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Anatomy of amazing Brad Jones tackle and Pickett's signals behind his butt

Brad Jones' calculations of how many pounds were on top of him during a tackle when the Green Bay Packers played the San Francisco 49ers in September 2013, as he added up on "Packers Live." Photo: Image by Green Bay Packers/TODAY'S TMJ4

Anatomy of amazing Brad Jones tackle and Pickett's signals behind his butt

By Jay Sorgi. CREATED Sep 30, 2013

It's not every day that a linebacker can break a double-team pancake block and tackle a running back.

But Green Bay Packers linebacker Brad Jones revealed how he accomplished that feat when his squad played the San Francisco 49ers, perhaps thanks to a hand signal given behind the rear end of defensive lineman Ryan Pickett.

Jones and "Packers Live" host Larry McCarren discussed the play on TODAY'S TMJ4 and NBC26.

Larry: "Ryan Pickett has his hand on his hinder.  I don't think he was itchy."

Brad: "I can see his hand there.  'Grease' does a lot of things to try to give me signals if he sees stuff.  I can't remember if it was a signal or not.  Maybe it was itchy, possibly."

Pickett took his hand off his "hinder," as Larry called it, and the snap came.

Larry: "The block down, the kick out.  Here comes the lead blockers, and here's poor Brad underneath that mess."

Brad: "This is a lot of weight on me.  315 + 315 and it's 630, all pressed up and down against myself.  That's what I'm thinking."

Larry: "This war is not over by a lnog shot.  He somhow spins out and he is making the seldom-seen back tackle."  I've watched you at practice 100 times.  I've never...seen you execute a back tackle."

Brad: "The back TFLs are reare, but when you've got 650 pounds on top of you, you try to figure out any way to split those blocks."

Larry: "There is Brad Jones...he's got his leg."

Brad: "I've actually done this a couple times. I don't know when my brain triggers to go backwards to split two blocks."

Larry: "Now Frank Gore knows it."