Jameis Winston, had his best passing performance of the season, in week 7, against the San Francisco 49ers; On third down, Winston completed 80% of his attempts (8 of 10, 1 TD) – was 4 of 5, in the redzone with 3 TDs. Under pressure, Winston completed 64% of his passes (7 of 11, 1TD & 1 Int).
On the lone interception, Winston initial read was to the left. Bucs are lined up in Shotgun 11 personnel (1 RB, 1TE, 3WR) 11-Adam Humphries motion from trips side (right) to left. 49ers blitz CB from right. 10-Cecil Shorts left wide open! After reading through his progression on the left Winston scanned to the middle – 55-Ahmad Brooks lined up in wide 9 stance – at snap Dotson takes lateral outside quick set – Brooks takes quick outside jab step then knives inside crossing face of Dotson –beating Dotson inside with no help. Typically the rule of thumb for offensive lineman is that you do not quick set unless you have a guard sliding with you and it’s a three step drop.
Compounding matters is that, Dotson did not shuffle feet in his kick slide – but rather hopped outside – i.e. leaving his feet off the grass – leaving him vulnerable to an inside move – as he was off balance with no foot to grass contact. Brooks did nothing extraordinary on the play. It was a complete mental breakdown of blocking rules and technique by Dotson. That allowed quick pressure.
With no one sliding with Dotson – it should have been an angle set where Dotson looks to take away the outside while maintaining inside out leverage to prevent the defender from attacking his inside shoulder where there is no help.
Winston Passing Accuracy Week 7