Re: This defense is on pace to allow 40 TD passes, which would be the most in NFL history.
posted at 10/17/2012 4:50 PM EDT
In response to bredbru's comment:
In response to zeitgeist49's comment:
In response to Schumpeters-Ghost's comment:
If it is true that the Patriots DBs are not talented enought to start, what do you do about it?
First of all - I don't agree with that assessment - I think they have plenty of talent playing in a lousy system.
But if I grant the premise that the DB talent is terrible - you still have to play 10 more games! There is only one way to help the DBs.
You have to put pressure on the opposing QB. You have to some up with a variety of blitzes, stunts, schemes, and tricks on defense to confuse the other QB.
Playing a rush 4 every down and hope the back 7 can cover for 10 seconds is the stupidest thing you can do.
Right now BB is doing the stupidest thing. He is playing vanilla defenses - no blitzes - no dropping linemen in coverage while you blitz a safety - nothing like that.
BB is either lazy or out of ideas.
The common denominator for all these weak defenses over the last 6 years is BB.
You could get all pro DBs back there and they will struggle because BB refuses to blitz. It is the most OBVIOUS problem I have ever seen a football team have. It isn't a mystery at all.
This is why Russell Wilson had a career day: NO presssure. NO blitzes. NO tricks. Just vanilla defense.
Sitting around and saying - "boy I hope this defense that hasn't worked for the last 6 seasons suddenly works over the next 10 games is insane."
The DBs will only get better if BB creates a pass rush. BB hasn't had a pass rush and isn't interested in a pass rush for 6 seasons! The purpose of a Blitz is to create a mismatch and give your D an advantage. BB refuses to do it. Its just rush 4 (against 5) and hope 7 can cover forever.
The really sad thing about BB's ineptness, I fear, is wasting TB's last 11 years. Bill, "JUST DO YOUR JOB." Philly just fired their DC. What changes/adjustments are you going to make Bill ? Or are you going to keep doing the same things on D that you've been doing since '06 ?
"The really sad thing about BB's ineptness, I fear, is wasting TB's last 11 years. "
i didnt call it ineptness. but i have been saying the same for years
feel free to jump off the bandwagon