Having good blitzing linebackers is great and all, but it doesn't mean squat if you don't have defensive linemen who can hold the point of attack. That is true for whatever defense you run. We had a decent defense in 2021 because Damion Daniels did an excellent job at taking on double teams and holding the point of attack to free up the LBs to make plays. In 2022, Colton Feist and Ty Robinson could not do that, and it looked like Nash Hutmacher still wasn't ready yet. We need 2 or 3 defensive linemen to step up and be consistent playmakers if we want to have a good defense. I'm hoping Robinson, Hutmacher, or somebody will step up and be that guy.Yeah, JoJo was the best 'From anywhere' blitzer Chinander had and others looked like they either A) made their move late if it was a called blitz and only left something uncovered behind the linebackers or B) made their read late and missed the mark if the blitz was based off of motion, formation, etc.
It worked best when we had Domann and he lined up a yard or two from the LOS, because you never knew what his assignment would be. That's when the nickel in that offense worked really well and what I see in White's 3-3-5 as well. Swarming people in uncertain roles confuse an offensive line and blocking assignments get messed up. He's still going to walk a safety up to the line and blitz, rotate cover or use him as a decoy and back off, but you'll see a lot more from traditional LB depth to the LOS.
I don't want the summer that isn't here yet to go by, because they're starting to seem pretty limited, but I am excited to see what he's got up his sleeve with this roster this fall.