All DT's are to penetrate my man!! That's how they get the double teams and occupy blockers!!BOWENS and GARDENER penetrated last season when healthy(SOUNDS LIKE A PORNO)!! As for BIG DE's I wouldn't call JT big, maybe speedy DE's is a better fit!! The defensive linemen all have different stunts and assignments and I think ELLIS JOHNSON would fit the PHINS quite nicely!Originally posted by Phinstd
He doesn't fit our scheme...he is a quick penetrating DT and as you all know we use huge run stuffing DT to keep off our blockers and for an inside push we shift big DE's inside to give quick inside pressure.
A DL has GAP RESPONSIBILITY or slant to the strong side or depending on the Defensive Coordinator's call but most of the time they must NOT get blown off the ball and disrupt the play!!Originally posted by ckparrothead
I don't know if he'd fit us, in fact I don't think he would (he'd be a better 4th than Grant, Taylor, or Romero though I guess), however Phinmaster is for the most part right. Bowens is good cuz he collapses the pocket and pushes. Gardener was good because he could make it past most offensive linemen's single blocks (he was slippery and powerful, not necessarily a pusher). Bowens was not a sack man however because he could move his linemen back and disrupt plays but he couldn't slip PAST linemen...