And yet you prefer a change to a 4-3 defense, in which the opposition pretty much ALWAYS KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT IS COMING. A 4 man front in which only the front 4 rush the passer the vast majority of the time is WAY more vanilla of a scheme than LeBeau's defense.
Originally Posted by Oviedo
1. CB Sidney Jones, Washington 6'0" 181
2. FS Budda Baker, Washington 5'10" 192
3. OLB Tyus Bowser, Houston 6'2" 244
4. ILB Connor Harris, Lindenwood 5'11 241
5. RB James Conner, Pittsburgh 6'2" 240
5c. TE Jeremy Sprinkle, Arkansas 6'5" 256
6. QB Chad Kelly, Mississippi 6'2" 224
7. WR Demore'ea Stringfellow, Mississippi 6'2" 212
7c. DE Collin Bevins, Northwest Missouri State 6'5" 286
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Well, I went to the game against Philly and they did all of those things. They move Harrison to the left alongside Worilds and moved Timmons to the outside right. Harrison and Timmons lined up next to one another in the middle on several plays. I noticed them do similar things against Cincy the next game. A game where we seemed to make some changes at halftime and shut down the Bungles in the 2nd half. I don't think they did as much movement against the Deadskins probably because they were more concerned with containment of RGIII.
Originally Posted by Oviedo
I don't think you realize how often we do this stuff. Mainly because it hasn't worked all that often this year. We can blitz all we want but if the opponent calls the right protection scheme and none of our guys are beating the one on one we are going to get burned in the secondary. That's what I think is happening this year.
I'm talking about flipping Harrison and Woodley occasionally to change the match ups. We aren't talking about them playing safety or nose tackle. They are both in outside LB rush positions but we change the match ups and force the offense to change blocking schemes. That is not radical. The Ravens do it with Suggs all the time. Matthews does it with the Packers. But Lord forbid we do anything so radical.
Originally Posted by papillon
When opponents have figured you out and have compensated you don't just tell players win your one on one match ups and it will be OK. The opponents are making sure you can't win those by adjusting. But we don't adjust, just more of the same.
- Charles Harris-OLB, Missouri
- Rasul Douglas-CB, West Virginia
- Chris Godwin-WR, Penn State
- John Johnson-S, Boston College
- James Conner-RB, Pitt
- Nazair Jones-DT, North Carolina
- Garrett Sickels, DE/OLB, Penn State
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I honestly don't care if they don't get another sack this year if they keep points off the board for our opponents and get off the field after third down.
same here. I think sacks are an overrated stat.
Originally Posted by Sugar
I agree, as long as there is pressure you don't necessarily need to get a sack.
Originally Posted by focosteeler
I think the defense has played pretty well recently and doesn't at all seem vanilla to me. They are mixing things up well enough to keep the opposition off-balanced. I'll ride with LeBeau personally. I don't think age has much to do with being open to change or not. They are doing it without Polamalu and a less than 100% Harrison. Like less year, when the defense ranked No. 1 but was still roundly attacked, this No. 2 ranked defense is not getting enough credit. They may not be loaded with playmakers or getting a ton of sacks, but they have played good team defense for the most part. As usual, whomever they defeat, there are a lot of whines about the opposition stinking. NY Giants should be a good test, though.
will somebody please change the record?
this one is broken.
I agree and think DL's been doing more to generate pressure this year than he ever has. He's been aware it's a talent issue for years. The one way he seems to be able to get pressure still in critical situations is lining both Timmons and Troy outside of Harrison/Woodley and he'll mix up the sides he puts those 2 on and sometimes he'll put them together on the same side.
Originally Posted by ikestops85
I've also seen more of looping the OLBs/DEs behind the crossing ILBs.