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49 minutes ago, HDsportsfan said:

Well maybe not. If it's only Rod in charge maybe he will increase or Richards replacement will. No way to know for sure until the time arrives next season.

If Rod is calling the plays we won't blitz that much and he'll tell you that. Listen to him kind of get nervous even talking about it.

 

"Will you blitz more now that Kris Richard is here?

 

RM: "Yeah, I think. Things that we're doing, you've probably seen in camp. A little bit more five. Now not necessarily like taking a guy out of the hole. ... So, you take five. So, if you get heavy blitzed and start overloading it, now it's man across the board and it's all or nothing. You're either getting there or you're giving up a touchdown. I mean, sad. So, you see that in the league a lot -- all of a sudden a big push and boom, one guy out in space and they're scoring. We want to make a team really work."

 

He’s got a good feel pressure wise, can we hold up, all those things. The thing I’ve always believed in, and it’s one of our standards here, is it’s about the team. Everybody says the word, but the team to me is everything, every decision you make, is how you get the team better. And some of the things he can do, he makes us better.”

One thing that I like about it is, if you’re bringing five (rushers) you’re taking chips off guys,” Marinelli said

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I just don't think that Rod has enough confidence in his feel for the secondary (as he is a Defensive Line Specialist) to feel good about blitzing. The risk of blitzing is in the secondary not the DL. Richard has that all sewn up. To @Matts4313 point... Kris Richard probably isn't as effective without Rod running his signature DL boot camp. They are working well together

I do see a big difference in our defense despite us quietly having a solid unit last year. And it's not all LVE and Gregory. So hopefully we can find another DB coach who can call the plays...?

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13 minutes ago, DaBoys said:

I just don't think that Rod has enough confidence in his feel for the secondary (as he is a Defensive Line Specialist) to feel good about blitzing. The risk of blitzing is in the secondary not the DL. Richard has that all sewn up. To @Matts4313 point... Kris Richard probably isn't as effective without Rod running his signature DL boot camp. They are working well together

I do see a big difference in our defense despite us quietly having a solid unit last year. And it's not all LVE and Gregory. So hopefully we can find another DB coach who can call the plays...?

I agree that they are awesome together. And I wish he would stay. Its no shock that Rod just wants to coach the front half of the defense, its where he is most comfortable. 

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1 hour ago, DaBoys said:

We blitz a lot more under Richard. So without him we go back to blitzing 17% like 2017.

hmmm..... Source? 

The only thing I can find says we blitzed 21% in 2017.

For this year ESPN says we werent in the top 10 blitzers or the bottom 5 - - which means we were somewhere between 17 - 25% of the time. Splitting the difference would put us right at 21% - - but thats purely speculation 

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14 minutes ago, Matts4313 said:

hmmm..... Source? 

The only thing I can find says we blitzed 21% in 2017.

 

"Just when you thought the Cowboys hardly blitzed, they took it down even further and further this season -- 17 percent is a new low, even for a team that already never blitzed. In a league where the average sits at about 30 percent, blitzing is just not something Rod Marinelli is interested in doing."

https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/dallas-cowboys/cowboys/2018/01/04/marinelli-report-season-good-attendance-allowed

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Last years defense was not without warts:

Finally, the Cowboys were at the bottom of the league in interception rate (27th); third-down defense (29th); successful plays allowed (30th); against third and short (32nd); and second-down rushes (32nd).

 

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9 hours ago, DaBoys said:

"Just when you thought the Cowboys hardly blitzed, they took it down even further and further this season -- 17 percent is a new low, even for a team that already never blitzed. In a league where the average sits at about 30 percent, blitzing is just not something Rod Marinelli is interested in doing."

https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/dallas-cowboys/cowboys/2018/01/04/marinelli-report-season-good-attendance-allowed

https://www.footballoutsiders.com/stat-analysis/2018/pressure-number-pass-rushers-2017

20.7% blitzing. I wonder how there is such a large discrepancy. 

EDIT - I am now legit curious as to this. He states the league sits around 30%... But this year it looks like 26 out of 32 teams blitz <30%. It appears to me that the average would be much closer to mid 20's

 

https://twitter.com/NFLMatchup/status/1062452878131056641/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc^tfw|twcamp^tweetembed|twterm^1062452878131056641&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fpantherswire.usatoday.com%2F2018%2F11%2F14%2Fonly-3-nfl-teams-are-blitzing-more-often-than-the-panthers-this-year%2F

 

I wonder if Sturm has a different criteria for blitzes? Maybe he is looking at 6+ rushers. Or perhaps not counting DB blitzes. 

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14 minutes ago, DaBoys said:

Last years defense was not without warts:

Finally, the Cowboys were at the bottom of the league in interception rate (27th); third-down defense (29th); successful plays allowed (30th); against third and short (32nd); and second-down rushes (32nd).

 

Take away Gregory, Jaylon and LVE... Where do you think this years would rank?

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It's a combination of the 2. The more great coaches you have the better your team is gonna be. 

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If we lose Richard, then we need to look at someone who would institute the same scheme to replace him. Recently fired Falcons DC Marquand Manuel would be a good candidate. 

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2 hours ago, Matts4313 said:

Take away Gregory, Jaylon and LVE... Where do you think this years would rank?

LVE has helped. He isn't really a hitter like Jaylon or even Sean Lee, but he has octopus arms that don't lose grip when they wrap around you. His immediate impact as a rookie has been nice. Hard to imagine we make the playoffs with Joe Thomas playing Mike for us most of the season. 

The emergence of Randy Gregory is long awaited and anticipated. He deserves abundant praise for managing 6 sacks and 31 tackles in limited snaps, after going through what he has, and missing the time he did. I expect him to really shine and do most of his damage next year(and in these playoffs) though. His 6 sack season is a Benson Mayowa type year, so I don't think it changed things, as much as it kept things together. 

 

And Jaylon Smith was already here and playing. Of course he is another year removed from a devastating injury, and undoubtedly progressed and grew more confident. You could actually see it at the end of 2017. He had a nice stretch of games there at the end of the season. I also think that he is more comfortable and is benefiting from running blitzes, and attacking more in Kris Richards' playcalling. He isn't doing as much coverage, or worried about keeping things in front, he is just attacking.

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According to Mike Jones on Twitter, Dolphins are keyed in on Richard and Brian Flores, but they are leaning towards Flores. Do it Miami.

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22 hours ago, flyingmonkey30 said:

According to Mike Jones on Twitter, Dolphins are keyed in on Richard and Brian Flores, but they are leaning towards Flores. Do it Miami.

YEEES!!!

Dolphins to hire Brian Flores

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1 minute ago, eagles suck said:

YEEES!!!

Dolphins to hire Brian Flores

Hell ya!

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