For as big as Red is, he has no bottom end power. He's kinda top heavy. He got pushed around real bad in the middle IIRC. Red's strength is the huge reach advantage that comes from his long body which allows him to play 2 gaps against the run as a 5-tech. Bane is perfect as a 1 because he's ALL bottom end power; short and powerful. He's like a bowling ball. He draws the double team and still pushes them back. that leaves the 3 in a 1 on 1 with the G and that leaves the Leo in a 1 on 1 with the T (or forces them to keep a TE in to help, which is kind of a win in it's own right).
The way our 4-3 under front looks, the 3 tech isn't really in a position to be double teamed. 3 tech is on the G's outside shoulder, so the center isn't in a position to do anything, and if the T moves over to help, that gives the Leo (who is a fast moving murder machine by definition) a clear path to your quarterback. Teams would be opening themselves up for a world of hurt if they tried (seeing as we have the 1-tech and a stable of Leo's who demands extra attention). That's why it's been such a huge priority to get that wicked penetrating 3 tech; the scheme basically demands the Gaurd take him 1 on 1, so if we have the better athleate, we should win that battle the majority of the time.
I don't think we're really going to be able to scheme our way to better penetration, we need to put our best guys in their best positions. It all starts with Bane at 1 to draw the double team. It sets the tone for everything else.
In my opinion of course. I could be totally out to lunch...
I love Sac with all my heart, and wish I were half as handsome as he.
^I know this is here, but leaving it b/c YOLO.