Damontre Moore game review: Part III

Here’s Part I and Part II in case you missed them. We’ll do a complete analysis at the very end of the series. Part III will review Moore’s games against Louisiana Tech and Arkansas. And as always, kudos to the greatness of DraftBreakdown.com for cutting up these videos.

Louisiana Tech

  • (0:00) – Interesting look here from the Texas A&M defense. They lined up Moore as the NT and dropped him into coverage from that spot. Nothing really notable about the play otherwise. Just found the positioning interesting.
  • (0:12) – Another tackle on a ball carrier down the field. Moore had a million of these in 2012.
  • (1:11) – Nice job setting the edge on run play.
  • (2:32) – Blocked PAT for Moore. He just pushed the guard back got penetration up the middle, and the kicker had no chance.
  • (3:00) – Great jump off the snap, beats the LT around the edge by a mile, LT probably holds here (not called), but the QB is able to dump it to the RB on a swing pass.
  • (4:26) – Slow in backside pursuit when unblocked.
  • (5:20) – First time I’ve seen Moore drop into coverage and the offense tested him. Not a bad job here at all on the short pass to the RB.
  • (5:50) – Oh hey, another chance to look at Moore dropping into coverage. This time we get to see him in space against a slot receiver… aaaaand… let’s just be nice and say the Giants won’t be asking him to do much of this in the pros.
  • (6:02) – Damontre Moore led the country in looking slow in backside pursuit but making the tackle anyway.
  • (6:30) – I noted this in a previous game. Look at where Moore is lined up. He’s a yard off the ball, because he’s trying to get a head start in dropping back in coverage. NFL offenses are going to notice that.
  • (7:24) – Moore should have a TFL here. However, he not only grabs the runner’s facemask, but the runner slips away and runs for a TD.
  • (8:15) – Sack. You’ll hear the announcer say that Moore does a good job using his hands, and he’s dead on here. Moore is able to get his hands into the shoulder pads of the LT, shoves him aside, and the QB is meat. Love the swat at the ball as he’s making the hit, too.

Arkansas

  • (0:00) – It looks like one of the Arkansas offensive linemen misses their assignment, Moore has a free run into the backfield, and the RB pays the price.
  • (2:20) – LT gets his hands on Moore and he can’t shed the block. Moore is still able to flow to the direction of the ball carrier, but a cutback hole opens when he over-pursues.
  • (2:36) – Moore gets good penetration while the LT and LG try to slant right, he slows the runner, and his teammates clean up.
  • (2:58) – Great play. The TE tries to cut Moore at the snap. Moore runs right around him, and then right around the LT, gets pressure, smacks the QB as he is throwing, and it’s an INT going the other way. On the replay, watch the QB’s head snap back on the hit.
  • (4:27) – More good pressure. Moore splits the RT and the RG, and the QB is now turning his entire body after he throws.
  • (6:16) – Big play. Initially, Moore gets immediate penetration, but he runs right past the RB on a play that could have been a TFL. He stays with the play, chases from behind, punches the ball out from behind, and it’s a TD going the other way. Surprisingly, this was Moore’s only forced fumble on the season, and I say surprisingly because he seems to always be looking to jar the ball loose. He had 4 in 2011, and 3 in 2010.
  • (9:06) – Moore gets good pressure here, but here’s a good example to point out of a deficiency in his ability to rush around the edge. Moore always seems to be very upright when coming around the corner. There’s no bend, which might allow him to gain leverage and cut this corner sharper. Offensive linemen with far better feet than this kid from Arkansas are normally going to be able to simply shuttle Moore further up the field.

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