I'm tired of people ripping on the drop 8 defense. We have lost many crucial
Games to a team dropping 8 into coverage.
Arguably 1996 was BYU's best team ever. 14-1 5th in nation. Washington dropped 8 extensively on us and it completely stymied our offense. We even gave up 8 coverage sacks in that game. It was the story of the game. The drop 8 cost us the national championship.
I don't have time to do it but over the years we have had many teams drop 8 on us and it has shut out our passing game completely.
It is a tool like any other tool. You don't do it all the time, but at times it is very effective.
Look at our own history and please quit incessantly criticizing that decision.