Re: just heard boomer esiason say the same thing i am suggesting. ridley at rb, vereen, hern, welker on field no way to defense.
posted at 1/15/2013 7:33 PM EST
In response to zbellino's comment:
In response to glenr's comment:
They can't all play every snap. I like the way Vereen was used Sunday. Line him up in the backfield. Have him run sometimes, go out to receive from the backfield sometimes and shift to the outside sometimes. Keeps them guessing as to their assignments.
Although it is incredibly maligned here ... that is precisely why NE subs Woodhead so much (and so very effectively). Vereen increases this.
If Vereen lines up as a runner, you need a LBer to tackle him, if he is lined up as a WR you need a corner or safety to cover him.
Ridley doesn't present this mismatch issue as a LBer can do both, and merely needs to follow him.
If they keep a LBer on Vereen ... you keep splitting him wide and pass. Eventually, he'll even attract a safety over the top. He will smoke LBers that bad.
If they bring in an extra safety ... you drop Vereen behind or beside the QB and run a traditional PA 2TE setup.
Bascially, Vereen (and to a smaller degree Woodhead) allow NE to pick it's personell advantage.
yes, well delineated. use vereen MORE to paly withe these msimatches AND he will draw more attn, openningup wlek, hern, ridley, hoo, lloyd