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Basically, our NG slides over and doesn't line up over the center. Our JACK slides inside to play DE. We bring our best coverage LB on the field opposite our MIKE and insert a 5th DB. Pretty standard, really.
No, nickel. 4 down linemen, 2 linebackers, 3 corners, and 2 safeties.
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Yes, mistake. We play a 4 down lineman nickel package. You know what I meant.
Eh, not really a mod. He's one of the original BOL/Rivals/247 guys with Lucky. He's one of the writers, but really just gives us updates and info. He's literally the only person in recruiting that I believe when he has info. If he's reporting it, you can take it to the bank.
I really enjoy recruiting a lot nowadays, because I don't feel like anybody is irreplaceable. 247 is great with their recruiting coverage, I don't worry with CNS at the helm, and so now it's really entertainment. You're right, he could go to any of the 3. Back when we were on probation and celebrating getting 1 4* kid, it was kind of disappointing. Now, I can enjoy it and be happy for the player regardless of where he goes. I kind of think that VT has the best opportunity during the season to pull him closer. I think they'll be better than last year, and what can Bama do to impress him that they haven't already done? Michigan apparently has some gravitational pull, as well. He seems like a great young guy, so I'll be cool wherever he goes. I really just want to see what kind of first year impact he has, being the #1 guy. Again, I'd love to have him, but he's no Clowney IMO.
Who comes out? I do remember seeing Sunseri(hope that is how you spell his name) playing a crap ton of snaps as the 5th DB last year.
Hand is definitely not a Clowney coming out. How uncommon do you guys feel a Clowney recruit is now a days. Truly every 10 years type of guys? Over or under on 10 years?
The SAM backer- which is the other outside LB opposite the JACK.
The last prospect to rival that of Clowney's potential was Julius Peppers imo. Depending on positions it can be a decade or so before we see another prospect with that kind of potential.
Really, that's uncommon in my opinion. Usually in a vanilla 3-4 the SAM would be a better pass rusher than a JACK would be, and it would be the SAM putting his hand in the dirt. When they are going straight up 3-4 do they have both of these guys in a two point on the line of scrimmage, or is one staggered back a hair more from the line of scrimmage?
Who was the last RB recruit to come out as just a straight up sick stud, and then stay that way ala Clowney/Peppers level with respect to his position as a total dominator? Or QB? Seems like DE when you have a once in a generation talent are easier to spot. How was Calvin Johnson ranked when he came out?
It depends on the rush. We do our best to disguise the rush the best we can. Sometimes it looks like we run a 5-2 with the way the guys come up to the line. But they back off to where we can even go to a cover 2- max. Hell, we have a blitz where our NG drops back into coverage.
Our JACK is usually our best pass rusher. He blitzes against the LT at the QB's blind side. That's what I have always been taught as being correct. Hubbard is probably our best pass rusher this year and he could very well play SAM in our 3-4. But he will move to JACK-DE in nickel.
Hopefully Sunseri isn't on the field much at all in passing downs this year. He got burned badly on the reg, & almost cost us the UBS game by letting a slow TE torch his ass. I love Vinnie on the fiend as walk-up LB in run downs & blitzing in certain packages, but if he never covered another guy it brought be soon enough for me.
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Who usually plays over the other teams TE against regular 21 personal. Your Jack or your SAM? Btw, thanks for the feedback. It is appreciated.
JC has had a random poster's reputation as a prognosticator for years. He's a great scout but....
I like Sunseri. Some thing about tough players, even if they are lacking in athletic ability just fires me up. I loved a couple of the licks he laid against Michigan when they were playing each other. Who is replacing Lester? I really, really like Haha, has the tools to be a first round draft pick imo, and I'm intrigued to see who they have next to him.
Adrian Peterson for your first question.
And Calvin was a high four star top 50 guy in 2004. WRs like Early Doucet, Xavier Carter, Lance Leggett, Fred Davis, and Cameron Colvin were ranked ahead of him.
In the 3-4 it's the SAM, I believe, unless the TE is on the weak-side of the field. I think it's different when it goes to twins-slot, but I can't remember for sure, it's been a while. The JACK has flipped to the strong-side based on perceived matchup personnel from time to time. But if it's motion, I believe they check off and the inside backer closest to the TE and sideline picks him up.
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For the record, I don't think Hand signs with Bama. The guys that always seem hesitant to leave the state, hardly ever do.
AP is a good one. Can't believe Calvin wasn't a top 10 guy coming out. Just god's gift to football in the likes of a Clowney/Peppers.
I love him on the field in the situations I named, but he got abused anytime he guarded a good slot guy, & got beat several times over the top, including against y'all on the long pass to Gallon that set up the first TD.
Haha really came on at the end of the year...played well against UGA & was lights out against ND. The other safety will either be Landon Collins, Nick Perry, Jarrick Williams or Vinnie.
like JC a lot, but he's sorta a BAMA/SEC homer.
Steve Witflong is saying Michigan, that's good enough for me. Witflong is the tits, I don't think there is a more accurate guy out there. He's not bad for a Domer.
Mike Farrell over at Rivals is saying Michigan is the team to beat. Farrell said gun to his head right now, Hand is a Wolverine. Farrell says that's coming from very good sources, not a gut thing. Find no reason to doubt Mike on a kid in his region, you can say all you want on his national predictions, but recruits from his region - he's money on the predictions. Farrell was just around Hand and his coaches for three days at that Rivals event in Chicago, pretty sure he's heard stuff straight from the source.
In terms of potential, Clowney could, and I really emphasize 'could', be a once a generation type player. I think he needs a better motor, but there is absolutely no limit to his potential. I certainly wasn't insulting Hand. Given what we know about Clowney, I guess there is a player every 4-5 years on average that has incredible potential, and the rest if up to them. I think Hand could eventually be as good as Clowney is right now, but I think Clowney's ceiling is noticeably higher. I hope that makes sense...it's the best I could do with it.
It's more convienient to believe whatever you feel is a positive outcome for your favorite team. No need to discount the information someone has simply because they don't feel like your team is the one to ultimately land the guy. Mike is at Rivals. JC is with 247 sports. If Mike was saying Bama, and JC was saying Michigan would you feel the same about Mike? I highly doubt it.
Also, since last summer and leading up to the Michigan-Bama game, it seems like Michigan fans discount any and everything that has to do with Bama. Bama fans were saying Michigan would get blown out. Michigan fans were saying no way. Now it's, Bama doesn't have a chance of landing Hand.
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