Originally Posted by playa465
You are misunderstanding the principle behind the wanting the space eating/bigger/stronger DT/NT opposite the UT. If a player in that position can eat up 2 blockers, the smaller UT should have a better opportunity to shoot the gap or gain a 1 on 1. If your DT/NT can collapse the pocket these are other things that should fall in line:
The DEs have a better shot at reaching the QB
The timing of both running/passing plays is disrupted
The opposing OL don't reach the 2nd level in their blocking assignments
LBs are freed up immensely
Secondary doesn't have to cover as long.
Don't get caught up on our stats; plus I think next years' opponents have stronger rushing attacks vs this year
That phylosophy is well documented and sound but unfortunaltely our coaching staff doesnt follow it so you are preaching to the choir as they say. Its kind of like the safety position where usually there is a strong safety that is more of a runs support guy and isnt generally as good in coverage and then there is a free safety that is just the opposite. Our coaching staff dont use that phylosophy either. They want their safeties to be interchangeable.