Bernadeau and the starting line as a whole looked pretty good this week,
1st and 10, swing pass, The defensive end and tackle stunt, Bernadeau is slow to pick up the stunt and the defensive end beats him to the inside, if this play was not a quick pass ( perhaps Romo picks up the missed block and dumps the ball) Romo would have had pressure right up the middle.
2nd and 2 Dal 22, Run right, behind Bernadeau, Good leverage turns the defensive tackle outside, not a dominating block but effective, there is the smallest of a lane but He and Arkin get it done,
1st and 10 Dal 27, Drop back pass, the DT pushes Bernadeau back into the pocket and almost gets a hand on Romo’s pass, Free is marching to the beat of his own drum, he fires off and goes downfield to pick up Phillips, the right side of the line is not on the same page,
2nd and 5 Dal 32, draw, the defensive tackle punches Bernadeau and shrugs him to the side, he is almost standing in front of Murray when the handoff is made, Murray makes a play and gets a few yards. It is a draw and Romo does not sell it very well, the tackle reads the play quickly, not all Bernadeaus fault,
1st and 10 Dal 37, swing pass to Murray, Bernie is in a fight with this tackle, the two fight hard at the line but Bernie wins this bout, does not allow the tackle into the pocket.
2nd and 1 Dal 46 run off center, Bernadeau pancakes his guy, not a lot of push but when the tackle tries to slip off the block he is driven into the turf hard,
1st and 10 Dal 48, play action pass, Dallas is showing run and throwing to Dez in single coverage, Bernadeau can not go to far from the line of scrimmage and sets up to block a linebacker but no one ever takes the invite, He has no one to block.
2nd and 10 Dal 48, run play, Bernadeau slips into the second level and picks up a linebacker, The play is blown up in the backfield so there seems to be little effort by the linebacker, Bernie did his job,
3rd and 14 Dal 44, Chargers
come with a four man rush, Free, Bernadeau and Arkin switch off stunting linemen in an execution of beauty,
1st and 10 Dal 39, Drop back pass, Bernadeau gets his hands on the chest of the defensive tackle and stones him on the line,
2nd and 2 Dal 47, Bernadeau gets to Spikes the Charges middle linebacker, he gets the angle and does his job, Arkin is called for holding, Arkins guys is being blocked and tries to turn and Arkin just continues the block, he is not holding,
2nd and 12 Dal 37, shotgun pass, Bernadeau and Arkin double the defensive tackle and stone him at the line, Jones is supposed to release into a pattern when there is not a blitz but he runs into the butt of Arkin, what is wrong with Felix Jones
, is his vision so bad he cant see two O-linemen blocking in front of him? He has several HUGE lanes to release into his rout but runs straight into the linemen?
1st and 10 Oak 49, drop back pass, Romo gets flushed, Bernadeau has his guy locked up at the line and when Romo rolls out Bernadeau loses his man who pursues Romo,
2nd and 10 Oak 49, Run off Bernadeau’s right shoulder, Bernadeau gets to the second level and drives the linebacker straight back, his guy makes the tackle but it’s after a six yard run, Arkin makes a devastating pancake block on the defensive tackle, Arkin is getting some confidence,
3rd and 4 Oak 43, shotgun pass, swing pass to Jones, Bernadeau gets bull rushed back into Romo,
4th and 1 Oak 40, shotgun pass, slant to Dez, Bernadeau locks his guy up at the line of scrimmage, his guy is unable to get off block or move Bernadeau, Arkin gets bull rushed back into Romo,
1st and 10 Oak 30, penalty on Arkin downfield, Bernadeau holds his block for several seconds and then his guy beats him inside to put pressure on Romo, Romo dumps the ball off,
1st and 15 Oak 35, draw play to Jones, Bernadeau gets to the second level and seals off the linebacker creating a large hole, Jones falls down untouched, this might be a td if he doesn’t fall down,
2nd and 8 Oak 28, stones the defensive tackle at the line,
1st and 10 Oak 17, Run off Bernadeau’s left shoulder, Bernadeau turns the tackle and shields him out of the play,
2nd and 5 Oak 12, Dez almost catch, There is a stunt and Bernadeau picks up Shawn Phillips and punches him and knocks him back a few yards, Phillips takes a long loop around the opposite side of the line, Arkin gets called for holding, ummmmmm there is no holding not even close to holding, as a matter of fact it cant even be mistaken for holding,
2nd and 15 Oak 22, shotgun pass, Bernadeau and Free do a good job of passing off blocks and maintaining a clean pocket,
3rd and 15 Oak 22, shotgun pass, again Bernadeau. Free and Arkin pass off blocks maintaining a clean pocket, Chargers are stunting like crazy and the line is doing well,
Bernadeau is not really driving guys, maybe a lack of lower body strength? He is turning them and moving well, he gets to the second level and makes blocks, would like to see him pull or run more screens, He is good at creating lanes and maintaining a pocket, He riminds me of a slighly more mobile Gurode,
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