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Sack Lloyd Carr / Big Ten Talk / Defending the Spread Offense?............That is the question.
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FlaBuck 
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# Posted: 26 Nov 2007 14:51


Man ohh man, West Va. and Mizzu both have spread schemes. But I think Pat White and the Mountaineers is more dangerous.

How would you defend them??

#1 I would place one guy on the QB. Spy him all game. The QB in this style offense is the motor that runs it. Either a speedy LB or a DB.

#2 I would line up 3 d-lineman and get as much pressure as I could , and having my LB's lay in wait to adjust to the play.

#3 Patinece is everything defending this offense. Alot of playaction screens, pitches, and direct snaps. If you have studied enough film on a team , then you should be able to have an idea what to expect out of any formation.

#4 Blitz on 1st down........just do it!!! ( not the same exact blitz, mix it up ) .

I think if you get enough pressure, and contain the QB, getting him doing things he is not suppose to, rattle him up you should be successful. It's been done before.

I say all of this because of the scenerio from last weekend. I am worried if the Buckeyes have to play either Mizzu or West Va. Because of thier style of offenses.

It's gonna be interesting................Go Bucks!

Fock Lion 
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# Posted: 26 Nov 2007 16:15


Well, basically, you employ the tried and true Dixon Dennis strategy. Take out the QB, win game.

Not rocket science.

They will smoke WV (if they get in that is).

 

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