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I remember when I used to defend the Meatheads, mainly because of their defensive philosophies. I played defense in HS. I love big hits more than I love TDs and big gains. I remember arguing with many that I had alot of doubts about Dino and his offensive philosophies prioritizing everything while basically mailing it in with his Tampa-2 bend but don't break method of defense. Well I just want to say I'm happy to be wrong again and eat my crow with mint jelly. I think this is the first time we've been able to see what Dino/Ward could do with a defense that they had longer than 2 years control over. The results are amazing. D is for defense but also for Dino.
 

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Looked that good without any knowledge of what their opponent was going to try to do.
 

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Hi, my name is Imperial, and I too am a defense first meat head.

What a squad we have on that side of the ball right now. Thought we'd be winning 55-42 shoot outs... This weekend might be 13-10
 

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I think Dino said it best if he has good defense and specials and has to work on the offense then he likes his chances.
Having a coach in any sport that is brutally honest about his team and himself is great. He somewhat warned us about the offence and said the D would be great.
 

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I remember when I used to defend the Meatheads, mainly because of their defensive philosophies. I played defense in HS. I love big hits more than I love TDs and big gains. I remember arguing with many that I had alot of doubts about Dino and his offensive philosophies prioritizing everything while basically mailing it in with his Tampa-2 bend but don't break method of defense. Well I just want to say I'm happy to be wrong again and eat my crow with mint jelly. I think this is the first time we've been able to see what Dino/Ward could do with a defense that they had longer than 2 years control over. The results are amazing. D is for defense but also for Dino.
Those were thoughts of people because Dino wasnt at a school longer than 2 years and its hard to establish a defensive culture in that amount of time. First two years they didn't have the personnel to do what they are doing now. I never understood why people thought they he would sit in a Tampa 2. That first year would have been worse if they brought pressure. Their best bet was to play a coverage that allowed them to keep a lot of guys in coverage.
 

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Great post. Honestly, I never understood why people believed there was a binary question between good offense and good defense? It can be both!
 

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This is very likely Dino's best defensive team since he's been at SU but let's save the praise until after we at least play a decent P5 team like Maryland.
 

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This is very likely Dino's best defensive team since he's been at SU but let's save the praise until after we at least play a decent P5 team like Maryland.

This is silly. We had a pretty good defense last season. The fear was always that we'd sacrifice our D for a dynamic O. My mea culpa was that I was (and kind of still am) ok with that. BUT - it's been fun to be surprised. And to see Robinson truck a few QBs too.
 

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Great post. Honestly, I never understood why people believed there was a binary question between good offense and good defense? It can be both!
It rarely is for non-factories, though. There are tradeoffs in practice time and spending on coaching salaries..
 

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I remember when I used to defend the Meatheads, mainly because of their defensive philosophies. I played defense in HS. I love big hits more than I love TDs and big gains. I remember arguing with many that I had alot of doubts about Dino and his offensive philosophies prioritizing everything while basically mailing it in with his Tampa-2 bend but don't break method of defense. Well I just want to say I'm happy to be wrong again and eat my crow with mint jelly. I think this is the first time we've been able to see what Dino/Ward could do with a defense that they had longer than 2 years control over. The results are amazing. D is for defense but also for Dino.

This is very likely Dino's best defensive team since he's been at SU but let's save the praise until after we at least play a decent P5 team like Maryland.


I'm never right....about anything. 1 week self-ban for this and the Locksley trashing I did.
 

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This is silly. We had a pretty good defense last season. The fear was always that we'd sacrifice our D for a dynamic O. My mea culpa was that I was (and kind of still am) ok with that. BUT - it's been fun to be surprised. And to see Robinson truck a few QBs too.

Was it silly?
 

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