DrMantisToboggan

April 22nd, 2018 at 11:12 AM ^

DL is good not great. Their DTs are very good, their returning DE Daelin Hayes is okay and they have to replace their other DE Jay Hayes, probably with Khalid Kareem, a first year starter.

 

LB Tranquill is good, they like LB Coney a lot, they have to replace a good MLB in Nyles Morgan.

 

They have good not great corners.

 

Their safeties are a mess.

 

I'd expect us to use the TEs and work to get DPJ shots on the safeties, then I think we will be able to run the ball well as the game moves on since their D will get tired from being on the field so much. It will certainly be a game where Shea and the defense have to play well early, but if they have to play from behind we will be able to pull away.

DrMantisToboggan

April 22nd, 2018 at 12:33 PM ^

Would certainly expect some motion into the slot for DPJ. I don't think Collins would supplant DPJ on the outside, DPJ is too good for that, we want him taking on their best corners. I think you could see some packages with Black, DPJ, and Collins all on the field and DPJ in the slot in that scenario.

 

We will certainly be able to create some poor matchups for them in the passing game. Outside of their best corner they have limited coverage ability. It'll probably be a game where they try to take away one option (Black?) and Gentry, DPJ, others have a lot of good looks. Shea just has to hit them and he will.

Texas Maize Rage

April 22nd, 2018 at 12:39 PM ^

I don’t expect Collins to supplant DPJ for a starter, but I can see them moving DPJ to the slot when Collins comes in on 3 wide sets to set up a mismatch for DPJ and his speed against a weak safety. However, I am a little worried about the OL holding up long enough for the play to develop and Patterson to have time to get a good throw off. I know his mobility will help extend plays, but I’d like him to be able to step up into his throws, especially the ones downfield

DrMantisToboggan

April 22nd, 2018 at 12:52 PM ^

I don't think Shea will be under too much duress. They don't present a ton of organic pass rush - they were 64th in adjusted sack rate last year (we were 2nd, OSU was 19th for reference) - and they are replacing one DE. So I'd expect Shea to have decent time when they're not blitzing and he just has to be able to hit the check down when they do blitz.

MIGHTYMOJO91

April 23rd, 2018 at 6:32 AM ^

I wasn't trying to be a smartass at all. But you come here with all your so called football accumen (you lost me at  "Shea will hang 42 on them") and act like you didn't know what I was saying. But thanks for adding nothing other than the name calling. That's fine tho, I've been called worse by better.

canzior

April 21st, 2018 at 8:28 PM ^

just a circle jerk. Madden had always kept a hard-on for Favre. Favre is also the subject of multiple most overrated qb of all time lists, even by ESPN. One super bowl win... most interceptions of all time? Eli and Big Ben have 2. Brees might even be better.

ST3

April 21st, 2018 at 10:33 PM ^

Tell me more about this "thay" person. You happened to be correct about the bounty stuff, but got sidetracked by the Favre/Otto Graham stuff. This is one of the strangest MGoArguments I've read, and that's saying something.

Wolfman

April 21st, 2018 at 7:06 PM ^

and don't want to know because don't wish to get involved. However, I've seen enough of your posts to realize you are usually on the side of what makes sense, so I'm assuming Favre is the all-time leader in picks and as much fun as he could be to watch, I'm in total agreement he does not even belong in the talk as to top 5.