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    Re: Thoughts on 2013's Defense.

    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonForce View Post
    I think Hubbard and Pagan will have huge years. Obviously CJ will as well. I look for landon collins to start making a name for himself as well. Only area of slight concern to me is cornerback. Im guessing our starters will be belue and geno smith. After that not sure what kind of depth we have. Maybe fulton? Should be a great overall defensive unit.
    overall, the defense will be better than this years i think...a lot of younger players got good experience this season, and that will show up next year.
    5excited to see Landon Collins get some playing time, and geno Smith and John Fulton along with deion belue will be solid at the corners. add in vinnie sunseri, haha, the young defensive linemen and our lb's...i look for a very sound defense again.

    our offense will be great if the offensive line develops quickly to replace three starters....the skill positions will be sick, off the charts good with 5Chris 5Black coming back from injury, jalston fowler and dee hart,...add in kenyon drake, robert foster, and the mix of experienced role players....just shudder about the possibilities...

    can you tell im already excited about our chances next season...

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    Re: Thoughts on 2013's Defense.

    First, you guys have won 3 of the last 4 BCS championships without a great pass rush, so I am not sure why you are so concerned about this. That said, the 3/4 defense is designed to stop the run (works, right? ) and, on passing downs, get pressure on the QB by collapsing the pocket - by having a NG and DT who are capable of pushing the center and guards back into the QB. Not sure that you have that kind of player on this team (or in the incoming recruiting class). Most of your sacks come off the edge and are a result of a blitz. That probably isn't going to change in 2013. But that isn't going to limit your success.

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    Re: Thoughts on 2013's Defense.

    Pagan and Hubbard are gonna be stars. Next years Defense has a chance to be better than this year and should. We need a corner-back to step up, but it just looks like an overall improvement at almost every position.

    There are some young players waiting in the wings on defense. Korren Kirven, Davlin Tomlinson Darren Lake Reggie Ragland not to mention Landon Collins and Denzel Devall.

    Just incredible how Saban keeps improving on championship teams.

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    Re: Thoughts on 2013's Defense.

    Returning starters

    Front: DE Stinson, OLB Hubbard, MLB Mosley, MLB Depreist, Jack LB Dickson

    Backfield: CB Belue, S Clinton-Dix, Nickel/Dime Sunsersi, Nickel G. Smith

    I expect Ivory to move into the starting NG spot, and Smith to move into a starting CB spot. Not sure who will end up replacing Lester at Safety.

    There was a thread on 2013 Depth chart right before Christmas here, also.
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    Re: Thoughts on 2013's Defense.

    Quote Originally Posted by B1GTide View Post
    First, you guys have won 3 of the last 4 BCS championships without a great pass rush, so I am not sure why you are so concerned about this.
    Upshaw was able to able to put pressure on the passer pretty reliably.

    The reason why many are more concerned now is that teams are starting to adopt LSU's strategy of going max protect and picking the secondary apart. In situations like that, a very good pash rusher would be able to disrupt the pocket enough to defeat the strategy. The LSU & UGA games would not have been as close with an Upshaw level pass rusher.
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    Re: Thoughts on 2013's Defense.

    what about johnathan allen. will he be a starter
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    Re: Thoughts on 2013's Defense.

    Ivory is the key variable up front to me, although I'm not overly concerned - he's come along well to this point. Ha Ha and DePriest should do well. I'm always worried about DB's, but no more for 2013 than usual. In general, it looks pretty good. Fanning, Ragland, Lake, and Allen are names I would like to hear more from.
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    Re: Thoughts on 2013's Defense.

    Sorry, somehow posted in wrong thread.
    Last edited by rolltide7854; January 8th, 2013 at 05:53 PM.

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    Re: Thoughts on 2013's Defense.

    My question will be on the defensive line. I like what I've seen out of Pagan and, and everyone seems to be very high on Ivory so I'll be interested to see how we are. Linebackers could be the best corp we had in a very long time with Hubbard, DePriest, Mosely, and everyone else coming back, so I expect great things out of them. I think the secondary will be very good, and a lot better than everyone thinks. HaHa, Collins, Sunseri, and Williams will be an incredible tandem at safety, Geno Smith will be a lockdown corner, and I expect to see massive improvements from Belue. We will be very young at the secondary, and not particularly deep at corner, but I think they will still be very formidable. I've said all season long that next years team would be better than this team, and especially now that Mosley is coming back I think it will be even better. I am a little worried about our overall depth if we get the injury bug, but this will be an extremely talented squad.

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    Thoughts on 2013's Defense.

    Quote Originally Posted by runtheoption22 View Post
    Lake will have to play, and spring will determine how much he has improved.
    Darren was real raw if I'm not mistaken but the dude is a BEAST if he can put it all together. He'd be a handful on the line.

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    Re: Thoughts on 2013's Defense.

    The defense will be better--faster and more seasoned...I predict we will give up about 8 pts per game...
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    Re: Thoughts on 2013's Defense.

    Anyone think Fulton could jump Belue given the inconsistency at corner this year?

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    Re: Thoughts on 2013's Defense.

    Move an OLB to DE and put Vinnie at OLB.

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