I'll buy the timing strategy. As for the 'we need a better OT', if that's what we're hanging our hat on, we're screwed. I doubt any other OT we've ever had at GT makes that play and it's because of three things: 1) the guy blitzing is faster, as you pointed out, 2) the splits are huge and 3) the blitzer is not only lining up against air, he's in his DT's back pocket he's so close to him. Angle and leverage is all in his favor (and speed, too, but I already said that.)It's the same thing as a 5 man front, so you would attack it the same way as you would if the defense just lined up that way rather than blitzing to it. The BIG difference and advantage to the defense is that it puts a super-fast guy trying to squirt through that hole rather than a big ugly trying to power through it. So, we've got to attack speed with speed. We've got to have an OT out there with the ability, training, and tenacity to take that guy out. Chamberlain couldn't do it last year. Can he do it this year? I think he's getting better. I also think he's got the ability with his quickness. He just needs more training to recognize early and know what angle to take to cut him off. And, he needs the DESIRE - to have the mindset, "We win this game if I make this block. I'm going to hurt this guy. He's never going to want to come through here again and Bud Foster will regret calling this defense again." CPJ and CMS can help with the first part and CDM can help with the second.
Also, that blitzer has to be shaken of his confidence of the snap count timing. One extra millisecond of hesitation on his part can be the difference in a big play for us or them. Seems like we're working on that too with the no-huddle, motion of AB then reset, and going on a different count. All good things.
What's the rule about adjusting the OL spacing once they're all in stance? Can we just tighten up the gaps if they do that? Other teams actually stand up the entire OL and look to the sidelines.
What about checking away from that side and having the B back track straight to him and knock his block off? That would make him think twice.