Monday, July 26, 2004
It's a 4-4 "D" for week one... we think!
Well, word is that we'll be facing a 4-4 come week one. Is it the end of the world...? No 5-3 or rolling 5-2 cover 4? It's got so we pretty much install everything we put in vs. a 5-3 since we see it so many times during the regular season. Like everybody else, we week-by-week prepare, but we'd be nuts not to realize that we're going to see some kind of 50 front 8 outta 10 games. This is why I'm looking forward to week one: I get to "chalk it up" against a shaded 4o for a change! No "N" for noseguard! :-) Anyway, here's a few specifics. The LB's tend to play lateral and the stong end fights to the outside (i.e. has contain.) The weak side 1 and 5 techniques are about what you would expect. So let me know what you think... what sequence of plays would you use on both the run and pass. I'm tending to think veer weak and trap- option strong. Look for 8-10 yard seam routes off playaction strong as well as the backside post to the X. Run outside veer strong with the psT and psG Duece the 3 tech and seal the ps LB with the TE... that would be my emphasis. tell me what you think.