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Posts posted by JulioisCoolio

  1. Are you gonna explain the pic or just keep taking shots? Splain bro. You can't.

    The defense that Pete Carroll now employs uses the basic tenets of the Monte Kiffin 4-3 Under defense and mixes in a variation originally pioneered by the legendary George Seifert in San Francisco. Seifert wanted to create mismatches against the opposing offensive line so he started using his weakside defensive end to rove around and rush the passer from a two-point stance (standing up position). This was the beginning of the "Elephant" position and one that Carroll uses today. We also see this position called the LEO, and in the Hawks' defense can rush standing up or in a three-point stance.

    Notice standing up or three-point stance. You're arguing semantics.

  2. Lol it's only going to be good if he keeps showing how little he knows and trying to tear others down for being knowledgeable instead of appreciating it, joining in or just soaking it in and learning. It's a sad thing. Pride.

    I'm just happy to actually see SOME football threads. I logged in today and seen two threads with actual football discussion in them and had to do a double take to make sure I was in the right place.

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  3. We can easily fix this defense with the draft and a few select FA signings. Here is what I'd do.

    In free agency:

    Do whatever it takes to acquire DE Michael Bennett. We already know what he can do in the defense we would be running, not to mention he's a perfect fit.

    Bring in a fat hog @ DT. Joseph, Solali, ect. We have a few options. I'd prefer Joseph just because of age, but Solali has played under Nolan before.

    Possibly address the FS situation if there is enough cap space.

    We head into the draft with two new starters on the DL. It's time to fill out this defense.

    Round 1 - OLB Khalil Mack. Nolan has his new LEO. Another perfect fit.

    Round 2 - DE-DT Stephon Tuitt. Massive, scheme diverse, basically the Lamarr Houston of the draft.

    Round 3 - DT Daquan Jones. If we bring in one NT, we have to bring in two. No point in integrating a big NT into the scheme if all it would take is one injury to throw everything out the window. We'll have two massive hogs for goal line and obvious running situations as well.

    These 5 moves alone completely transforms this defense

    DE - Bennett

    DT - Joseph/Jones

    DT - Tuitt

    LEO - Mack

    Tuitt could also move outside and allow Mack to line up as a traditional LB as well. He would give us the versatility to move Mack and a few others all over the field.

    OLB - Spoon

    MLB - Worrilow

    OLB - ??? (This position could possibly be addressed in FA as well. I would really like Wesley Woodyard here. Could also be a draft pick. Bartu is another possibility.) <-------Now that I think about it, Kroy will probably man this spot. It would allow Nolan to create a lot of confusion as to who is actually the 'LEO' and who will drop into coverage.)

    FS - Decoud (ugh, maybe?)

    SS - Moore

    CB - Tru

    CB - Alford

    This defense would make me pretty excited.

  4. As I mentioned earlier, I watched half the games in person, all of the games at least twice on DVR and all of the games in coach's mode. I can 100% without a doubt say that we rarely run a 4-3 under. We primarily run a 4-3 cover 2 and 4-2 nickel. I still don't know where this notion that we are moving to a 4-3 under base and will be drafting to prepare for it is coming from. Maybe I missed the announcement but we are moving to a 4-3 under about as much as we are moving to a 3-4, which I prefer anyway.



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