Re: Talib Has Work To Learn Defensive System
posted at 11/2/2012 10:15 AM EDT
In response to Neal Page's comment:
Like I said, NO CLUE!
Not it hasn't. "Progressively worse"? The D is far from perfect, but if you're leading the NFL in turnovers created pretty much every year, it's not "progressively worse". They need to clean up some things that can be cleaned up. Go look at Damien Woody's quote about what BB wants. He knows more about it than you or I, but I at least have clue while you, as a pinkie video game freak with no concept of what Goodell has done to the league, DO NOT.
Tavon Wilson is solely responsible for two of the egregious plays as bad as they were. I am not going to get worked up over it. they were bad plays and he needs to be better.
You're too dumb to realize these plays occur after the QB has 7 seconds due fantastic holding on our D Line.
If you don't think Goodell has it set up to instruct officials to avoid certain calls for or against certain teams, I can't help you. It's not a coincidence a team like GB, ironically, with a guy like Clay Matthews (who is supposed to be this consistent pass rusher snap in and snap out) has the same "issues" we do. Of course if any QB has that kind of time, the odds go up for plays to made downfield. Also, the Baltimore game was an abomination in officiating, so I don't even count that crap.
The pass rush needs to be there and it would be nice if Vinc Wilfork and Chandler Jones weren't held on every down.
Tavon Wilson while be fine. Rookies are far from perfect and he's included. Arrington struggled in the last 2 games he played in and he's been benched.
The Patriots pass defense is among the worst in the league on throws deeper than 20 yards downfield. This is the fourth consecutive year that the completion percentage New England has allowed on those throws has risen. The Patriots allowed an NFL-worst 48.4 completion percentage on throws longer than 20 yards downfield last season, and have been even worse through eight weeks this year
And then there's this nugget:
Former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi, now an ESPN analyst, was on ESPN Radio on Thursday to discuss the Patriots’ biggest issue at the bye week. Here’s the podcast (the relevant discussion starts at about the 5-minute mark):
“You see the (Patriots) offense being OK,” Bruschi says. “The biggest question is going to be the defense and especially the defensive secondary. And that was a huge victory for the New England Patriots to get that win over in London and enjoy the bye week now.
“But let me tell you what drives coach Belichick crazy. What drives him crazy is when you are an error repeater. When you make one mistake, and then you go into a week of practice and you try to fix things, and then you go out there the next week and you do the exact same thing. And that’s what happened.
“Compare the deep ball that cost them the game in Seattle and the deep ball early in the game vs. the St. Louis Rams. Did you see any similarities to that play? It was pretty much the exact same play. The safety made the same technical error and the result was the same for another big play against the Patriots.
“And that’s my biggest concern. Usually, with a Bill Belichick-coached defense, you get a problem, go back to the film room, go to the walkthrough, go to practice, rep it out throughout the week and usually the problem is fixed. But to have that problem re-emerge in the exact same way is a problem where it’s probably not coaching. Now I think it’s the players not accepting the coaching or not understanding the coaching. And that’s the biggest problem right now with the Patriots, especially the defensive secondary