somehow we're only 124th
I like your style.
Red Berenson's first name is Gordon.
Actually, if I had posted "FIRST!", then it might be even less relevant. [/haloscan-flashbacks]
I have a couple of questions. In the base Cover 3 D, 4 players rush 5 OL and during the zone blitz, it's 5 players rushing 5 OL.
This assumes the O does not keep the TE or a RB to block.
Why is this successful in getting pressure? Are PSU's DL just so dominant that they can do this? Schematically, what is the advantage?
As you can tell, I don't know a whole lot about this topic!
"Why is this successful in getting pressure? Are PSU's DL just so dominant that they can do this?"
Larry Johnson is not only one of college football's top recruiters, he's also one heck of a defensive line coach.
In this decade we've had four first-round, one second-round, and one third-round D-Line draft picks.
In a normal pass rush, the OL can match up against the DL across the line of scrimmage. In a zone blitz, the OL does not know who is rushing and who will be in coverage. This can possibly confuse the OL and get a blitzer through if no one picks him up, especially if they send overwhelming numbers at one side of the line despite not having an overall numerical advantage.
Normally an offense will defeat a blitz by hitting a quick slant or hitch in the area vacated by the blitzer. The zone blitz combats this by having d-linemen drop into the passing lanes for those quick passes. They can break up or intercept those passes if the QB does not see them, or cause the QB to hold the ball long enough for the blitz to get home.
So, pretty much, a zone blitz hopes to confuse the offense by not letting it know who will be the rushers and who will be in coverage, hoping to quickly get a man past the confused OL before the confused QB can find a hole in the zone (which doesn't take long since it's d-linemen in coverage).
You could have used "covered" instead of "wrote about" and accomplished a slight but statistically significant reduction in overall verbiage.
When you're going for the record, every "about" counts.
since the ultraviolet range is 10nm - 400nm; the shortest UV is 10nm.
Not sayin', just sayin' ...
Being an engineer myself. My wife never understands my jokes ....
Brian, thanks for the link. Chris Brown is The Man. BTW, you guys will enjoy this video if you haven't already seen it...
Yeah, that article had some fantastic insight.