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***The Nebraska Defense - Blackshirts 2021***


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1 hour ago, BigRedBuster said:

 

So, starting lineup for next year:

 

DE Ty Robinson

NT Daniels (does Nash have a chance here?)

DE Stille

OLB Nelson

ILB Honas

ILB??? Reimer, Hinrich ???

OLB Doman

CB ??? Newsom, Clark, Joseph??

S Dismuke ?? Pola-Gates??

S Williams

CB Taylor-Britt

Caleb Tannor will have a say in that also

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Just goes to show how fans, many times, don't know s#!t.

I've thought some about this the last couple days and despite all the crap we've given him, Chins has steadily improved the D year over year. They're no longer the reason we're not competing like we s

I was a big fan of UCF in Frost's final season, and I watched most of those games. It is fun to see how Nebraska's defense is slowly (but surely) approaching the defense Chins was running in 2017. The

Just now, BigRedBuster said:

He and Gunnerson are the ones that will be interesting to watch at OLB.

I think Gunnerson can surpass Nelson. Nelson did improve in run D as some are saying but he is a such a liability trying to cover anyone and still has issues over pursuing.

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1 minute ago, runningblind said:

I think Gunnerson can surpass Nelson. Nelson did improve in run D as some are saying but he is a such a liability trying to cover anyone and still has issues over pursuing.

 

Gunnerson ain't covering anyone well either - there are a few scenarios where we need them to drop, but coverage ability really isn't a priority for that OLB spot. 

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On 1/13/2021 at 1:45 PM, Cdog923 said:

Oh nice, we've got a bunch of pieces from the *checks notes* 66th ranked scoring defense last year. 

 

Scoring defense numbers were affected by our garbage ST's, turnovers, and struggling offense. We were ranked considerably better in yards per play, a stat less affected by those outside factors. 

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If Nelson is starting next year, it is 10 vs 11.

If Tannor is starting too, it is 9 vs 11.

 

I think you will see two dudes with their hands on the ground and then the other 9 will be the best 9.

 

Nelson and Tannor can't be on the field, let alone starting.  Both those guys make Gangwish look like a stud.

 

Your OLB's in this front either need to be your freakiest players or your smartest.  

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5 minutes ago, teachercd said:

If Nelson is starting next year, it is 10 vs 11.

If Tannor is starting too, it is 9 vs 11.

 

I think you will see two dudes with their hands on the ground and then the other 9 will be the best 9.

 

Nelson and Tannor can't be on the field, let alone starting.  Both those guys make Gangwish look like a stud.

 

Your OLB's in this front either need to be your freakiest players or your smartest.  

 

Nelson needs to add some yoga to his S&C.  Last offseason appears to have gotten stronger but at the cost of agility and flexibility (like Farniok). Then have him spend a couple hundred practice reps trying to play nickel against a big WR or TE and he'll get better.  But right now he doesn't have a clue what to do and is physically incapable of doing it, which is a bad combo.  The good news is there are steps over a long offseason that can be taken to mitigate the issues and it certainly appears he has the work ethic to do whatever is asked of him.

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