Re: Positions at which the Vikings still need help
Ah, you mean the front 4 that sacked Rodgers 7 times, and hit him all day, but still gave up 300+ yards easily? the DB's couldnt have had ANYTHIGN to do with that :dry:
Originally Posted by "Marrdro" #1095955
Ok, why is it that our run D was so much better 4-5 years ago? Hint, we had a top safety in the league, who although wasn't the best tackler, he kenw enough when to get down and play run, and re-directed the back into Winfield. The S's need to be able to come down and fill in on the edge. 7 guys is enough to keep the middle contained, if it isn't, one of them screwed up, but when the back goes off-tackle, if the TE and OT make good blocks, a CB or S needs to come in and clean up. With Winfield hurt and oru S's scared to hit, that didn't happen.
Kindof explains why JA was caught upfield so much all the time last year rushing the passer when they ran right through the gap he just opened up.
When that happens, Chad (out of position as he drops to his pass responsibility zone) and the S (out of position as he drops to his pass responsibliity zone) are so late to get to the runner.