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In Topic: Predict how many words come out of Costas's mouth before "Greg"

Today, 09:12 AM

It would be pretty cool if started off talking about Greg Olsen's good news about his kid.

In Topic: Predict how many words come out of Costas's mouth before "Greg"

Today, 09:06 AM

Hmmm probably 10

In Topic: Official Panthers - Steelers Gameday Thread

Today, 08:37 AM

I see us winning and I think Cam has a 4td game (3 passing 1 rushing)



In Topic: Future of Defense in NFL (Wall Street Journal Article)

Yesterday, 09:52 AM

But one team is fighting back. Those inside the league say the New Orleans Saints are quietly crafting an unorthodox defense that could change the game and become the shape of defenses to come.

"I'm always ready to get weird," said Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan.

The key to this change sounds simple but is a dramatic shift from NFL norms. Basically, the Saints want to play the best 11 players they can find. Size and position are of lesser importance. Former NFL scout Daniel Jeremiah, now an analyst at the NFL Network, calls the Saints' plan "the most fascinating" scheme of the 2014 season.

This isn't the normal lip service about playing the best players. This is a team betting big on the idea of football positions changing, and soon.

The idea was hatched by accident last year, when injuries to linebackers gave Ryan a dilemma: play bad linebackers or get creative with positions. Ryan went the latter route and stressed the safety position, playing as many as four safeties at once and playing three at a time in his default defensive package. In the NFL, some teams play as few as one safety and almost no team ever employs more than two.

Safeties are bigger than cornerbacks, who typically cover wide receivers, but faster than linebackers, who are built to stop a running back and take on offensive linemen. They can be 60 pounds lighter than some linebackers but 20 pounds heavier than some corners. They can cover the insanely athletic crop of tight ends now in the NFL and take on the league's rising group of tall receivers all while giving up only a little bit of speed from a cornerback.

A bonus in Ryan's mad-scientist scheme is that he can position the safety anywhere from 20 yards away from the quarterback to right on the line of scrimmage, rushing the quarterback off the edge.


Man am I excited for this season! Our secondary is so sick, our DEs were the only ones to have 12+ sacks each last year and look to be better! our offense should be even better! only team last year to finish top 5 on both sides of the ball, etc.

Future of Defense in the NFL? lmao what a joke

In Topic: Should we go after Vincent Jackson from Tampa Bay?

19 September 2014 - 03:30 PM

Should we go after Lavonte David  from Tampa Bay?




He could come in and make our LBer unit one of the best in NFL history.

It would be THE Best LB unit ever

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