I recently came across a splendid video by Brett Kollmann that broke down the Brotherly Shove/Tush Push. I highly recommend you check it out, but if you don’t want to invest that 16 minutes learning Philly’s well-executed play, here’s his three main points about the BS/TP.
- The technique of Jordan Mailata, Landon Dickerson, and Jason Kelce are the meat & potatoes.
- The role of Jalen Hurts is overblown & the guys tasked to push him are not the main event.
- The alignment and technique of the defensive line are making the Eagles jobs even easier than they already are.
A Scottish Rugby coach by the name of Richie Gray emphasized the unstoppable force that is organized mass - in this case 3 linemen cohesively forming a rugby scrum esque wall by locking shoulders.
When I first started hearing about the BS/TP, I figured the success stemmed from Kelce being a future HOFer. Realistically, it all comes down to Mailata. The Eagles are going to run to the left of the snap every time until someone stops them. They were 41/44 on BS/TP when Brett made his video one month ago.
The two main goals of Buffalo’s defensive linemen tomorrow are to fill the B & C gap (not just the A gap) & more specifically to the side that Mailata & Dickerson are on as that’s their preffered tandem.
Here’s hoping the Bills don’t get fooled stackng the A gap like most teams before have…
Just another great fan opinion shared on the pages of BuffaloRumblings.com.