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    Using d-tackles as blocking fullbacks

    Not sure I understand why you'd do this. Alabama did it once tonight, and Nebraska has done it twice. Not once was a good block thrown to spring a guy for any yardage. In the UF/Bama game, Cody failed to push a DB beyond the goal line, whiffing on the block instead. I can understand if they run some misdirection off of it later in the game, but wouldn't it be better to use a 2nd team guard or something? Someone who actually practices at blocking? Otherwise just give him the ball - you know the defense will key on him anyway - and hope he can drive the pile.


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    Re: Using d-tackles as blocking fullbacks

    bama has done it all year. Cody weighs 350 lbs, good lead blocker.



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    Re: Using d-tackles as blocking fullbacks

    Unless they practice it regularly, its just a gimmick. A little 5'10" 240 lb guy can knock most players on their arse too.

    The problem with a guy like Cody is that he is SOOO big that he keeps the RB that much farther away from the LOS, and almost has to run around him.


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    Re: Using d-tackles as blocking fullbacks

    Quote Originally Posted by erikbj View Post
    bama has done it all year. Cody weighs 350 lbs, good lead blocker.
    In the game today, Bama on the goal line, Cody WHIFFED on a d-back who nearly stopped the running back short of the endzone. Big dude, but not a good block. I'd think, if you want to go with a jumbo backfield type of set, a guard or somebody used to pulling and blocking in space would be a better choice.

    I should have mentioned that all the plays I saw today were directed off the edge; if these were dive/trap types of plays between the tackles, I don't have a problem with it. Still, would an o-lineman give you the same capability up the middle, with better blocking technique outside?


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    Re: Using d-tackles as blocking fullbacks

    It's a gimmick and I can't believe coaches would put championship games on the line with it. Notice how it's always a DT with a recognizable name? Cody, Suh, William Perry, etc?

    I'm still bitter that Perry scored in the super bowl but Payton didn't.



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    Re: Using d-tackles as blocking fullbacks

    If Nebraska ever had a chance to sniff the goal line last night, it wouldn't have surprised me if Lee would've thrown to Suh, it happened at least twice last year.



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