Defensive Film Review: University of Washington Football Executes at Absurd Levels
The Huskies are so good that they underscore Cal's limitations on both sides of the ball.
When I write these articles, I often have to thread a very narrow needle. First of all, the TV camera work has to be good enough that I can actually tell what’s going on, which can be doubly hard for an amateur like me. Then, I need to actually find something insightful to analyze. Last week, I spent lots of time trying to figure out what Cal changed to slow down Idaho and as best I can tell it came down to “DBs not getting beaten one on one any more.” Deep stuff, that.
This week, the challenge is to come up with somethin more interesting than “UW is really really good.” And I’ll be honest: I failed. In one play, I found three examples of different UW players doing elite level things to neutralize Cal’s defense, and I think it’s worth analyzing that as an instructional guide in the difference between the two teams. While this article is nominally about Cal’s defense, you can also see UW’s offense do things that I just can’t recall seeing very often from Cal’s offensive players.
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