For the most part, you aren't getting s**t going up the middle against our line in the run game and they also apply good pressure in the passing game. Now we have 2 explosive guys coming off the edge in the pass rush and they can keep the contain. I'm excited to see how this is going to turnout! I will say though that Miller and Frazier played admirably during the suspension.
What a good problem to have! I am interested to see how it plays out with touches for all of the playmakers.
Frazier rotated in at end and Schutt was in at tackle at times during the game. Remember that big run Navy had? Munger, Schutt, Frazier and Miller were in at that time. I think that made the coaches say "Let's wait til we got a good handle on this one".
His comments and those videos that are posted showing him doing ridiculously good stuff is what sold me!
I went with Doran Grant because he is the only proven DB and the secondary is what hurt us the most last season. All of the things being stated now about the aggression of the DB's and the scheme changes sound great. But we haven't seen it in a game against others yet. I believe that there will be improvements but Grant is the known product out of a very important position group.
I don't have score predictions but how's this:
This is probably an understatement but the value of playing with LeBron will help every single player on that roster immensely. Waiters and Irving need to get some tape on how D Wade played off of LeBron and study it until they have it memorized!! What helps them is that they are better long range shooters than D Wade so they will get a lot of open looks. Love will be super efficient with his scoring now and he will eat up the boards on both ends. Andy will play to his strengths and Miller will bomb out from the 3 while playing solid D and hustling. The main thing in play here is the coach. He needs to construct a system that will utilize everybody's skills while letting LeBron be the focal point. Once they get the kinks worked out, that team is going to be really good. Which is probably another understatement!
Assuming he has his off field issues together, I just think the staff is going to give Rod Smith some sort of chance to make good on all of that potential.
Great points. For what it's worth, I've heard that Saban personally coaches the DB's on his team.
I completely agree. He's been playing well and the depth just isn't there for the LB position just yet.
Bosa is definitely a beast! That lineup with Washington and Spence on the edges and Bennett and Bosa on the interior is our best 4 man front in my opinion. They are the 4 best linemen that we have. Bosa and Washington are pretty versatile so you could switch them around along the line. It all starts up front so our best 4 guys have to be in.
He made plays while he was in. 3 tackles one of which for a loss in 1 half is pretty good.
Diesel's ankle got rolled on by one of NW's offensive lineman. That's the reason he did not play much in the 2nd half.