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TDW coach Rich Belanger talks with linebacker Eric Morales in Monday’s practice in The Dalles. Belanger is bringing the heat with a blitz-oriented defense to put some hits on opposing offense.

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One thing for sure, new The Dalles Wahtonka defensive coordinator Rich Belanger will not be shy about blitzing. He estimates that from different formations, TDW will blitz 70 percent of the time. While taking those risks, the team could become an opportunistic bunch that keeps the opposition on its heels or get hurt with single coverage for long gains.

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