Thursday, August 03, 2006

Dealing with defensive injuries

Wednesday, the BC message boards fluttered with news that Ryan Glasper and Jim Ramella were both going to sit out the season with medical redshirts. The coaching staff is mum. The major papers had nothing. Even EagleChevy is having trouble getting firm confirmation. Regardless, it is not good news. Ramella and Glasper just went from starters to very serious questions. Glasper was a likely captain and I expected a big year from Ramella. All that said, this is not the end of the world. Our defensive backfield is very deep and the coaches have options on how to fill Glasper’s void. Ramella’s spot is a little more tricky. The defensive line is thin and inexperienced. We’ll see how they address the hole. Speculation is that they could move one of the Tight Ends to the defensive side or perhaps try one of the Linebackers as a DE.


Now on to the good news: BC’s defense has been pretty consistent under Spaz. Regardless of the personnel or injury, we play the same basic scheme over and over. There are up and down years, yet despite fan frustration the end results are very similar. Take a look below.

YearPts per game allowed Opponents total off. per game
200515.9311.7
200416.9332.8
200325.5358.2
200219.5338.7
200119.2327.2
200023.6380.7

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