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Shifting to TE
« on: October 07, 2016, 12:54:19 PM »
Against the following formation, should I shift the stacks to the TE?


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Re: Shifting to TE
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2016, 01:10:50 PM »
Probably, but it to some extent depends on whether they run strong most of the time.

I just played a team that did that but out of I. I shifted to the TE, and we did a very nice job shutting them down.  That said, they ran pretty much exclusively to the TE out of it based on the film I had, and the game played out that way.

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Re: Shifting to TE
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2016, 01:54:03 PM »
Probably, but it to some extent depends on whether they run strong most of the time.


I will have to look at film to see if they do run that side mostly. If I don't shift, then maybe a slant to strength. It's been four years since I ran this defense, so I am trying to get back up to speed quickly.
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Re: Shifting to TE
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2016, 02:06:48 PM »
Eh, if you shift, it's not really a problem, all you're doing is swapping one short side for the other. 6 one hand/half dozen...

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Re: Shifting to TE
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2016, 02:55:27 PM »
They will try to sneak the TE out into the flats, so I thought by shifting, there would be plenty of heat coming off that edge, and the SSDog could take a sec to read that release while the WSDog brought backside pressure.

But like I said, I will find enough film to determine where they run.
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Re: Shifting to TE
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2016, 02:57:06 PM »
I would agree with your reasoning.

I just think most teams who run one TE but otherwise balanced sets aren't going to expect the D to shift like they were unbalanced. Could be wrong, but definitely think their best plays will be to the TE side, just from a common sense perspective.

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Re: Shifting to TE
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2016, 03:20:50 PM »
I just watched their Week 2 game, and of the 22 run plays, 20 went to the TE side, even if they were counters. So, with the shift, how should I play the Reaper and Dogs. They don't try to get outside too much. They outsize us greatly, but their speed is probably on par with ours.

CBs will be focusing on the wideouts as they like to put balls up for grabs for them. Most teams have been playing their CBs up close and get burned. I figured at 10yds, our CBs can track that ball nicely.

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Re: Shifting to TE
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2016, 04:39:19 PM »
I would SHIFT and bring the DOG on the weakside full speed blitz aiming at the deepest back coming his way ... make sure to knock down any back trying to release to his side or a flare pass will make you look bad ...
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Re: Shifting to TE
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2016, 04:41:06 PM »
If the TE releases then you have 3 unblocked defenders coming at the QB for the backs to pick up ...
Strong Side DOG just look pass unless play flow attacks his side ... or slow play his regular assignment but having another unblocked guy off that edge is often detrimental ...
REAPER and CORNERs play just like always ...
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