The Huddle: Sockeye's stack spreads it wide and deep; what game plan did you use stop their cutters? It looks like Bravo is giving them the in on the flick side, and the out on the backhand side. Was this effective?
Mike Whitaker: With a strong right to left wind blowing slightly towards the camera, Bravo knew that upwind scores would be difficult, especially if required to move it the full field. Bravo came down with tight straight up marks to prevent quick accurate hucks and played largely even with the downfield cutters as opposed to fronting. The hope was to force a turnover on a contested in cut to generate a short field as opposed to waiting for a huck turnover that would lead to a long field.
Andrew Fleming: Bravo seems to start off with an aggressive, flat mark, and tight downfield man D. This makes throwing windows small and tough to hit in the wind, as seen in the two deep shots that go astray. With athletic defenders and a solid downwind breeze, this strategy works well.