Originally Posted by Rey
In passing situations I don't think they will be in their base defense.
Passing situations you can put some freaky stuff out there. Mario, watts, reed and barwin would be a good four to send. Mix in a Cushing blitz to top it off.
Also, in regards to Mario I view him as a standing de. We are basically playing a 5-2 as a base defense. Of course you wouldn't be in that defense against a team like the colts.
But against a team like the ravens or Pittsburg it can be effective.
Initially I was worried about Mario at olb, but I heard wade describe his defense and what he wants to do and I'm not worried anymore.
Against the colts and teams that like to air it out I expect Mario to have his hand on the ground for much of the game.
But if a team wants to pound the ball it would seem that getting more bulk on the field would make that harder to do.
I don't expect Mario to be running with te's and backs. Sometimes he'll drop into a zone, but that's about it.
But yeah, in passing situations expect Mario to put his hand on the ground.
That's another reason I think Mitchell can play on the nose. He will basically have two d lineman on both sides of him in situations where a run is possible.
This won't be your typical 3-4 but I do believe it will be fun to watch.
First off, let me pat myself on the back because I was the first person on the board to say our base defense will basically be a 5-2 and I said it before the interview came out with Wade saying the same thing. Including the stuff about Mario being a hands up DE.
But my post wasn't saying what we ARE going to do, my post was saying what I'd feel more comfortable with from more of a standard 3-4 given our personnel AND which of our personnel I'd prefer to see out there. Basically, I'd feel more comfortable with Reed and Barwin coming off the edges with Mario as the DE that taking one of Reed/Barwin off the field and putting Antonio Smith on the field, instead.