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  • BDL 2016 Week 14: Berlin Blitzkrieg @ Rome Eternals

    Vote for who you think would win the game.

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    Players that have a (D) next to their name indicate that they are doubtful or unlikely to play. Players with (GTD) are game-time decisions
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    Berlin Blitzkrieg
    62.50%
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    Rome Eternals
    37.50%
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    CMD VI - Kansas City Chiefs

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  • #2
    Berlin

    QB - Jameis Winston
    RB - Lamar Miller
    WR - Tyreek Hill
    WR - Will Fuller
    TE - Hunter Henry
    TE - Kyle Rudolph
    LT - Trent Williams
    LG - Riley Reiff
    C - Corey Linsley
    RG - John Jerry
    RT - Jawuan James

    BE - Johnathan Williams
    BE - Jalston Fowler
    BE - Pierre Garcon
    BE - Nick Boyle
    BE - Arie Kouandjio
    BE - John Urschel
    BE - Joe Hawley

    RE - Trent Murphy
    DT - Mike Daniels
    DT - Dominique Easley
    LE - Justin Houston
    LB - Derrick Johnson
    CB - Eric Rowe
    CB - Jason McCourty
    CB - Quinten Rollins
    CB - Ronald Darby
    S - Haha Clinton-Dix
    S - Eric Berry

    BE - Demarcus Lawrence
    BE - Kony Ealy
    BE - Adolphus Washington
    BE - Rakeem Nunes-Rochez
    BE - Johnathan Hankins
    BE - Alec Ogletree
    BE - CreVon Leblanc
    BE - Tashaun Gipson

    Rome

    QB Derek Carr
    RB Frank Gore/
    WR Amari Cooper
    WR Michael Crabtree
    WR Chris Hogan
    TE Gary Barnidge
    LT Jason Peters
    LG Andy Levitre
    C Brandon Linder
    RG Ramon Foster
    RT Marcus Gilbert

    WR Corey Coleman
    WR Chris Hogan
    RB Theo Riddick
    OT Charles Leno Jr
    RB Devontae Booker
    TE Charles Clay
    FB Mike Tolbert
    C/G Justin Britt

    Edge James Harrison
    DI Michael Brockers
    DI Alan Branch
    Edge Carlos Dunlap
    LB CJ Mosley
    LB David Harris
    S/LB Jahleel Addae
    CB Janoris Jenkins
    S Antoine Bethea
    S Darian Stewart
    CB Nevin Lawson

    Edge Tamba Hali
    Edge Dante Fowler Jr
    DL Mario Williams
    CB Prince Amukamara
    S Pat Chung
    LB Demario Davis
    DB Sterling Moore
    DL Malcom Brown
    CB Adam Jones
    Last edited by TedLavie; 12-11-2016, 11:58 AM.
    CMD VI - Kansas City Chiefs

    Matt Ryan, Justin Houston, Muhammad Wilkerson, Jeremy Maclin, Trent Williams, Evan Mathis, Justin Forsett, Sam Shields, Max Unger, Kyle Fuller, Timmy Jernigan, Aaron Williams, Geoff Schwartz, Robert Woods, Sio Moore, Jelani Jenkins, Matt Slauson, Husain Abdullah, Glenn Dorsey, Scott Chandler, Jonathan Newsome, Taylor Gabriel, Mike DeVito, Cortland Finnegan, Nate Irving, Roy Helu Jr, Mike Mohamed, John Kuhn, Nickell Robey, Jacoby Jones, Danieal Manning, Donald Stephenson

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    • #3
      Berlin

      Its our last game of the season and we want to finish on a strong note with our team healthy and looking to build on next season.

      This will be a very emotional game for us as we are likely saying goodbye to one of the original Blitzkriegers in Derrick Johnson. Even though we couldnt get him to the playoffs, we want to send him out with a win.

      Offense
      Jordan Matthews is coming back from an ankle injury and we want to ease him back into action so Fuller gets the start outside. This will give us two explosive options outside that we will target with regularity. Rome has two very solid outside corners, but we have the edge in speed and will take deep shots as we expect Rome to only have one deep safety. The CBs will have to back off a bit at the line to respect our speed and we will then use WR screens to get the ball in their hands. Especially to Tyreek.

      We have Williams back so Reiff will slide inside to LG where his skill set fits well. Even though Rome has some good defensive linemen, we think we can own the line of scrimmage running and passing. Jameis should have time to let deeper routes develop and Miller should have holes to run through all day. Like last week, we will bring Tyreek into the backfield to give Miller some rest as we want Tyreek to get as many touches as possible. When Tyreek moves into the backfield, Pierre Garcon will take his spot outside as he has quietly had a very solid year. Look for some RB screens to keep their defense honest as well.

      With our TEs and Miller, we will especially target Harris and Davis(or the NB if they dont bring in a LB) in the passing game as we love that matchup. If they put Bethea in coverage, we will target him plenty too. We will use our TEs to move the chains and keep the ball away from Derek Carr.

      As a last week of the season surprise, we are going to use some 4 WR sets to attack Nevin and Pacman. Tyreek and Matthews go in the slot with Garcon and Fuller outside. We dont think the DBs of Rome can cover this group for very long as our line should give Jameis time to find the open man. We will bring this unit on at random times and go hurry up when we do to keep the Rome defense on their heels.

      Screw it. We will also use an empty backfield on occasion to get Miller a rest and put a TE on the field. Our OL is good enough to hold up and we want to let Jameis attack Romes secondary. And if things break down, Jameis can always improvise or run.

      TL;DR - Deep shots to our speed guys, attack the LBs in coverage, run behind our OL, go 4 wide or empty set to mix things up.

      Defense

      We look forward to our front four slugging it out with a very solid Oline. Murphy has been great this year so moves back to the starting line up. We will rotate Ealy and Lawrence in as much as needed to keep Murphy and Houston fresh. We will start with Daniels and Easley inside as we dont respect the Rome RBs very much and we want to pressure Carr from the interior. Gore is old and averaging less than 4 YPC. We will be rotating Hankins, Adolphus, and RNR in on running downs to clog things up and to keep everyone fresh.

      He will be back in a deep shell zone, play middle zone, help bracket Cooper or Crabtree, move down to attack the run, blitz and pretty much move all over to keep Carr guessing. If one of our CBs has issues, Berry will go where needed. D Johnson takes the back in coverage which should be no problem and dropping into a middle zone if the back stays in to block.

      If they play someone other than Hogan and/or Rogers, Darby will take the faster guy(probably Coleman). Maclin isnt back yet and Rollins could handle him fine if he plays.

      If Rome uses a TE, Rollins subs out and Ogletree comes in to cover Barnidge.

      We even have a functional 5th CB now in case they go 5 wide! Yay for Leblanc!

      TL; DR - Keep our DL fresh, man coverage with Haha deep, Berry moves around.

      Rome

      Offense


      This week, we return to our base three wide formation. Yes, I know Derek Carr was not good in KC this week. However, his blocking was abysmal for most of that game as their all star guard was out and it really showed. Carr will not have that problem here as Rome provides arguably the best offensive line in the BDL. An often underappreciated line in fact. Lets go over a couple individuals commonly overlooked shall we


      Brandon Linder has allowed 12 total QB pressures, despite pass blocking for almost 500 snaps. Hes been flagged just twice, and has the leagues fourth-best run-blocking grade at the position. Linder has allowed 12 total QB pressures, despite pass blocking for almost 500 snaps. Hes been flagged just twice, and has the leagues fourth-best run-blocking grade at the position


      Ramon Foster has earned good grades in both run blocking and pass protection, and has yet to allow a sack on the Steelers QBs this season. He has also (unusually) not been flagged once for a penalty, and has played more games than any other guard with that distinction by three clear games.


      Jason Peters had to pass block on 63 snaps this week against the Bengals, along with the rest of the Eagles linemen, as the team got in a hole early and was left chasing the game for the duration. In that time, Peters allowed just three total QB pressures, which were all late in the game and late in developing.


      Now, Berlin has Justin Houston, who is a force. Gary Barnidge enters the lineup today for the main reason of chipping on Houston to slow him down. We feel the rest of our line can handle Berlin 4-3 or 4-4 if they blitz. Demarcus Lawrence has one sack this entire season, and has 0 tackles in two of his last three games. Despite what Rags will tell you, he just is not that good. Mike Daniels is solid, but he lines up against two of the best interior lineman this year. Easely is eh, well


      Now the fun part of Berlins defense is the secondary. Jason McCourty has turned into a mess the pass couple weeks after a strong start to the season while Eric Rowe is the definition of meh. Quinten Rollins is average at best in the slot. All of that should lead to us finding open receivers a bunch this game. We will bring in four wide to go against i dont even know on about 30 percent of our plays (in this look, the RB will be chipping Houston). Our fourth WR will rotate between Coleman or Hogan depending on who Berlin has as fourth corner (Coleman for speed, Hogan for size). We also like our RBs in routes if they are covered by Ogletree


      We will not forget about the running game either however as Gore will get about 15 carries with Booker getting a handful We will make sure to keep the offense balanced this week. Also expect a few screens to the Houston side of the field to make him slightly more hesitant rushing the passer as both our two RB are excellent receivers



      TL/DR: Chip Houston on every passing play thats not a screen. Establish some running. Attack awful corners


      Defense


      This week our first goal is to stop the run. Jahleel Addae, while technically a safety, plays in the box and is a huge hitter. He lines up at LB as Berlin generally prefers to run to the outside. The addition of a big hitting safety at LB gives us an added element of speed. The massive meat wall that is Alan Branch and Michael Brokers should eliminate any running to the interiors. We will be lining CJ Mosley on the Trent Williams side of the ball with James Harrison at the edge as Harrisons strength should allow an edge to be set so that Mosely can have free run on that side of the ball. Veteran David Harris will be able to plug any cutback lanes. On the opposite side, I assume is will be Jawuan James, who Carlos Dunlap completely manhandled earlier this season. If it is Riley Reiff, that is even worse for Berlin as Reiff has been downright awful this season Mainly this is because James Harrison is having an awesome stretch of games including last week. How awesome?


      Simply still being in the league is an achievement as a 38-year old pass-rusher, but Harrison is still the teams best edge defender, and his seven total QB pressures against the Giants were three more than the tally the rest of Pittsburghs four OLBs managed to put together combined.


      Berlin will try to tell you that they are gonna target our LB, yadda yadda yadda. Well Hunter Henry hasnt had more than 20 yards since the middle of October. Jahleel Addae will be playing up at the line and will guard Henry if he goes out in a route. Kyle Rudolph is a solid option but CJ Mosley is one of the better cover LB in the league. On the outside, Prince Amukamara gets Will Fuller who he held to 1 catch a couple weeks ago. Janoris Jenkins has been amazing this year and he grabs Tyreek Hill. Nevin Lawson grabs Jordan Matthews in three wide. Lawson has been really impressive and still hasnt allowed 50 yards in about 2 months. Amukamara will only see Will Fuller with Jenkins grabbing Hill/Matthews in two TE. In their head to head matchup this year, Prince Amukamara held Will Fuller to 1 catch for 17 yards Lamar Miller is busted up. My PFF stat for the week is that David Harris is the 20th ranked LB in coverage this year (I was surprised too). He gets Miller out of the backfield.


      TL/DR- Base defense, nothing too exotic, take away big plays, stop the run. They can not keep up
      Last edited by TedLavie; 12-11-2016, 12:01 PM.
      CMD VI - Kansas City Chiefs

      Matt Ryan, Justin Houston, Muhammad Wilkerson, Jeremy Maclin, Trent Williams, Evan Mathis, Justin Forsett, Sam Shields, Max Unger, Kyle Fuller, Timmy Jernigan, Aaron Williams, Geoff Schwartz, Robert Woods, Sio Moore, Jelani Jenkins, Matt Slauson, Husain Abdullah, Glenn Dorsey, Scott Chandler, Jonathan Newsome, Taylor Gabriel, Mike DeVito, Cortland Finnegan, Nate Irving, Roy Helu Jr, Mike Mohamed, John Kuhn, Nickell Robey, Jacoby Jones, Danieal Manning, Donald Stephenson

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      • #4
        Ramon Foster inactive for Rome.

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        • #5
          Also Brandon Linder inactive.

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          • #6
            Leno to guard, Britt at center, nothing really changes there for our plan. Jenkins was amazing last night, he'll shut down the only passing weapon Berlin has

            found this entetertaining writing anyhow

            One of the big reasons the Giants were able to come out on top against Dallas on Sunday night, as well as slow down what had been an unstoppable juggernaut of a Cowboys offense, was the performance of Jenkins against Dak Prescott and Dez Bryant. Jenkins was targeted eight times, allowed just two catches for 17 yards, and gave up a passer rating of 0.0 for the game, about 40 points lower than if Prescott had just thrown the ball into the turf every snap. Jenkins caught as many passes intended for Bryant as Bryant managed to bring in himself (one). lol
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            • #7
              Yeah, Jenkins is good against those big, slower WRs. Too bad Tyreek can run circles around him and is way too quick for Janoris.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Ragnarok View Post
                Yeah, Jenkins is good against those big, slower WRs. Too bad Tyreek can run circles around him and is way too quick for Janoris.
                lol, he of the 9.8 yards a catch average which ties him with ultimate "speedster Larry Fitzgerald and places him behind other "speedsters" of Quincy Enunwa, Julian Edelman, Kenny Britt, Antonio Gates, Travis Kelce, and Jeremy Maclin(I add Maclin and Kelce here as I'm sure you're gonna try to make this about Alex Smith) Fast does not equal production bro, especially against top flight corners
                Last edited by bcb1213; 12-12-2016, 12:52 PM.
                A mans reputation is what his friends say about him. His character is what his enemies say about him

                Live everyday as if it is your last, one day it will be

                Life has defining moments, define the moment or the moment will define you

                Ask yourself if you would feel comfortable giving your 2 best friends keys to your house. If not, find new best friends

                Dont trust a women who doesn't close her eyes when you kiss her

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by bcb1213 View Post

                  lol, he of the 9.8 yards a catch average which ties him with ultimate "speedster Larry Fitzgerald and places him behind other "speedsters" of Quincy Enunwa, Julian Edelman, Kenny Britt, Antonio Gates, Travis Kelce, and Jeremy Maclin(I add Maclin and Kelce here as I'm sure you're gonna try to make this about Alex Smith) Fast does not equal production bro, especially against top flight corners
                  His role is determined by the offense, not sure how you can suggest that's a cop out, it's just reality. Everyone who has seen him play knows he's a threat to take the ball to the end zone however he gets the ball.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by JLash View Post

                    His role is determined by the offense, not sure how you can suggest that's a cop out, it's just reality. Everyone who has seen him play knows he's a threat to take the ball to the end zone however he gets the ball.
                    It's the same tactic he tried to use to say how good James Harrison is by comparing him to crappy pass rushers on the Steeler defense.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by JLash View Post

                      His role is determined by the offense, not sure how you can suggest that's a cop out, it's just reality. Everyone who has seen him play knows he's a threat to take the ball to the end zone however he gets the ball.
                      Well then how does Maclin and kelce have more yards per catch then. Seeing how hill took over for Maclins role you would think his catch yards would be similar in the games Maclin was out it wasn't. I'm not doubting he's fast. So was Heyward bey. So is tavon Austin. That doesn't mean you'd think they'd beat Jenkins this year do you?

                      If you prefer rags, I'm more than happy to point out how how Harrison has outperformed all your edges not named Houston the past six weeks. Is that better? Also please attack Nevin Lawson. He's been really good for over two months (still no 50 yard WR in that stretch)

                      Regardless, hill is the only offensive weapon to worry about in the passing game. he's got arguably a top 5 CB on him with safeties over the top. I'm not concerned
                      A mans reputation is what his friends say about him. His character is what his enemies say about him

                      Live everyday as if it is your last, one day it will be

                      Life has defining moments, define the moment or the moment will define you

                      Ask yourself if you would feel comfortable giving your 2 best friends keys to your house. If not, find new best friends

                      Dont trust a women who doesn't close her eyes when you kiss her

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                      • #12
                        bcb I think you've seen Hill play this year and he's not DHB is he? Hill actually gives the offense something. We can agree to disagree.

                        Also, Eric Rowe inactive.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by JLash View Post
                          bcb I think you've seen Hill play this year and he's not DHB is he? Hill actually gives the offense something. We can agree to disagree.

                          Also, Eric Rowe inactive.
                          Leblanc steps in for him. I don't mind having to put a guy in who got a pick-six this week.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by JLash View Post
                            bcb I think you've seen Hill play this year and he's not DHB is he? Hill actually gives the offense something. We can agree to disagree.

                            Also, Eric Rowe inactive.
                            He's definitely closer to Austin than dhb
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by bcb1213 View Post

                              He's definitely closer to Austin than dhb
                              This ^ Jordan Matthews is Rag's best WR, Hill's a good player but Janoris Jenkins will shut him down even with the screens.

                              Berlin's offense is one dimensional, their WRs aren't good enough to get open consistently (3 rookie pass catchers) their TEs are solid but they can't make up for it..

                              Rome's offense should have some success, Carr's finger in a concern but I think they get it done with 23 points. I don't see Berlin scoring more than 14.
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