Don't Blitz Zac Robinson

    Willie Martinez is busy game-planning for Oklahoma State's offense. And he's staying up late at night concerned about all that proven talent the Cowboys are showing off in 2009. It's scary stuff. How do you stop them?
    Let's break it down.
    Got to hunker down against the 'Boys run game. Kendall Hunter averaged 6.5 yards per tote LS. Gundy's going to run it behind their All-American OT Russell Okung. The 'Dogs best DE is suspended (Justin Houston). X-LB Marcus Washington might be the best option to mix it up against Okung and protect that right side of the DL. Comforting to know Rennie Curran is protecting those gaps, but look for Gundy to attack with the run game to that side.
    Another big match-up problem is defending QB Zac Robinson. He's a rock star in Stillwater and he's a dual threat on Saturday. Not the type of QB you want to blitz, or play a lot of man coverage against. Example: Georgia blitzes and plays man, but does not get the sack...Zac pulls it down and gallops for 25 yards. Another example: Dog's play Cover 1 or Cover 2, which means they are playing underneath man, and Zac scrambles for 30 yards.
    When you play man coverage, typically there is no one on the QB. A QB that can scoot can hurt you. He recognizes man at the snap ---when he see's DBs chasing WRs & LBs running to chase RBs---and he knows at that instant that he can run for a big-play if say Dez Bryant is tightly covered by Prince Miller.
    Expect to see a heavy dose of zone against Oklahoma State.

 

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