JORDAN: Is the hype justified?

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  1. CycloneErik

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    We've been quieter about it than normal. Instead of our traditional, desperate looks through the schedule to justify the wins we can imagine, seems like most of us have just settled into the fact that we're good now.
     
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    Yes, Michael Jordan is really that great.
     
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    One huge part of the coverage is having 8 people back there to account for at all times. In the past we had 6, had four on the line and we always blitzed one and it was usually obvious who was coming. Those two extra cause problems. DLine gets pressure with three, you don't have to drop the qb, just make him aware you are there and it distracts him. Forces poorer throws and helps dbacks recover.

    I think a difference in the passing scheme the last couple years has been a guy releasing vertically and the emphasis to crank it up when all else fails. See if you have a guy who can go after it. Scates has size and speed they say. Milton can fly so there are a couple that could be deep threats.
     
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  5. Cydkar

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    That plus the OL development would be my concern. If I were the type to be concerned.
     
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  6. CycloneErik

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    I am extremely jealous right now!
     
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    To be fair, if you threw it high enough, The Dream was pretty much always open.
     
  8. madguy30

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    Did someone say concerns!?
     
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    We are in a position to have a really special season if the breaks go our way. That's all I ever wanted out of the football program. I am very excite!
     
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    #ConcernedCrew
     
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    I'm not a football guru, but I've always said we were the worst blitzing team in the country during the McCarney/Chizik/Rhoads eras. No disguises, really bad timing, no creativity...We've been so much better under Campbell, but part of that is the reason you point out....we don't have to always blitz.
     
  12. Aclone

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    I’ve got to admit, I thoroughly enjoyed this article. Thanks, Jay! But maybe my very favorite thing was seeing someone spell “shoo-in” correctly.

    Seriously. Halsted (for example) gives good content, but he’s horrible about such aphorisms. “Take the reins” is just one other that he habitually butchers—and he’s not the only columnist/blogger out there who does. Fingernails on a blackboard.

    BTW, that’s a helpful hint, Jared. o_O
     
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  13. Aclone

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    Accidentally in the wrong thread?
     
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    Oops. Deleted it. Damn old age. Jordan vs Jordyn
     
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  15. Aclone

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    Trust me, I understand.

    Though my “old age” may be a bit more than most “old ages” on this board.
     
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    The sad part is I put it in the Miyan Williams thread first and deleted it only to put it in the wrong thread again. What the heck.
     
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    “Take the reins” is correct.
     
  18. Aclone

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    Yes, just as “shoo-in” is correct. Both have agrarian roots. The misuse is that Halsted (and others) keep using “take the reigns”. Gah!
     
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