Originally posted by jimrat201: You must like soft unimaginitive defenses
The Ninja package is unimaginitive? He basically invented the DL standing up and hovering around the LOS thing.
Playing Zone on everyplay is unimaginative....And have you ever heard of Dick LeBeau cuz he invented that
Playing zone against the Rams ragtag team of wr's isn't just unimaginative, it's just plain retarded. Our db's, while less than ideal, are better than their wide receivers.
Also, we should blitz Patrick Willis far more than we do. He is a liability in coverage, yet quite possibly the best pass rushing inside lb in the NFL. No your players dickholenusky.
P Willis does have 6 sacks this year and he does get sent on a blitz quite a bit. The rams wide receivers a young a fast....SPEED....think about it they were always getting open. Our CB's could not play bump or man casue they would run buy our DB's. I thought our D did pretty good vs the Rams. Lot of 3 and outs and then we did the same thing. One thing they have is a stud pass rusher young though but a stud in long.
As of now no one has really made a good point to get rid of Greg Manusky.
Im not that excited for the play calling and who is playing at any given time, but it's hard to say if it is Sing directive or Manusky. However, remember when Nolan was hear and they played a lot of big nickle as well as soft? Then Sing came over saying we will be more aggressive. We where and it worked. Than over time we got soft again. Maybe that is Manusky's style?
[ Edited by Oakland-Niner on Dec 28, 2010 at 07:00:59 ]
Walsh always said draft top athletes for the defense, and draft lesser athletes for the offense since he could teach them to execute his brilliant plans. But athletic ability was key on defense.
So, I ask: Are our problems due to scheme or players? Offense always look for a defense's weak spot and go after it. We do have a few weak sisters on defense. If one were to ask Manusky to candidly explain his failures (assuming he was administered a truth serum) he may say that he just didn't have the horses.
I'm not really sure about Manusky because I don't know if he has been running the defense his way or Sings way. The run defense by the d-line is Tomsula and I would keep him but the defense as a whole plays too soft. Some DC are going with pressure with the front four instead of the blitz because QB like manning, Brees and Rodgers will burn you if you blitz them. So I think they should look at beefing up the d-line on the outside because Lawson and Haralson are not getting it done.
Of course it is up to the new HC, but I'm ok with him if there is no better option. The issue is, we know there are better options. Wade Phillips for one is out there. And we may not ever have to worry about him being hired for another HC position.
Wade Phillips tons of experience. Very good DC. Been just about everywhere. Seen and defended all types of offenses. Get him quick. Whoever the offensive HC maybe, he's going to need someone like Wade for stability on the defense.
Similar to what Greenbay did last year with Dom Capers. He contributed to the success they have this year.
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