New Orleans Saints: Breaking down Ryan Tannehill and the Titans’ offense
The Titans have the ball on the Chargers eight-yard line. The Titans have the best red zone offense in the league this season. Derrick Henry and the run blocking definitely have an impact on this but it’s Tannehill’s ability to make throws into tight windows that is pivotal.
Corey Davis runs a hook route, settling in between two LBs. Davis seems covered but Tannehill still finds a way to make the throw.
The Chargers use cover 1 robber.
The two-zone defenders in the middle of the field are meant to discourage in-breaking routes such as slants and digs. Corey Davis runs a dig on this play and gains separation.
However, most QBs wouldn’t be willing or able to make the throw due to the hook zone defender being in position to break up or intercept the pass. Tannehill throws a bullet to the perfect spot, giving Davis an opportunity to add yards after the catch, which he takes full advantage of.
If Tannehill was half a second later, it would have most likely been an interception. This is a great illustration of his aggressiveness and great anticipation.