Ho hum...... One more time for possible penetration......
Nope, as I've said many many times (most recently as this week) Whinny sucks in coverage. That is related to the coverage he is trying to run, based on the scheme we are running. HIs issue is two fold.....1) he is slow and gets beat off the line which is worse that what plaugued him his first 10 years...He is to small and beats beat up by WR's getting off the line. 2) He continues to bite up on play action and leaves his zone to stop the run. He used to be OK in this dept but again, he is to slow and can't recover well enough anymore.
Originally Posted by singersp
Hey, thats a great idea genius. Quick question, were we gonna find the CB's to do that? Look, its easy to say, hey, lets play man to man (which we do quite a bit by the way if your really paid attention to the issues you bitch at all the time), but those types of CB's just don't grow on trees and the ones that do are gainfully employed making big big bucks losing on other teams that are playing man to man.
How about we fix our backfield so we can play man-to-man or zone & mix them both into our scheme like most teams do? If we don't have DB's fast enough to play man-to-man, then you're going to continually see our backfield get exploited, regardless of DL play.
Hmmmm, are you really going to go down that path? Heres another thing for you to watch rocket scientist.....When our LB'rs fill a gap, who has the responsibility for the other gap? Ding Ding Ding Ding....Yup, we have a winner and his name is Steve.......The DLmen......
While we're at it, why don't we teach our LB's & DB's how to tackle by actually wrapping their arms around their opponents? The constant "throw a shoulder into him & hope like hell you knock him off his feet" philosophy isn't working.
Seriously Steve, watch the beginning of the play were they miss or look bad on the tackle. 9 out of 10 times you will see that they are trying to get out of their original gap responsibility trying to help out a inept DLmen who just failed to hold his gap or (heavens forbid) missed his tackle) and sometimes can't do it.
Agreed, but what is your constant bitching about it going to do? Give you more opportunities to attack fellow PPO'rs that feel the same way you do?
The only thing our "bend but don't break" defense is doing for us is slowing down how long it takes for teams to score against us & putting us on the losing side of takeaways vs. giveaways.
In the end, this thread openly asks "Does the scheme need to go". A couple of us made very good points that it doesn't because the premise the originator used ("No one uses it anymore") is false. Not only does "No one" use it, damn near everyone uses it.
Tomlin as well my friend. Tomlin as well. Again, the problem isn't so much the scheme, the LB'r or the DB's for cripes sake.
We have been the worst team in football when it comes to getting interceptions since Frazier took over.
Again, use the 49'rs game or even better the Bronco's game last night. When did the INT's come? It wasn't from DB's free lancing and making INT"s. It came when the DL (for goodness sakes) put pressure on the QB and he made a bad throw because he was under duress and wasn't standing in a clean pocket picking apart the zone defense.
Look, I get that your frustrated, but lets tone the bitching down a bit my friend. Lets just have an open discussion again instead of, well, bitching.