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GRIM adjustment
« on: October 12, 2014, 08:05:40 PM »
I see GRIM referred to in some of the threads, but can't find any specific details regarding this in the playbook I have.  Can someone point me where to find it, or give me a quick summary?
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Re: GRIM adjustment
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2014, 05:56:11 PM »
Pull the middle stack and put him as a second Reaper.  Allows you to play the R's pretty much over the TE's.  I run it on long yardage plays or vs. heavy sweep teams (especially from the gun) where they get the ball out of the box too fast for the MS to really make a difference.

Have to have a good N as you leave the middle pretty open, especially under center.  I rarely use it from under center, actually.

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Re: GRIM adjustment
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2016, 09:49:02 PM »
If you had a solid nose, could you play them like the safeties in the killer bee

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Re: GRIM adjustment
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2016, 11:22:53 AM »
If you have a 'solid nose' you can play them as the Reapers in the 33 ... why would you mix in techniques from a different defense ... in my experience guys who try to mix defensive techniques rarely find success ... any defense worth using has been formed and molded in such a way that all 11 guys (and the techniques they are taught) are not only important but essential for success ... if you take the 33 and change how the CORNERs play their assignments then the defense will have holes ... if you change the DOGs then again you are changing how the defense works and usually changing IF it will work at all ...

I am certain that the 'Killer B' is a great defense but I would never go to run it and decide to just change how the safeties play ... or the corners or any other position ... that is just a bad idea ...
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Re: GRIM adjustment
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2016, 11:52:45 AM »
Agree with JJ on this...from a position of experience, a few years back we were playing a team with a back who was fast and scared our header, so he turned the Reaper into a spy...everyone else did their jobs the same way...stunts with the pressure group, Dogs taking on leads out of the back field, but because of the spy, the reaper was no where to be found on plays where the fast kid was used as a decoy...the results were not good.

As an aside...and not on the topic the OP put up...for me, and just my experience, most important positions in this Defense are the Dogs, then the Reaper, then the NT.
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Re: GRIM adjustment
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2018, 12:16:55 PM »
If you had a solid nose, could you play them like the safeties in the killer bee

We have done exactly this and it works very well if you a.) are not concerned about an A gap threat b.) have a STUD nose that can 2 gap.

The key is to keep is simple for the Reaper(s)....flow comes to your side-play downhill just like the reaper is supposed to do, but coming from the "hash" there is a little time to "read" ball movement first and arrive at the same time as a single reaper would.

The "other" reaper who gets a "play flow away" read simply plays over the top of the playside reaper.  We tell them that they allow each other to play SUPER aggressive because they know they have their brother coming in right behind him.
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