Wasn't that the JJ system?yankeehillbilly said:" The Miami defensive scheme is dependant on the tackles being able to tie up those huge offensive linemen to keep them off the linebackers."
That should have said....."The Miami defensive scheme WAS dependant on....."
Its a new era with new systems on offense AND defense. Things that were absolutely necessary before (dominating DTs, smaller speedy LBs, great man coverage CBs) now may be a liability....or at least far less important than in the Wannabe system.
LarryFinFan said:It's not a matter of burying Zach...he is still a very good LB. He does not, however, fit into Saban's idea of a prototypical LB. So the speculation, rightfully so, is that he will be moving on...and if he had been in PS situation contracturally, he would've been gone too...but the cap implications dictate otherwise. The issue is that will he be as "good" in Saban's scheme as compared to the JJ/Wanny scheme ?? I personally don't think so...as it states, he'll have trouble shedding blockers (something several teams have done well against him) in Saban's scheme. That will, in the eyes of the fans, make it look like he will have a "less than stellar" year...One other thing about Saban...he is very adept at taking the talent he has and getting the most from them...That says to me that he'll find ways to utilize Zach's strengths. But if he has only 110 tackles (that most likely would be due to the new scheme)...many fans will be further down on him after next season...Zach's issue will be that after next year, he'll be 33 yrs old and may not get a shot at returning to his old self unless he hooks up with a Jim Bates or someone who could put him back into the JJ scheme...
inFINSible said:Should be interesting but, far from a sure thing that Zach will play well enough to forever be linked to the Miami Dolphins.
I meant his entire playing career. PCOW, sorry. :Dphunwin said:???
You mean 9 years (and counting), 5 Pro Bowls and a probable trip to the Hall of Fame aren't enough to forever link him to the Miami Dolphins? Wow, you're a tough sell.