07-25-2012, 12:09 PM #11
07-25-2012, 12:51 PM #12Asst. Coach
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Why wouldn't you stack the box against the Vikings ?
They don't have a receiver that can take the top off the defense nor a line that can protect long enough for the play to develop.
Add in a dink and dunk or check down charlie passing attack, along with a heavy reliance on a run game, and there is no incentive to not stack the box.
Which back is playing isn't the major factor involved in how the defense lines up.
I would like to see Musgrave occasionally get away from the bunched sets and also set up a vertical play to Simpson at least a couple times in each pre-season game.
That might give defensive coordinators something else to think about.
Give Ponder time to throw and Simpson beating coverage and this offense should look a lot different.
07-25-2012, 02:55 PM #13Waterboy
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Think Toby is going to have a great year and, yes, I do think opponents will start to stack the box against him that is why we need to get the passing game going!
07-26-2012, 12:32 PM #14
07-26-2012, 12:33 PM #15
07-28-2012, 01:01 PM #16
How often did teams stack the box when Chester Taylor was in there? Usually they were thinking pass simply because AD wasn't in there & because AD couldn't pass block, thus the need to bring in a RB who could.
Simply put, if you have a RB in the game who is more versatile, I.E. good runner, good blocker, good receiver, your offensive play is less predictable than if you have a RB in there that is more one dimensional, I.E. great runner, mediocre receiver, poor pass blocker.
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