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BDL 2020 Week 5 - Antarctica Katabatic Beasts @ Lancaster Werewolves


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BDL 2020 Week 5

Match: Antarctica Katabatic Beasts @ Lancaster Werewolves

Away Owner: @Pickle Rick

Home Owner: @rackcs

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Antarctica Katabatic Beasts

Offensive Starters:

QB - Lamar Jackson

RB1 - Todd Gurley

WR1 - Stefon Diggs

WR2 - Ceedee Lamb

WR3 - Tre'quan Smith

TE1 - Jimmy Graham

LT - Cam Robinson

LG - Tyler Biadasz 

C - Ryan Kelly

RG - JR Sweezy

RT - Tytus Howard

Offensive Bench:

RB2 - Cam Akers

RB3 - Rex Burkhead

OG3 - Germain Ifedi

OT3 - DJ Fluker

TE2 - Cole Kmet

WR4 - Van Jefferson

WR6 - Auden Tate 

QB2 - Tua Tagovailoa


Defensive Starters:


DT - DeForest Buckner

DT - Jaleel Johnson

DE - Frank Clark

SOLB - Myles Jack

MLB - Roquan Smith 

WOLB - Demario Davis

CB1 - Joe Haden

CB2 - Marshon Lattimore 

FS - Anthony Harris

SS - Nasir Adderley 

Defensive Bench:

Slot CB3 - Jeff Okudah 

Dime CB4 - Charvarius Ward

DE - Josh Sweat

LB/DE - Harold Landry

DT3 - Timmy Jernigan

DT4 - Jordan Elliott

DT5 - B.J. Hill

Motivation: Another tough loss last week gotta get back to the grind. 

Personnel Changes: we are promoting Ceedee Lamb to WR2 and Tre'quan Smith to WR3.  Newly acquired Tytus Howard gets the start at RT and Tyler Biadasz is being promoted to LG.  We also return Lattimore and Akers to the lineup and roster.  

Offensive Formations: we are going to being in various formations this week, evenly distributed between Pistol Spread (3 WR, 1TE), Pistol Light (4 WR), Pistol Heavy (2 WR, 2 TE), Pistol Back (2 WR, 1 TE, 2 RB), and Pistol Diamond (2 WR, 1RB, 2TE/upbacks flanking the QB)
Tempo: This week we will be running a much faster tempo offense.  We will look to snap the ball quickly early in the game and then later, shift to fake counts to set up audibles based on presnap reads.  

Playcalling Distribution:

40% run

20% pass

20% playaction pass

10% option run

10% RPO

Running distribution: 

20% Outside

30% Inside

50% Read Option and Option

Outside runs: not many runs designed solely to the outside this week as we will look to stay away from Bosa and Watts, except for the read options and options.  

Inside runs: we plan upping our inside runs this week.  Running out of the Pistol Heavy formation (2 WR, 2 TE), Pistol Back formation (2 WR, 1 TE, 2 RB) and Pistol Diamond (2WR, 2TE/upbacks, 1 RB).  We are going to attack their interior D by utilizing extra blockers from the upbacks and getting our oline into the 2nd and 3rd levels.  

Read option/Option:  we will be running a good bit of option and read option plays, as well as allowing LJ to check into and out of them.  If the setup is there LJ will be relied upon to use his legs and eyes to attack the opponents DE's and exploit them to the fullest.  Watts and Bosa are aggressive and we will exploit that by using LJ and his legs and decision making here.  

Passing: Since a lot of people didn't read this section, lets try it again.  We will utilize our Pistol Spread formation and focus on short crossing routes and slants to get the ball out of LJ hands quickly.  We will also get LJ on the move to help him utilize his legs to create separation from the Lancaster pass rush.  LJ won't be sitting still and won't be holding the ball long in the pocket.  Ceedee Lamb/Tre'quan Smith/Van Jefferson thrive with this passing style of quick throws allowing them to use their speed and skills to get yards after the catch and exploit the undermanned DB's from Lancaster.  Diggs will be utilized on the double moves for the deep ball that he loves to go for, catch, and score with. 

Playaction and RPO's: we will be using these to catch Lancaster crowding the box and cheating up to help stop Gurley/Akers/LJ.  Diggs/Lamb/Smith are ready to burn Lancaster when they load up and jump in to stop Gurley and LJ.   We will also use our slot receiver to sprinkle in the RPO's as the linebackers start to cheat more and more to help try and stop the run game.  

Defense Base Formation: 4-3 defense, switching to Dime and Nickel in passing downs and dependent upon ingame situations. We will also use more 4-4 sets on running downs and short yardage plays. 

Formation usage: 

4-3: 35%

Nickel: 35%

Dime: 15%

4-4: 15%

Defensive Base coverages:

Man: 50%

Cover 3 - 20%

Quarters- 20%

Tampa 2 - 10%

Playstyle:  this week we will be upping our man D to 50% as we have Lattimore back and their WR core is struggling with Evans injured again and playing hobbled.  

Run defense.  We will be sticking to our 4-3 D and using our 4-4 run stopping D to stuff them at the line with our LB's taking over the game.  Runs blitzes will be far fewer this week as we like out D to win their 1 on 1 matchups to stuff the run.  

Passing Defense: with an increase in man D will come more blitzing to put pressure on their QB who can struggle a lot vs pressure.   

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Lancaster Werewolves
QB: Matthew Stafford
RB1: Alvin Kamara
WR1: Mike Evans
WR2: Emmanuel Sanders
WR3: Diontae Johnson
TE: George Kittle
LT: Taylor Lewan (Q)
LG: Quenton Nelson
😄 Frank Ragnow
RG: Gabe Jackson
RT: Lane Johnson

RB2: Miles Sanders
RB3: Ronald Jones II
WR4: A.J. Green
WR5: Willie Snead V
TE2: Jonnu Smith
TE3: Logan Thomas
OL: Riley Reiff
OL: Connor McGovern

DE: Joey Bosa (Q)
DT: Javon Kinlaw
DT: Jarran Reed
DE: T.J. Watt
LB: Bobby Wagner
LB: Fred Warner
CB: Jalen Ramsey
CB: Jaire Alexander
SCB: Brian Poole
FS: Eddie Jackson
SS: Jonathan Abram

INT: Linval Joseph
EDGE: Clelin Ferrell
EDGE: Trent Murphy
LB: Mykal Walker
CB: Kevin King
CB: Malcolm Butler
S: Vonn Bell
S: Taylor Rapp


Lancaster Offensive Strategy: We want this week to be the Alvin Kamara show. We’re going to run him hard and use him plenty in the passing game as well. We feel that this DL is susceptible against the run so we want to attack them there. We’re going to be giving Kamara opportunities to run north-south and east-west so he can use his ability to make guys miss. This will also help us set up the play action to help us for when we pass against this good secondary.

The Passing Strategy: We want to feature two players in the passing game this week: Kamara and Kittle. Obviously this doesn’t mean we won’t target anyone else but we feel that by focusing on these two, we can get favorable mismatches as it’ll be tough for them to cover both effectively. We imagine Myles Jack will be covering one of Kamara or Kittle and whichever one he’s not covering is the one we want to go after a bit more as we think Antarctica lacks the defenders needed to cover both effectively. If Kittle is single covered, even if it’s against Jack, we want to take some shots to him as well. These two players are our mismatch options and we want to use them this week. Kamara will be going out for screens plenty so he can get blockers in front of him and operate in space. These screens and the play action we use elsewhere (hopefully effective due to our heavy run plan) should slow down Antarctica’s effective pass rushers and get Antarctica’s defenders second guessing themselves enough to provide some much needed space against some good CBs. Finally, if Lattimore is out again and Okudah gets the start we want to take some shots specifically at him.

The Running Strategy: We want to go run heavy in this one and we think we’re equipped to do it with some real maulers on the OL, particularly at OG. Whether we run inside or outside we’re going to have our guards pulling a lot to get extra blockers in front of Kamara. Kamara can make a guy miss on any play so the more defenders engaged by blockers in front of Kamara, the less guys he’ll have to go up against. We want a nice mix of inside and outside runs. We’re going to go especially run heavy early on to help establish the run and make our play action passes more effective later on.

Lancaster Defensive Strategy: We know that Antarctica likes to run the pistol and we know they like to run play option. We also know that the best way to beat Lamar is to keep him in the pocket and to be able to get pressure on him without blitzing so you can force him into tougher plays to beat coverage. We’re going to mostly rush four the whole game and have them play contain to keep Lamar in the pocket as much as possible. 

The Pass Defense Strategy: Joey Bosa might not play this week, in which case he’ll be replaced by Clelin Ferrell. That’s fine though because we want to get our pressure from the interior this week and collapse the pocket. Our EDGE guys will be playing contain and ready to stop Lamar when he gets pushed out to the edges. We anticipate being able to get good pressure up the middle against a fairly weak iOL. As for coverage assignments, Jalen Ramsey will cover Stefon Diggs, Jaire Alexander will cover CeeDee Lamb and Brian Poole will cover Tre’quan Smith. Eddie Jackson will be playing a deep zone in case any guys get beat. Abram will be playing a shallow zone over the middle of the field. Wagner and Warner will take turns either covering the RB out of the backfield or spying Jackson. Occasionally Abram will take over one of their roles allowing the LB to blitz, but we don’t plan on blitzing often this game.

The Run Defense Strategy: Our main worry is the RPO with Jackson. Gurley is a shell of his former self so we’re going to be more focused on Lamar’s running ability. By having someone specifically spying both the RB and the QB, it’ll give our DL the ability to react and on an RPO play and not worry if they get it wrong as they know they have backup. Our plan to play contain and get pressure up the middle will help as well since we’ll be collapsing running lanes and having our EDGE guys ready to stamp out any improvisation to the outside.

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I like both teams here. I think they match up well. What I think ultimately pays off here is the improvements that Antartica has made on their Oline. I feel like finally Jackson can do what he does and because of the inconsistencies of the WR corps for Lancaster right now I feel that, in a close, defensive battle, Anartica will ultimately make a couple more plays.

Antartica 17-14

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On 10/12/2020 at 9:02 AM, Pickle Rick said:

You gave me a chance this week @rackcs, Evans playing hobbled and Diontae I think only played 1 snap before leaving injured.  Go for the throat team!!! 

:ph34r: 🤣

Dinontae had a concussion before...


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