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    Notre Dame Pass Rush

    Something I noticed throughout the entire game was that the Notre Dame defense never tried a significant amount to blitz McCarron and force him to make bad throws. Why? Every team that has had opportunities to beat us this year has put pressure on McCarron. ND did not have one sack in the whole game mostly because they only sent 3, while the rest dropped back into a man-to-man/zone coverage. (Amari's TD was a perfect example) I'm not trying to take anything away from McCarron or anyone, but it seemed to me that their entire defensive strategy (and offensive for that matter) was flawed from the get-go.
    Also, I don't think it was because they would not have been able to put pressure on McCarron (because other teams have been able to do that), but they just didn't even try. Our O-line had shown at times this year a weakness in pass protection, but ND didn't come close to exploiting it.
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    Re: Notre Dame Pass Rush

    You don't blitz when you can't stop the run --

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    Re: Notre Dame Pass Rush

    Quote Originally Posted by CajunCrimson View Post
    You don't blitz when you can't stop the run --

    Sniff.....is that a wee bit of Irish Whiskey with a touch of troll I smell?

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    Re: Notre Dame Pass Rush

    ND actually sent 4 or 5 a fair amount of times; Lacy would chip a defender and then go to the flats (what he did on his dropped pass). Our OL picked up the extra rusher well; ND did a "run blitz" a good bit though. Prime example was Te'o getting through the gap only to miss the tackle; a safety did that too early in the game. I was more upset Bama only brought 3 on that 3rd and 16 when a four man rush was generating a little bit of heat and that still left 7 in coverage.

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    Re: Notre Dame Pass Rush

    anyone have a boxscore with tackles listed? i heard Te'o only had 3 solo tackles but wanted to see how many #17 had. seemed like he had to make every stop 10 yards down the field

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    Notre Dame Pass Rush

    Quote Originally Posted by CajunCrimson View Post
    You don't blitz when you can't stop the run --

    Sniff.....is that a wee bit of Irish Whiskey with a touch of troll I smell?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rolltide_PA View Post
    anyone have a boxscore with tackles listed? i heard Te'o only had 3 solo tackles but wanted to see how many #17 had. seemed like he had to make every stop 10 yards down the field
    Yeah, he was making a lot of tackles but he had no choice because that front 7 was nonexistent.
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    Re: Notre Dame Pass Rush

    When they did put more than seven in the box, AJ hurt them through the air. And our O-Line was a brick wall last night.
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    Re: Notre Dame Pass Rush

    found a full box score. #17 ended with 16 tackles including 7 solo. tells a lot right there

    http://www.rolltide.com/sports/m-foo...3/bcs2013.html

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    Re: Notre Dame Pass Rush

    Quote Originally Posted by Rolltide_PA View Post
    found a full box score. #17 ended with 16 tackles including 7 solo. tells a lot right there

    http://www.rolltide.com/sports/m-foo...3/bcs2013.html
    Y'all remember all the "Red Zone Scoring Defense" baloney we kept hearing about before the game? Just saw that, according to the stats on rolltide, we were "5 for 5" scoring in the red zone! (Although I don't think that's correct - Eddie & Amari both had scores that were out of the red zone, right?)
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    Re: Notre Dame Pass Rush

    Quote Originally Posted by TidefaninOS View Post
    Y'all remember all the "Red Zone Scoring Defense" baloney we kept hearing about before the game? Just saw that, according to the stats on rolltide, we were "5 for 5" scoring in the red zone! (Although I don't think that's correct - Eddie & Amari both had scores that were out of the red zone, right?)
    first TD was from 20 so was in red zone. Cooper's was 34 yarder so outside of red zone

    so yes 5/5 red zone TD's

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    Re: Notre Dame Pass Rush

    Yep, that impenetrable goal-to-go defense stopped nothing!

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    Re: Notre Dame Pass Rush

    Yes, ND run blitz straight up the middle left no linebackers in position to make tackles when the runner got past the line of scrimmage. This happened running up the middle but espectially when the running backs got to the edge.

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    Re: Notre Dame Pass Rush

    Quote Originally Posted by Rolltide_PA View Post
    anyone have a boxscore with tackles listed? i heard Te'o only had 3 solo tackles but wanted to see how many #17 had. seemed like he had to make every stop 10 yards down the field
    He was the only ND player who I noticed made tackles. I see above how many he had. I am not surprised. He carried their non-existent defense.

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