Originally posted by Giedi:Honestly, I only see this happening if two big if's happen.
Originally posted by jonnydel:
while very true that we play Nickel more than anything - our Nickel package does not remove the 2nd ILB, it removes the NT. So whether we're in base 3-4 or Nickel we still have our two ILB's in the game. The only time we take an ILB out is in our "Dime" or "quarter" packages. So, I expect Wilhoite to still play about 80-85% of the snaps.
For instance - if you look at the very first picture I posted - we're in a "Nickel" set. notice how there's no nose tackle, just 2 DT's.
You probably are right, but I think the line backers can be aldon at DE Brooks at de, Willis at mlb, Nick moody at linebackersafety. Assuming Justin and Raymac play the DT positions, that leaves 5 db's. I'm assuming Cully and brock at corners, bethea at fs, reid, & ward.
I think if moody is faster and can cover better than Wilhoite, I think he should be subbed in for him. It all depends on how Moody and Wilhoite have developed - or not as the case may be over the offseason.
1. Moody shows he's a very good pass coverage LB
2. It's in a very obvious passing situation
The reasoning is: Most teams try and run on us in 11 personnel - or 1 back 1 TE so that we're in our Nickel formation because our base defense is so stout against the run. It's probably about 80% of the time when teams other than Seattle tried to run on us was in 11 personnel packages.