Tucker: Round 2

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  1. Bearsinhouston

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    While I completely agree with how to beat them, other teams also know this. The problem is not in figuring out the gameplan, the problem is that it's hard to execute. Rogers has this nagging ability to complete a pass under pressure and Lacey does not seem to want to go down easy. It's easier said than done. Those are two good players to have to stop and not many teams seem capable of stopping both for an entire game.
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    Rodgers is a master of stepping up under the wide speed rush of the LDE behind his RG and then hurting you there with his arm. Killed us a million times like that. Strangely one of the few times he failed to convert that play was last year when he took a little too long and Shea looped back around to get him. That's where pressure and penetration from the 3T make a huge difference.
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    yeah... that's why even with the crappy (really crappy) S play, I still think the DT is where we need to be with the first pick. Somehow though, I don't think we will be.
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    I have no freakin' clue what Emery is thinking so all we get to do is argue about it for the next 6 weeks until we get the answer May 8th. Donald/Buchannon in 1-2 would make me very very happy.
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    yeah... works for me too.
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    Have Phil phone it in.
    We'll take an order of Donald with a side of Deonne please...
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    That's because Kurt Warner and the other talent he had retired years earlier like he should have done. Ziiiiiiinnnnnnng. :lol-027:
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    Emery did make the point that while Melton wasn't exactly burning up the track on his pass rush early in the year his presence still had to be accounted for and he was a difference maker in the run game. We both know that in the 4-3 one gap the 3 tech's play is to shoot that B gap and disrupt the blocking or make the tackle in the backfield. So when Emery said that it's an important position in their scheme and that the whole defense is driven from it he meant it. It is. If that DT gets past his blocks everything can get messed up back there.

    Like I said in the Conte thread when he and Wright weren't playing behind a Swiss cheese front seven all of those missed tackles wouldn't even have needed to have even been attempted and instead of having to always be aware of a runner breaking free the Safeties can focus more on coverage. You don't bite on a play fake when you know they can't run against you. The whole thing begins to get preposterous when people, the media included, start talking about stuff they haven't even got a clue about. I'm not a football coach but at least I have a basic grasp of the way the game is supposed to be played.
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    Right there is what so many fail to grasp about a 4-3 one gap front. Run or pass it's the penetration of that one guy who makes it work for the rest. When he was on his game Melton made his share of plays but he also made it much easier for the others to get their shots in too. We got 14.5 sacks from Izzy and Wootton coming off the LDE and LDT spots because they were playing next to Melton who had a Pro Bowl year of his own. Players and coaches understand it but probably less than 10% of the fans who watch do.
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    The real benefit to this is that after all of his FA meanderings and signings he's got 31 other teams guessing just as much as we are. The mocks and gurus who a week ago had Donald or Jernigan as the pick have now divorced themselves from that and started picking Safeties and CBs. This despite the fact that we almost never take Safeties that high (Carrier is the only 1st rounder I can think of) and seldom do with CBs either (Wolford was a 1st and then I can't recall another) but we have a long history of taking DTs and OTs early.

    Emery is such a good poker player and such a wild card that who knows exactly how he'll play it and we won't right up until that card goes up.
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    Ding. Ding. Ding. we have a winner. This is precisely, 100% why a tough 3 tech is so important. You have to press the pocket up the middle, as well as pinch it from the edges. If the qb can take 5 steps into the pocket, guys like Allen become less effective coming off the edge.
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    Luckily you can have those types of 3 tech guys through the 3rd round, Anthony Johnson can be had and is that kind of guy! So now the question is can you get a 3 down S in the 3rd round that can do the job of a Pryor or Dix? B/C you can get the job in the 3rd w/a DT.

    moving on...

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