Originally posted by Rathmanator:
Originally posted by NCommand:
Yeah press coverage and Cover 3 is all they do...but they do it to perfection. If we were to bring in Browner, perhaps Fangio would consider leaving him in press and allowing the rest to standard defensive alignments. Then again, with both Brock and Culliver, they too are best when in press and physical up at the LOS (Like Browner). So perhaps Fangio adjusts to the strengths of his players and also exploits the rules (loop hole) of the NFL like Seattle?
I'm sorry, but did you just refer to Brock and Culliver as "also the best" at the LOS (Like Browner)? I disagree and don't think that either of those two are even in the same ballpark as the Hags group. They have like 4 corners that can play light years better than Cully and Brock. The level of physical at the line for those guys is the kind of physical where receivers go to the ground. I have seen both Cully and Brock just get punked by WR's, but I do think Brock is playing the ball better.
Yes, I did...on our team, that is. No doubt Seattle has a very simple formula...go get 4 CB's all 6'3+ that excel in being physical up at the LOS and make each WR earn every inch on a passing play (and prison-rape them throughout the play, for at worst, a 5 yard illegal contact penalty). It works to perfection. You can put in Sherman, Browner, Thurmound, Maxwell, my uncle, etc. and it will work. Both Culliver and Brock are the two most physical CB's we have on the team and that's not even debatable. The discussion was re: if we acquired Browner would Fangio then also adopt to the NFL and instead of off-coverage, use both Browner + Culliver/Brock in constant press.
As to Cully/Brock, we do have small sample sizes of both in press b/c we don't play that much press. But it seems to suit their physical style better IMHO.
[ Edited by NCommand on Mar 5, 2014 at 11:01 AM ]