Re: Defense Must Step Up
posted at 12/7/2013 8:05 AM EST
I think the problem with the defense is it has stepped up...it's just that it's not very good. When these are you're contributers, you are going to allow points and long clock killing drives...
Arrington= Worst hips in football. Can't turn and stay with a receiver. In the slot he is quick enough to run a slant with a guy, but if the space he is covering allows for any movement beyond ten yards he is cooked. This is good? We got a guy that can only cover ten yards and this is a good thing? LMAO.
Gregory= Athletically limited, not tall enough, not big enough, can't cover a lot of ground. I've seen this guy miss on tackles so badly that he took out our own player. I thought we were going to be getting a Willy Clay type of guy that was always around the ball and had great instincts, instead we have a guy that suppossedly "knows the defense" yet can do nothing about it.
Vellano/Jones= Jones may of been a nice story coming off the bench as a situational pass rusher, but the both of these guys as regulars is a nightmare.
Hightower= I don't care that BB defended him when specifically asked about him last week, he has done nothing, he has been pulled. Watch him closely - most of the plays this defense is giving up in the running game and short passing game you will see his fat smiling face right in the middle of it. I see him actually jogging around out there like Adalious Thomas, but at least Thomas did something while he was here, he didn't go south until his last season with us when he developed his attitude problem.
Spikes=Playing hurt right now, but the fact remains that any good quarterback or coordinator will put in 10-15 plays a game that will target him in coverage...and they should be cause it is money in the bank.
We have two outstanding players on defense...one is playing with a bad hip and the other is Chandler Jones. I do think Dennard, Ryan and McCourty are good players, but when you have only one pass rusher you would have to be outstanding to save this defense.