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  • 5 things about Captn Lou

    http://espn.go.com/blog/miami-dolphi...marine-academy


    1. He develops talent: Anarumo spent most of his career coaching and developing defensive backs. Safety Reshad Jones and cornerback Brent Grimes, who made it to back-to-back Pro Bowls in 2013 and 2014, thrived while playing for Anarumo. He also coached a pair of future NFL safeties at the collegiate level, Bernard Pollard at Purdue and Chris Crocker at Marshall. 2. He's on same page with his new boss: Dolphins interim coach Dan Campbell said Thursday that he "sees eye-to-eye" with Anarumo on the way they want to play defense. Campbell and Anarumo said it's too early to elaborate publicly, but chances are the Dolphins will be more aggressive and take more chances with their play-calling. Miami has just one sack in four games and didn't do enough to confuse and rattle quarterbacks. Anarumo said there will be some scheme changes and better positioning their players. "It's kind of a combination of both," Anarumo said. "I think the good thing for us is that we are in a bye week. So we will get into looking at everything we're doing and communicating with the guys."
    3. Anarumo's secondary wasn't a problem: Even during their awful 1-3 start this year, the Dolphins are allowing 239 passing yards per game. That's middle of the pack -- No. 15 in the NFL. This is fairly impressive considering Miami has no pass rush and the offense cannot stay on the field. Last season Miami was ranked No. 6 in passing defense (222.3 yards per game).
    4. He has coached at every level: In addition to serving his fourth year with the Dolphins, Anarumo also spent eight seasons with Purdue, three seasons at Marshall and six seasons at Harvard at the collegiate level. Anarumo also was a graduate assistant at Syracuse and had two stints at the United States Merchant Marine Academy. He began his coaching career at the high-school level while in college. Anarumo was the head coach of the junior varsity team at Susan Wagner High in Staten Island, New York, while he attended Wagner college.
    5. Anarumo had a strong connection to Joe Philbin: This opportunity has to be bittersweet for Anarumo. Part of the reason he received this promotion is due to the firing of former head coach Joe Philbin and the subsequent fallout on the coaching staff. Anarumo first met Philbin 20 years ago at Harvard University. Anarumo was the assistant head coach and Philbin coached the offensive line. The two went on their separate coaching paths but remained friends, and Philbin hired Anarumo four years ago in Miami and gave him his first NFL opportunity.
    Some interesting points... We'll see ...

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    "I think it is important whether you are talking about the defensive line, the linebackers or the DBs that these guys are playing with confidence and going out there and we are giving them the opportunity to use their skills that they have and play aggressively," Anarumo said. "Every one of those guys up front has demonstrated in their career that they can be productive players and that is going to be our charge as coaches to get that out of them going forward.*

    "We are going to look at all avenues when it comes to all of our players, especially with Suh, as great and dominant of a player as he has been. I think the guy goes out there and works hard every day and gives us his all. As we get into this bye week, as we talk about using him and everybody else, Cam Wake and those guys, we will look into every avenue to get the most out of these guys."*

    One thing that will not change up front is the philosophy of using a one-gap technique, whereby defensive linemen are responsible for one side of the lineman across from them but not both. Anarumo made it a point Thursday to describe as incorrect reports the Dolphins had been using a two-gap scheme.*

    The way Anarumo put it, he wants the Dolphins' defensive linemen to "create havoc in the backfield."*
    Again, we'll see.

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    • Idahomer
      Idahomer commented
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      Now that is interesting. Everyone including myself has jumped on this 2 gap scheme being the issue and he's saying they've used a 1 gap scheme this season and will continue to do so. I don't feel good about that. Either all the talking heads are stupid and can't tell we're using a 1 gap technic when watching film, or our own coaching staff doesn't know the difference between the two schemes. I'm scratching my head on that second to last paragraph. If we've truly used 1 gap all season, then WFT is going on?

    • cuchulainn
      cuchulainn commented
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      I took that to mean that guys have been confused about their responsibilities and which gaps they are supposed to be responsible for. We've heard at least 3 times that guys were confused or complaining about the schemes. Coyles has had them ''reading and reacting'' where they wait to see whether the OL are run blocking or pass rushing, then attacking a gap. That might be part of the confusion...

  • #3
    They have used both schemes from what i have seen. I think this all means a busy weekend for the coaches in Davie. Players are off till Monday, so they have three days to install and new offense and a new defense. If they don't change the terminology and design it to the strength of the players it should be a smooth transition.

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    • #4
      Originally posted by ONOle1 View Post
      They have used both schemes from what i have seen. I think this all means a busy weekend for the coaches in Davie. Players are off till Monday, so they have three days to install and new offense and a new defense. If they don't change the terminology and design it to the strength of the players it should be a smooth transition.
      I don't think they'll install a new defense or offense so much as change up the calls and packages. Lou seemed adamant about that and about playing more to guy's strengths and playing more aggressively and attacking.

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      • #5
        I guess more the philosophy and not the scheme. I'll be interested to see if they bring a FB in this weekend.

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        • #6
          Originally posted by ONOle1 View Post
          I guess more the philosophy and not the scheme. I'll be interested to see if they bring a FB in this weekend.
          They supposedly were experimenting with Earl Mitchell at FB during the PS...

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          • #7
            "One thing that will not change up front is the philosophy of using a one-gap technique, whereby defensive linemen are responsible for one side of the lineman across from them but not both. Anarumo made it a point Thursday to describe as incorrect reports the Dolphins had been using a two-gap scheme.*

            The way Anarumo put it, he wants the Dolphins' defensive linemen to "create havoc in the backfield."*"

            Uh-oh, maybe that's the problem, some positions were playing this D as 1-gap, some thought we were playing 2-gap....So if we were playing a 1-gap system, why read and react, you have one gap, you don't read and react, you hit that gap....Oh man, I'm totally confused....maybe that's the problem....

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            • #8
              Yeah that is confusing because he made a point to refute the reports that they were running 2 gap. All I know is nothing they've done is working. I never in a million years thought we'd be worse after adding Suh. Something is holding him back and we need to figure out what that is. He needs to collapse the pocket and penetrate, and I've seen very little of that this season. Is it possible the LB's are so bad that they're the issue in the run game? Again, I'm confused because the defense I've watched the past month is a long way from being solid.

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              • #9
                I suspect this is all part of the problem, we were playing a 1-gap read and react, which is what a 2-gap system is, but Coyle probably added some other crap in all this and just made it impossible to do your job.

                Benching Phillips???? My bet is he's playing again next week, with Suh, Phillips and Mitchel doing what they are designed to do, get into the back field and disrupt the play....

                I do agree, out LB's are bad, but it could be the system, we'll find out soon enough....

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                • #10
                  Originally posted by Seadog View Post
                  I suspect this is all part of the problem, we were playing a 1-gap read and react, which is what a 2-gap system is, but Coyle probably added some other crap in all this and just made it impossible to do your job.

                  Benching Phillips???? My bet is he's playing again next week, with Suh, Phillips and Mitchel doing what they are designed to do, get into the back field and disrupt the play....

                  I do agree, out LB's are bad, but it could be the system, we'll find out soon enough....
                  The way OV and Wake are playing they should move Suh to DE, and put Phillips in Suh's DT role.

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                  • #11
                    Originally posted by Idahomer View Post

                    The way OV and Wake are playing they should move Suh to DE, and put Phillips in Suh's DT role.

                    I've also thought about that as well....you have Phillips and Mitchell....put our best on that line and have at it.....

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                    • #12
                      Maybe instead of watching their own crappy film, they should watch Detroit Lions film & say Suh go back to what you're doing there..everyone else just do what the guys who aren't Suh are doing!

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                      • #13
                        Originally posted by Driven_Phinsane! View Post
                        Maybe instead of watching their own crappy film, they should watch Detroit Lions film & say Suh go back to what you're doing there..everyone else just do what the guys who aren't Suh are doing!
                        We took Suh and Mosley from Detroit. Too bad we couldn't take their LBs as well... Hoping Misi goes back to MLB and Chris McCain gets a live fire tryout at SLB. The real disappointment has been OV and Wake tho on the DL.

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                        • #14
                          Originally posted by cuchulainn View Post

                          We took Suh and Mosley from Detroit. Too bad we couldn't take their LBs as well... Hoping Misi goes back to MLB and Chris McCain gets a live fire tryout at SLB. The real disappointment has been OV and Wake tho on the DL.
                          I agree we might be better off moving Misi back to MLB and have Chris McCain take over as the SLB. I have heard that OV and Wake have been battling injuries early this season. I hope thats why they have not been producing. We desperately need them to start brining some pressure and do a better job of setting the edge against the run.

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                          • #15
                            Originally posted by cuchulainn View Post

                            We took Suh and Mosley from Detroit. Too bad we couldn't take their LBs as well... Hoping Misi goes back to MLB and Chris McCain gets a live fire tryout at SLB. The real disappointment has been OV and Wake tho on the DL.
                            McCain's been a huge disappointment, he showed so much raw ability last season that i thought he was ready to explode onto the scene this season...Now i'm reading where he's gonna be played solely @ the DE spot,, maybe they feel they need some kind of spark out there b/c Wake & OV have done absolutely nothing..As bad as the DLine play has been i think the LB's are even worse, even when the DLine has created an open lane for a LB to make a move & blow up the play they've consistently failed to do so (Who says we're not consistent?!)

                            Omar thinks we should sign Brandon Spikes who sucks in coverage but is a serious thumper in defending the run. I felt there wasn't a chance in hell of this happening with Queasy at the helm, but i'm hoping they do sign him..We need a LB who can fill the gap & make a freakin' play...

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