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Allison and the underdog pulling the great upset

Earlier this season, I wrote a story on how to double top wide receiversbut allison and the underdog pulling the great upset more than just assigning two guys to Brown in this matchup. The Dolphins can play any form of cloud coverage cornerback jam, safety over the top from a two-deep or three-deep look. The idea here is to not give Brown a free release, while also limiting his electric ability to separate across the field.

Above all, it keeps the Dolphins out of static, single-high looks that scream to? Here's the thing that goes beyond scheme with this game plan: Make someone else beat you. I don't care if Eli Rogers catches the ball. If he beats my guy, then I move on to the next play. But allowing Brown to rip apart my secondary in an elimination game?

Jay Ajayi Why it's important: Back in Week 6, during the Dolphins' 30-15 win over the Steelers, Ajayi ran wild on the Pittsburgh defense. He produced 204 yards on 25 carries 8. That type of production, along with a game plan dedicated to running the football, will keep backup quarterback Matt Moore out of adverse situations and allow the Dolphins to manipulate the Steelers' front and coverages.

How you do it: Since that Week 6 matchup, the Steelers' defense has improved, giving up an average of just 99. It's a much tougher unit on tape. Plus, the issues the Steelers had versus Ajayi are correctable. However, from the perspective of the Dolphins, they need to run the rock. And from what I have seen with Ajayi, his best fit is in the zone schemes. He can bounce the ball, hit the inside lane or bend the rock back to expose overpursuit from the second-level defenders.

Ajayi has the right combination of quickness, vision and burst to get through the second level. More important, running the football is going to free up some space for Moore to work in the intermediate passing game.

  • Moore needs to get the ball out of his hand quickly;
  • So, how are we going to do this?
  • Defensive end Ezekiel Ansah has to be a warrior Saturday night;
  • That means running four verticals or the smash-seam concept outside hitch will hold the corner;
  • This is a physical group, a secondary that is going to compete at the line of scrimmage and drive on the ball.

I would run the ball early, attempt to gain control of the tempo, and use that to manipulate the Steelers' safeties. Do I think Ajayi is going to tear up this Steelers defense again? But he should see at least 20 carries in this game if the Dolphins are going to keep Roethlisberger?

A quick, efficient passing attack with Moore Why it's important:? Moore needs to get the ball out of his hand quickly. Target receivers on short-to-intermediate cuts -- routes that can expose some of these zone coverages the Steelers like to play. Ball between the 40s? Go ahead and test the Steelers. We all understand that. However, if Pittsburgh wants to play two-deep or three-deep zone coverage, then I'm putting together a game plan that keeps Moore out of situations where he has to sling the ball into tight windows.

And there are multiple ways to do that. Think about the inside seam versus three-deep, throwing the dig routes versus Cover 2, "spacing" concepts, etc. There are so many zone beaters the Dolphins can use Sunday.

And they don't need to be all three- or five-step drops. Mix in play-action, use the RPO schemes run-pass options with Moore and target those windows or space on the field.

Why Landry and Parker? They are physical, tough receivers who can take a hit, break tackles and produce after the catch.

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In my opinion, those are the two players I want to get the ball to in the passing game versus the Steelers. Just get it out and move the sticks. How the Lions can upset the Seahawks 1. Target Eric Ebron on seam routes Why it's important: Without Earl Thomas on the field for the Seahawks, there is an opening here, an opportunity to target the inside seam versus three-deep coverage. Remember, Thomas is the best free safety in the game when looking at his range, ball skills, physicality and high-level football IQ.

He's truly a unique talent. And he's also the gatekeeper to the seam and the post in Seattle's Cover 3 scheme. If Matthew Stafford wants to challenge the structure of the Allison and the underdog pulling the great upset defense, he must target Ebron inside of the numbers to create explosive plays. The way I see it, Ebron is my top threat to stretch the seam versus the Seahawks. With his combination of size 6-foot-4, 253 and speed, I want to get him down the seam as much as possible from 2x2 and 3x1 alignments.

And the idea here is to target the natural window just past the underneath defenders. That allows Stafford to split the top of the secondary cornerback and free safety on a pretty high-percentage throw given the quick release and arm strength of the Lions quarterback.

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So, how are we going to do this? From 2x2 alignments, I'm going to run Cover 3 beaters that target the seam. And we want to occupy the cornerback to keep allison and the underdog pulling the great upset out of the mix. That means running four verticals or the smash-seam concept outside hitch will hold the corner.

In a 3x1 alignment, I'm going to put Ebron in the slot and run him right down the numbers. That's a prime window for Stafford to hit in the "999" concept four verticals from a 3x1 alignment. Now, a lot of this is going to fall on Stafford. Even with Thomas out of the game, Stafford has to manipulate or move that free safety over the top with his eyes.

But you have to trust that your QB can do that on this stage, given the potential for a few chunk plays without Thomas in the lineup. Bring 'safe' blitzes versus? Russell Wilson Why it's important: The Lions need to attack Seattle's offensive front while playing zone behind the blitz to protect versus Wilson.

This allows the Lions to expose the flaws in the Seahawks' protection schemes with defenders dropping into coverage. Get eyes on the QB and stay out of man-pressure situations that lead to trouble when Wilson breaks contain and pulls the ball down to run.

Defensive end Ezekiel Ansah has to be a warrior Saturday night. And if I'm his coach, I'm going to remind him of that every time I see him. I know he has been banged up this season and the sack numbers haven't been there. But he needs to take over on money downs versus the Seahawks' offensive line. We've got to have it to rush four and play coverage. However, I also want to bring some "safe" pressure versus Wilson to protect against his dynamic skill set.

  • Defensive end Ezekiel Ansah has to be a warrior Saturday night;
  • I understand there are risks here given Rodgers' lightning-quick release and elite ball placement in the red zone, but I'm not going to hang my guys out to dry when Rodgers gets outside of the pocket or steps up in an open rush lane;
  • This is more about attacking those light run fronts to force the Packers out of two-deep;
  • Three of the next four games would be breaks, including Muguruza failing to serve out the set at 5-4;
  • And Jenkins has to skill set to play well in that capacity against Nelson.

You can't just play man pressure on Wilson. For starters, he's too talented in the pocket. That's where he can create magic and find escape doors to get out of trouble. He does that while you are stuck playing man? Good luck sticking to those receivers and trying to react to Wilson if he pulls the ball down to run. So, we are going to play smart football under the lights in Seattle with zone pressure and some "trap" coverages on the outside.

That allows us to rush five, get some hits on the QB and put a tent over the top of the secondary while telling the corners to lie in the weeds. The idea is to jump the outside breaks, match inside and get eyes on Wilson.

If he wants to scramble, then we have defenders in a position to drive to the quarterback and tackle in the open field. Limit the damage and move on to the next play. Stick with the split-zone run scheme on offense Why it's important: Over the past two games, Lions running back Zach Zenner has rushed for 136 yards and three touchdowns on 32 carries 4. And the top scheme I'm seeing on film? It's the split zone. A downhill run with Zenner that complements the Lions' West Coast passing concepts and also leads to play-action opportunities.

The split zone also called the "zone whack" meshes zone blocking lineman zone-step to the play side with a tight end or H-back coming back across the ball to kick out the edge defender.

This creates a natural cutback lane as the offense is essentially trapping that backside end or outside linebacker. Against Seattle, that's going to be the defensive end.

Athletic, explosive defenders who come off the ball with speed.

  • I would run the ball early, attempt to gain control of the tempo, and use that to manipulate the Steelers' safeties;
  • That allows us to rush five, get some hits on the QB and put a tent over the top of the secondary while telling the corners to lie in the weeds;
  • He can bounce the ball, hit the inside lane or bend the rock back to expose overpursuit from the second-level defenders;
  • Perkins has the footwork and sudden change-of-direction talent to make defenders miss in the hole;
  • That's why I am sending the house versus Rodgers.

How do you eliminate that? Force them up the field and then "trap" them. Plus, given the speed at the second level for the Seahawks with linebackers K. WrightBobby Wagner and safety Kam Chancellorthe split zone plays out as a counter flow scheme. Again, that's how you defeat speed.

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Watch those linebackers read and run to the play side, while Zenner makes one quick cut to get downhill off the trap -- away from the defenders. Now, Zenner doesn't have a top-tier skill set at the position in terms of lateral quicks or long speed, but I like his game.

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He hits the hole hard and the vision he's showing in this scheme is an ideal fit for the blocking.?