'Dogs To Turn Up The Heat?

  All this talk about blitzing and attacking has energized a lot of the Bulldog fan base. It's refreshing, after years of playing a bend but don't break style under Martinez. Grantham brings a different scheme obviously. Turn up the heat. Attack. Blitz. Tighten up coverage. GATA. Take no prisoners.
  Sure hope this works. Remember back in 1999, when Coach Donnan brought in Kevin Ramsey from Tennessee? Ramsey blitzed and got burned. 'Dogs gave up big-plays left and right. Sorry, meant to say "explosion plays." He was gone in a blink of the eye. Ramsey wasn't ready for prime time. He's coaching CBs at Arizona State now.
  Grantham has a proven track record. He's coached'm up in the NFL. He learned from Foster and Beamer at Virginia Tech. Surely his plan involves covering WRs downfield. And that's the thing that concerns me.
  Take the South Carolina game. Spurrier is probably thinking this: Blitz us and we'll have Garcia throw it out to 6'5" Alshon Jeffrey, who's working on 5'10 Brandon Boykin, 5'11" Vance Cuff, or 5'10" Branden Smith. 'Dog CBs might have tight coverage, but can they defend the jump ball? Just saying. Might want to get to the QB fast.
  Love this talk about Houston getting 20 sacks. Hope he is all over Garcia in Columbia. With all the nickel teams play these days matching up with the spread and 3-4 WR sets, Houston will have his hand on the ground more than 50% of the time. Justin looks to be in for a big season in this system. And the 'Dogs need him to "Rise Up."
  I'm still standing by the believe that the 'Dogs need Kwame Geathers to emerge as a legit Nose, so that can free up Grantham to move DeAngelo Tyson out to D-End. That would make this 3-4 scheme a lot more physical up front on 1st down and 10, when teams in the SEC are going to run the ball.
 
 

 

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