Re: Patrick Chung
posted at 5/10/2010 1:54 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Patrick Chung
In Response to Re: Patrick Chung :
Posted by TexasPat3
TexasPat, firstly, I would like to thank you (and many other informative posters)
for your insight on Patriots football. I live abroad and hardly see any games at all.
Most of opinions are based on posts from this forum and stories on the net.
Forgive me for my second hand information.
I did not read any where in particular that Chung could not cover.
Our defensive backfield as a whole had problems covering.
Did Chung have more than others?
The basic reason was the (lack of) pass rush.
Inexperience and lack of cohesion (lots of new faces on defense) played its part.
The bend and not break approach might be outdated after the changes in hitting
the receivers at the line of scrimmage.
This year I hope BB (calling the plays on D) uses a lot pressure by blitzing more. He has the personnel in the safeties and DBs as well as the linebackers now.
The D will be much better this year.
Harrison did not show any more promise his rookie year than Chung
(see "Z's" post). I do not believe there is enough evidence to draw conclusions.
If you have access to coaches' videos (showing the whole field), that show
Chung' inability to cover than you have a good point. But even then, he could
turn it around with time/experience (look at the difference between Meriweather's first year and last in cover).
I agree with you on the lack of production from the OL.
Brady did not have the time to be very productive against good defenses.
And the backs did not have the room to run in critical plays.
I sure hope the new TEs will help with the passing game and the running game.
Help in the draft for the OL came in the late rounds. I was hoping for earlier help.