Pitt scrimmaged again this weekend, and another video was released. Since our crack team of video analysts did such a great job last time, I’ve decided to bring that back in for a second go round. Enjoy the double-click into what the Pitt SID really wants us to see.
First the still images:
Trying to decipher who is in the the huddle with the ones…Pickett Obviously. I think that’s Carter Warren he’s got his arm on? I can sort of just make out the 7 on the right side of the back of his jersey… If it’s Warren then it does indeed look like he’s slimmed down. Huge arms too. That’s #4 at Running Back – I.e. Daniel Carter. Seeing a lot of him in scrimmage footage. #18 is Shocky. There is another receiver inside of him. Can’t see a number. It’s not Addison because of the black t-shirt poking out from under the jersey. (Addison as you can see below has a blue one). Maybe Tipton? Another of the true frosh? I’m assuming that’s Krull immediately to his right.
Paris Ford does appear to be practicing. Is that him saying “my bad”?
Jason Pinnock’s arms (and dreds) pass the eye-test. With Mathis out he’s our unquestioned #1 corner. While I’m no body language expert, he appears to be walking with a bit of a swagger.
#3 Jordan Addision and #71 Bryce Hargrove (number is hidden but it’s him). Addison doesn’t look as small as I thought he would next to the 6’4″ 320 Hargrove.
And now the film breakdown:
Herd of Zebras
Obligatory setup shot. Pitt Videography department doing work.
Do we know who this is? That mask/hat/hoodie combo is kind of badass.
Loose Also nothing says Pittsburgh like a little Southside ‘Stache. Dude needs to keep it for the season.
There was a coach, who will remain unnamed who once said, “If you want to get into the endzone, you’ve got to think like you’re already there”. (Actually I just kind of made that up. It’s supposed to be “Act like you’ve been there before”. Both relevant to this team though.)
This is a double Tight End formation where #7 (Krull -foreground) looks like he’s releasing down the field and #41 (Zilinskas) either comes over to pass block or possibly releases as well.
This is the next frame. Note the apparent hold on the left tackle – or maybe guard if he came over to help out (looks like #76 Matt Goncalves) But the important thing is that Pickett throws a strike…
…to a wide-open Krull, who makes an easy grab for a touchdown. I’ll stop here and say this is the SECOND TIME in as many videos that a Tight End has been wide open down the middle for a TD. (Earlier this week it was Beville to Moraga). Either Whipple really has something cooking on the Southside or we need to be really worried about our secondary.
Morrissey helps Krull celebrate
Confirmed The Christodoulou is still the holder. With three backup QB’s on the roster you’d think they’d have gone with someone that would open up some play fake options…just me being an armchair quarterback.
#23 Todd Sibley gets wrapped up and pulled down by #17 Nate Temple.
This was apparently a nice play. That’s #3 Hamlin in the background (I think). If yes, it’s possible that Temple was running with the ones.
#30 MLB Brandon George reading his keys…
In the next frame Davis Beville steps up to throw and in-route to #35 (walk on rFr Isaiah Stewart if I’m getting this right…). Beville has got plenty of time on the play. Lets take a quick look at the linemen . #61 Brian Burgess (walk on). #50 Jason Collier (converted TE). #52 Kenny Rainey (walk on). If I had to guess they’ve got Beville running with the threes on this play.
The route BTW…was jumped by … Brandon George. Apparently he read those keys correctly.
George celebrated with a turnover Dunk. #28 Rashad Battle, #14 Marquis Williams, #20 Wendell Davis all share the moment, as well as two others. So #2 defense against #3 offense on this one I’m guessing.
Pickett takes the snap. (Gloved right hand a giveaway)
Thows to Shocky wide open down the middle
Shocky hauls it in. Trucks defender. (#26 Judson Tallendier)
Shocky Scores TD. I’ve now seen Tallendier get beat badly once with a blown coverage and get trucked after coming over late on another one. Lot of lessons for this young safety in this camp. Lets home Hamlin and Ford stay healthy.
I’m pretty sure this is our boy Daniel Carter giving yet another defensive lineman a free ride. There is only one player in the City of Pittsburgh who will ever be called “the Bus” but Carter sure seems to be trying to steal that nickname.
This is the second time in two scrimmages that #6 DE John Morgan seems to be celebrating something.
14 vs 14. Wait, what? (rFr WR Will Gipson- white jersey, goes against rSo Marquis Williams)
Williams peeled off Gipson in the previous frame, and …if this is the same play…he came down with an INT on a ball intended for #10 true freshman Jaylen Barden. Williams had good position and made a great grab but Barden needs to fight to knock that ball away. Looks like true freshman #27 Buddy Mack coming in late with over-the-top safety help. Based on what I can see I’m not sure he took a great angle but tough to tell from this shot and he may have changed the angle after he saw the INT. No word on who the quarterback was on the throw.
They didn’t show Marquis’ dunk, but here’s the posse that escorted him to the hoop. Tallendier and Mack helping him celebrate.
If that’s (#28) Kyi Wright, then I don’t Want to be Wrong. He just made Paris Ford (#12) miss…
…had Damar Hamlin (#3) bounce off of him…
…and slipped inside a block for a couple of extra yards (Wright’s listed at 6’2″, 260 BTW and he did not look slow on that play.)
#11 true Freshman Bangally Kamara…
…with a strip of #37 – not listed on depth chart. But hey it’s still a strip. And a damn athletic one at that.
Pat won’t tell you this, but George Aston stopped by practice. Just kidding it’s #41 rSr TE Jake Zilinskas. Gotta love the throwback neck roll.
Beville drops back and…
…throws it up to Zilinskas (who was interfered with AND makes the catch). That’s #32 Sirvocea Dennis on the coverage. Gotta turn that head Vos.
Zilinskas then drags the 6’1″, 230 lb Dennis into the endzone. #28 Kyi Wright (who i think might have been wide open down the seam…this is the 3rd time I’ve seen this folks) looks on…
…and then helps congratulate his fellow Tight End
Here is the full video:
Also for those of you who may be interested, Reed has a new (non-sports) article up on The Homeport.
https://reedkohberger.com/as-an-excuse-goes/. Please keep all comments on that article on Reed’s blog! Thanks.
Hail to Pitt