In his weekly film breakdown, Chris Cooley spends a majority of his time breaking down the play of DeSean Jackson, and for good reason.
The wide out made his mark with a 77-yard touchdown grab last Sunday vs. the Bills but he had several other important catches that exemplify his ability to fool defenders without just by using his speed.
Cooley starts with a play in which Jackson runs in motion across the line – a way for Cousins to check whether the Bills were running man or zone coverage – and lines up four yards inside the coverage.
With a cornerback playing off him, Jackson runs a simple out pattern and collects seven yards, a solid chunk. It also serves the purpose for a play later in the drive.
Facing the opposite direction after the quarter break, Jackson runs a similar motion. Notice the Bills' cornerback shading Jackson towards the outside based on the previous time he was beat. Jackson gives the corner a nice stick and then cuts inside, taking advantage of the familiarity of the previous route.
It ends up being close to a 30-yard completion.
Click here for more of Cooley's breakdowns from the Redskins matchup with the Bills.