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Old 04-01-2013, 10:34 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by pricejj View Post
I take offense to your comments.

1. I know Wolfe plays in the 5-tech in the base defense (which the Broncos play 35% of the time). As I've stated a million times, he's not good there. I rewatched Defensive plays so many times this season it made my eyes bleed. A faster player is necessary at that position (someone like Datone Jones). And no, it's not necessary for Wolfe to play by Von Miller. It is necessary for a strong, powerful, and fast player who can beat NFL OT's, or split the RG/OT, to play at that position. Wolfe plays the run well in the base Defense, but is a complete liability in the passing game when lining up against an OT. He's too far away from the QB (at 5-tech) to make a difference.

Datone Jones is not a faster player than Wolfe and he is not as productive. Wolfe in the base package has gap responsibility for both the tackles inside and outside shoulder and has to play read and react. The nose tackle (both Vickerson and Bannan played that position) plays both sides of the center and the defensive tackle plays the guards outside shoulder with the RDE playing the tackles outside shoulder and is responsible for taking the C gap on that side as well as preventing the tackle from getting to the 2nd level and taking on the will linebacker. This setup protects the linebackers and allows Von Miller to set the edge on the left side and rush the back field, and requires the RDE to set the edge outside of the tackle on the right.
Originally Posted by pricejj View Post

Your own words buddy. Look at the picture. Study it.

As you can see, the Seattle/Broncos base Defense deployed a LEO (Dumervil), 3-tech (Bannan), 1-tech (Vickerson), 5-tech (Wolfe), and SAM (Miller). If you have any questions about this, rewatch the games, look at online depth whatever it takes. Vickerson lined up next to Wolfe, and Bannan lined up next to Dumervil.

I am quite aware of every single player on the Broncos and what position they play. I have been one of the world's biggest Bronco fans for over 30 years. I'm also an Electrical Engineer, and pay close attention to detail. Don't insult me.

3. By your own admission, the LB's were 'weak and undersized'. MIKE needed to be upgraded. Woodyard can't fight through blocks very well. You don't sign a big, mediocre 3-tech (Knighton), just to hold off Offensive Lineman from your puny slow MIKE. Get a better MIKE. 3-tech's are not meant to play like NT's. They are meant to crash through the OL and MAKE PLAYS. Upgrading MIKE won't happen now that the Broncos need a 4-3 DE to replace Dumervil. Upgrading the 3-tech in the base Defense (to Wolfe) won't happen either until JDR moves on....which is a shame.
Te'o is not faster than Irving. Did you know that Ray Lewis considered because he didn't like playing 3-4 and having to fight off linemen all the time? that is the main reason the Ravens switched back to 4-3 to protect him - and he is only one of the most dominant MLBs to ever play the game. The Mike in 4-3 is not meant to take on offensive linemen, that is only true of the SILB in 3-4 fronts.

Originally Posted by pricejj View Post
4. In a 4-3 Under (what the Broncos, and Seahawks play in base defense), one side plays like a 3-4 (usually Vickerson, Wolfe, Miller), and the right side plays like a 4-3 (Bannan, Dumervil). Losing Dumervil will probably cost the Broncos an opportunity of a Superbowl because they don't have enough fingers to plug the holes in the dike. Dumervil is a Pro Bowl RDE in the prime of his career...and worth every penny.
That is just bull****, you are basing this whole statement on the notion that 3-4 is always 2-gap and 4-3 is always 1-gap which is clearly bull****. Both we and Patriots play 2-gapping 40 fronts while the Chargers and Cowboys have long played 1-gapping 30 fronts.

Originally Posted by pricejj View Post
5. Ayers is not a good LEO. He's a strongside 4-3 DE, or backup.
Ayers has never played LDE in the 40 front in base defense, he has played RDE in base, LDE in passing situations - which becomes much more like RDE and he has played B which is also much more like RDE than LDE.

Originally Posted by pricejj View Post
6. Knighton is not a good 3-tech. Good 3-tech's get 7+ sacks a year. Knighton has 7 sacks in his entire career. He's a remotely disruptive big DT (like Vickerson).
Again you fail to understand the difference between a read and react run defender and a pass rusher.

Originally Posted by pricejj View Post
7. Vickerson is not a good 1-tech. He is not strong/athletic enough to require a double-team, and doesn't overpower single coverage. At least he's a solid, and I like him.

8. Wolfe is not a good 5-tech. He's too slow, and not dynamic enough to beat NFL OT's in passing situations. But he is a good 3-tech.

9. Irving is not a good MIKE. He's unproven and slow. So far he is a backup. Could have drafted Te'o/Brown in the 1st...can't now.
Te'o and Brown are even more unproven, neither player has taken a single snap in the NFL unlike Irving.

Originally Posted by pricejj View Post
10. Adams is not a good SS. Could have drafted an upgrade, but it will be tough to do considering all the other positions that need upgraded.
How many players are you going to draft in the 1st round? RB, MLB, SS? you have to decide which of these points to go with the rest is just you talking out of your rectal cavity.

Originally Posted by pricejj View Post
11. Need an upgrade at RB. Maybe they will get lucky and draft Johnathan Franklin in the 2nd. Leaving the main problem from 2012 (MIKE, and SS) completely unaddressed.
Why would you draft an undersized guy who is no faster than Hillman? we don't need 2 of those guys.

Originally Posted by pricejj View Post
12. All the Broncos had to do was keep Dumervil and move Wolfe to 3-tech...they utterly failed and now have holes EVERYWHERE, with players playing out of position and backups starting...with not enough draft picks to do anything about it.
Wolfe is not powerful enough to play the 3-tech in base defense when he has to read and react to the run.
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