Originally posted by brodiebluebanaszak:
Originally posted by NCommand:
Agreed. I was very happy with Lay-moan-yah! His get-off was excellent and he took good angles to the QB, hustled through the whistle, loved his dip-move and has very long arms. He is a harasser! That said, he also showed he's a rookie...poor inside rush lead to a huge run off tackle on his side but overall, he was stout against the run and 1on1 engagements. He'll need a year or two to get acclimated to our 3-4 playbook. He'll need to learn when to rush up field and when to stay home and when to drop back in coverage. One area Brooks excels at is instant play recognition. There is NO hesitation if a QB rolls right in the RZ...he will either sprint up field to force an INC pass or drop back in coverage on the RB for underneath coverage. But right out of the gate, he is promising and I think he would be best served at the WILL spot behind Aldon. And then on obvious pass rushing downs, he can rush from either side. Also, I've always felt Haralson would be much better served at the SAM backing up Brooks and also with some work at inside LB in case WIllis/Bowman go down. What was encouraging was seeing the middle LB cross-dog blitzes up the middle, Ian collapsing the step-up lane and Fangio using all the OLB's to rush from both sides, interchangeably. Good stuff...either way, Corey is going to be learning the SAM and perhaps the WILL from the two best in the game!
What time was that play in the game video that was posted today? So far I have only seen him push back a 315 pound tackle and obliterate the pocket on one of Skuta's sacks.
See, here is where I think we need to really think outside the bun. Stop thinking WILL and SAM and all these old seifert-isms that are like heirlooms passed down from a golden age.
We very well could have two Brooks on our hands. Why slot him in behind the starter. Be daring! Be creative! Think outside the bun! Sit down Willis or Bowman now and then! Unleash the horses! Or play them all and sit down a corner if that is our weakest position and play chicken with the QB -- can you find the open man before we stomp you into the ground?
Lets do 3-4 Pittsburgh style! Could really work against the non-elite qb's.
I'm just sayin'.
I suppose I should wait until the preseason plays out to get excited. Sigh.
Yes they're called "Hot routes". QB sees that, he has a few options:
A. Motion RB out
B. Check outta the play and send a receiver on a quick pass
C. OC sees #99, #55 and #96 on the field and does a late sub and sends in another receiver.
I mean if you're gonna do it Pittsburgh style, get creative with blitzing, delay blitz, twist, stunt, overload and disguise. OC's and QB's are always checking numbers on the field and looking for mismatches, its hard nowa days sending an "all go" blitz without being picked apart.