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If we are going to keep competing, which we will, in the SEC, we need some tall, lean, strong and fast Taclkes and Defensive Ends, With Manziel in the league now at least for two more years, we are going to need it. I love our style of Football, smash mouth, and we had our chances yesterday, We also need some fast secondary backs. It is important. I love our team and I love them all. But we are going to adapt. I know CNS and CKS will. Roll Tide. Roll.
Major difference between this year and last year is no Upshaw. We just don't have a pass edge rushing linebacker this year. We will eventually develop another guy to fill that role
Maybe I was watching the wrong game, but I thought I saw AJ hold the ball for 5, 6, 7 seconds at a time before attempting a pass. I also think Cyko is the definition of tall, lean, and strong.
I do wish we had a Clowney or a Jarvis Jones. But, so does every team not named Georgia or S. Carolina. I do agree about the secondary. I get a little bummed sometimes that it takes so long to develop db's and the secondary in Saban's system. They recruit 5 star talent. It just takes 2-3 years to learn the playbook enough to react and not think at the position. It even took Barron until he was a junior to play the position the way Saban has in mind.
1 loss doesn't warrant changing the kind of personel we use in our 3-4. We did a terrible job of maintaining our gaps against Mizzou and our linebackers didn't take great angles in the 1st quarter. 1st quarter discipline was lacking. Had nothing to do with having tall, lean, strong lineman. We don't have to adapt. We have to execute better. When you have a guy like Manziel running the way he did, your secondary tries to sneak up and leave theirselves open to being burnt. I just can't understand any reasoning at all to change the type of personal we use or what we do against hurry up offenses.
I understand it takes time to learn the system. I understand some are young. Yes I know we dont have some of our guys from last year, but we need some speed. It was apparent in the Michigan game. Not a lot but we were out ran several times. I know it is Sabans system but we do need the speed.
I agree. I love our system, but we are lacking speed this year and it is hurting us
That is all I was saying It is. But I love our guys and I will support them throughout. Roll Tide Roll
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No Upshaw and no Barron are HUGE...
Can you imagine Barron on a safety Blitz against lil' Johnny? He'd have injured him.
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This is pretty much correct. We would have to change our entire defensive philosophy and scheme to go with smaller DLineman. Our defense is designed to have bigger than average DL so they can take on multiple blockers and let our LB's make plays. Like Lucky pointed out, we need more athletic LB's as a whole and a true 3-4 nose guard. Williams is strong, but he doesn't take up as much space as a Cody and can't move as well as Marcel.
In order to try what you're talking about we would have to pretty much go to a 4-3 scheme. But we try to play nickle or dime when our front six/seven can handle their business. And in that regard we do need better pass rushers when we're in "rabbit".
I thought Kirby adjusted well after the first quarter. The defense, although a sub-par performance for a while, ended up giving the offense a chance to win the game. In my opinion, first down play calling really hurt us, especially on the last drive at the goal line. You guys go back and watch the tape, and I'll admit to not doing so yet. But A&M knew we were going to throw on first down nearly the entire second half. Watch their sets. There were several times they only had six in the box because they knew it was pass all the way. And then watch second down, especially in the second half. They would stack the box knowing the run was coming. This kept us behind the chains all day. The DC called a great game and whipped Nuss' butt.
I could be wrong, but anytime we have the right number of defensive guys in the box, we should run.
There's a lot of reason why we lost: lack of focus, AJ missed a couple of passes/under throws, Yeldon's fumble (was huge), defense did horrible in contain, coaches were completely out-coached, but those first down calls really stood out....
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Look, our D made adjustments and mostly shut them down after the first quarter. Very good offenses with good schemes can move the ball against the very best of defenses.
Let's not forget that we were out there playing against 2 first round OTs, another draft pick at Center, and a WR is an absolute 1:1 nightmare. Our "slow LBs" had very little to do with us losing this game. If you want to blame anything on the defense, blame missed tackles.
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How about some true pass rushers..... I guess when we los tout on Clowney and some said we will win without him they weren't referring to the A&M game. The fact is, we need 1-2 true pass rushers. Sure it's fine when the QB can't scramble and our secondary locks down the receivers for a length of time, but we need someone who can beat the ackle off the edge.
Also, aside from a pass rusher, we did screw up our lanes and containment Saturday AS well as miss sacks/tackles. That would have helped.
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