If I were the Hooded one, and I'm not half as smart, here's I would attack the Den. O.
posted at 1/11/2012 8:58 AM EST
Last year, the New England Patriots lost at home to the New York Jets when the Jets played a new look defense I like to call a cover-1 press. I know, creative name, no? I think Dick LaBeau had the right call, but not the right players. I noticed that in a lot of the runs that Tebow made out of the option were at James 'dumb pass rusher on every play' Harrison. The Denver OC and QBC knew that Harrison, like Umenyiora, was someone you could run at because they'll fall for a delayed run on every play. Luckily for us, we have more disciplined LBs. Last match we played against the Broncos saw a record breaking amount of rushing yards in the first quarter until BB made the adjustments needed. While the adjustments worked we all seem to forgot that we took away the Denver rushing attack without two very important run stuffers. Patrick Chung and Brandon Spikes. I hope both guys have a major impact in this game, they both been very disappointing this season.
I'd line up the boys like this. With a base 4-3,
WLB MLB SLB SS
R. Ninkovich B. Spikes J. Mayo P. Chung
K. Arrington A. Molden
DE DT DT DE
S. Ellis K. Love V. Wilfork M. Anderson
My reasoning behind this is that, I believe, that stopping the run is the most important thing needed to stop the Broncos. I'd rather Tebow get into a passing match with Tom Brady to beat us over having him dictate the clock. As you all see, I have our best run stoppers for the DL. Ellis isn't a good pass rusher anymore, but he he sets the edge perfectly on the Tebow-zone. Anderson, our best rusher, is placed on the left handed Tebow's blindside.
At the CB position, I have Molden on the bigger, more physical WR Demaryius Thomas that McCourty will sure to have a problem against with Arrington holding the RCB position. Mayo, Ninkovich and Spikes are fantastic against the run, bringing Chung closer to the line brings another heavy hitter to the table.
If Tebow beats us through the air so be it, but he's not good enough to out QB Brady. Now, if BB comes out with a different defense I will not doubt him. Bill, and all his disciples, have been on this Tebow option read from the get-go. Bill was the first to execute it, Rodney Harrison had been preaching it for weeks, Crennel perfected it and Saban owned it in the BCS. I'm sure the hood already has it figured out. I just wanted tto try my hand at armchair DCing. =) Thoughts?