2010 GT Football Forecast

Holy cow, the first games are tonight.  I’ll post my FSU prediction tomorrow, but here’s my 2010 GT forecast.  Let me know what you think. 9/4/10 South Carolina State (Win) First game of the year – I think the offense will roll, and we’ll see backups soon after halftime on offense.  The defense will be tested […]

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3-4 defense, demystified

The 3-4 defensive mission statement: The 3-4 defense is all about confusion.  Using strong linemen to occupy the offensive line at the point of attack, athletic linebackers are able to attack from various angles to pressure the quarterback or stuff the run. The 4-3 usually relies on the down linemen to penetrate.  This penetration by […]

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Vectoring

So one of my friends asked me in reference to my prior post what I meant by ‘vectoring’ .  This is a defensive philosophy popularized by Jim Bates, who had some success in Denver and Miami with the scheme, but ultimately was run out of town. The vectoring or Run Control style of defense exists to help the […]

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Recap: Bucs v. Dolphins

The only people who would say that football is BACK are the nerds who want to see what their team is going to look like in the regular season.  Everyone else just (correctly) says it’s a bunch of backups and folks who aren’t going to make the team anyway.  However, for the Bucs this is […]

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