05-12-2012, 08:23 PM #201
Lets not forget, not only couldn't we stop the pass but we couldn't stop the run either.
Both problems, like it or not, have nothing to do with the secondary, but everything to do with piss poor play at the DT position.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
05-12-2012, 08:30 PM #202
5 - OL
1 - QB
2 - TE's
2 - RB/FB
1 - WR (Percy)
Even if he gets out of that mindset, he doesn't shift far and goes with a set like
5 - OL
1 - QB
2 - TE's
1 - RB/FB
2 - WR (Percy/Simpson)
Having said all of that, what WR could have we drafted that you consider a better pro-ready to start than either Percy or Simpson and were would have you taken him?
Nope, I think we did a smart thing by adding Simpson in FA (cheap), drafting Kalil, fixing the secondary, and taking alot of reps off of Percy by drafting someone who can return the ball as well as a cat that can come in and give Percy a blow when he needs it.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
05-12-2012, 08:31 PM #203Why must you defend everything this FO does....to the point of making your self look like a yes man.
05-12-2012, 08:32 PM #204
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05-12-2012, 08:45 PM #206
Blanton will be the key here. His speed should allow him to give help which will allow Smith to cheat up were the Mike should be a bit more. In short, because we lack ass in the middle of the line, we will compensate by playing our S and Mike out of position a bit.
Whats going to be hard is watching Blanton, Smith and Jasper figure this out. Lets hope our new D-coord has a plan, if in fact the scheme he will run.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
05-12-2012, 08:49 PM #207
Maybe in a couple of years, but not right now. Besides, I really like Childs. Somehow he slipped through the cracks for me. I need to start looking at players that have down years to see a) Why and b) what did they do the previous year.
Cat looks like he is a freak when healthy and he is healthy now.
Again, I think our WR corps (starters) was set before the draft allowing us to go after a couple of cats later in the draft after we fixed other positions.
On a side note, I do think he waited to long to get a backup to Jasper though, even though I like the kid they took.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
I also disagree with your assessment of the DT situation. Even when we had Williams in his prime and doing what a war pig is supposed to do we had a shitty secondary. The problems we have had both against the pass and the run are more of a product of the play at MLB because EJ was rarely above average against the run and was never close to average in the pass and the MLB has a huge responsibility in both phases. much more than your war pig.
To run a C2/T2 defense you basically understand that you are doing it because you have deficient talent in the secondary and you are going to try to mask that deficiency by putting the players in positions that help to minimize their shortcomings. mainly the lack of ability to cover a WR man on man.
Our problem is since Dungy we have not had a coach who was good enough to know where to put the players and how to get them to work in this type of system. you can bitch about the Dl all you want but when we lead the league in sacks, get the pressure we do and still set an NFL record for ineptness in the secondary the blame does not lie at the feet of the DT.
05-13-2012, 01:56 AM #210
It's a fine balance between a good DL and good DBs. At least when it comes down to stopping the pass and forcing teams to be one dimensional. I don't believe the burden lies on any one position group.Vegans are eating the rainforests. =(