If you recall in the second quarter last weekend, the New Orleans Saints ran a fake punt and gave Taysom Hill the ball up the middle for a first down.
Saints Convert a Fake Punt Deep in Their Own Territory https://t.co/m5GTRQrv4W
— SportsGossip.com (@sportsgossip) January 14, 2019
The only reason they ran that play from their own 30-yard-line was because they noticed that Eagles DT Fletcher Cox took plays off, especially on punts.
Never take plays off.
? Incredible video:
On one of the biggest plays of the game, the Saints WANTED to run a fake punt into the Eagles *regular defense* because they knew Fletcher Cox was going to play passively from film study. They ran right at him & converted the 1st down. pic.twitter.com/DhlWD8Yt9Q
— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) January 17, 2019
This is the kind of film study that pays off.
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