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So because the DTs didn't do a great job on a single play and our backup middle linebackers wasn't great, the defense is going to be poor again....................................

Lets not talk about the goal line stand, or the fact that Foster only ran the ball that one play. Lets open up a new thread just to discuss one meaningless in the first preseason game of the year to illustrate nothing of importance.

Got it......................

they wouldn't have had to make back to back goal lines stands if they would have taken care of business between the 20s.

you can bend and not break only so many times before...*snap*.

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Here is the problem. Most olineman Gs now days weigh about the same as most DTs do. So it takes more then just weight to eat up space in the running lane. Those DTs got to learn to shred blocks and get to there position quick as possible. Weight is not so much the factor, but who wins out in the trenches as they say. Fatboy vs fatboy. So Mcclain and Fue got to learn to shred those blocks better and get there sooner. If not then they are going to get pushed around more and more every game until they learn.

I believe the job of at least one of those guys in the run game is not to shed but to occupy and hold on to blockers. if you shed the blocker they go lay blocks into line backers and that is not good.

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they wouldn't have had to make back to back goal lines stands if they would have taken care of business between the 20s.

you can bend and not break only so many times before...*snap*.

Since we don't play that style in the regular season you have nothing to worry about. It is the first preseason game. Why won't people understand that basic logic......

Chicken Little mania is running rampant around here.

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Since we don't play that style in the regular season you have nothing to worry about. It is the first preseason game. Why won't people understand that basic logic......

Chicken Little mania is running rampant around here.

don't play that style in the regular season?

i'm fairly certain this thread was created because this is the same type of sloppy play that went on last season.

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I believe the job of at least one of those guys in the run game is not to shed but to occupy and hold on to blockers. if you shed the blocker they go lay blocks into line backers and that is not good.

blockers being the key word.

unfortunately, no one on the interior of the line consistently commands multiple blockers.

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don't play that style in the regular season?

i'm fairly certain this thread was created because this is the same type of sloppy play that went on last season.

Last year we had a new system, no preseason, injuries and shuffling at key positions all season long, rookies at both DT positions and the list goes on. Tell me how one or two series in the first preseason game of the year is representative of last year in any way???

We will run a blitzing aggressive scheme in the regular season. Last year we ran a vanilla cover 2 bend don't break defense. Nothing remotely similar.

Are people trying to get out front with the doom and gloom predictions so they can be first to say they predicted another poor defense?? I have never seen such overreactions to a preseason game. Obviously the problems last year have spooked lots of posters into chicken little logic...........

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I believe the job of at least one of those guys in the run game is not to shed but to occupy and hold on to blockers. if you shed the blocker they go lay blocks into line backers and that is not good.

Depends on whether you are running a one gap or two gap scheme. In a one gap scheme the goal is to split the blockers and penetrate into the backfield not occupy two blockers.In a two gap it is to occupy two blockers. So in our hybrid scheme what the nose tackles often does on running plays is to occupy two blockers which is different than the 3 technique who is to penetrate and disrupt the play. On passing downs it is to penetrate and pressure the quarterback from all positions once it is determined that the play isn't a running play.

So no it isn't as simple as you want to make it or even I have depicted.

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We will run a blitzing aggressive scheme in the regular season. Last year we ran a vanilla cover 2 bend don't break defense. Nothing remotely similar.

Well, I think we need to see some signs of this aggressive scheme soon. Take the Texans for example, why did they blitz us? B/c that is what they do and they need practice at it. None of our LBs have been involved in heavy blitzing schemes. It isn't like we can just start blitzing teams week 1 and it work. Preseason game 3 at least we need to see glimpses of this aggressive scheme in action.

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Depends on whether you are running a one gap or two gap scheme. In a one gap scheme the goal is to split the blockers and penetrate into the backfield not occupy two blockers.In a two gap it is to occupy two blockers. So in our hybrid scheme what the nose tackles often does on running plays is to occupy two blockers which is different than the 3 technique who is to penetrate and disrupt the play. On passing downs it is to penetrate and pressure the quarterback from all positions once it is determined that the play isn't a running play.

So no it isn't as simple as you want to make it or even I have depicted.

That's what I said. When discussing run defense there is no reason to suggest that the DTs need to learn to shed blocks.

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Well, I think we need to see some signs of this aggressive scheme soon. Take the Texans for example, why did they blitz us? B/c that is what they do and they need practice at it. None of our LBs have been involved in heavy blitzing schemes. It isn't like we can just start blitzing teams week 1 and it work. Preseason game 3 at least we need to see glimpses of this aggressive scheme in action.

Ask McDermott. I don't have a clue. I trust that he knows what he is doing though....

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