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3 key players for Kiffin defense

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by supercowboy8, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    The key, Dungy said, comes down to finding three critical pieces:

    1) A tackle that can command double teams and create havoc inside;

    2) A weakside linebacker that can run, tackle in the open field, cover and make plays in the passing game;

    3) A take-charge safety who can make the defensive calls, get everyone lined up in the right spots, move up into the box to be a run player but also has the skill and speed to play half the field in the Cover-2 zone scheme.

    “Those guys,” Dungy said, “are hard to find.”


    1) we need this guy. I think Ratliff could do this

    2)we have Bruce Carter who can do this with ease, just has to stay healthy

    3)Need this as well.

    who will be the guys we need to target in FA and draft to fill 1 and 3
  2. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    I think safety is our biggest concern right now.
  3. Teague31

    Teague31 Defender of the Star

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    It would be nice if we knew what we had in Matt Johnson.
  4. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

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    With Hatcher and Ratliff lissemore i dont think there will be much demand for DT in Dallas at this time.

    Weakside LBer will be Carter and i believe they will resign Sims and still have albright wilber and lemon.

    What i think they need is a DE but not in round 1, because they do have Crawford. And safety which id be mad if they went with a S in round 1.

    DE and Safety can be had in round 2 and 3.

    Biggest need on Defense, is still get better on the OL. You get a better OL you reduce the amout of time the defense is on the field.
  5. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    I think Vcarro, Shawn Williams, Reid and Elam will be the best safties to fit the scheme. I would take McDonald off the list for us to draft. He didn't play good under Kiffin.
  6. CaptainMorgan

    CaptainMorgan Well-Known Member

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    No truer words have ever been spoken
  7. Deep_Freeze

    Deep_Freeze Well-Known Member

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    With the switch, if made immediately, TRat almost has to stay and could be that guy at least for the short term. Still need another guy there to rotate with him though, cause he won't hold up there by himself.

    Safety flies up our draft board, and its really unavoidable with the lack of talent we have there and the needs for this type of defense.
  8. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Khaseem Green or Arthur Brown
  9. BruceLee5450

    BruceLee5450 Well-Known Member

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    If Warmack is there, draft him. If not, go get the best safety
  10. Goldenrichards83

    Goldenrichards83 Active Member

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    Jaruis Byrd anyone. He would be the perfect safety for this defense
  11. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    Or DL. Kiffin best years are whn he had great DL
  12. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    That would be great, but buffalo can't franchise him first
  13. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    That's odd because Warren Sapp, the key cog in the Tampa Super Bowl defense, played the under-tackle in the 4-3-under front. That position is designed to minimize or eliminate that player from getting double teamed.

    The tackle that took on the double-teams was Anthony McFarland.
  14. kristie

    kristie Well-Known Member

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    i think so too because our safeties were awful this season.
  15. dupree89

    dupree89 Well-Known Member

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    This guy is ALWAYS around the ball.
  16. Aikmaniac

    Aikmaniac Well-Known Member

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    Chuck Darby and Ellis Wyms during the heyday were beside Sapp. Booger did pretty well though.


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  17. dfan32

    dfan32 Member

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    The same could probably be said for 95% of all DC's in the history of the NFL.
  18. HoustonFrog

    HoustonFrog Well-Known Member

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    Dungy is smart and has run this defense...just saying
  19. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    More reason to focus on DL over safety, we need both but don't pick a lower ranked safety over a better DL just because you need a safety. Good thing is this draft is deep at both positions

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