Originally Posted by Snell41
Oh I agree with him. I honestly expected a blowout last night so I went in determined to watch our DL, specifically Wilk and Coples. Wilk is constantly, and I mean CONSTANTLY out of position on the field. I can tell you most of Foster's big runs were directly towards Wilk and he was either getting easily pushed out of the way or jumping into a hole and penetrating where he clearly went into the LB's assigned hole. he seems like he constantly wants to be the one to make the tackle and takes risks to do so. He also just sticks his arm out way too often instead of shedding a block when he does stay home and have a chance. He was alarmingly bad.
What do you mean out of position? Do you mean he isnt keeping gap responsibility or holding his edge?
My understanding of Rex's version of the 3-4 is that there is a NT (ellis), DT (devito) and DE (Wilk). The NT and DT are tasked with controlling the interior of the line while the DE is expected to try to knife into the backfield to make a play.
I dont know how wilk penetrating into the backfield is a bad thing....and im also curious why you think the LB has an "assigned hole". Isnt it the job of the DLine to occupy blockers and get into the backfield, and the LBs make the plays based off that. If it is a designed blitz, then an LB has an assigned hole but in a base run formation, the LBs need to go to the ball, not a specific hole.
Not being argumentative, just curious where you are coming from with a couple of these views.