First up, more on Bennie Logan.
Against Washington, second time around. Facing RG3, Billy Davis had the Eagles attacking the top of the pocket and the right side, cutting off Griffin's prefered escape route. Here, Washington is in their pistol, which looks exactly like the old single wing but with the ends split out.
RG3's first read is to his right. The receiver is out of the picture but Roc Carmichael had him well covered and Barwin undercut the route. No one to throw to. Griffin is feeling the heat about now.
So he bails.
The interesting thing here is the approach. The Eagles are looking to squeeze the pocket rather than bring a rusher clean. They're not shooting gaps. They want to hem Griffin in. Davis does a lot of this, as we'll see in other examples. And, while Logan doesn't make a tackle here, the way he is being used is highly unusual for a NT. He's a very mobile guy, unlike Soap, say or most of the league's NTs.
(Whispered aside) Not to belittle his effort, but Najee Goode (53) gets run out of the stadium on this play, not by some moose of an OT, but by a RB.
Here's the whole play.
Here's another play that illustrates both Davis's approach to Griffin and Logan's straight ahead power. Just an incomplete pass, but still...
Logan is over the LG here.
Just a bull rush.
Incomplete pass. (Yawn.) What it is, though, is good pressure and good coverage. You don't have to get there, but you have to make the QB throw when he doesn't want to, or off a bad platform, in this case Griffin didn't have leverage on his throw. You can see that Logan has driven the LG back into his "platform" here, in fact, between is legs. Helluva play by Griffin, just to get it off with something on it, but not enough. Better pocket, he steps up and guns it, this pass is probably complete..
The play as we all remember it: