As I said earlier in the week, they put you in a position where you have to make one-on-one tackles, sometimes in space.
Who knew there was such an offensive scheme? And here’s a better question: why don’t we run it? You think Dobbins and Weber wouldn’t love to run in a scheme where they only have one guy to beat? Hell, Dobbins made plenty of guys miss yesterday, but it seemed that there were always 20 guys in line to tackle him once he did. But hey, let’s put the backers up at the LOS to take away double-teams on our linemen. Of course, if the linemen don’t make a play then the backers are out of position to scrape to the ball. Moreover, they are also not in position to defend the second level on pass plays. But it seemed like a good idea when we had the best player in college football on the d-line, and, the fact that he’s gone shouldn’t really change anything, right?
What a ridiculous statement. This guy is so proud of his “brilliant” defensive scheme that he failed to ask himself one fundamental question: can the players on my roster make it work? And still, 11 games later he thinks he can fix it.
Urban, please step in now or we have no chance next week. You think we’re going to be able to bail our defense out by putting up 50, 40, 30 points against that defense? Me either. Limit the big plays by playing a base, soft zone. If Patterson is hot, then they very well may dink and dunk it down the field for multiple scores. However, on a day when it’s supposed to rain, if we let them gut us with big runs, then we have no chance.
Urban, I know you’re a religious man, so remember this little gem from Proverbs, “Pride Comes Before the Fall.”