I'm expecting a heavy dose of 2-5 defense
2-5 defense. Two down lineman and five backers on the field against the skins. NOT saying we play it the whole game or anything,....but wouldnt doubt at all to see us in that particular formation around 50% of the time.
If you go back and rewatch the Pittsburgh game you will see that we rolled out that look a TON in the game. Did it some in the N.O game too but not nearly as much as we did against Pittsburgh. On New Orleans last drive of the 4th quarter where we stopped them to get the ball back for our offense we were in it.
Why would we do this? A few reasons really. One....puts more speed on the field to contend with RG3,...gives us more flexibility with the passrush from a zone blitz perspective.
Might even help seal the edge a little by having that extra speed on the field.
Other thing quite frankly is this............injuries have decimated this team. Simply put,....at this time we do not have the horse power to just strap em on and play the Redskins O straight up. We HAVE TO outhustle, and more importantly OUT THINK them. This will help us accomplish that goal.
Pretty sure those five backers will look a whole lot like this....
From left to right :
Spencer Sims Conner Albright Ware
Although Ware and Spencer will periodically flip sides every now and then as they so often do.
I believe we go in there and TAKE this one. To actually achieve anything of note in the NFL you have to TAKE IT,...Playing not to lose isnt good enuff. Instead you must march right into the lions den and smack that SOB right dead in the mouth right off the bat. You must dictate to theyre offense what they can and cannot do ,....NOT the other way around. YOU set the tone,...NOT them!
On offense,.......Im not nearly as worried believe it or not. I KNOW for a fact we can hang 28 on this team in theyre own park. If we do,.....we win. Simple as that.