September 12th, 2012 at 12:04 PM ^

Mattison is very crafty, i looked at it again and I still think its a 3-3-5 under. He just disguises it by having Cam's hand down with the plan to drop him in coverage( Gordon never plays with his hand down he's a tweener lb/safety) It's not a 4-2-5, because Kovacs would need to be lined up bracketing the ILB's, with Gordon the deep safety. if it were a traditional nickel, then wouldn't Gordon and Kovacs  line up with the same relative deepness? Either way, this is a confusing look/package that will apply difficult reads for a QB.


September 12th, 2012 at 1:33 PM ^

It doesn't really matter what you call it.  A 3-3-5 is going to look different against trips than against a standard I-pro formation, a 4-2-5 is going to look different against trips, etc.

People get too caught up in having names for defenses.

SC Wolverine

September 12th, 2012 at 2:29 PM ^

This is good stuff, but if Roh and Black don't beat their guys, the blitz probably does not get there in time to disrupt the quarterback.  It just seems that our linebackers need to be just a bit quicker and more decisive.  This is what I like about James Ross when he was in there.