Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Defensive Line (2001 Chicago Bears)

A little blast from the past here - the dynamic pairing of Keith Traylor (3 tech) and Ted Washington (1 tech) at Chicago.

While I'm not a big advocate of employing two bulky monsters inside (to essentially control B-to_B gap with just 2 defenders) simply because of the scarcity of athlete (not practical), this pairing was phenomenal in controlling the line of scrimmage. The following clips will illustrate how these guys were so successful in being disruptive in the run game; fundamental technique against various blocks.

If time permits, I'll add an addendum including clips of the 2000 Ravens with Sam Adams and Tony Siragusa.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Brophy, got anything from the Colts last year? they had 2 big 'uns in the middle often; Daniel Muir and Antonio Johnson