If you frequent this site, or even if you don't, you've likely heard a lot about the work Khalil Mack was doing last week against the Browns. The Seahawks coaches have been combing over this tape all week and it led their head coach, Pete Carroll to say Mack is "almost unblockable". Here are a few examples of what he was talking about.
First play of second drive, 1st and 10 at the 29-yard line. Ben Tate runs left and Mack meets him for a one yard loss.
Same drive, following a 48-yard pass play, 1st and 10 at the Oakland 24-yard-lne. Tate runs right, Mack cuts off the outside and pushes inside to grab Tate with one arm for no gain.
Drive in the second quarter. 1st and goal from the 9-yard-line. Terrance West up the middle spins away from the blitzing Brandian Ross and Mack is there to clean him up with a tackle for a loss of one.
Very next play, 2nd and goal from the 10-yard-line, Mack fights through a double team to push up the middle into Brian Hoyer to force hims to throw the ball away.
Second series of the third quarter. 3rd and 1 from their own 37-yard-line, Mack lines up to the left this time. At the snap he flies by his blocker and is instantly Hoyer's face to force an incomplete pass to end the series.
Next series, Browns in 1st and 10 at the Oakland 48-yard-line. Mack bull rushes his blocker into the backfield to disrupt the run and tackle Terrance West for a 1-yard loss.
First drive of the fourth quarter, following a 32-yard catch that put the Browns in 1st and goal at the 5-yard-line. Mack lines up to the left again, and pushes past his blocker to cut off Ben Tate's planned run up the middle, forcing Tate to take the run outside where he is pushed out of bounds for a 1-yard gain.
Two drives later, late in the fourth quarter, Mack drags the tight end, who is failing miserably at blocking him, into the middle behind the line pushing the Raiders defensive line back. He stops Ben Tate for a 3-yard gain.
Same drive three plays later in 1st and 10 at the Cleveland 40-yard line. Mack knocks the tight end into the backfield and blows up the run play and forces it inside where Ben Tate is tackled for no gain.
Good luck with that, Seahawks.