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08-01-2011, 03:46 PM
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The LB situation could be really brutal, but I am happy with Cole and Babin at DE, Jenkins/Patterson/Dixon at DT, and Nate Allen at safety. Hopefully, Jarrett will live up to expectations and the sick secondary and solid line will make up for the lackluster middle of the D.
Their D should be really improved over last year, and on paper it looks good. On paper they should be able to get after the QB with the best of them which is huge. The team is built to rush the passer.
However, I have my reservations about Babin and Jenkins. They're 30 years old and coming off career years, and don't have much of a track record prior to last year. Jenkins has had 1 real strong year prior to this past season, and Babin none. Also, Allen is still very young and inexperienced.
The game plan against them seems easy to see. Ball control. Attack the middle of the field with the rush game and short passes, and take advantage of LB matchups. Run counters and screens to take advantage of the up the field rush they're going to employ, and try to hit big plays in the center of the field rather than the flanks. Mostly I'd play a ball control, dink and dunk game to march down the field and keep Vick off of it.
The potential is certainly there to be a good D, but I'm in wait and see mode as of now. I think they have serious holes that will wind up being exploited in the playoffs.
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