We're doing a new series here on BGN where we break down a pivotal play from the previous Sunday's game. This week, we take a look at the pick six thrown by Michael Vick to Nick Barnett. I'll admit, I was alerted to this play by Peter King yesterday.
The player to focus on is #62 Jason Kelce. Watch as he pulls left right after the snap, which should have been the perfect call because the Bills blitzed left. Kelce should have seen LB Kelvin Sheppard and filled that gap, but instead, you'll see him go double team the edge rusher, who was already being ridden out of the play by LeSean McCoy (who did a great job BTW). That leaves Sheppard with a free path to the QB, he hits Vick as he throws and the ball goes straight to Nick Barnett who then returns the ball for a TD.
As Vick said after the game, he obviously bears responsibility because taking the sack would have been the smarter play.
"I had a guy coming down my gun barrel and I should have just took the sack,'' said Vick. "I think that was a game-changer. Those things can't happen.''