Even if we still had dashon, we still couldn't stop the left sideline jumpball pass. Ravens cleaned our clock with that one play at least a dozen times, and maybe it was more. DAshon was a great tackler. But tackling a WR who just caught another jumpball on flacco's right side didn't help us one whit. The ideal guy is some rangy WR from nowhere's ville, who is 6'7" and can jump vertical 4.5 feet, has strong hands, and can cover like a wet blanket on a hot fire. Honestly, I would love to see the tallest WR out there in camp to see if he could be converted to defend the one play dashon nor anybody else NEVER defended, the jumpball sideline pass. Making the tackle, like dashon, didn't stop the chains from moving. Anyone question if the entire league tries to wrap that play around our necks this coming yr? Guys like Gonzalez, the Ravens two remaining WRs, plus a couple others are the usual suspects. But we gotta stop that play this yr or we don't win bumpkus.
I suspect trent and JH have been working exactly on that one dammed play...ie, how to defense it. Maybe it takes a gang of 8. More likely, it would have been harder to complete if flacco was on his back after every pass he threw, or tried to throw. Do I think Fangio has fault in this? Bet your boots. Like they say, if you can't cover, Blitz
....and fangio was allergic to that call against flacco...a shame.
Hey oldninerdude, yes, I do like the idea, but the problem of finding a guy like that is...well, it just seems impossible. But until you try something different, all we got is a bunch of tall WRs that rule our CBs and Ss. That one darn play just poleaxed us, and JH had no idea how to defend it. Wish he would have had fangio blitz all out on those plays. But heck, who knows if even that would work. To be that tall and that good an athlete to cover really tall , strong WRs....jeez, that is a tall order.
Your question about a LB covering, or specifically , Aldon covering the left side, playing CB or SS...now that would have been fun to watch. He's athletic enough, no question about that. Would it work? I dunno...but I would love to have seen it....#99 playing left corner or SS. Imagine that. And yes, I have thot a lot about it...with no answers.
[ Edited by pasodoc9er on Mar 22, 2013 at 4:29 PM ]