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Adjusting the strategy in our passing attack?

Yesterday in my comments to O's great post, I wrote how the Huskies coaches seemed to have tweaked their defesnive scheme by moving their DBs up and not only taking away our running game, but breaking up the rhythm of our short passing game through most of first three quarters. Put it simply, until DO got his groove back, our passing game which often seems to primarily feature a horizontal attack using our TEs, backs, and wide receivers in short-medium range, was in disarray.  Lot of it had to do with DO simply not being in rhythm but also a lot of pressure the Washington defense put on our young receivers.

I would have to think the Cal staff will be watching a lot of the tape from Saturday's game and may take in or implement some of the defensive strategies Willingham's staff effectively used in our last game.  Which brings me to this EDSBS post on stopping Urban Meyer's passing scheme, which is heavily dependent on a horizontal passing scheme.   Orson and co, who are still recovering from their TTown funk, wrote about how the Tide defense effectively stopped the Gators short yardage passing game:

Tennessee established the blue print for attacking the Meyer system which can be summed up in three basic points. First, create pre-snap confusion. Tennessee did this by employing the "bucket of minnows" tactic of walking around before the snap to stop Leak from getting a read. For Alabama it was easier. Since they use a base 3-4 defensive alignment, they were able to disguise where the 4th rusher was coming from for base defensive plays. The second principle was to apply pressure. Both teams feature physical and talented front fours which, in the absence of tight ends and blocking backs, could routinely get in the backfield and disrupt the play early on, forcing Leak to make quick decisions and to throw on the run. On top of that, both teams brought linebackers up the gut repeatedly to stuff the up the middle run (which employs no full back) thereby forcing Leak to take the ball outside on the option, or to scramble to get off a pass. Third, play risk-free and conservative in the secondary, ensuring that short passes or option pitches don't become long runs for touchdowns.

Urban Meyer's system produced many long plays from scrimmage last year, but not typically with a vertical attack. The offense puts alot of horizontal pressure on a defense, making it imperative that the first man make the tackle because the defense is stretched thin. Thus, a short play often became a long play following a missed tackle. Tennessee and Alabama did not miss many tackles which turned an offense which is explosive in the stat book a year ago into one Woody Hayes would have been proud of... except Woody Hayes would find a way to protect his quarterback.
IMHO Tedford's D is going to be out to not only stuff our run, but disrupt our short passing game, putting lot of pressure on DO to go vertical. What worries me is that as much I like DO, I am still not sold on his ability to throw the deep ball, and that is why the injury to BO late in the pre-season may really come down to haunt us. I really wish we had a chance to play BO early on ... that way we could have put him in games, in which there may be obvious need to go long. Thoughts?