Originally Posted by MichaelWinicki
Nice analysis AF. Very well done. No reason to zone much for the Skins... They aren't likely to try too many deep passes. I think Newman can handle either WR without any problem.
Thanks! I think the Skins will take some shots deep to try and draw a PI flag. Yes, Newman can handle any of their WRs one on one. That's why I would line him up on the weak side. That way Hunter can cover the strong side with deep help feom Dixon/Scott. So there will be quite a bit of zoning going on there. Also, with Newman playing man-up, we can cheat R. Williams up in the box, and depending where we position him, we can free up the weakside linebacker to drop back in space to cover the open field undereath Newman. Of course this is not what we'll see on every play, but I anticipate this will be the base defense that Dallas implements, especially on sure running downs.