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Breakdown of Greg Reid's Monster Play.

Greg Reid hit south carolina marcus lattimore (via aaron8793)



Not sure if anyone has taken the time to do this, but I'm willing to take the risk in order to give credit where credit is due. I submit for your approval that the play shown here was not just the best of Reid's career, but one of the best plays of this college football season.

Exhibit A -- Coverage. Greg Reid breaks from his receiver at the critical moment to cover Lattimore and arrives in and around his face almost as soon as Lattimore catches the ball.

 Exhibit B -- lethal/legal hit. Wow. Perhaps the best legal tackle I've ever seen. Note that Lattimore easily has 40-50lbs on Reid, and 3-4 inches. And yet he is completely and utterly destroyed here. I couldn't believe how long it took for the commentators to suggest Lattimore had suffered a concussion. Right around the 6 second mark of the video (between 5-6) watch how Lattimore goes spread eagle, limp as a wet noodle. That only happens when a players brain gets rocked (see: Jahvid Best last season against Oregon St.).

Exhibit C -- Blink and Reid is lead blocker downfield. This absolutely blows my mind. Reid forces the fumble, gets up, and almost instantly outruns Kendell Smith (and everyone else) to provide blocking. He doesn't just catch up with Smith. Reid is practically on his feet and ready to recover the ball himself before anyone (Lattimore especially) could figure out what had just happened. And boy does he block, first taking on Garcia the QB, and then a far bigger player, not sure who.

Either way, I think this play deserves to be remembered for a long, long time. Absolutely outstanding effort from Reid. Couldn't be prouder to be a Nole.

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