X’s and O’s : How Oklahoma State Can Slowdown Florida State’s Offense

Can Oklahoma State’s defense — which loses seven starters and a number of key contributors from last season — stop reigning Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston and the Florida State offense?

While it might not seem likely, it may be possible. Courtesy of Bruce Feldman, here’s an article written by former NFL linebacker Coy Wire which suggests that disguising the defense before the snap will help slow down the ‘Noles’ vaunted attack, which averaged 51.6 points per game last year.

We strongly recommend reading the entire piece, which discusses specifically what the ‘Pokes need to do, and shows examples of how this approach has worked in the past.

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