Originally posted by dmax:Originally posted by NCommand:Originally posted by lamontb:
And Mausky scheme is just way to vanilla for a 3-4. They have a 3-4 that never attacks.
This is the biggest reason right here. The problem is, I don't know which came first, the chicken or the egg. Is Manusky ultra vanilla (esp. for a 3-4 coach) b/c he doesn't have the players to execute a real 3-4 defense or is he too pussified from his Nolan & Singletary influence? Singletary says a defense is only as good as it's pass rush so I'm thinking Manusky is just vanilla. How one goes from San Diego to here and becomes vanilla is beyond me.
We have a non-prototypical one-gap NT who's getting abused this year, teams continue to double and triple down on Smith and until Sunday has been unheard from all season, Sopoaga is having his best year as a run stopper but zero pass rush, Lawson and Haralson as well as Brooks and LaBoy are constantly 20 yards down field covering, Willis is getting owned and rarely are he and Spikes even used, let alone effective in any middle blitz, we have Goldson and Mays and neither are ever used to blitz nor are our CB's who are very good blitzers.
My biggest issue is how soft his scheme is esp. when the game is on the line. He goes ULTRA prevent (a win) making it very easy to throw down the middle of the field (huge issue for us) and deep sideline outs to stop the clock, having his CB's play 15 yards off WR's and putting tards like Brown one-on-one with the other teams best WR (R. White), can't stop a screen pass to save our lives, etc. When a QB or a flared out RB can waltz 10-20 yards down the middle of the field before even being touched that is a huge problem. And let's not talk about how fundamentally UNsound this teams is...zero team-tackling, tons of missed tackles, very poor angles, technique, bone-headed plays, time out issues and sub's, etc.
The bottom line is that Manusky is almost always outcoached and never seems to learn from his mistakes...ever. We've had the exact same problems on defense for years and years now with the exact same personnel. He has ZERO excuses and I'm tired of him getting a free pass.
The offense has been moving the ball this year and is even with the defense in TOP. The defenses TOP is most in part b/c they can't get off the field and now cause very few TO's and very little, if any sacks. This is the most unclutch defense you will find in the NFL...owned by Seattle and KC on every level, offense scores opening drives, we automatically give up a TD, late field goals against ATL, NO & now Philly, etc.
Manusky IS the Jimmy Raye of offense. Period. Right now, this defense is way below average.
And for dillholes who keep trying to blame the defenses issues on Alex Smith, er, I mean the "offense" check this out:
Pittsburgh is #32 in total offense and they are 3-1 WITHOUT their Superbowl winning QB. Their DEFENSE has only given up 50 points.
Niners are #19 in offense and 0-5; hardly inept even with the TO's. Our defense has given up 123 (I don't count the 7 Alex gave up on Sunday).
Our defense has only obtained 4 TO's while the Steelers have gathered up 9 TO's (through 4 games). While our offense has turned the ball over, it's compounded when your defense does next to nothing in the same exact category. Both units have been equally terrible in the TO category.
PS: Mods, we can add this and the other defensive threads into the Official Defense thread?
Completely agree. Now leave NT and take your logic with you. How DARE you make sense...