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BDL 2023 Week 12: Gotham Gashslayers @ Cuba Smugglers


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BDL 2023 Week  12

Match:  Gotham Gashslayers @ Cuba Smugglers

Away Owner:   @Whicker

Home Owner:     @MD4L

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QB: Dak Prescott
RB: Bijan Robinson
WR: Tyreek Hill
WR: Tee Higgins
WR: Christian Kirk
WR: Adam Thielen
LT: Jake Matthews
LG: Peter Skoronski
C - John Michael Schmitz
RG: Shaq Mason
RT: Taylor Moton
RB: Elijah Mitchell
RB: Clyde Edwards-Helaire
WR: Alec Pierce
WR: Marquez Valdes-Scantling
TE: Adam Trautman
OL: Paris Johnson Jr
OL: Kevin Zeitler
QB: Trey Lance
Rush: Arnold Ebiketie
DT: Chris Jones
NT: Michael Pierce
DE: Demarcus Lawrence
LB: Christian Harris
LB: Germaine Pratt
CB: Ahmad Gardner
CB: Kendall Fuller
CB: Tyson Campbell
S: Micah Hyde
S: Tre’von Moehrig
Rush: Byron Young
Rush: Nolan Smith
DT: Sheldon Rankins
DT: Daquan Jones
DE: Myles Murphy
LB: Brian Asamoah
CB: Cor’Dale Flott
S: Dane Belton

QB: Trevor Lawrence
RB: Travis Etienne
WR: Calvin Ridley
WR: Puka Nacua
WR: Zay Flowers
TE: Josh Oliver
LT: Charles Cross
LG: Elgton Jenkins
C - Jason Kelce
RG: Wyatt Teller
RT: Darnell Wright

RB: Zach Charbonnet
RB: Samaje Perine
WR: Rondale Moore
WR: Marvin Mims
TE: Austin Hooper
OL: Ezra Cleveland 
OL: Cole Strange
QB: Bailey Zappe



Edge: Bradley Chubb 
DT: David Onyemata
DT: Zach Sieler
Edge: Rashan Gary
WLB: Jahlani Tavai
MLB: Bobby Okereke
RCB: Martin Emerson
FS: Deshon Elliot
SS: Derwin James
NCB: Alontae Taylor
LCB: Xavien Howard 

Edge: Lukas Van Ness
Edge/DT: Dre’Mont Jones
DT: Karl Brooks
LB: Drue Tranquill 
LB: Henry To’Oto’O 
CB: Kadar Kohou
SS: Von Bell
S: Mike Edwards

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We have yet to face any team that can defend our spread attack, and we will continue with it this week and every single week. We will not be putting tight ends on the field at all. 4th and goal at the 1 we are spreading team’s out and using our superior talent to gain the advantage at all levels. Positional flexibility be damned we prefer power over modality. 
We will utilize shotgun formation and quick passes to neutralize all pass rush as has been proven in BDL’s past. If Rob Havenstein can handle prime Von Miller 1v1, then our tackles will handle all edge rushers in current BDL. 
We’ll run the ball because we can. We’ll stay balanced despite what our formation says because spread offenses create light boxes for our talented runner to run. 
We will once again utilize our superior talent to win in the secondary. Similar to our offensive success, no team has yet been able to field a receiving group capable of beating our talented corners. We will take advantage of this by utilizing heavy man coverage. 
We will blitz with our front seven. As shown by previous BDL games, this is the way to generate pressure as even Rob Havenstein can take Von Miller 1v1, but he can’t block two men at the same time. We will overload whomever is on whatever offensive line we face and our far superior secondary talent will keep the pass catchers from receiving their passes. 
The run game is secondary and has no bearing on the winning or losing of a football game. We will have a much higher YPA than our opponents every game and thus we will be favored. We are going to score early and often and therefore the only good use of the run game, to salt away the game, will be a completely non existent scenario for all of our opponents as they will never lead in the 4th. 


Get the ball to our skill position players. We can keep Lawrence upright against this pass rush. Move Puka and Zay interchangeably in the slot and the boundary. We want to run many combo routes between the two and let Lawrence find the open guy. We will move Calvin Ridley across the line of scrimmage and let him run routes with a head start against Sauce. Ridley should have a handful of routes where he’s the decoy as we’ll bunch the 3 WRs together. Expect Mims to get some time in the game as a home run hitter and we’ll use Zay Flowers on some screens or reverse plays.


The run game is pretty straight forward. It’s mostly Etienne backfield but Charbonnet continues his ascension toward getting on the field. Perine also serves as the 3rd down back.



Dak presents a tough matchup with an elite group of weapons around him. We can get to him with just 4, so we will avoid blitzing. We want to keep safety help directly on top of Tyreek at all times. We are comfortable letting Bijan get his carries at that expense.


Bracket coverage with a full zone coverage assignment today. Tyreek’s man will play off and we’ll throw some more variance with on/off coverage on the other weapons. James will be used as a star on occasion and come into the box, replacing an LB. This allows Vonn Bell to play deep.

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