Originally Posted by Bmore Manning
Who two gaps on the Broncos? Because I do not see it on the film..it's a totally different alignment and technique, it's usually very noticeable... Maybe Fontaine can verify this, he also studies the D Line.. I just don't see this 3-3-5 as our base and using two gapping?
When we run 3-3-5 the D Line consists of Doom, Wolfe, and Ayers. Wolfe will line up at the NT 0 technique and two gap. But Doom and Ayers do not play 5 techniques..I just don't see how two gapping and our scheme are intertwined..
On running downs Bannan/Vickerson/Wolfe two gap and have to:
1. Occupy two blockers
2. Clog the gaps versus the run.
This allows Von/Doom to largely remain single blocked as Doom lines up in a wide alignment (most of the times).
All three of those guys largely do a good job of it, when they don't we end up giving ground in the run game (NE, Houston games) and our pass rush is negated. They'll primarily go for the run but react if it's play action or a pass situation.
On 2nd and long, 3rd downs we started to really substitute in Ayers and other pass rushers and kepping Bannan/Vickerson off the field.