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Old 08-07-2012   #14
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Default Re: Wade Phillips Blitz Packages

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Originally Posted by Texn4life View Post
Like I said in my initial post, I don't think its something he'll do a lot but it's possible. He has a track record of moving an OLB inside like I stated he did with Merriman his rookie year. I can't say I remember him doing it with any other teams, but I know for a fact he did it with him.

As far as backers blitzing from the inside, you're not necessarily looking for a guys strong enough to out physical a guard. You're looking to create mismatches with the amount of speed on the field. With Merriman, he disguised the looks so you didn't know where he was coming from. Depending on the protection of the offense, you may have a Guard/Center picking up a blitzing LB if he can recognize it in time and get there. Then most likely you'll have a mismatch of a RB picking up a LB. I'll take my chances with Cush, Reed, Mercilus, or Barwin against a RB any day of the week. Wade found ways to utilize his toys in San Diego.
Mike Croel, Broncos.
He played mostly MO in his rookie year, then moved to 34 SAM the next two years. He then played 43 SAM in his fourth year.
(Wade moved to a base 43 in his last year with the Broncos.)
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