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    My biggest question to Marmalade

    What happened to the blitz??

    I am guessing our blitzing has been cut in half if not more since the inception of the Vanilla Marmalade Crème Pie Defense. I am not sure what or where this guy came from and why you would add him to your staff after having eight years to do something in Arizona and having no success. Then with seconds to go you go into a soft zone coverage to set a game tying field goal.

    I never thought I would say this...I miss Lovie. Marmalade is the root of our problem. Martz needs to find some coaches that can actually coach and stop taking on all these coaching projects and friends.


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    Re: My biggest question to Marmalade

    I think it's because we've been banged up. Pisa got hurt the first game, Polley has a rib injury, Thomas has nagging injuries, Fisher is out for awhile, Butler is having difficulty covering folks so the S has to stay back, Groce and Garrett have been hurt.....and our D line is getting pushed around.

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    Re: My biggest question to Marmalade

    This is the reason we aren't blitzing??


    Quote Originally Posted by txramsfan
    I think it's because we've been banged up. Pisa got hurt the first game, Polley has a rib injury, Thomas has nagging injuries, Fisher is out for awhile, Butler is having difficulty covering folks so the S has to stay back, Groce and Garrett have been hurt.....and our D line is getting pushed around.

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    Re: My biggest question to Marmalade

    Well yea, we don't have the talent. Butler is getting burned at the corner so Coady has to play deep. Our D line is getting any penetration at all, and the LB's are so banged up that they are having to plug the holes the D line is creating. If the LB's run blitzed, the opponents running game would be unstoppable. If they pass blitzed, the middle would be wide open due to the safeties having to play deep to help out the corners.

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    Re: My biggest question to Marmalade

    Vanilla Marmalade Crème Pie Defense

    Funniest thing I've read in a while, dude!
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    Re: My biggest question to Marmalade

    you need to have a secondary to blitz. outside of arch and aenaes, there isn't anyone back there. plus you need speed up front.
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    Re: My biggest question to Marmalade

    I disagree.

    I see Arch playing way to much up front and getting eaten alive at the point of attack because he is undersized. Coady can't cover the pass. Thomas is NOT middle linebacker material. Little's head is other places and he consistently over pursues. Our corners are banged up but have played pretty well given the circumstances. They are not the ones getting burned, its the linebackers and safeties getting fried. When teams make nice runs it has been to the outside, not the tackles fault, but the ends not containing and the outside linebackers getting blown up. All this is the defense coordinator responsibility and is fixable but is not being fixed. Marmalade is our problem.

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    Re: My biggest question to Marmalade

    I personally don't think we are that good. Marmie dosen't have anything to work with. Whoever was lined up in front of Butler last Sunday was open before the snap. I think he's just trying to band aid this stuff till we either get healthy or we get to a point that it just wouldn't matter anyway. Plus, we haven't had the lead much this year. We haven't put teams into a passing situation.

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    Re: My biggest question to Marmalade

    Voulez vous blitzet a bit more, for sure? Will you, DC Marmalade?

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    Re: My biggest question to Marmalade

    Injuries, defensive philosophy, and defensive play calling all contribute to our defensive dilema. Trying to mimic the Tampa cover 2 has been a joke aside from the turnovers that were created LAST year. Even Lovie played that soft zone crap much to often to keep teams in the game.
    This year the injuries and the defensive play calling are emphisizing the philosophy. We do not have the veteran players to run this type of defense, add the playcalling to what the offense is giving us and you get a 30th ranked unit.
    If Martz would just see what a running threat would do for the defense, he'd have a better overall team. We have to pass, pass, pass to bail out our poor field postion that the defense left us. Plus ad in the lack of committment to running the ball and you get a lot of 3rd and longs.

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