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BDL 2021 Week 9 - Anchorage Trappers @ Lancaster Werewolves


Anchorage Trappers @ Lancaster Werewolves  

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BDL 2021 Week 9

Match:  Anchorage Trappers @ Lancaster Werewolves

Away Owner:    @Scoundrel

Home Owner:  @rackcs

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QB- Joe Burrow

RB- Jonathan Taylor

X- Ja’Marr Chase

Z- Kyle Pitts

Slot- DeVonta Smith

TE- Tyler Higbee

LT- DJ Humphries

LG- Joe Thuney

C- Erik McCoy

RG- Cesar Ruiz

RT- Rob Havenstein 



RB- Darrell Henderson Jr

RB- Tony Pollard

WR- Donovan Peoples-Jones

WR- Marvin Jones Jr

WR- Bryan Edwards 

T- Terence Steele

G/T- La’el Collins

C- David Andrews 



RE- Jonathan Greenard

NT- Vita Vea

UT- Leonard Williams

LE- Sam Hubbard 

ILB- Micah Parsons

ILB- Cole Holcomb

CB- Jaylon Johnson

CB- Patrick Surtain ll

Nickel- Darious Williams 

FS- Jessie Bates

SS- Budda Baker



Edge- Azeez Ojulari 

Edge- Uchenna Nwosu

IDL- Johnathan Hankins 

IDL- Ed Oliver

ILB- Tae Crowder

S- Kam Curl

CB- CJ Gardner-Johnson  

CB- Brandin Echols





QB: Jared Goff

RB: Leonard Fournette

WR: Michael Pittman Jr.

WR: Diontae Johnson

WR: Quez Watkins

TE: Hayden Hurst

LT: Jason Peters

LG: Quenton Nelson

😄 Garrett Bradbury

RG: Robert Hunt

RT: James Hurst


RB: AJ Dillon

RB: Giovani Bernard

RB: Trey Sermon

TE/FB: Anthony Firkser

WR: Michael Strachan

WR: Denzel Mims

OL: Ereck Flowers

OL: Matt Peart


DE: Joey Bosa

DT: Kenny Clark

DT: Justin Madubuike

DE: TJ Watt

LB: Bobby Wagner

LB: Fred Warner

CB: Jalen Ramsey (Q)

CB: Xavier Rhodes

CB: Kevin King

FS: Logan Ryan

SS: Vonn Bell


EDGE: Julian Okwara

INT: Linval Joseph

LB: CJ Mosley

LB: Willie Gay Jr.

CB: Kindle Vildor

CB: Ross Cockrell

S/LB: Jonathan Abram

S: Taylor Rapp

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Overview: 6 in a row for us and we look to keep marching. This week we take on a talented Lancaster team that we won’t take lightly. We expect them to bring us a fight and we will be ready for it. 



  • We will play primarily 3 wide and 4 wide this week. We will go to a heavier 2 TE set in some short to go and goaline situations.
  • We want to spread Lancaster out and pick them apart.
  • Our 3 wide will feature Chase at X, Pitts at Z, Smith at Slot and Higbee at TE with Taylor taking the majority of snaps at RB.
  • We will swap DeVonta to Z and move Pitts to the slot on some plays to create an added dynamic.
  • In our 4 wide Donovan Peoples-Jones will play our Z with Pitts moving into the big slot position.
  • In our 2 TE Pitts will move to TE2 and DPJ will play Z. 
  • We will attack all areas of the defense with our passing attack and combo route to give Burrow multiple targets at different depths. If we are seeing heavy cover 3 we will look to take advantage of our underneath matchups but won’t be afraid to still challenge deep. 
  • We entrust in Burrow to pick apart favorable matchups in the secondary. 
  • We will roll Burrow out and move the pocket against a good pass rush
  • With a spread out defense we will open up running lanes for Taylor who will be getting a heavy workload this game. 
  • We will introduce some draws and screens this week to Taylor to take advantage of the aggression of two very good pass rushing edges looking to get after Burrow.
  • Higbee will be used frequently to chip TJ Watt before releasing into his route.
  • We will run heavy zone and allow our backs to create plays with their vision and decisiveness. 
  • Pollard and Henderson will be the spell backs for Taylor
  • We will utilize our backs more in the passing game this week as they give us quick safety nets in the face of pressure.



  • Our base defense will be a 4-2-5
  • We will play predominantly man against Lancaster and mix in some cover 2 and 3
  • In man we will press the majority of snaps and we will always show a press look even in zone.
  • Patrick Surtain will man on Michael Pittman Jr as we like how his physicality matches up with Pittman and Jaylon Johnson will man on Diontae Johnson where his technique and route recognition ability will help contain Diontae’s crafty route running. 
  • We welcome Darious Williams back this week and he will start in the nickel. Williams will matchup on the third receiver so if Lancaster wants to play Diontae or Pittman in the slot Williams will move outside. 
  • Budda Baker will man on the tight end, Cole Holcomb will man on the RB, Micah Parsons will blitz around half the snaps in man while dropping into a robber role the other half and Jessie Bates will play single high. 
  • In our zone we will rotate between Parsons and Holcomb blitzing as well as dropping both into coverage and just rushing four. 
  • If Lancaster brings us a 4 wide we will play our zone and play CGJ as the dime. If Leonard Fournette is in at RB you can bet CGJ will likely be in his head. 
  • In the Dime Holcomb will play at LBer. Budda will play in the box. Micah will replace Hubbard at end on clear passing downs and long to go situations. 
  • We will rotate our dline just enough to keep them fresh
  • We will play our gap control defense to limit Lancaster’s run game. 
  • Against heavy sets like two tight or two RB/1 TE or heavier we will play a 5-2-4. We will play Hankins, Vea, and Williams on the interior with Greenard and Hubbard at the ends. Holcomb and Parsons at LBer and Budda in the box. 
  • We will play man out of this formation with Budda and Holcomb each taking a tight end in 2 tight, and Parsons taking the RB with Bates single high. In 2 RB/1 TE Parsons and Holcomb both have RB’s and Budda has TE. 




Lancaster Offensive Strategy:

We’re once again going to try to ground and pound our way to a win against Anchorage. We want to put Goff in favorable positions where he can do short, quick strikes which limits his ability to make mistakes or take sacks and fumble with his tiny hands. We want to three yards and a cloud of dust our way down the field, eating up clock along the way.

We feel that we can have the most success in this game running against the Anchorage EDGE players. Ojulari is a good pass rusher but can get washed out in the run game, same with Greenard. We traded away our two starting offensive tackles this past week and while we trust Peters and Hurst to hold up, we’re going to help them out by having our strong guard duo pull on many runs to get extra blockers on the outside as well. We’ve also got Hayden Hurst too, who is a decent blocker. Firkser will be subbing in as a fullback on maybe like 35% of the plays to for even more blocking. We’re just gonna get blockers on blockers out there to open holes for Fournette and the other running backs. Speaking of, the rotation will be: Fournette (70%), Dillon (20%), and Bernard (10%). We’re going to come out running early and often to wear out this defense as much as we can. In the first quarter our run:pass ratio will be like 60:40.

As the game progresses we’ll try to get closer to a 50:50 run:pass ratio while riding the hot hand if either of these is working more. We want to use the run game to set up favorable situations for our passing game. We want to mainly focus on the short game where Goff can get the ball out quickly and safely. We’ll do lots of slants and curls and things like that. We’ll do some pick plays with Pittman hitting whoever is covering Johnson. We’ll also do some screens to Johnson. In the passing game, we really want to get the ball to Johnson in space so that he can accelerate quickly and make defenders miss. We also want to use the running game to set up some play action stuff so we can take some deep shots. We’ll do those shots with all three of our guys at times as all can be successful going down the field. On many passing plays, Fournette will be staying in as a blocker. Bernard will get some passing plays like screens for him as well.

Lancaster Defensive Strategy:

As the famous expression goes, the best defense is a slow, methodical offense. So keep that in mind that we want to eat up clock and keep the Anchorage offense off the field. Now we expect Anchorage to want to air it out. Luckily our secondary is a bit improved this week and so we want to do a bit more man defense. We’re going to have Jalen Ramsey on Ja’Marr Chase, newly acquired Xavier Rhodes on Marvin Jones Jr., and Kevin King on DeVonta Smith (or whoever the 3rd WR is). If they go 2 WR, then Rhodes will cover Pitts. In 3 WR sets, Warner and Bell will cover Pitts, with Warner covering him in the seam and Bell playing over the top. Wagner will cover the RB coming out of the backfield. Ryan will be playing a deep zone on the opposite side of the field from Ramsey.

We think our DL as usual will get plenty of pass rush even against a decent OL. We do think our EDGE guys Watt and Bosa match up well against the Anchorage offensive tackles. Wagner will be specifically watching the RB so that will help against the run but overall we think can get plenty of push to stop the run from our DL alone with the two aforementioned EDGE players and Kenny Clark. Joseph will be subbing in plenty (about 50/50 with him and Madubuike) to further bolster our defense against the run.

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I love Lancasters strategy to attack the edges and helping with their guards pulling, but I think their top 2 RB's do their best work pounding between the tackles, where Anchorage brings a lot of beef. I think that limits the success of an otherwise pretty smart move. I also think Lancaster has one of the few secondaries to match up well with Anchorage for the most part aside from King on Devonta, but I think the receiving weapons, combined with how dominant Jon Taylor has been will propel Anchorage to a win.

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Pretty interesting game actually. I think Lancaster does a great job shutting down the Anchorage offense and holding them to a pretty meagre total. But their offense struggles to move the ball to the same extent. If one offense is going to break through, it would be Anchorage with Taylor on the ground or an explosive play through the air to Chase/Pitts to break the game open.

Anchorage 17 - 9 Lancaster

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8 hours ago, Jlash said:

I love Lancasters strategy to attack the edges and helping with their guards pulling, but I think their top 2 RB's do their best work pounding between the tackles, where Anchorage brings a lot of beef. I think that limits the success of an otherwise pretty smart move. I also think Lancaster has one of the few secondaries to match up well with Anchorage for the most part aside from King on Devonta, but I think the receiving weapons, combined with how dominant Jon Taylor has been will propel Anchorage to a win.

King's actually been decent as of late but fair points all around. Would've been nice to have Miles Sanders right about now.

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