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    Cottrell's D

    Now I see people complaoining that the D line isn't gettign done, hovan sucks etc.

    Now given mixon was out and Hovan is not playing well but where are the blitzes?

    Ted is sopposed to be a Defensive genius, but his pressure schemes suck!!

    most of the blitzes I saw which were extremely few, were LB/S blitzes up the middle right at the one guy who has no one to black the center.

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    Cottrell's D

    i find he is playing a very passive d right now. not much agression to it.

    I would also like to see some more agressive play

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    They need to AMP. it up, hit some people and get to the QB if the only way to do that is more blitzes then I say go for it. Not so many they leave themselves in bad situations but enough to keep some pressure on other teams.
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    No your not missing it, it is weak.

    I did see a corner Blitz with Winfield but he got rocked by a RB big time.

    I think the talent is there but the package is weak. From what I gathered he wanted us to get back to the Mentality of the purple people eaters. Maybe he is just trying to run some basic packages until they get the fire then he whip out the good stuff.

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    Well he knows what hes doin hes had number 1 defenses and what not, i'm still gonna give him some time. We should really come out and dominate the bears in our home stadium on the defensive side of the ball. If we cant get pressure on the worst QB in the NFC(53.9 passer rating) then we know there is a serious problem. If the bears go out there and run all over us and pass all over us (which is very unlikely) theres a problem. If the bears want to beat us they will have to run at us like they did the slackers.

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    I think it is out if necessity, not by design. When Ken Irvin went down in week one that really put our secondary in a very bad light. If you blitz you have to play flawless in the secondary or your going to get burned, and Rushen Jones and Rhett Nelson just can’t do that. Also our LB’s are young and miss assignments and make mistakes, which also makes it hard to blitz. If you sell out and blitz and someone screws up your going to give up a big play. So until we have personnel is comfortable enough with the defensive schemes I don’t think we will see a lot of blitzes.
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    Winfield got to McNabb on one blitz but he tried to arm tackle him and McNabb ran right by him. I agree we are a little passive right now, but I think with all the young guys and new faces he is probably slowly putting in more complex packages and blitzing schemes!

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    Well It's funny how good Irvin became once he got hurt, because he wasn't that great to begin with.

    I agree on the blitzing. Hopefully we will see some great D against the Bears that will give them some confidence.

    How bout a sack for Hovan, and an Interception out of man D. Is that too much to ask?

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    Del Rio how the hell did you get a pic that big in your avatar. Sh*t i cant even get a small one to work.

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    I host it on my own web space, I better change it even I'm getting annoyed looking at it LOL :lol:

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