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craigbiggio
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Shanahan and Freeman disagree over missed block on Ryan fumble play
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With the Falcons up 28-12 and 8:31 left in the fourth quarter, New England linebacker Dont’a Hightower blew through Atlanta’s protection, sacked Matt Ryan, and stripped the football from him, forcing a turnover. New England went down to score, and that play was a big momentum shift that sparked the furious Patriots comeback.


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I asked Devonta Freeman if Dont'a Hightower is his man on the strip-sack: "No." Won't give details. Just keeps saying Hightower made a play. — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) February 6, 2017


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Kyle Shanahan says yes, that actually was Devonta Freeman's guy. Hasn't gotten to talk to him yet. Matt was expecting him to be picked up. — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) February 6, 2017




LSUTigersVCURams
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re: Shanahan and Freeman disagree over missed block on Ryan fumble play
Wow. Bad look.


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Dawgsontop34
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re: Shanahan and Freeman disagree over missed block on Ryan fumble play
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I asked Devonta Freeman if Dont'a Hightower is his man on the strip-sack: "No." Won't give details. Just keeps saying Hightower made a play. — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) February 6, 2017


Sorry, but that's Freeman's man. Even if it wasn't originally, if you're the back and you see a LB rushing the QB past the line of scrimmage you pick it up unless it's a screen play specifically called for you.


LooseCannon22282
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re: Shanahan and Freeman disagree over missed block on Ryan fumble play
hard to try and pinpoint one particular play in an epic choke.

bottom line, they were up 28-3 and lost 34-28.



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LooseCannon22282
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re: Shanahan and Freeman disagree over missed block on Ryan fumble play
in a close game there is always a number of plays that come into question.

not saying Freeman didn't get owned.. cause he did.

but if he is used a scapegoat...

SAD


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Rakim
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re: Shanahan and Freeman disagree over missed block on Ryan fumble play
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Sorry, but that's Freeman's man. Even if it wasn't originally, if you're the back and you see a LB rushing the QB past the line of scrimmage you pick it up unless it's a screen play specifically called for you.


It probably was Freeman's man but we don't know for sure. Your reasoning isn't solid. Blocking protections are much different than simply grabbing backers sometimes.


TigerFanInSouthland
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It probably was Freeman's man but we don't know for sure. Your reasoning isn't solid. Blocking protections are much different than simply grabbing backers sometimes.


Wtf are you talking about? Didn't look like Freeman was going to. Run a route, the linemen were still at the line of scrimmage so it wasn't a screen. Your job as a back when blocking is to clean up somebody that the line didn't get. That's it.


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el duderino III
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re: Shanahan and Freeman disagree over missed block on Ryan fumble play
a "top 3 in the league" back should have probably picked up a guy screaming towards his qb uncontested


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MontyFranklyn
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re: Shanahan and Freeman disagree over missed block on Ryan fumble play
Yeah, but running the ball there keeps the odds in your favor considerably.


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