Parcells will PROTECT Bledsoe!

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Champsheart, Aug 21, 2005.

  1. Champsheart

    Champsheart Active Member

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    When all is said and done, I truly believe Bledsoe will be protected. The real issue is how?

    If need be we will keep 6,7,or even 8 in to protect him.

    The question is how many will it take?

    If the RT position is still questionable by the time the Season starts Campbell will be helping the right tackle out on a consistent basis.

    If the Blitzes are coming up the middle we will see as at least 1 RB staying in, and maybe even 2, or a TE in the backfield.

    The problem with this is of course it gives us less weapons to get the ball to, and I do not like that, but sometimes you have to take the less of the 2 evils.

    We probably will not see much of this in the Pre-Season, but once things count, Bledsoe will be Protected one way or another.
  2. LaTunaNostra

    LaTunaNostra He Made the Difference

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    Good post, Champs.

    Bill certainly has made that a only complaint is that in the wake of the Rogers 'elective' surgery and the on-going TT issues, that protection LOOKS much more skewed to the center at the expense of the ends. The Campbell factor can't be ignored tho.

    And Bill knows better than anyone what holding that middle means to Bledsoe's effectiveness...another reason why LA to RT would be the ultimate 'last gasp'.

    Last week's game was scary, but I hope a lot of fears will be relieved Monday night.
  3. Ashwynn

    Ashwynn Well-Known Member

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    If your keeping 8 men in the box to block on Offense, you already lost the game. Any time a team dictates to you where your personnel are deployed and changes your game plan, its time to start planning for the next game.
  4. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    There's a lot of truth to that. If you're reduced to only having 2 or 3 receivers go out then your passing game is going to take it in the shorts.
  5. LaTunaNostra

    LaTunaNostra He Made the Difference

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    Well, it depends on how often you have to do it........there will be some occasions the BEST protection is getting multi receivers downfield, and letting the QB throw deep..

    Like what Tuna didn't let us see last week. ;)
  6. EveryoneElse

    EveryoneElse Active Member

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    The line will have to be exceptional to keep Drew protected on it's own. I do expect the TEs to help with protection on passing downs a lot. Bledsoe will hang onto the ball until the bitter end of a play.

    God help us if we can't give bledsoe 5 seconds every passing down, lol.
  7. Billy Bullocks

    Billy Bullocks Active Member

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    I agree with Ashwynn. Sometimes. I mean, when you play a team like Philly, and you know the Blitz is coming, you may keep more blockers in. But if you are consistantly forced to keep 8 blockers in, the D has you cornered
  8. Champsheart

    Champsheart Active Member

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    I did not mean to suggest we will always be keeping 8 in.

    Many variables will play into this. It could be 6, 7 or 8.

    How many people is the defense bringing?
    What kind of Coverage are they playing?
    What down is it?
    Are we running the ball well enough for Play Action to be effective?
    and on, and on

    All kinds of things play into this, my point being that Parcells will protect him, whatever that takes.

    Yes, we may have more than we want staying in to protect, but depending on what the defense is doing we can still have Max Protection and make plays.

    Now I would agree that the percentages decrease some, but that is where the defense has to play well, the running game has to be effective, and we keep Bledsoe somewhat comfortable to keep mistakes to a minimum.
  9. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    The best way to protect the QB is to have a great running game.
  10. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and brew... Staff Member

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    ...and there you have it. You can protect the QB all you want, but the idea is, to do so with as few guys as possible.

    Julius has his work cut out for him as a result.
  11. Champsheart

    Champsheart Active Member

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    Saturday Night against Arizona -

    1st Pass - 5 man protection - pressured and hit
    2nd Pass - Screen - NA
    3rd Pass- 5 man protection - pressured and hit
    4th Pass - 6 man protection - Had time - no hit
    5th Pass - 5 man protection - Pressured and hit
    6th Pass - 6 man protection - Complete - no hit
    7th Pass - 5 man protection - quick pass and complete
    8th Pass - 5 man protection and sacked
    9th Pass - 5 man protection and sacked
    10th Pass - Screen - NA

    This is not what you will see in the regular season.
    The RT was basically left solo, and all other protection options went out on patterns, except twice, which where the times he was left standing.

    In the regular season you will see much more 6 man protections, 7 man protections, and yes sometimes 8 depending on the defense.

    Right now Parcells is not showing anything, and is evaluating.

    He will protect him, and while we want as few as possible having to stay in, it is the wise thing to do.
  12. Billy Bullocks

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    very true. One thing that works very much in our favor is Jones ability to run the draw. Which as most of you know takes advantage of defenders overpursuing because they jump to pass rush mode. Jones has the vision, agility and speed to avoid blitzers and turn draws into huge gains, we saw it last year, where he averaged over 5 YPC on draw plays. So I think that right there we can already slow blitzes down. After you get burned for a couple 10+ runs on ur blitzes, you'll slow it down a bit
  13. Champsheart

    Champsheart Active Member

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    Very true! That needs to be a big part of it.

    It would also really help if he could run a dang screen. No expectations there though.
  14. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    As usual, good post with some information to keep in mind. Thanks.

    THEHEREAFTER Well-Known Member

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    I just cannot figure out for the life of me.. why our RT position is in such dissaray... it's like last off-seasons corner issues.. which lasted right through the entire season. Does every other team have a solid RT? These are the questions I often ask myself. You would think we could get somebody in here to play the position pretty well. Hopefully the situation works itself out.
  16. Asklesko

    Asklesko Well-Known Member

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    That would be something to see, Parcells suiting up at right tackle and fighting off D-linemen. That's the only way Bledsoe will get any protection this year.
  17. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    Couple that with the fact that holding the backs in to max protect basically puts more pressure on your wides and tight end to get open.

    To me, if we cannot protect him with our line and the fullback, we lose nearly all effectiveness in the passing game.
  18. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    I'm not so much concerned about whether or not Bledsoe will be protected. I'm more concerned taht we'll have to keep potential recievers in to block to protect him. It hurts your offense when you have to keep people in to block. Especially when you have to keep them in to block a 4 man rush.
  19. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    And again, there is no reason to do that as you limit your options.

    If Bledsoe's issues are that glaring that we have to do this, then we have no business having him as the QB.

    I don't know why we would need to do this, because our OL is not that bad. But when you have someone like Bledsoe back there, it makes them look worse.
  20. Cbz40

    Cbz40 The Grand Poobah

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    One comment: If we have to limit our offense protecting Blesdsoe because of his slow delivery and his inability to evade the rush then start one of the young guys. What would be the difference? At least both of them have the ability, unlike Bledsoe, to scramble and buy themselves some time to get rid of the ball.


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