Hey BGN, it has been a while!
This year has been pretty tough for numerous reasons, but it feels good to post here again.
Inspired by Jalen Hurts’ recent play and the conversations surrounding him, I broke down a few of his plays in quite a bit of detail on my twitter account @JonnyPage9 recently. If you want analysis of the specific play, make sure you listen to the audio so you can hear my lovely British accent break down the play. Also, if you want even more analysis of Jalen Hurts (and some more lovely British accent), you can check out my podcast where I spoke with BGN’s own Tyler Jackson about Hurts and Doug Pederson’s scheme in more detail.
I decided to choose 3 good plays to breakdown, 3 negative plays and 1 play I found interesting. As I mentioned earlier on, each tweet has some bullet points but please listen to the video if you want the full breakdown!
Quick Jalen Hurts film breakdown... 3 good plays, 3 bad plays, 1 'I don't know'... Let's start with positives.— Jonny Page (@JonnyPage9) December 22, 2020
▪️ Good ball location
▪️ Excellent timing and understand of coverage pic.twitter.com/ewhK8BQCHp
Make sure your sound is on fyi! Positive clip number 2...— Jonny Page (@JonnyPage9) December 22, 2020
▪️ 'Spot' throw
▪️ Doug defining throws for his QB pre-snap.
▪️ Very good ball location pic.twitter.com/MTmeMH7xZ3
3rd and final— Jonny Page (@JonnyPage9) December 22, 2020
▪️ Throwing with anticipation
▪️ Understanding timing of the route
▪️ Enough arm strength to get the ball outside the numbers pic.twitter.com/TWatGsjmZt
Onto 3 negatives and areas for improvement...— Jonny Page (@JonnyPage9) December 22, 2020
▪️ Playing too fast in the pocket
▪️ Feeling pressure and not hitting his back foot properly
▪️ Panicking and taking a bad safety pic.twitter.com/i6nNE2X2jY
We all remember this... the deep one to Reagor— Jonny Page (@JonnyPage9) December 22, 2020
▪️ Is it arm strength or late to the throw?
▪️ This is the kind of throw I really want to see Hurts make the next 2 weeks pic.twitter.com/lIbbidYQJy
Final one, missing on 3rd and 6— Jonny Page (@JonnyPage9) December 22, 2020
▪️ Showing limitations eliminating what isn't there and getting through his reads
▪️ 1 read and throw is great... when the 1st read is open! pic.twitter.com/mcI9LGjMDV
A random extra play... bad process good result?
Let's finish with an 'I don't know' - hope you enjoyed the thread! Will have all my thoughts on @EaglesBrawl tomorrow— Jonny Page (@JonnyPage9) December 22, 2020
▪️ Great play, runs on 4th and picks up a huge gain
▪️ Long term - would you rather he gets to his 2nd read rather than have to run?
▪️ Not a criticism! pic.twitter.com/091tyFJaKn
Whatever you think of Hurts, at least the past few weeks have been a bit more fun!
Personally, as you can likely tell from the videos, I am cautiously optimistic about Hurts becoming a good NFL quarterback but still need to see a lot more from him over a consistent basis before I really complete my evaluation on him. Over the next couple of weeks I really want to see him:
- Eliminate what isn’t there quicker
- Complete balls in the middle of the field
- Be comfortable in the pocket when going through his reads
I don’t think he will have to do this to be successful vs. Dallas as they are pretty terrible on defense. But Washington in Week 1 7 will be the real test as they are a pretty good defense.
Let me know in the comments if you enjoyed the analysis and I’ll do one of these again soon!