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'15 Defensive Scheme and Possible Position Changes

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by BuffTuff, Feb 6, 2015.

  1. BuffTuff

    BuffTuff New Member

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    We all love the 2 D hires so what about defensive scheme. Leavitt can coach anything and Tumpkin seems to have more experience with the 5-2 or 3-4 under.
    I have a feeling we will make the permanent switch to 5-2 or 3-4 Under which means current player position changes for sure. Scared about LB depth but here is my uninformed guess at the 2 deep. (No incoming FS included)
    Macartny, Tupou, Samson
    Robbins, Solis, Carrel

    Gilbert/Shaver, Gillam, Rippy, KO
    Reed, Gamboa/Wantanabe, Severson, ???

    unknowns - Coleman, Hassleback, Talianko, Matthews, Hennington,



    Thoughts?
     
  2. Bufffan68

    Bufffan68 Club Member Club Member

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    In the 3-4 under it is my understanding the LBs are really hybrid DE/LB, and I'm not sure your depth chart reflects that. But anyway, maybe someone more knowledgeable than me can comment on the current players and recruits and how they'd fit into a 5-2/3-4 under type scheme.
     
  3. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

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    Here's an explanation of the 49ers D, and what we think HCMM is trying to move to. Certainly, the personnel will be a challenge.

    49ers D

    I predict the Juco safety will be a weakside OLB. Needs some weight first.
     
  4. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Our LB group fits a 4-2-5.
     
  5. Shldr2Shldr

    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

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    The issue with the 5-2 is that in order to be run effectively, you have to have a legit Nose Tackle and I am not sure CU has one of those on the roster.
     
  6. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Much of our DE group fits a 3-4 as a rush OLB, though.
     
  7. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Therein lies the challenge for 2015. Can Shaver/Gilbert be effective standing up part of the time?
     
  8. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Huge question. We need that answer to be a resounding "yes". We also need Hasselbach to be able to make the transition because it's highly unlikely he's ever going to line up for CU as a starting DE. Might end up being Falo's natural spot, too.
     
  9. BuffTuff

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    [MENTION=2094]BUFFAN[/MENTION]68. Trying to show Gilbert and Shaver as that hybrid OLB/DE position.

    I think Topou and Solis can play the Nose but maybe not.

    I like a base D of 3-4 or some variation to counter spread/fast teams but as Duff said I don't see the LBs on the roster that can pull that off. I will be very interested to see what base D we are in in a few weeks spring ball
     
  10. BuffsNYC

    BuffsNYC Uptown Club Member

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    Tupou can play that position, and it seems less important vs. teams that don't run well.
     

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