The Film Room Five: Trey Smith, Jalen Ramsey and Mac Jones
It's the return of the Film Room Five, a notebook dumping from a week of studying tape. This week: Welcome to the NFL, Trey Smith; Jalen Ramsey as a force defender; Mac Jones' debut; more.
Welcome to The Film Room Five. If you’re a new subscriber/reader to the Read Optional, the Film Room Five is where I unload my notebook after a week of watching tape: I pick out five things that jumped out to me that I think are worth knowing or keeping tabs on.
One week and one game are in the books. Let’s do it.
Welcome to the NFL, Trey Smith
The Chiefs’ offensive line deserves a serious amount of credit for their efforts against the Browns in Week One. Speak to any long-time offensive line coach, and they’ll tell you that they prefer continuity over raw talent upfront. That way, the group can learn each other’s idiosyncrasies. X needs an extra beat of help sealing and climbing on outside-zone. Y is fine on an island when someone is head-up over his spot, things get flaky is there’s width.
Figuring out those nuances is important for the group and its development, the play-caller, and the quarterback. If a quarterback knows his right guard is fine in quick-game but struggles on deeper d…
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