Originally posted by 49ercrusher:
After watching the saints games, I noticed that no team has corner blitz brees,the try to put pressure in the middle but no success ,what would be you strategy to stop em....Any thoughts..?
My couch coaching would be as follows:
O: Strive for ball control. I would spread the saints D out with spread formations then hammer the rock. Use the TE's or K.Hunter/Gore As 3rd & 4th WR. Run draws and slash plays. Keep them honest with motions and sweeps. They stack the box hit them with screens, quick slants. Alex has been calling 2 plays in the huddle if he is always in the spread (at least initial gameplan) that is where he is at his best.
Overall- Score more points than the Saints and keep the ball out of Brees hand.
D: Make them beat us running. Come out in a 4-2-5. Play Alll-Done Smith & Brooks as DE (Contain Brees in the pocket) R.Mac and Cowboy in the middle tell them to pin there ears back, leaves P-Willy and Bowman patroling mid-field...... And here comes our secondary.. you play 2 deep safety and tell your Safeties you will pay for the fines but to hit anything that moves ( alligator arms by the 2nd Q). Im not about injuries, JUST the intimidation.. Let our CB's play press and tell them to play press for 60min. Rogers/Spencer are playing for next job opp, they will give it there best. T.Brown has done a solid job and has got some bad calls against him, knows he might get bumped up the chart with a great game..T.Brock i dont have much opinion on him..
Overall- Play more physical than the saints, and to the whistle. They are slower on grass, must get pressure on Brees. And replay the game from last yr. Manusky knows Brees very well and schemed him perfect....