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Right Combination Play: Johnny Holton Gallops For A 29-Yard Gain

Posted Oct 26, 2016

Johnny Holton's 29-yard run in the second quarter of the win over the Jaguars is this week's Right Combination Play presented by State Farm.

Another road game, another win for the Oakland Raiders.

The Silver and Black convincingly beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 33-16 Sunday afternoon at EverBank Field, improving their record to an impressive 4-0 away from home.

Latavius Murray returned to the field, helping lift the Raiders run game to their most-productive output since Week 2, but interestingly enough, the longest run of the day came from rookie wide receiver Johnny Holton.

With 12:38 left in the second quarter, Holton lined up wide right, but then motioned into the backfield prior to the snap. He took the pitch from Carr, then proceeded to gallop 29 yards down the left sideline before being pushed out of bounds at the Jaguars 46-yard line.

The Raiders were able to take advantage of Holton’s work, capping off the drive with a touchdown run by Murray, and with multiple players involved in the wideouts explosive play, it’s this week’s Right Combination Play presented by State Farm.

Following the game, Holton broke down the play.

Pre-snap:

“My thought process is just to make a play, so I could help the offense out, really. I was just trying to make a play for the offense. “

Offensive Coordinator Bill Musgrave set the play up earlier in the game:

“Usually when I go in the game, a lot of teams are like ‘reverse, reverse,’ screaming ‘reverse,’ thinking that’s the only thing I can do, but [it’s] not the only thing I can do. That play is designed for me, and the lineman did a good job, the receivers on the outside made a good block, so it could be perfect for me.”

Once Holton got the ball in his hands, he looked up field:

“When I looked up field, I saw [tackle] Donald Penn with a great block, and I saw [tight end] Mychal Rivera coming around and making a great block, and [wide receiver] Amari Cooper on the edge, he made a great play as well, so those guys helped me out to get around, and using my speed, it helps out a lot when there’s just green in front of you.”

For the play to work, it’s important for other players to execute their blocks:

“It’s very important for everybody to do their jobs really on offense, for that play’s design, I need those guys to help me out with the block, and those guys depend on me to make a great play once they block.”

Holton did his job, and put the offense in a positive position:

“After that big play, what went through my head was, I got the offense in great position to go down and get a touchdown, which they did, so I felt good for myself, just to be able to help the offense out.”