Twin TE Set
TE: Agon, Akaba
WR: Tetsuma, Sakuraba
OG: Kurita, Heracles
OT: Mr. Don, Otawara
Nickel Defense - Cloud Zone
DT: Mizumachi, Gaou
DE: Onihei, Yamabushi
LB: Kakei, Shin, Tatanka
CB: Ikyuu, Taka
S: Shultz(S), Panther(F)
Its been awhile since I've done this and I thought it'd be interesting to do one more, though it is most likely not my last. As you can see the offense is based on a Twin TE set, inspired by legendary Redskins head-coach, Joe Gibbs. The defense is based on one of the most effective defensive schemes, in my opinion, the Nickel(Normal) Cloud Zone. I will now explain why and how each player is useful at their respective positions. I've placed each player carefully, hoping to maximize effectiveness. For positions containing more than a single player, the players stand on the field in the order they are listed(from a QB's point of view).
The Twin TE set was developed in order to protect the QB at all costs. It was developed in order to stop one single player. That man was Lawrence Taylor. No matter how amazing a QB plays, it is undeniable that they have a blind side.
Standing as the leader of the offense is none other than Clifford. With nice accuracy and a 4.2 40, this guy is the Michael Vick(before jail) of the E21-verse. If none of his receivers are available, he can take off, running the ball himself. Behind Clifford is the most destructive ball carrier, Yamato Takeru. This guy will pound the shit out of you and fight for every inch he can get. He's been noted by the likes of Jumonji as "like Gaou but with speed!" Due to this, there is no doubt that Yamato may become an effective blocker on his QB's blind side.
As a result of being right-handed, Clifford's blind side is naturally his left side. To cover for this weakness, our friendly giant, Kurita, has been placed at the position of OG. Standing to the left of the C, the OG's job is to protect the QB from any blitzes through the center. Yes, Kurita has been relieved of his duties of snapping the ball. Reason is, without having to snap the ball, Kurita can assume the four-point stance position, increasing his tremendous strength even further. Being right next to his old post, this player doesn't have much adjusting to do. To the left of Kurita is Mr. Don. Without site on his blind side, thus the name, a QB must put faith within his O-line that they will protect him no matter what. With his unnatural speed and strength, Mr. Don will do just that. Outside blitzes are far more dangerous and with his speed, which has been stated to be the same as Bud's, this titanic man will be able to stop any oncoming dangers. At the position of C is Banba. This man already plays this position and having him play this position while Kurita plays OG is far more effective. Banba is said to hold the high school level squatting record, though the amount is not mentioned. Having such a strong base, Banba will have no trouble blocking those MLBs, or even DTs, for that matter. To the immediate right of Banba stands Heracles. This guy has been shown to be extremely effective, to the point of being recruited by Teikoku and being a starter, on the line, and without many other options left, he was the obvious candidate. To the left of Heracles is Otawara. Once again, speed is the most important aspect, slightly more than power, even, for the position of OT. Otawara's amazing speed, at his size, allows him to make up for his lack of strength, compared to the others in this line.
Surrounding the line are our TEs, Agon and Akaba. Agon stands on the weak side of the field as his GIS coupled with Mr. Don's strength will most definitely destroy all attempts of blitzing from the blind side. With his incredible reaction time, Agon can also run off the line for that catch that determines whether a team wins or loses. On the strong side of the field stands Akaba. He really has nothing else than his unique blocking technique. Even so, a TE's job is to block and catch. As a result, this red-eyed player is a must have. Standing on the outsides of this set are our receivers, Tetsuma and Sakuraba. Tetsuma will run his route no matter what and Sakuraba can stretch out his body to make an "impossible" catch. Why doesn't Monta make the roster? Because he's too slow. Running a 5.0 will get you nowhere and the only reason he was able to catch anything when against the likes of Ikyuu, Taka, and even Sakuraba is thanks to the fact that he's a main character.
The Cloud Zone is a wonderful play and, in my opinion, works even better than a Cover play. Obviously, this play uses a Zone defense. Man-to-man is useless and simply illogical when looking at this lineup. With speed all around, teamwork is the key to shutting down the opponents play. In the center of the line is Mizumachi and Gaou. Mizumachi's height will allow him to "swim" past most opponents he faced with, though his strength is a major upset on his part. To assist this achilles heal, we have Gaou placed right next to him. Gaou's strength plus his Del. Dyn. will allow him to get the the QB almost every play, desipte the CZ not being a blitz play. He's also been shown to block multiple players at once, allowing him to assist Mizumachi. With a powerful core such as this, the opposing team will have no choice but to run outside or pass. On the outside of the line stands Onihei and Yamabushi. Why they are here... well, I just ran out of players to use. Both have destructive styles and both have shown to be capable to being top-notch players so yeah...
Behind the line stands Kakei, Shin, and Tatanka. Kakei has a big zone and in such a play, will be able to assist those immediately around him to quite an extent. Shin. Well, he's Shin. It's like putting a Tiger in a fight against a house cat. This monster will stop anything going his way, yet another reason running through the middle will not be an option. Tatanka has an even bigger zone than Kakei and has been placed on the strong side as he has the ability to swat down passes made towards the typical hot receiver.
Enclosing the LBs are the CBs, Ikyuu and Taka. Ikyuu has amazing jumping power and his back pedal, and speed, allows him to mark the receiver tightly, even in a zone defense. Taka is just like an enhanced Ikyuu, plus height, minus the back pedal. He'll just stop all passes going his way no matter what. Upfield, we have, waiting for the opponent, Panther and Shultz. Panther has unrivaled speed and will most likely play like a speedy Polamalu, though not as such a big-hitter. Shultz is just .01 seconds slower than Panther, making him and incredible threat at the SS position. This, coupled with his memory thing makes him quite the contender.
There you have it ^^ Rate please.
Last edited by XEL; December 20, 2009 at 04:45 PM.
lets not kid ourselves kakei was good but he was not super great like most of the other guys on your team,
so instead of a 4-3 defense it would be best to just add a db or perhaps move shin to ss and have tan taka and agon play lb then you would have 2 ss and 1 fs 2cbs 2 lbs and 4dl it allows you to cover much better and with tantaka in coverage and agon reacting to pass/ run and shin blitzing from the outside ever so often, it can devistate most offenses with just speed.
also agon at TE? i think akaba would probably be better than agon at TE. but agons could provide mismatches on pass plays where as akaba would be the blocker, and since they will both be on the field at the same time it's even better but not having agon on defense well he's in the top 5 players on the team,
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I never put Agon on D. and the O is Twin TE so Akaba and Agon will be on the field at the same time
As for D, I did think about Shin at S a moment ago and I really like that idea. I actually believe he'd be even better at FS though, as he has top-notch speed, which is more important at FS than SS. Though if I have Panther, it eliminates this :P