Signing Day and beyond

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  • #25387
    van
    van
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    just one more thing Buck does not understand, list is getting pretty long now

    #25389
    sundayamqb
    sundayamqb
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    I’m with Buck on the $ shave club.

    #25394

    buck
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    Buck might not know much but he does know a whole lot more about defense than Andy does. Buck knows playing a 3 man front is foolish and that other PL coaches lick their chops when facing that front. Buck also knows you need speed on the outside and guys who are willing to compete for the ball when it’s in the air.

    #25399

    Lehigh74
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    The Super Bowl proved once again that defense wins championships. Andy needs to fix that side of the ball and doing the same thing we did the last two years makes zero sense.

    #25411

    Miller
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    Question is …If most teams now have 3-4 wideouts what defense is the best to defend the spread? 4-3 lacks DBs, but you can blitz, 3-3-5 lacks pressure. the 3-4 the 5-2 etc. Lehigh needs cover corners that do not allow safety help. The safeties and outside LBS need to be able to cover also. Botts should really look at what Wade Phillips did at Denver and study that philosophy.

    #25412
    van
    van
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    Yeah, we need Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware

    #25413
    RichH
    RichH
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    Spread, read option, spread option. All variations have the same goal to spread the D and attack the gaps. 3-3-5,4-2-5 and 3-3-4 are designed to face the spread bariations. All have plusses and minuses. Two issues from last year. Injuries at R and S. No adequate back ups. Couple that with a staff and players in a new system. I dont know if those are the right causes but they are the most evident. Admit, I have had serious isdues with every D staff since Coach K left.Not sure about this staff.
    The CBs are cover corners Rigaud actually did a good job. The issue on that side more often than not was a breakdown behind him, one or both Ss out of position. Leaks likely the fastest and best athlete in the back. Bit to often on double moves and gambled. I want him to be aggressive but he also needs better reads and consistent S coverage behind him.
    Consistency is coaching and PT experience.
    Front 6 s/b better. Lack of size is overused. NG and MLB need size and more importantly strength. We have had very good DTs and NGs 260 and lower. I think we have the players for a good D. Hope this staff knows scheme better to teach it and run it.

    #25419
    ngineer
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    Biggest concern about the 3-3-5 is the outside contain. The past couple years we’ve been putrid in that department. I think we improved in the secondary last year and looking for more improvement this year. Need up front pressure/penetration to disrupt the run and pressure the qB

    #25422
    RichH
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    [quote=25419]Biggest concern about the 3-3-5 is the outside contain. The past couple years we’ve been putrid in that department. I think we improved in the secondary last year and looking for more improvement this year. Need up front pressure/penetration to disrupt the run and pressure the qB

    [/quote]All true. Had it for stretches. Less a matter of talent but rather inconsistent and unimaginative use of them or the scheme. Partly injuries , Rover particularly,resulting in too many frosh. Just seemed that for long periods we played a passive reactive D totally at odds with the nature of the 3-3-5.

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