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but how would you stop Tyler Eifert? If there is one player I think can make some big plays Monday night, it's him.
Crush golson before he can get rid of the ball!
could be a good start
Match Lester up with him and hope for the best. Both guys will win their share of battles.
Line the jack up over him and beat him up and take that cute look off his face before he has a chance to release.
The 2 best answers already given. You have to hit the tight end before he releases from the line & get to the QB early. Hitting the tight end before he releases is the hardest thing to get D-linemen or linebackers to do. They want to get to the Rb or QB as fast as possible so they simply let him by. They may put a hand on him momentarily, but nothing good enough to disrupt the timing of the play.
This post was edited by blount4bama 15 months ago
I have nightmares of Eifert dragging Vinnie all over the field.
Easier said than done with a very mobile QB.
ND splits TE (Tight End Tyler Eifert) out a lot...
If he splits out Lester will get him. Every time he doesn't split out knock the piss out of him off the line.
Bill Parcells used to put DeMarcus Ware and before him Lawrence Taylor on flexed Te all the time and basically say knock em down then rush. Don't think we will because a corner on him I think can handle him he isn't huge,but it can be done and be quite effective.
As a DE in college there was nothing more important than disrupting the TE. If he releases hard inside you have to knock him off balance while staying gap sound and not create a soft edge. If he releases hard out you can try to push him but you have to worry about your inside gap. The trick is knowing what a hard outside release looks like in one step vs a hook block.
A good TE will set you up though. He will fake an outside release with one false step then dive hard inside to get to a lb. Its a head game. Best thing to do is punch him hard and get separation and look for the next key. Its all about tendencies and film study. They might try to trick you at first but if you hit them in the mouth they usually revert to what they know best.
"We're modern-day gladiators, and that mental toughness is really important to have in a good team." Nick Saban
I think this is a great question. He is the one guy on their offense that I think could give us fits. When he splits out wide it is usually to Milliner's side so I think he takes him. When he is in tight it's going to have to be a combination of things. Jam him off the line, have a linebacker under, and a safety over the top. Moseley could handle it if he's not spying on Golson. Hubbard has the height. It's a tough match up.
I LOL'd for realz.
and my worst nightmare comes true.....
Joe Schad @schadjoe
Alabama S Vinnie Sunseri said he will probably cover Tyler Eifert when hands on ground and Dee Milliner will when he's split out wide.
I hope Vinnie is trollin'
If he's split out...I trust Geno/John with safety help. Main thing is to push the pocket and effect the QB.
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