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BDL 2017 Week 14: Portland Horned Owls @ Seoul Dragons


Portland Horned Owls @ Seoul Dragons  

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BDL 2017 Week 14: 

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Portland GameDay Lineup:

QB1: Derek Carr
RB1: Jordan Howard
WR1: Davante Adams 
WR2: Sammy Watkins
WR3: Jamison Crowder
TE1: Austin Hooper
LT:  Alejandro Villanueva 
LG: Luke Joekel
C:  Ben Jones
RG: Ryan Jensen
RT: Jared Veldheer

RB2: LeSean McCoy
RB3: Ameer Abdullah
FB:  Kyle Juzsczyk 
WR4: Seth Roberts
WR5: Jermaine Kearse
TE2: Charles Clay 
OL6: J.C Tretter
OL7: Donovan Smith

Portland's 4-3 Defense:

DE:  Robert Quinn
3T:  Kawann Short
DT:  Timmy Jernigan
DE:  Mario Edwards Jr.
WLB: Telvin Smith
MLB: Blake Martinez
CB1: Johnathan Joseph
CB2: Bashaud Breeland
SCB: Jason McCourtey
FS: Glover Quin
SS: Malcolm Jenkins


SLB: Bruce Irvin
RLB: Zach Brown
CB4: Nate Hairston
CB5: Sean Smith
S3:  Daniel Sorenson
DE3: T.J Watt
NT:  Michael Pierce
DL: Hassan Ridgeway



Seoul Dragons

QB Matt Ryan

RB Jay Ajayi

WR AJ Green

WR TY Hilton

WR Chris Hogan (Q)

TE Travis Kelce

LT Donald Penn

LG Kevin Zeitler

C Alex Mack

RG Rodger Saffold

RT Ryan Schraeder


Bench RB Kenyan Drake

Bench RB Isaiah Crowell

Bench WR Tyrell Williams

Bench WR Mack Hollins

Bench FB Patrick DiMarco

Bench TE Jason Witten

Bench OL Matt Paradis

Bench OL Ronnie Stanley


RE Melvin Ingram

DT Gerald McCoy

DT Geno Atkins

LE Robert Ayers

SLB Nigel Bradham

MLB Demario Davis

CB EJ Gaines

CB Darius Slay

CB Kendall Fuller

FS Marcus Williams

SS Barry Church


Bench Edge Anthony Zettel

Bench Edge Derek Barnett

Bench Int Shelby Harris

Bench Int Stacy McGee

Bench LB Devon Kennard

Bench LB Anthony Hitchens

Bench CB Robert Alford

Bench S Mike Adams

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Motivation: We're coming in on a 5 game win streak and want to continue that for the playoffs, we want vengeance for Seoul beating us earlier in the year and since Seoul will most likely be looking ahead since this game is meaningless for them in terms of playoff positioning we'll be giving our full efforts to continue our streak and ensure our spot in the playoffs. Not to mention Seoul can't be feeling too well after losing it's (arughably) best player on defense in Shazier. 

Portland Offensive Gameplan: Hurry up offense that will focus on running the football to control the clock and keep Matt Ryan off the field, We'll also make sure to get our WRs involved along with our RBs in the passing game to take advantage of Seoul's weaknesses. 

The Passing Game: Derek Carr will be allowed to audible and make adjustments as he sees fit since we'll be depending on him to make the plays to beat Seoul's banged up defense, we'll mostly be attacking the middle of the field since Seoul lost Shazier to a brutal injury last week and doesn't have a capable replacement for him not to mention he's probably Seoul's defensive signal caller and they'll have to adjust to life without him. Davante Adams will probably get shadowed by Aqiq Talib and while Talib is a master chain thief we feel like Adams can beat him on jump balls and in the endzone, Sammy Watkins will be our no.2 WR and be the deep threat of our offense I assume Darius Slay will cover him since he's capable of running with Watkins stride for stride we'll focus on getting Sammy involved in bubble screens and a few deep shots here and there. Jamison Crowder will be our slot WR and we'll make sure to get him involved a bit since he has the best matchup of any of our WRs, We'll use Austin Hooper as mostly a checkdown option and try to get him his usual 5-50-1 statline we'll also use some 2 TE sets with Clay to give Seoul some other looks on offense. Our RBs will once again be a massive part of our offense and since they're such a big mismatch for Seoul's LBs and safeties we'll make sure to get them heavily involved in the passing game along with using them as pass protectors, We'll leave a TE or RB in to block on a decent amount of plays to help our line against a firece Seoul D-line.

The Running Game: Our bread and butter is being able to run the ball to set up the pass and if we can get our RBs to the second level they should be able to break tons of tackles against a lacking Seoul LB corps missing it's best player, We'll make sure to get Howard+McCoy at least 15 touches a piece and make sure they're heavily involved to keep the offense balanced so Seoul doesn't overcommit to Blitzing Carr. 

The Blocking: Our blocking is the worst aspect of our offense by a solid margin but we should be able to open some decent holes for our RBs and to keep Carr fairly well protected. With no adjustments to the line this week the consitency in the o-line should help them work better as a unit. 

TDLR; Control the clock, get our RBs involved, Get our WRs in space to make plays, Let Carr be a gunslinger.

Portland Defensive Gameplan: We'll mostly be playing a zone defense that will focus on getting pressure on Matt Ryan and forcing a turnover or two. Our Main goal is to shut down their deep passing game and forcing them to check it down and play dink and dunk.

Pass Defense: Seoul's offense has some fantastic weapons that most defensive units would struggle to contain and losing our best CB isn't going to make that any easier so we'll adjust by playing mostly Zone Coverage and forcing Matt Ryan to beat us via checkdowns and screens, Jonathan Joeseph will have to step up as our no.1 CB since he'll be covering Green on most of the plays and he'll get some help over the top, Jason McCourtey will mostly be covering T.Y Hilton when he comes into the slot, While Bashaud Breeland will man the other outside CB spot. Seoul mostly features a base 2 TE set as their offense and likes to spread the ball around quite a bit to their weapons so we'll have Jenkins covering Kelce on a decent chunk of the plays but we do have the personell to limit their TEs and keep them from destroying us up the seams. My safeties will have to do their best to keep big plays from happening and I feel like they're up to the task since Quinn is a stud and Jenkins is a master at covering TEs, Telvin Smith will be back this week to be the signal caller on defense and he'll make adjustments as he sees fit. We'll also feature some 3 safety looks with Sorenson on occassion to mix it up and give Ryan something else to adjust to. I don't expect Seoul to feature their RBs heavily in the passing game but we'll be ready for that in case they see that as an exploit they think they can take advantage of. We'll also drop 8 men in coverage on a decent chunk of the plays (around 15% of the snaps) to force Ryan to check it down where my LBs will be waiting to hit/force a fumble. 

Run Defense: Seoul boasts one of if not the best o-line in BDL but we have an excellent counter to this with one of the best d-lines in BDL featuring two top 10 D-lineman who should be able to clog up the running lanes and get some decent pressure on Ryan, we should be able to some decent pressure on Ryan since he's prone to holding onto the ball too long waiting for his no.1 WR to get open. T.J Watt will rotate in with Edwards on passing downs and we'll use Watt as a blitzing LBer on occassion to get some extra pressure on Ryan, we'll also rotate my d-line quite a bit to keep them fresh later in the game, We'll play nickel,dime,goaline defense as the down and distance requires etc.

TDLR; Control the LOs, Get pressure on Matt Ryan, Force a turnover or three, force Ryan to check down so my LBs can make plays on the ball.




Seoul Dragons



This week, we want to attack Portland back 7 with our passing game. The losses of Telvin Smith and Jimmy Smith left them vulnerable to our passing game and we will attack Wichita corners and LBs relentlessly

We will use a safe, short passing offense, targeting to move the chains constantly, limiting Quin deep coverage impacts. Jason McCourty and Jonathan Joseph should be overwhelmed with AJ Green and TY Hilton in man coverage, and whoever plays the slot for Portland will not be a natural slot corner, so Chris Hogan/Tyrell Williams will benefit as well. If we catch Jenkins on underneath coverage duties (man vs Kelce for instance), Matt Ryan will audible for a deep shot to either AJ Green or TY Hilton, as we think they can beat slower Portland corners.

We will play a lot of 3WR, 4WR or even empty sets to test Portland depth at corner and see their outside guys lined up inside.

Kelce will either be very involved or not that much. If Portland choses a man coverage scheme, we assume that Jenkins will cover him, in which case we won’t target him that much. However, we will ask him to run zone routes as he will be our first target against zone defense. Look for him to run corner routes at the sidelines, zone hitches etc. The goal for Ryan is to hit him between 2 zones whenever Portland comes out in zone. If Portland uses any other player than Jenkins in man, then Kelce will run routes all over the field and we will target him heavily.

We will have a 65:35 pass:run ratio this week and, as often, Ajayi will have his share of carries. However, Drake will see the field a bit more often than usual because of our heaving passing gameplan, running and receiving. Our RB will be a safety valve for Matt Ryan underneath or stay in pass pro to help vs Jernigan/Short. We don’t really fear Portland edge rushers, so, in pass pro, Mack will help a guard on either Short or Timmy when he doesn’t pick up a blitzer.




Portland bolsters a very good and very balanced offense that will be tough to limit. We won’t get cute and play our defense hoping we can force a couple of turnovers or sacks to beat them. 

We will play mostly zone coverage as we think our DL can dominate Portland OL. We will vary between cover 2, cover 3, cover 1 and cover 6 schemes evenly. This zone schemes will be able to prevent Portland from beating us deep while giving us enough resources to win at the LoS vs the run.

As always, we will rotate our DL with Ingram getting 80% of the snaps, Ayers getting 55%, Zettel getting 40% and Barnett getting 25%. McCoy will play 90% of the snaps, Geno 75% and Harris 35% as a run stiffing DT. McGee will come in as our NT in heavy formations.


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I'm going to give the slight edge to Portland since this is a revenge game for them and the fact their RBs were fantastic this week. Losing two of it's best players on defense isn't going to help all that much but I feel like Portland has the talent to overcome it.

Seoul has a fantastic offense held back by a regressing Matt Ryan and with the addition of Chris Hogan they're incredibly hard to defend, But Portland's duo at safety should limit big plays and Jenkins should be able to cover Kelce for the most part. A.J Green would have a damn good game and might push for 200 yards but I don't see Seoul doing too well in the endzone.

Portland 31-30 in a damn good game that could've gone either way. 

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