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Running the Seattle Defense

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by supercowboy8, Feb 13, 2013.

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  1. Erik_H

    Erik_H Good, bad, I'm the guy with the gun. Zone Supporter

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    Do you think that the players aren't told what to say when they go on radio shows? Seriously?
  2. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Well-Known Member

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    Interesting. Can't really run a T2 variant with corners playing that off. It looks like that is just a sub package or something that Kiffin wouldn't run very often.
  3. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    That is a sub package, look at howthe offense is bundled up so it brings the defense together. Usually the base is press man and Branch is over head of the RG and Mebane is in the gap between the C and LG
  4. BAT

    BAT Mr. Fixit

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    Did you even read the linked article? If you have followed Carroll's career at all you would know that he has used the 4-3 under everywhere he has been. And he learned the 4-3 under from Kiffin. Carroll has tweaked the fronts and secondary coverages but it is still essentially the 4-3 under.

    Tampa 2 is a misnomer for Kiffin's 4-3 under. The 2 is for the 2 high safeties but the safeties will move around and change coverage based on what the offense shows. Kiffin played a lot of cover 2 in Tampa but that is not all he played.

    Landry invented the 4-3 but his 4-3 Flex was very different. Jimmy Johnson's 4-3 Over (or Slide) was also very different as well.
  5. Bluestang

    Bluestang Well-Known Member

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    The WRs are lined up in "nasty" splits to get the defense out of press coverage.

    These type of splits usually tip their hand that they they will be routes that break towards the sidelines and a defense will play off coverage with outside leverage especially on 1st and 10s.
  6. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    If don't have any players capable of 2-gapping as a 5-tech, what the hell have we been doing running a 3-4 for the past 7 years?
  7. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    I don't necessarily think that Kiffen meant we are going to be Seattle.

    I think he was just instructing them to get an idea of what their roles might entail. Additionally\, if you listen to him talk about playing fast or whatever he's probably referring to how Seattle looks from snap to whistle, not so much where guys specifically line up.
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