Re: Fixing the defense
posted at 11/27/2011 12:36 AM EST
In Response to Re: Fixing the defense
As long as BB is the coach here, this defense is always going to be conservative. IT will never be a Rob Ryan "Defense." Considering that BB pulled the trigger on enough pass rushers in the offseason, and they are actually starting to pan out a bit, the remaining hole is simply execution. The safety play has been atrocious to mediocre this season, and the cornerback play middle of the pack. They need to execute better, stay away from big penalties, and not let the big plays get behind them. They also need to play with more awareness of the first down marker; I often see players lined behind the marker by 5 yards who are late stopping.
Posted by zbellino
agree on the bb conservative d. i dotn like it. even in th esb wins we just barely win cause we played very conservative on both sides.
z, 2 slightly opposite points you seem to make. just apparently anyway. dont get beat and dont line up beyond th e1st down marker.
bb has the tendency to yield the middle of the field and the short pass. he wants to prevent the deep play. and it works at that. but it also allows a team to drive all the way down th efield eating up the clock. then if they score, not only does it take the ballout of brady's hands, it gives us less time to counter.
i think we need a dt monser next to fork.
2 better linebackers (maybe 1 in this draft and one fa)
wouldnt mind a young pass rushin de (who is adequate agains the run too)
but without a pass rush in todays league....
anderson and carter decent, however we need some immediate pressure.
therefore better player.
a free safety in fa.
maybe a corner too in fa.
o needs additions to to be effective against tough de
ie #1 receiver in fa.
fill all needs in fa.
use draft only to get he the gamechangers within our reach.
combine picks lower and next year, trade up and get the players that will put us over the top.