Originally posted by pasodoc9er:
Yeah, K, really trapping gophers. Not a bad day, 17 in all, and that doesn't count the ones the barn owls get(which is a bunch). As for soap, i wouldn't be all that surprised if BY couldn't literally turn his game up to top notch. It isn't one big thing, but several, 3 of which you mentioned. i swear that sometimes after a play---not to his side---he appears lost. When the ballcarrier comes at him no problem. It is the other times when i have wondered would some all pro coaching help him. Maybe it falls under knowing where to be, or reading the OL or QB or RB, or the O set. If he could get that part of his game brot up to par, he really could be something special. A gauge of how good our HC is will be to see if he has someone like BY work with soap. i hope so.
now back to gophers and pruning.
When Singletary took over in the second half of the season, they pretty much got rid of the hybrid 3-4/4-3 and went straight forward with mainly a 3-man front. Which pretty much simplified things for Franklin and Sopoaga, thus making them more productive. Instead of playing gap control in Nolan's defense they were shooting gaps in Singletary's/Manusky's takeover on defense. I think Tomsula is a good DL coach and has improved the play of Sopoaga and Franklin from what I've seen.
IMO, I think getting more creative with the blitz will better utilize our 3-man front. Too often to I see us coming off the edge from the weak or strong side and allows the QB to step right up in the pocket.
But I think I've said all I need to in this thread, again I'm not trying to convince anyone to like any player. But at least understand the whole picture of a player and what the situations around him are.
That is all.