I thought this would be a good topic to tackle(no pun intended) today. While I was watching the Det/BAL contest I noticed once again Dean Peas receiving praise for his defensive playcalling and creativity and I find myself asking...Did Dean Peas ever recieve that kind of praise here?? I dont recall. He was more of an afterthought that people just assumed was another yes man that did whatever BB wanted. That would be wrong. Dean Peas is the last guy that Ive seen have major disagreements with BB on the field in terms of style of playcalling.
Lets go back to SB 42. I know, I know...just bare with me. We all know that the game was lost when Hobbs was left in single man coverage against Buress while Peas called a zero cover blitz from about the 10 yard line. I recall throughout that game that BB and Peas were seen "discussing" the playcalling. It didnt end well obviously as Hobbs was left out to dry and the game was over. My issue with THAT playcall is we were actually getting good pressure on Eli from A.D. and really didnt need to blitz esp. not the house?! At the beginning of the game, 1st 3rd down for Eli, Dean dialed up a CB blitz from the slot by Meriweather. Jacobs snuffed him out and stoned him and Eli had a nice pocket to beat the blitz. This same blitz continued to be called all game to no avail from the same side. Meriweather never even got to sniff Eli.
So needless to say Dean Peas had coached his last game and Matty P was promoted the next year even though he didnt have the title. Now we see a lack of pressure as usual and up until last week vs the worst line in the league, we didnt see many blitzes.
So is Matty P just scared to get too agressive because he fears his job will be lost like Dean Peas when he was too agressive? Does Matty P have the ability to draw up his own gameplans or is BB still coming in on tuesday with the plan and Matty just calls the plays on Sunday? Its interesting and I wonder why BB hasnt just taken over the calling like weve seen numerous head coaches do. Wade on D in Dallas or Mike Sherman on O in G.B. I mean no body can do what you want better than YOU right? The offense should be in safe hands with McD by this time. Does BB decide personell too cuz its baffling that C.J. cant get a breather and let Buchanan get a few snaps so maybe we have a fresh C.J. in the 4th to disrupt the passing game. I know for sure this BBDB defense is not gonna cut it in postseason. Are we gonna go out swinging or lay down?? I know its a high risk reward but I dont think we can play the same way we have with his personell.