ABOVE: Giants come out in this "Full House" formation in 22 personnel (2 TEs 2 RBs) with a TE and FB in the backfield, as well as David Wilson 8 yards behind the ball and a TE (Bear Pascoe) on top of the screen with a cut down split. Saints are showing 8 potential threats in the box with the safety rolled up just outside the hash.
ABOVE: Let's take a look at the Giants blocking. TE Bennett, the motion man, cracks down on the defensive end, the LT blocks down (tries to) on the DT who's in a 3 technique, the LG pulls to the alley between the TE (Bennett) and the split out TE (Pascoe), and the FB takes an outside lane to kick out the CB. The WR at the bottom of the screen will try to BYA (Bust Your Ass) to get to the high safety and try to block him out of the play. Now let's look at the Saints, so far they are aligned correctly, but there's one thing wrong... #57 (David Hawthorne, undersized LB) is communicating to the CB and has his head turned to him... this proves very costly as 6'5" 283lb is coming at him with the ball snapped.
ABOVE: We'll look at the blocking from top of the screen to the bottom. First, the CB comes up for secondary contain (meaning he's the guy who pushes Wilson back towards the middle if the LB doesn't already do it). Next, look at the +48 yard line where TE Pascoe is completely covering up SLB #57 Hawthorne, he's getting driven back like it's nothing (also giving up 50 pounds to the TE). Next, the LG who pulled to kick out the LB is doing just that, but he's also getting from the ILB as he FLEW to the outside for contain, perhaps because he saw Hawthorne not going to be able to fulfill his duty (Remember that, we'll go back to this lesson at the end). Next, TE Bennett has completely crack blocked and sealed the DE. Lastly, the LT who was attempting to block down was beaten to the outside, now here is where David Wilson's vision and acceleration comes into play.
ABOVE: Now David Wilson sees the alley created and he puts his left foot in the ground and explodes through the seam created. Here's what happened, the LT getting beat across his face isn't the worst thing in the world because the LT washed the DT out of the play by using his own momentum against him. The DT is supposed to stay in his gap, which should've been B gap, he's now almost to the numbers. The ILB flies over the top of this and there is no one to fill this alley. Only one guy left to beat now, that meddling safety.
ABOVE: David Wilson bursts through the hole and does what any talented back would do... he squares up the FS. Giving him a two way go, (he can go right or left) the FS hesitates for a moment and that's all Wilson needs to make his choice and plant his right foot and accelerate for 6.
ABOVE: TD Wilson
-Remember when I said remember this? Well last year I learned a great lesson from one of our coaches, Glasper, that there is only an "I in Team"... You have to DO YOUR JOB, if you don't DO YOUR JOB, you mess up 10 other guys. Whether it's being properly aligned at the snap of the ball, staying in your gap, not knowing your assignment, you must not be a hero and do solely your job in order to be an effective group.