Defending the Bama slant route

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  1. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    As good as our WRs are Bama has the edge with theirs. We have the edge at QB, especially if we can make Tua unconscious. Our DBs are better than their DBs but they have a better pass rush. Should some very interesting matchups. It will be a shootout. LSU 45 Gumps 42.
     
  2. JaxTigFan

    JaxTigFan Founding Member

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    Overall defense and offensive rankings have LSU 23rd and AL 16th on defense, LSU 4th and AL 9th on offense. And remember this with Alabama having played NOBODY!! LSU 42 AL 28
     
  3. tzanghi

    tzanghi Founding Member

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    I think we should take a page out of Auburn’s playbook. Give me the 3-1-1-6 make Tua find an open receiver and put it in a tight spot and hope our large DL can stuff the run. Otherwise, tackling is key.
     
  4. watson1880

    watson1880 Founding Member

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    Jam them at the line, disrupt the timing and get to the ball. The slant is part of the RPO package, if you play the slant, pre snap by shading to the inside, the wr fakes in and goes deep on a fly. Before that, if the lb or safety bite on run support, then it’s a pass... if not, it’s a run. This again is why the slant is easy to throw, the throwing lane is open.
     
  5. tigerpub

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    Abso-effing-lutely. On top of this. Don’t want any unsportsmanlike or tear getting penalties. But hopefully, LSU can ale them think twice about enduring the hit.
     
  6. tzanghi

    tzanghi Founding Member

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    The only issue with this is that you’re going to get beat deep at some point and potentially multiple times. Not saying that the trade off isn’t good, just that it’s there. I would like Aranda to at least Give this a try to see if their skinny-ass WRs can get off of press coverage. Keep Stevens over top to play the deep ball and lay the lumber and let the LBs stop the run.
     
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  7. watson1880

    watson1880 Founding Member

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    If we make those tackles on the slant for no yards after catch, hold the running game... the goal becomes to give up field goal chances inside the 30 yard line.
     
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  8. Mezmorizor

    Mezmorizor Founding Member

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    With our offense we have to be okay with potentially giving up big plays. Bama's receivers are way too good to let them RPO down the field with impunity. Better to let them occasionally get a 60 yard pass and get some stops than to let them just dink and dunk all day. Same goes for Bama.
     
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  9. tzanghi

    tzanghi Founding Member

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    There are some YouTube videos analyzing the matchup from some reputable dudes who say that Clemson held Alabama down last year by letting them dink and dunk before shutting it down in the red zone, where there is less room to throw. That seems to be what Auburn and Miss St did to us too. I might not be so opposed to that.
     
  10. LSUpride123

    LSUpride123 Let's have a drink.

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    Just tackle.
     

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