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Old 02-18-2013, 01:25 PM   #39
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Originally Posted by Ziggy View Post
Which is why a DT that can either collapse the pocket or penetrate is more important to this defense than a MLB.
Originally Posted by Mediator12 View Post
No, that is NOT how JDR likes his DT to play. The DT's are big bodied cloggers who can get interior bull rushing on pass plays. They are not one gap pentrators like some teams use. DEN focus's inside out DL play, meaning they clog the middle and force the play outside.

Would a guy like Sharrif Floyd upgade the DL, yes. However, using him as two gapping run stuffer is a complete waste of his talents. Bust worthy waste of his talents

There are a LOT of big bodied DT's that will be available in the 3-5 rounds. That's the kind of DT's JDR has always used. Elite pass rushing, penetrating DT's is not the scheme JDR has favored over the years. He favors the Clog the inside and force the run to the LB speed. He also likes more athletic LB's who can cover versus thumpers.
^ that and more importantly, IMO, a DT can't cover open passing lanes. That was the largest deficiency in our defensive unit last year, by a LARGE margin, imo.
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