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BDL 2021 Week 4 - New Orleans Jazz @ Antarctica Katabatic Beasts


New Orleans Jazz @ Antarctica Katabatic Beasts  

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BDL 2021 Week 4

Match: New Orleans Jazz @ Antarctica Katabatic Beasts

Away Owner:  @WFLukic

Home Owner:  @Pickle Rick

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QB: Josh Allen
RB: Chris Carson
OW/WR: Deebo Samuel
WR1: DeAndre Hopkins
WR2: D.J. Moore
Slot WR: Cole Beasley
LT: Jonah Williams
LG: Joel Bitonio
😄 Alex Mack
RG: Brandon Scherff
RT: Cam Robinson
RB2: Melvin Gordon
RB3: Nyheim Hines
RB4: Devin Singletary
WR5: Zach Pascal  
TE1: Mike Gesicki
TE2: Jared Cook
OL6: Alejandro Villanueva
OL7: Austin Corbett


DE: Nick Bosa
DT: Jeffery Simmons
DT: Grady Jarrett
DE: JJ Watt
LB: Adrian Amos
LB: Jamal Adams
CB: James Bradberry
CB: J.C. Jackson
CB: Adoree Jackson
CB: Richard Sherman
FS: Micah Hyde

DE3: Jadeveon Clowney
DE4: Whitney Mercilus
DT3: Eddie Goldman
DT4: Shelby Harris
LB3: Alexander Johnson
LB4: KJ Wright
DB6: Darnell Savage
DB7: Benjamin St Juste





Offensive Starters:
QB - Lamar Jackson
RB1 - Saquon Barkley 
WR1 - Stefon Diggs 
WR2 - Antonio Brown
WR3 (Slot 1) - Chris Godwin
WR4 (Slot 2) - Ceedee Lamb
LT - Rashawn Slater
LG - Tytus Howard
C - Ryan Kelly
RG - Trey Smith 
RT - Jesse Davis

Offensive Bench:
WR5 - Van Jefferson
WR6 - Tutu Atwell
WR7 - Auden Tate
RB2 - Chase Edmonds 
RB3 - Mark Ingram
TE1 - Cole Kmet
T3 - Stone Forsythe 
G3/C2 - Tyler Biadasz


Defensive Starters:
LDE - Josh Sweat
DT1 - DeForest Buckner
DT2 - Ndamukong Suh 
RDE - Jerry Hughes
LB1 (SLB) - Roquan Smith 
LB2 (MLB) - Demario Davis
LB3 (WLB) - Harold Landry
CB1 - Joe Haden
CB2 - Marshon Lattimore 
CB3 (Nickle/Slot) - Steven Nelson
FS - Nasir Adderley 

Defensive Bench:
SS/CB5 - Anthony Harris 
LB4/CB4 - Hamsah Nasirildeeen 
DE3 - Tarron Jackson 
DT3 - Jordan Elliot
DT4/DE4 - Tedarrel Slaton

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Offense (60% Pass vs. 40% Run):

50% of snaps - 1RB – 4WR / 3 WR & OW
35% of snaps – 1RB – 3WR/OW – 1TE
15% of snaps – RB/OW – 1TE – 3WR (no huddle)

Passing Game:

We’re sticking with a similar formula to the one that brought us success against Raleigh last week, with the passing game being the focus and for Allen to take advantage of a lacklustre pass-rush.

We respect the ability of the cornerback group Antarctica in man coverage, which is why we’ll firstly be using several rub routes and slants to ensure that our playmakers – chiefly Moore and Samuel are able to get the ball in their hands and do some damage after the catch.

Moore will also run a significant number of routes down field, leveraging his speed and ability as a deep threat. We’re confident that Allen will be able to connect with him for one or two possible touchdowns, while opening the field up for Samuel and Beasley to churn out yards in the slot.

Hopkins will act as our de facto no.1, with single coverage being a green light to target him and double coverage being an opportunity to take advantage of the numbers advantage elsewhere.

Last week Antarctica came out with the plan of trying to show blitz but retreating into bump & run man coverage. With Allen’s mobility, we welcome this as our instructions will be for our tackles to get inside leverage on the edge rush and have Allen look to shoot through the space created and pick up sizeable gains on the ground to go with the rub routes & short-passing game.

Lastly, we want to re-introduce the screen game. We anticipate Antarctica will have some actual blitzes dialled up to generate pressure given the lack of edge rushing ability. This will see Gesicki and Hines play additional snaps, and be targeted on both TE and RB screens (acting as possible chippers and releasing) with Samuel also taking some snaps in the backfield as a receiving threat in the no huddle.

Running Game:

We’ll have a pretty generic running game in this match, though there will be a preference for counters and plays to the edge to take advantage of the razor thin Antarctica edge rushing group and ensure they’re tired out come the passing downs.

Carson and Gordon will split the load to keep each other fresh, while Allen will have a few planned runs to go with those mentioned above.

Defensive Front:

We’ll still be running the Charger’s inspired 7 DB/Camden Cover 1 as per last week given we’re moving from Kyler Murray to Lamar Jackson in successive weeks. We feel confident in being able to limit Lamar given our success last week and we’ll stick to the same formula to do so.

We expect that Antarctica will come out with their usual 4 wide line-up of talented receivers, and we’re going *** for tat with our 4 CB set in which we welcome Richard Sherman to the lineup. As receivers come off and RBs/TEs come on, we’ll bring either Savage or Johnson onto the field depending on how heavy the Antarctica set.

As usual, our heavy defensive line rotation will be key and this week we welcome the return of Eddie Goldman who provides us a legitimate space-eating force at the nose. He’ll play around 30-35% of the snaps to get up to speed, offering us some more flexibility with the option of more 3 lineman style looks and allowing for greater edge containment when dealing with Lamar escaping the pocket. As long as we can limit Lamar’s threat as a runner and continually win the battle against a banged up, mediocre OL, we know Lamar’s limitations as a passer will prevent Antarctica from establishing any great momentum on offense – especially against a deep and well rounded secondary as ours.


In terms of individual matchups, they will be as follows:

Bradberry - Godwin
J.C. Jackson - Diggs
Adoree Jackson – Brown
Sherman - Lamb
Amos/Landry – Spy & Barkley/Running Back (alternating)

with Hyde or Savage as the case may be, taking the role of the single high deep safety. Where the Antarctica offensive set adjusts (e.g. extra TE(s) or RB(s), we'll naturally sub out the surplus CBs for LBs/Safeties and have them take the most appropriate coverage






Week 4 Gameplan

Motivation: Things look bleak but we are gonna turn it around 

Offensive Formations: Our dominant formation this week will be 4WR (60%), with 5 wide - 4WR/1RB (20%), 5WR (10%), and 3WR/1TE (10%) splitting the rest of the snap allotment.  

Tempo: Playing a traditional tempo with lots of motion before the snap to help LJ see formations and reads. 

Designed Playcall Distribution: 70% pass, 30% run

Running: this week we are going to get LJ heavily involved in the running game by spreading out NO to open up running lanes.  Read options, QB draws, options, and QB sweeps are gonna be coming at NO.  Even though we are going pass heavy this week, we are gameplanning for LJ to run/scramble a lot out of the pass calls.  

Passing: we are going to be in a lot of stacked formations this week to try and disguise routes and force confusion as to which defender is covering which receiver.  We are going to run a lot of go routes and back shoulder throws on the outside to try and catch the defenders guessing which should provide a bunch of big plays.  Our playaction passing this week will be coming off of LJ instead of the running back.  This should draw in a lot of the LB's and DB seeing as he will be used as the main ball carrier in the run game.  

First play of the game: 5 wide (RB on the outside), 4 go routes, with LJ looking to take off and run or check down to the RB coming across the middle if nothing is available deep.

Defense Base Formation: Nickle 
Playstyle: Heavy dose of Nickle-Man D this week.  Our DB's are healthy and are elite.  We want to keep the passing windows extremely tight and will do that by playing bump and run a lot.  We will look to disguise things by showing blitzes before the snap.  Playing more man and disguising the look will hopefully throw off NO QB and take away all of the short/quick/underneath plays. 

Run defense.  We will be using our middle LB's to load up the box tight to the line on clear run plays.  Run blitzes will be heavy on big formations and early downs.  We want to get penetration and blow up the plays before they get started.

Passing Defense: we think if we take away the quick/underneath/short passing game from Allen and make the passing windows as tight as possible that we can win the game by forcing a number of turnovers. So as much as we can, we will be showing blitz and fall back into man with bump and run coverage at the line on the outside and an underneath zone from the LB's when possible.  Our DB's are up to the task of sticking with the WR's and allowing our D-line to get pressure on the QB.  

D-line - this week our D-line will have a heavy dose of stunt and twists to try and help them get into the back field and blow up runs and get pressure on the QB 


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Why is Harold Landry starting on the weakside?

I don't love the Antarctica defensive plan. That said, I think New Orleans is badly underestimating their opponent on the offensive line and receiver and overestimating their ability to stop the run with 7 defensive backs (some of whom are not that good). Saquon Barkley is still here. Lamar has been beating the odds all season. I think he pulls this off against an opponent who doesn't respect his arm.

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On 10/6/2021 at 2:36 AM, Blue said:

Why is Harold Landry starting on the weakside?

I don't love the Antarctica defensive plan. That said, I think New Orleans is badly underestimating their opponent on the offensive line and receiver and overestimating their ability to stop the run with 7 defensive backs (some of whom are not that good). Saquon Barkley is still here. Lamar has been beating the odds all season. I think he pulls this off against an opponent who doesn't respect his arm.

Outside of Sherman, who admittedly was torched this week, who isn't good?

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3 hours ago, WFLukic said:

Outside of Sherman, who admittedly was torched this week, who isn't good?

I've heard nothing but bad things about Adoree Jackson. Adrian Amos is a solid player but I think you're overstating his ability here.

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