Post by durhamgsoaggie on Dec 24, 2018 13:55:12 GMT -5
It is not always about size a lot of this was about technique and knowing how use your hands also being in the right place to make the play . In the game on the big runs the inside LB where not in the appropriate position to attack the runner. If the NT slides down right inside middle linebacker should have stepped right into the hole opposite but what was happening in the middle was the M lb followed the NG and left a big Gap both times look at the game and you will see that the M LB was not even blocked by and Alcorn lineman he was just out of position, that had nothing to do with size .
Film study based on formation & tendency along with patience... wait a half-second for the play to develop, then trust your physical skills & technique (use hands with arms extended to shed the free blockers) to make the play coming downhill.
Too many times, our LBs were already at the LOS in the scrum with no leverage on the read as the play went past them.
That typed, this was a very valuable year for Kyin Howard. I believe the game will slow down for him this spring based on all the experience he got in 2018. He's going to be a good one.