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  1. TheKDog

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    Tweet from @riversmccown: Having to protect on a stunt where you suddenly are trying to block DJ Reader from an awkward angle seems unfun https://t.co/JTZ5ZKFUPQ
     
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    @riversmccown: Whitney Mercilus basically spent the entire fourth quarter dunking on Will Richardson for playing him to the outside. https://t.co/9JnPddNc9P
     
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    Can you double two? Has to make holes elsewhere.
     
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    They found ways to double both Watt and Clowney.
     
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    A 5 man offensive line can double two players in most situations. It's not about doubling Jj or Whitney. It's about the third man.

    My opinion of course.

    We need Reader, Blackson, & Watkins to consistently beat their one on one assignments. Like Anonio Smith used to do.

    Or have teams worried about Cunningham exploding into the backfield from a standstill like he did in that clip.

    Knowing we have guys who can get to the passer from the 2nd level & knowing we will send DBs & LBs... that's going to help.

    But this WYSIWYG defense Romeo is calling now isn't going to help.
     
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    Omenihu will be a good edge player, teams don’t need to double Watt anymore, Mercilus is finally able to play his natural style and limit the drop backs he was doing last year.

    Interior guys are getting no push.

    “Still early”
     
  7. TheKDog

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    But teams are still doubling watt
     
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    If Taco clears waivers I think Texans sign him. Texans were discussing a trade for him before release.

    Not saying it a good idea.
    Career 4 sacks.
    Showed ability in college has not translated to NFL.
     
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    Infrequently. He has manhandled by Ryan Ramczyk game 1 causing the worst game of his career. It was nice to see him bounce back against JAX, but again if you break down the tape you will see that more and more teams are not committing the players they once did to stop Watt.
     
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    Father time catches up to us all no matter the age sometimes. JJ body has taken a lot of heat in the trenches over the years.
     
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    Romeo doesn't seem to move Watt around for easier matchup as much in previous seasons.

    This can be beneficial to the offense knowing where he is always going to be.

    I would like to see him inside more can't chip him there. Plus double team to the inside should give more 1 on 1 for Mercilus.
     
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    I thought that Watt had the power to basically move himself wherever he wanted? Was that not the case, is it not the case any more or is Watt just not moving? If he is at the same spot every time then yeah all other teams have to do is shore up that spot and they can keep him mostly contained.
     
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    I thought it was harder on his back to move him inside
     
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    I haven't heard that but I can see it.
     
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    Watt at this stage of his career is strictly a LDE .. to take advantage of the supposed easier matchup with a RT vs a LT. He does not have the lateral explosion and foot quickness to jump around the line like he once did .. it was the benefit of keeping JDC since he was taking up most of the double teams - to harken back to what @TheKDog said Watt last year WAS double teamed about 25-30% of the time, JDC was doubled even more than that if I recall. THIS YEAR without a dynamic player on the front 7 to take away some of the attention the offense can focus on Watt exclusively and they will know rather early how much help the RT will need if any. I didn't mean to make a blanket statement that JJ doesn't get doubled at all anymore, its more of a talent argument. Good RTs will do well against JJ.

    I haven't seen the Bear/Amoeba/4-6 type fronts that I would see with JDC on the team. Nobody is floating around the LOS disrupting blocking assignments and being a pest that RAC's defenses usually have. Will be interesting to watch that evolve this year. I still like Omenihu in that role if he can continue to get better, has the perfect body and explosiveness for the elephant position.
     
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    Check out CnD's posts on this subject.
     
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    Weaver can coach DLine. Kid has progressively looked better since arrival
     
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    Hopefully when Watt exits the roster Omenihu or someone will be prepared.
     
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