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BDL 2023 Week 4 - Baltimore Corviknights @ Ivory Coast Black Rhinos


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BDL 2023 Week 4

Match:  Baltimore Corviknights @ Ivory Coast Black Rhinos

Away Owner:  @Xmad

Home Owner:  @RuskieTitan

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Good luck to you both

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Ivory Coast Black Rhinos

Ivory Coast Offense

QB - Sam Howell

RB - Miles Sanders

WR - Terry McLaurin

WR - Amon-Ra St. Brown

WR - Jordan Addison

TE - Evan Engram

LT - Trent Williams

LG - Damien Lewis

OC - Josh Myers

RG - Zack Martin

RT - Chukwuma Okorafor


RB - Antonio Gibson

RB - Ezekiel Elliott

FB - Khari Blasingame

WR - Jalin Hyatt

WR - Chase Claypool

TE - Albert Okwuegbunam

OL - Josh Jones

OL - Dillon Radunz


Ivory Coast Defense

DE - Myles Garrett

NT - Teair Tart

DT - Da'Ron Payne

DE - Khalil Mack

MLB - Devin White

OLB - Alex Anzalone

CB - AJ Terrell

CB - Ronald Darby

NCB - Greg Newsome II

S - Jordan Whitehead

S - Kyle Dugger


DE - Chase Young

DE - Darrell Taylor

NT - Christian Barmore

DT - Devonte Wyatt

DT - Keondre Coburn

LB - Patrick Queen

S – Jordan Fuller

S – Ashtyn Davis

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Ivory Coast

Motivation: Win.


Primary Formation: 11 & 12 (Single Back, Shotgun and Bunch formations)

Running Game Focus:

Miles Sanders is our primary back, with Antonio Gibson and Zeke Elliott providing Sanders with some breathers and spilling him on third and long. Elliott will be leveraged in short yardage situations, while Gibson provides an additional threat out the backfield. Khari Blasingame will operate as our fullback when we feel the need to pound the rock for short yardage as well as I-formation looks, and Josh Jones will provide the 6th OL support in goal line situations.

·         Establish the run early and often, setting up the play action pass

·         Leverage double team inside blocks to support the center and get to the second level (linebackers)

·         Use delays and counters to catch the defense off-balance

·         Establish control and time of possession to limit Baltimore’s opportunities

Passing Game Focus:

Howell will be unleashed this by taking advantage of Baltimore’s secondary matching up against our quick receivers. We expect to take advantage of the mismatches in the short and medium passing game, leveraging drag routes underneath and getting the ball in our playmakers’ hands so they can accumulate that YAC.

·         Protect Sam Howell, using chips and blocks from TEs and HBs as needed

·         Focus on short and intermediate routes, leveraging crossing routes to allow for our quick receivers to separate and create space

·         Especially take advantage of the short crossing routes, our receivers have the agility and quickness to take the small reception and turn up-field

·         Take advantage of our athletic tight ends and shift them out for mismatch opportunities, taking deep shots on occasion

·         Threaten the top of the defense with some of our speedsters

·         Against Zone we’ll utilize flood concepts against one side of the field

·         Against Man we’ll feature slants, rub routes, and stop-and-go routes


Defensive Formation:

The 4-2-5 alignment will be the primary alignment against three receiver sets. Payne and Tart will man the middle, Tart handling more of the nose duties with Barmore supporting him. Garrett and Mack start on the edges, with rotations to keep them fresh all game long. Devin White and Alex Anzalone are the off-ball linebackers, with White being the primary linebacker stepping up to the line. Our cornerbacks will be AJ Terrell, Ronald Darby, and welcoming back Gregg Newsome II to handle the slot. When shifting to two corners, Terrell and Newsome will stay on. If and when Baltimore goes four wide receivers, we’ll maintain our three corners and leverage cover-3 and cover-4 zone schemes. 


Against the Pass:

We’re going to have our defensive interior focused on inside penetration and eliminating space to take off up the middle. We want our big boys knifing into the backfield quickly, and will have one of our linebackers sit and spy on Jackson in the middle. Our edges are elite, and will maintain proper discipline as they collapse the pocket to prevent Jackson from scrambling outside. We’ll primarily use man coverage to play tighter to the receivers, eliminate the quick passing game, and trust our defensive line to make quick work of their offensive line.

·         Eliminate scramble lanes for Jackson

·         Always keep at least one safety over the top

·         Keep one linebacker to spy on Jackson / take away the middle of the field in zone

·         Play tighter to the receiver, but not focused on jamming necessarily – we want to force contested catches throughout the routes


Against the Run:

We’ll prepare for any RPO concepts that Jackson and Baltimore may employ, and will swarm to the football quickly on run plays. We want to try and make Baltimore one-dimensional and forced into third and long often. If needed, one of the safeties will drop into the box for additional support, regardless of cover 4 or cover 3 post-snap. We’ve got the players to rotate in throughout the game, and really punish and wear down their backs.

·         Swarm to the ball carrier and secure tackles

·         Once ball carrier is secured, take opportunities to try and force fumbles

·         Utilize a safety in the box pre-snap to provide additional support against the run if needed


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