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.
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 yeah, in passing situations expect Mario to put his hand on the ground.
We've talked about this before and TexanArlington also referred to it as he also watched a lot of Cowboys games.
In passing situation, the D will be in a nickel package wtih a 4-man front very often.
Mario (like Ware) plays 43 DE in this instance.
Against the Colts, we may not notice any difference from the year before as far as formation is concerned.
(However, that is not a shoe-in.)
Also, in prevent defense, we could see a 3-man front.
In this instance, Mario automatically looks just like a 34 DE.