Go Furself Posted October 21, 2022 Share Posted October 21, 2022 14 hours ago, admo said: (Coaches) You got 2 weeks to focus on one thing: contain the running game And if your Corners/DBs play back, you are setting yourself up for a disaster. Be Blackshirts. Contain the run game. Be physical at the LOS with the DBs, and challenge THE OPPONENT (illinois) to make big plays over and over to beat you. I mean, every team in the west wants the Huskers to allow them space and lots of plays to get it done. Enough is enough. Scheme it up and go get them. After the game though, I don't want to hear "wow, Chase Brown is a good back"....... because we already know that. I agree in this game/matchup the focus should be to contain the run game (be Blackshirts!) and force Illinois's QB to consistently beat you with his arm. I disagree in this game/matchup that you are setting yourself up for disaster if you play the corners/DB's back because if the corners/DB's are locked on to the WR at the line of scrimmage then they make it easier for the WR to block them which springs Chase Brown for long(er) runs. Nebraska does not have somebody that can match up man-to-man with Chase Brown so zone, containment and gang tackling is the solution to containing/slowing him down. I have no issue being aggressive and going for some TFL's by blitzing out of the zone as long as it is focused on blitzing Chase Brown first and adjusting to Tommy DeVito once the blitzer(s) sees DeVito is passing/keeping. Force Tommy DeVito to consistently beat you with his arm and not his legs or Chase Browns' legs. A lot of DeVito's completions and yards come off play-action so those in coverage cannot get fooled by action in the backfield (DB's go with receivers first on action to running back and adjust accordingly to cleanup/help with run); let the front 7/8 focus on the run. Quote Link to comment
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