For the head coach of a team that’s currently ranked 92nd in the country in sacks allowed, Derek Mason sure sounds like a cocky son-of-a-gun.
“What’s going to happen is this: We have answers for the zero (coverage) pressure. If they want to bring it, we will show them the answers and then they can decide if they still want to blitz us,” Mason said. “If they want to keep bringing it, then we will keep going through those answers. It’s not one answer. It’s three or four answers that we have.”
Mason doesn’t expect much from his true freshman quarterback.
“(Freebeck) sees it now though. The bottom line is you have to use the clock, which means as a quarterback you have to get the offense out of the huddle so you can flush out (the source of the blitz). Then all of a sudden you know where (the blitz) is coming from. So get us in the right protection, do what you need to do, and get it out of your hands. That’s something he has to grow into.”
He was sacked four times last week. Must have been a terrific week of practice.