Sit back in coverage (D’onofrio)
Attack, aggressive blitz packages --> you’ll occasionally get burned on a blitz, but it takes a really good opposing quarterback to make those throws. Especially when you stay in his face the whole game. When you constantly get to the QB, whether it be sacks, hurries, pressure… that’s when they start making mistakes. A few years ago, we EXPOSED Lamar Jackson… basically everyone found out that the guy can’t make the throws. But the main reason was that we pressured him the entire game… and sacked him 11 times.
A good, patient quarterback (like a Keenum) might be able to sit in the pocket and make a throw under pressure… in which case you’ll potentially get burned on a blitz. But there aren’t a tremendous amount of college QBs that can do that on a REGULAR basis, especially when they are constantly under pressure.
D’onofrio relies too much on Oliver. If it weren’t for Big Ed, I’m pretty sure that D’onofrio would have been exposed for what kind of coach he is during his first season. He gets away with so much, because we have a fantastic player in Ed Oliver.
I think we need to make a change after this season… especially since Big Ed will be heading to NFL