Friday, November 4, 2011

Breaking Down UW Matchup: The Defense

In the second part of our look at the Washington-Oregon match-ups, today Duck Sports Authority brings you the defensive side of the ball.


Washington: Washington plays a 4-3 defense, but use their personnel as effectively as possible. Josh Shirley (6'3", 229) starts at one defensive end position with Everette Thompson (6'6", 272) on the other side. Thompson is a good tackler with 29 total tackles on the season including 2 sacks. He also uses his hands effectively in the pass game having amassed 4 passes defended this season. Shirley, who is used as a pass rush specialist has 13 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss and 2 sacks on the season. The Huskies are not deep at this position wit...

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