… Pro Football Focus takes a look at what he’ll be facing in North Carolina’s secondary.
North Carolina played press-man regularly last season. The Tar Heels often combined the aggressive approach on the perimeter with a single high safety, piling pressure on the corners to hold up on an island. Defensive coordinator Gene Chizik could only free up safeties to play in the box because of the quality he had at his disposal in the secondary.
That is not the kind of scheme that Lambert excelled against last season. Or the offensive line, for that matter.