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  1. sherf1

    The path to the Super Bowl goes through space

    This D line isn't close to SF though. If the KC tackles are competent, which they seemed to be against Buffalo, it's gonna be a long day. JPP showing a little resurgence, but he also had like 4 sacks the prior 11 games before the GB game, so not exactly a consistent terror.
  2. sherf1

    The path to the Super Bowl goes through space

    Yeah this feels like one where we overthink it. Bucs showed they were a bad matchup for the Packers with dominating wins in both games. Same for Chiefs vs Bills. 27-24 regular season score was a lot closer than than the game when KC beat Tampa in the regular season.
  3. sherf1

    The path to the Super Bowl goes through space

    I think the Packers also made them look good. They (the Pack) have struggled against high end edge guys for a while (the SF destruction last year, got torn up by Bosa and Ingram from the Chargers, and both games here vs TB). 15 of the 25 sacks they've had this year came in 3 games, 5 vs TB #1, 5...
  4. sherf1

    The path to the Super Bowl goes through space

    Right, but they held up fine against the Bills. I'm sure they'll have some struggles but Mahomes does a crazy good job of balancing getting the ball out with being able to still take deep shots, so I would be surprised if they're able to have the same success they had against GB. I also don't...
  5. sherf1

    The path to the Super Bowl goes through space

    Great stuff. I dont know what Rodgers did to get stuck with all these conservative coaches who love to kick short field goals, while his opponents fake Field Goals for TDs (that crazy Seattle NFC title game) and throw bombs with 5 seconds left in the half to win the game. For the SuperBowl, TB...
  6. sherf1

    Film review: Steve Sarkisian's offense (Alabama vs. Notre Dame)

    Yeah same here, well put. From my understanding, a lot of teams also have pretty consistent defensive checks vs motion or vs a sudden motion into something like a bunch allignment (basically, if they do that, we switch to Cover 3 or whatever), which combined with some tempo I think works to...
  7. sherf1

    Finding the top antagonist in 2021: The supremacy of base pass rush

    It's the natural evolution of good coaching. Fun to watch in real time
  8. sherf1

    Film review: Steve Sarkisian's offense (Alabama vs. Notre Dame)

    Exactly. So why doesn't everyone use it every play?
  9. sherf1

    Film review: Steve Sarkisian's offense (Alabama vs. Notre Dame)

    Loving the back and forth, appreciate you spreading the knowledge. I have wondered why more people aren't using some of the little tricks like the shifts OU seems to deploy way more than anyone else. I read the other day Kansas City uses more motion than any other team in the NFL on offense...
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    Film review: Steve Sarkisian's offense (Alabama vs. Notre Dame)

    That probably gets into the nitty gritty of O line play. My assumption would be that two average interior O line guys would be able to move a defensive lineman about the same as two very good ones given the massive schematic advantage of two on one, but it's entirely possible that's incorrect.
  11. sherf1

    Film review: Steve Sarkisian's offense (Alabama vs. Notre Dame)

    Yeah sounds like your criticism is more of the concept itself (duo) vs the OU approach, which is likely correct. With hyper aggressive defenses, you either have to just blow them out of they way with superior execution, or rely on a lot of misdirection to turn the tables. Best example there is...
  12. sherf1

    Film review: Steve Sarkisian's offense (Alabama vs. Notre Dame)

    I guess my point is that approach defers the stress to the RB. It becomes RB vs LB instead of O line vs D Line. Maybe OU wins that but I would assume there will be multiple plays where Bijan hits a crease for big yards, so it would be a boom/bust approach.
  13. sherf1

    Film review: Steve Sarkisian's offense (Alabama vs. Notre Dame)

    Not sure I understand your concerns with Texas running duo. My understanding is the whole point of the scheme is to get double teams at the point of attack to move the D line, as opposed to relying on O linemen achieving that one-on-one. If anything that should be easier for the O line to...
  14. sherf1

    Evaluating space force guardians entering the Big 12 through the transfer portal

    I think there's an argument the best possible version of that offense (accounting for opponent) was the first half vs Georgia with Baker where they scored 31 points or whatever. Baker executed the schemes at the highest level. Murray had the ability to make stuff happen once things broke down...
  15. sherf1

    Evaluating space force guardians entering the Big 12 through the transfer portal

    I almost went the Baker route, but as always with my Texas bias, my memories against him were of more defensive success, so went the Murray route. But it's a quibble either way, and agreed on your final point. They're gonna absolutely torch people next year though if it's Rattler's arm...
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    Evaluating space force guardians entering the Big 12 through the transfer portal

    Will be very interested to see Ratler next year. His decision making (including in moving around the Pocket) was very inconsistent. Obviously first year starter and unquestionable talent. But there's also some red flags there given the talent and coaching advantage he had on his side in...
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    Evaluating space force guardians entering the Big 12 through the transfer portal

    The OU O line section was rather sobering. The fact their pass pro strength clearly aligns with our pass rushing weakness on the edge makes me even happier to move to a slightly more multiple and adaptable scheme than what we showed in 2020. We're gonna have to bank on the secondary to hold up...
  18. sherf1

    The most innovative offense and defensive conference in the country

    Nice to see the conference get back to it after a notable drop the last couple years.