Originally posted by wysiwyg:
Re-Reading that I think that Dial is going to be a classic 5 technique -- Tall (6'6") long arms, 320 pounds. Not a 0 technique NT (they listed Franklin )
I have no idea what they plan for him. If I had to guess, I'd say they'll try him everywhere and he'll end up fitting best at LDE.
Franklin wasn't a zero technique NT when he had success. That's why I said to ignore some of the examples. Franklin was a one gap NT. So was Sopoaga.
Dorsey will be a one gap NT. So will Ian Williams.
Fangio runs an attacking 3-4 front. A classic 5 technique is a read and react player. They initiate contact, hold ground and maintain control over the B and C gaps, read what the offense is doing, and then decide what to do based on the play call. An attacking 3-4 end is assigned a gap at the snap and they work to penetrate instead of holding ground and go after the ball... or just the QB or HB depending on the play call. They line up on the inside shoulder of the tackle, which is "4 technique" usually, but can line up anywhere. It works the same for the NT. One gap NTs usually line up "shaded" to one shoulder of the center. It actually depends on the DC what terminology they use... sometimes it's designated as "1". It's a bit confusing because of the terminology, but the most important thing to remember is one gap vs. two gap.