Re: After watching the games today...
play after play we ran a man-read run blitz. everyone had an assignment (which got us killed against the hurry), and the assignment was to read their match and then "blitz" if their assignment stayed in to block. this has been our defense most of the season, and is quite possibly the most cautious scheme devised. we blitzed at least 5 on almost every play ... after the offense had declared it's targets.
our OLB's were horrid, but i cant blame them too much, because most of the time they (especially barwin) had HB duty. the problem, as i've repeated, lies in the middle. if barwin and reed are your best athletes in coverage - who's rushing the passer? this problem is compounded by the lack of help at linebacker once cushing went down. we dont have a linebacker who can cover, so common sense says bring a safety or two in the box. now you have to put forth that crappy run blitz with your DB's or else surrender to run games. we were screwed the moment cushing went down, because there arent 2 players combined who can do his job.
Last edited by Scooter; 01-23-2013 at 07:14 AM.