Rock Sexton wrote:
Someone tell me how the run defense sux so bad? If our DTs are diong their jobs....wth
I didn't want to say that but then it begs why. My thoughts are simple...this defense is geared toward stopping the pass and that's why the LB's were brought here to start with. So our LBs suck at defending the pass and the run...or is it scheme? BTW..anyone else hate the telegraphed blitz package? I think Coyle might be the last guy in the stadium to realize the offense knows it is coming and has a play designed to beat it for 20yds.
I still say it is scheme.
Last season, this defense was giving up 132 yards per game over the last 8 games of the season despite a healthy defensive line and with Dansby and Burnett here.
And when you look at the success Wheeler and Ellerbe had in different systems prior to coming here (they were rated about as high as Burnett and Dansby), I have to believe they are not being utilized to their strengths.
Go back and look at the Bucs game as an example and pay attention to how many times Wheeler had to cover Vincent Jackson in the slot.
That screams of a poor scheme. An OLB should never be covering Vincent Jackson.