Re: Lets seperate the True fans from followers
posted at 12/5/2011 1:00 PM EST
In Response to Re: Lets seperate the True fans from followers
[QUOTE]I wouldn't count them out that's for sure. Good teams win when they have bad days. They won, they're 9-3, not alot of teams can say that. However you can call a spade a spade. That 4th quarter was atrocious. That was not prevent defense, prevent defense makes teams burn clock to score effectively ending the game (like the Eagles game). What we saw was the opposite, letting the Colts throw quick strike TD's, 3 in ten minutes. That is the only chance they have to get back in the game and you know they are going to do It so you go to "prevent" preventing deep passes and sideline passes that stop the clock and being soft in the short stuff in the middle. That was just bad defense. The offense didn't do them any favors with three 3 and outs to end the game. So well see what happens next game, I think if they can keep a secondary together for a few weeks instead of having to keep putting guys off the street into games because of injuries there will be significant improvement.
Posted by shenanigan[/QUOTE]
I was at the game and I must confess that I don't really know what BB was trying to accomplish in the 4th qtr. I say that based on the following observations:
*I didn't see Big Vince for a lot of the 4th qtr and he was huge in the first 3 qtrs in this game;
*There were very few starters on D out there for much of the 4th;
*The D was playing a very soft, prevent style zone, yet Ihedigbo blitzed quite a bit in the 4th. Not sure I've seen many prevent defenses that blitz a safety;
*When Ihedigbo blitzed there was absolutely no attempt to disguise it. He was right up on the LOS through Indy's snap count;
*Ihedigbo blitzing resulted in a lone deep safety that also is not common in most of the prevents I've seen.
I confess that there could have been some things that I missed but from the above it really is a bit of a puzzle. I will say this, it wouldn't surpise me at all if BB were trying to make a point in a rather stark manner by doing what he did.