We lined up in our usual 11 and 12 personnel for most of the game, but we deployed the tight ends a little differently:
We sent Davis deep on this play and he had his guy–a 180 pound defensive back that ran a 4.46 40–beat. When Davis wasn’t out wide we tucked him inside in our heavier packages:
When multiple tight ends are lined up like above, Davis will always be tucked furthest inside. He has a bigger body built to take on bigger guys like outside linebackers and defensive ends. Reed will occasionally take on bigger guys but we position him to normally see linebackers and defensive backs.
Niles Paul, our third tight end, is the only one we moonlight at fullback:
Our Depth Chart for this game:
RT: Moses (backed up by Nsekhe, who came in on drives 6 through 10.)
TE: Reed (Davis is second off the bench, Paul is third)
Matt Jones was backed up by Robert Kelley and Chris Thompson. Garcon and Jackson were the outside guys, Crowder was our starter in the slot. Rashad Ross backed up the outside guys, Ryan Grant backed up Crowder.
(Note: Cliff Notes are at the end, along with the Chart)
We stayed in a 3-4 for the majority of the game. Blackmon and Nacho were the safeties with Blackmon lining up to the side with more wide receivers:
and Nacho lining up to the side with more tight ends:
We occasionally lined up with new lines on passing downs, this line consisted of Smith-Murphy-Garvin(linebacker, standing up) and Kerrigan:
Norman and Dunbar were the starters at corner with Toler backing both of them up. Fuller was our Nickel/Slot cornerback. Whitner was our “Dime” defensive back, he came in on passing downs to cover tight ends. Garvin (52) played the role of Su’a Cravens as the linebacker who replaced Foster on passing downs.
Baltimore spent most of the first drive running it away from our Safety in the box (Blackmon/Nacho) and towards Dunbar’s gap. Our defensive end had contain while Dunbar had to cover gaps inside:
Dunbar gets to handle an Iso block from the fullback and is out of his element:
They tried to attack Dunbar’s gap again in the 3rd quarter, again the defensive end has contain while Dunbar is playing the gap denoted by the yellow line:
But we adjusted by slanting the line towards the gap: