After reading the secondary preview today and being reminded of those WR screens that killed us in the MSU game, I'm wondering how we can stop those. Everything we've read about the defensive philosophy this year seems to indicate that we'll be doing a lot of zone blitzes, which will send 1 or 2 of the LBs in a pass rush and have the rest of the D sitting back in zone. I can just see us getting torched time after time for 8 yard pick-ups just like on this play. Someone talk me off the ledge and explain how we are going to be able to stop this stuff. I'm guessing the 'overhang' players (spur and bandit) will have some sort of responsibility in the flats there. As a sidenote - what exactly was this defensive call trying to accomplish?? Both DBs on the bottom half of the screen are 8-10 yards off the line and immediately start backpedaling.
Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.