Re: Belichick switch back to a 3 man front!
posted at 9/28/2012 3:04 PM EDT
In response to wozzy's comment:
We saw Scott on the field late last game and he wasn't effective either, my point isn't that Ninck needs to be replaced, rather he needs to be moved to outside linebacker and we need to replace him with a 310 pound D lineman. Bequette and Scott are both outside linebackers, as large as Jake is he is still 30 pounds shy of the 300 pound minimum I'm talking about.
Rkarp we certainly can run the 3/4, Jones would play the McGinest/LT 'elephant' outside linebacker position that would ask him to rush the passer 90% of the time. Spikes and Mayo inside with Hightower providing depth, Ninck outside on the weakside with Donte getting some reps there as well. It would have been nice to have Fletcher there to provide depth but we're not short on talent.
If we don't have the personnel to run the 3/4 it's because we're light at DT not linebacker. But I think it's more a case of BB rationing players so they last a full season, and this 2/4/5 package is his newest version of "bend don't break" and his answer to a new, pass heavy NFL.
To this I would say if it ain't broke don't fix it, go back to a 3/4, when we go nickel package do whatever you want but we need more mass on the field among the front three so that our outside linebackers can get free in the pass rush and our D Backs aren't hung out to dry trying to cover all day.
Two defensive tackles and two linebackers VS five O linemen is a matchup we lose almost every time. We get next to no pressure and opposing teams can run along our edges way too easy.
Woz, these lb's are exposed against the pass. Either 3 or 4 of them, Jones at this point in his career is a one trick pony, Spikes and Hightower can't cover at all, and Mayo is average. Why do you think the Pats were in cover 2 against the Ravens?
Smith, Boldin, Rice, pats couldn't game plan them all leaving mccourt and Arrington isolated most of the game. Gregory is a step slow for Safety help anChung is always taking his first step incorrectly reading the play and having to catch up.
D is better than last year, but still a work in progress. BB needs to be on top of his game to compensate for these players