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Subtleties in the running game are huge

There is one play in particular that caught my attention at Washington: how clean and simple the backfield motion is, yet exquisitely executed... Smith pitches back to Gore, who sweeps behind Smith (maybe in front of, don't remember) and they seem to ever-so-briefly-and-slightly hint at a re-exchange of the ball at that point, which freezes the rushers for a split second, which is ample time for Gore to explode into whatever free space is in front of him. Does anyone have access to a video of this play if you know what I'm talking about, or a sequence of freeze-frames?

This particular play is of course just one small example of how Harbaugh is succeeding in what Singletary wanted to do: impose his will on the other team.  As much as I enjoy an air show, a well-executed ground attack is really a thing of beauty.

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