Originally Posted by 3MTA3
I'll bite- what personnel changes would you make if you were D coordinator?
I know this question wasn't meant for me, but I will give it a go!!!
1) I would stop this containment bull sh!t Deke has been running with our dline on 1st and 2nd down and unleash our dawgs.. If our dline is just going to wait for the play to come to them like that then it is gonna be a long year.. I understand that he is trying to help our young LB out, but it isn't working at all..
2) I would zone blitz all d@mn day like we did in the 1st half of the Kentucky game... Why did Whammy stop doing it after the half.. We blitzed maybe 2 or 3 times the whole 2nd half.. This was the 1st time I saw us use any kind of blitz the entire season and it def showed through the stats, 98 yards thru the first half for Kentucky.. Why did we take our foot off their throat and let them back into the fight like that??
3)Have our db's Jam receivers right off the line on passing situations and play a cover 2 behind, just in case the cb doesn't get the jam on the receiver.. Gilmore was pretty damn good at jamming recievers and that is one of the reasons he got drafted so high.. It gives our dline 1 to 2 more seconds to get after the QB because the routes will take longer to develop and it will def throw a monkey wrench in the rhythm of their offense...
Those are just 3 things I would do, I didn't even get into all the stunts and rolls I would do up front and the gap aliments for our LBs who def look lost out there at times... The one thing that I couldn't do and I feel is happening as we speak is the entire defense molding together and being able to understand what the other guy is going to do on every play.. We have had top def in the past because we played as a unit and not as individuals, but it takes time for players to realize other players tendencies and that is what has been hurting us this year.. We are getting there and as the season goes on the better we will get..