly, I expect some really big time improvement between week one and week, too, because now he knows what to go with while I'm here.
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