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Old 01-29-2013, 11:46 PM   #31
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I like the hire, but we need a back that will fit in the zone scheme.

Out of the three starting backs we had this year, Mendy is the only one who would truly fit into this scheme. I count myself as one of many who do not want him on the roster this coming year. For the zone technique you need a faster more agile back and neither Dwyer or Redman is that.
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Man, Lattimore running behind this line gets me excited, I don't know about you guys.
Same here hope we draft him in the 4th
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:21 AM   #33
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If the Steelers go zone blocking scheme, now I doubt they will keep Colon. Starks and Foster are likely be gone too.
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:24 AM   #34
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I really like this hire and I agree that I don't think Colon, Foster, or Starks are on the roster next season. While I would be really surprised to see us draft another first round guard I'm starting to think its not impossible.
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I really like this hire and I agree that I don't think Colon, Foster, or Starks are on the roster next season. While I would be really surprised to see us draft another first round guard I'm starting to think its not impossible.
I know what you mean, I have a feeling Starks or Foster will be back though out of simple needs for stability and depth. Plus, this is the 1 area that if Ben really wants something, you should give it to him. Take some of that Woodley money and give it to Starks I say.

Colon is history. Not enough production to warrant him staying if we were keeping the same approach anyways
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. Zone blocking.should help set.up more successful screen plays as well.
Please explain, I am confused.

Screen plays involve O linemen releasing from pass protection to block for the RB getting the screen. How would a Zone Block system in which all 5 linemen move laterally to block in the run game, in unison, help to setup screen passes????
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Hmmm...not a whole lot of info on the guy on the web. Was head coach when Doug Flutie made his mark in college.
He PLAYED at BC with Flutie. You're thinking of his dad.
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Please explain, I am confused.

Screen plays involve O linemen releasing from pass protection to block for the RB getting the screen. How would a Zone Block system in which all 5 linemen move laterally to block in the run game, in unison, help to setup screen passes????
Typically, zone blocking linemen are quicker to the point of attack, a talent needed to make screen passes work. Arians didn't use them much, and got similar results with the Bubble Screen, with much less work and effort reguired by the linemen.

Add to that we didn't have the linemen to get to the edge. Our offensive guards we've played over the years, sans DeCastro, are way too slow. Heck, they can't even get to the point of attact to hit a trap block in the 3-4 hole more than twice a game.
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I really like this hire and I agree that I don't think Colon, Foster, or Starks are on the roster next season. While I would be really surprised to see us draft another first round guard I'm starting to think its not impossible.

I think Beachum will be our left guard next year, The zone scheme favors players with his skillset.
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I am not sure why a ZBL scheme would be preferred, with the Olinemen we currently have on roster.

Aren't the Steelers' Olinemen right now known for being HUGE, lumbering, bulldozers best suited to a straight ahead man blocking scheme? They aren't known for being particularly agile-- hence the poor pass protection and high number of sacks every year (yes, and Ben's playing style as well).
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