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Anarumo + Lawson = WTF?!?!?

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I'm gonna take it with massive grains of salt. 

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Ace’s info was solid last year. He isn’t really saying anything here we didn’t already know. And this is stuff we’ve seen in the past, where a player is used in a way that fits the scheme but doesn’t utilize their full potential. Think Justin Smith. Some coaches are good at putting players in a position to succeed, some are wedded to their scheme.

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as I read the article, Ace is claiming that Lou told Lawson to not use some of his moves, ie play suboptimally

I dont think thats something any of us already knew

I certainly didnt

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I would also like to understand Ace's credentials better

to me, he just seems like some kind of attention seeking youtuber where attention = money

and prior to a few days ago, I had never heard of the guy, ever.  came out of the woodwork, so to speak

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Using “moves” is not a good way of phrasing it.  
 

Some pass rushing techniques, if they don’t work initially, lead to the rusher getting pushed way out of position.  Like upfield, for instance.  

If you’re facing a running QB, pass rushers are told to limit the variety of techniques so even if you don’t get to the QB you at least stay in position and contain the QB.  

For instance every team, including the Bengals, limit what their pass rushing ends are allowed to do when facing Baltimore.  You get pushed upfield against that QB and he’s going to really hurt you.  So Lawson may not have been turned loose with a speed rush that requires him to turn the corner.  Probably more bull rush-like techniques used in that game.  
 

So Lawson telling people he’d have gotten more sacks if he was allowed to use any move on any play?  He’s right.  Also correct is that when he didn’t get home we would have given up some big plays.
 

 

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Having said all of the above, if anyone wants to fire Lou for not turning Lawson loose with a license to kill on every play, I’m all for it as long as we hire Wade Phillips.  

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Lawson is a FA looking for big money without big sack numbers. 
 

He’s secretly or quietly productive. PFF hero because they take the effort to go deeper and track pressures etc. 
 

Lou deserves no benefit of the doubt.  Dunlap was unhappy.  They did move on from the d-line coach. 

 

 


 

 

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Marvin never unleashed Dunlap.   
 

Marvin even publicly criticized him once for “rushing” too much. 
 

It’s all scheme talk.  

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