Following a pivotal fourth-straight victory for the Washington Football Team, defensive line coach, Sam Millis and Chase Young broke down the standout rookie’s emphatic 47-yard scoop and score against the 49ers.
With less than two minutes left in the first half, the 49ers looking to extend their one-point lead with one last drive. On 1st & 10, Washington sent linebacker Jon Bostic on a blitz and 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens felt the heat.
As Bostic and Jonathan Allen caused the pocket to collapse, Mullens was met by defensive tackle Daron Payne, who forced the fumble.
“All I heard was ball, ball, ball,” Young said. “So I just took it.”
And with a little help from his teammates, Washington’s No. 99 took it all the way to the house.
“I’m thankful that my teammates were there to block for me, because after about 15 yards I was burnt,” Young added with a laugh.
“After he got the pick up and you see all of these guys blocking, it just shows what they’re interested in getting done and that’s playing winning football on defense,” Millis said.
“I had my brother’s back and they had my back,” Young, the likely candidate for NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Year, said.
That mentality is emblematic of the brand of football Chase Young and the Washington Football Team have been playing heading into their Week 15 meeting with the Seahawks on Sunday.