etherdome Posted September 27, 2009 Share Posted September 27, 2009 I think that we look decent on offense but our defense is not so good. There are a lot of new faces on this D, but I believe that we are not going to see improvement on defense until some changes are made. We do not put pressure on QB's, so third and long does not present a problem to good offenses. While most people blame the DL, I think that our secondary may be at fault. Let me clarify. Most teams apply pressure to QB's by blitzing and sending six to seven guys after the QB. With careful planning, six or seven guys can work together to create blitzing lanes. However, in order to do that, you have to have DB's that can cover man-to-man. As it stands, Houston and Grimes have not been up to the task. Houston can cover but simply is not aware of the ball. It is very frustrating to see pass after pass completed with his back turned toward the ball. I think that Coleman is a good Safety but not a great one. However, he is experienced and he is a good stabilizing force back there. Conversely, I think that DeCoud is a rising talent with a bright future. He missed two interceptions today, but he knew where he had to be and he has the ability to cover a lot of ground. Once the game slows down for him, he will be a top flight Safety. No doubt that there will be many posts about how TD has to trade this guy or get rid of that guy. Here is why I don't think that our front office needs to panic and work a trade. I think that Ty Hill and Williams will be our starting corners very soon. Keep in mind that Foxworthy did not see the field for five weeks. Once Hill is 100% healthy and knowledgeable of our defensive scheme, he should be an upgrade. Only then will BVG be able to send seven rushers to go after the QB. Until then, we will have to be patient. If our front office does make a deal, I get the feeling they will go after a run stuffing DT, like John Henderson. A big man like him could be used to shut down running lanes while quicker DE's and LB's get after the QB. However adding a big DT will only pay off if our CB's improve their play. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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