Originally Posted by Bmore Manning
Knighton is a 1tech NT.. He's not a 3tech.. Yet in our scheme obviously the emphasis is on two gapping DTs who stop the run but push the pocket..
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Terrance Knighton agreeing to deal with Broncos gives protoype 1-Tech guy for Del Rios unbalanced 4-3. It's not about player, all about fit.
The 1-technique defensive tackle is traditionally a "space" eater. Their job is to two-gap and stuff the run more than anything else, so the running back has to spill the play to the outside or into the "bubble" created by how the the defensive line is setup, which will spill the back right into the should-be waiting weakside linebacker.
1-tech candidates on the Jaguars roster: C.J. Mosley, Jeris Pendleton
1-tech candidates with expiring contracts: Terrance Knighton
1-tech candidates in the first/second round: Star Lotulelei, Jessie Williams, Kawann Short