Please Register or Log in to Remove this Advertisement! And that could be simply because they stayed with their base defense because against that no huddle there was no time to sub or get fancy so you play what you know best. They may not be completely ready to play a two gap front or they simply don't want to show it this early and give anyone a chance to scout it or get tape of it. Personally I'll be surprised if they play much two gap early on. I think they'd need both Ratliff and Ego to play it well and Ego isn't near ready for it yet. Paea and Collins really aren't two gap types and Sutton surely isn't. Not at this level playing at 290lbs. They can talk about it but I'm still not sure we have the players for it. I'd say that playing behind Ratliff and Houston should be all the protection Shea needs to attack that B gap on his side. Those two are both very good run defenders. If they plan on leaving him there then I'll buy what Herring is selling so far and that he just needs more game reps to get it all down. The pure fact is we really don't have single stack and shed LB period. None of them play that way. So one solution is to use the DL to eat up blockers but we really don't have those types of DT either. That makes me scratch my head and wonder where this two gap idea actually got any traction to begin with other than expecting Ego to fill that role. The other option is to do what we've been doing and that's to attack with the entire front seven which requires some very good gap control and discipline and of course that's what they were constantly fucking up last year. But that was then and this is now. We have a DL back that can attack and play their gaps so use them. I'll tell you what bothers me the most. Tucker seems to have his head in the clouds as far as what he can and can't play and I keep seeking chaos on the part o the younger players. They don't get it yet and to me that's a huge problem because by now they should. If this defense is so complex that it confuses us more than the other guys we're gonna end up with problems again and our younger guys will struggle to learn it. Until I see Tucker getting the job done not just with the vets but with all of these guys he's still got one foot on my shit list.