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Samuel McKewon @swmckewonOWH
New commit Boaz Joseph was 3rd-team all-state. Coach says nobody threw at him because he was so good in press coverage. #huskers
I watched his video highlights, not a lot of them, but I thought he pressed well, had speed to burn and was an aggressive tackler. Like his size and speed.
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W. C. Fields
I'll take it.
Ya I think he has potential. Needs a trainer to work with him on flexibility in his back and hips.
His overall size and speed is nice. I like when teams avoid a DB. Means he's good.
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Looks to have a lot of potential.
Lots of potential... good speed... agility and hips, flexibility all need to improve but he could definitely be a good one.
Kid seems like a good prospect, not sure if he will end up at corner in the long run though.
That said does anyone know why we make a point of going after big guys to the point where they may not be flexible enough to play cb in the long run?
Agree but that's why he has up to five years. Also brandon browner for the seahawks doesn't have great hips or flexibility but he was top 20 corner in the nfl this year
Didn't see a whole lot except speed. Maybe he will come along. Seems a little soft.
I really, really like the films of D. Martinez.. probably at safety, but the kid is a terrific football player, and he is quite a lot bigger than Taylor, who was 178 lbs at the same age.
He could be one of those massive, fast guys that dominates at LB. He really likes to punish people.
they play a lot of zone, Nebraska doesn't. Need good hips in this defense.
I thought we played "pattern-match zone"? Conceptually I get the idea of what it is but in practice I still don't really understand it.
Perhaps this shift to bigger corners is a sign that we are moving to a more traditional zone heavy defense to help with the run game.
match zone is man-to-man within your zone... it's more physical than zone but less risky than man-to-man.
His coach also said Alabama was close to offering.
I don't buy that
Shouldn't it be easy to just overload a zone then?
I know that just giving a reference point and also haven't studied both guys tape but boaz is about or more flexible then browner now
zones have shifting (strong side, weak side) principles to them. It all depends on if you're doing quarters coverage, cover 3, cover 2, man-under, cover 4, weak-side zone blitz, safety-zone blitz, cross-dog zone blitz... all those things. You get creative with zone, it's easier to disguise... man to man and match-up zone isn't disguised much, just line up and beat em. Match-up zone confuses college QBs a lot because QBs either think it's a pure zone or pure man-to-man and they hold the ball to long or throw the ball the wrong place.
Kirk Cousins got confused by it a TON, he kept thinking we were running cover two, or man-under and kept trying to go over the top in 2011. didn't work. When match-zone is run well, it's the toughest defense to pass against, but is easier to run against. You don't blitz much out of match-zone, when you blitz out of match-zone you usually turn it into straight up man to man.
not neccisarily flexibility, but agility and fluidity. Boaz can get away with some of it at the HS level because he's so dang physical.
Same thing applies to browner he wouldn't be in the nfl if he wasn't 6'3 and 230the lbs. Also don't take this as argumentative
Also as long as he continues to develop college will allow him to beat up the wr opposite of him
not taken as such... Browner's the exception, not the rule. Browner plays in a cover 2 concept which allows him to come up and make hits more often than turning and running with receivers. He's a really good DB in the red zone and has above average ball skills. These are all things Boaz could possess, but his athleticism isn't like Browners at this point. We'll see.
I agree Klein. Not bagging on boaz but the fact is there a few players who are over 6'1" who can play corner. It's kind of why I am baffled with this recent recruiting strategy. Sure everyone wants tall corners but to make it mandatory seems odd since there are literally only a couplE guys like that a year.
Also thanks for the coverage breakdown.
Off hand do you know browners numbers
not off hand... i know he had a few INTs this year and one returned for a TD (it was a lot like that play PJ Smith had for Nebraska against Michigan)
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