Originally posted by Ruhl:
Willis does drop into coverage more often than Bowman in the base 3-4. Go compare boxscores against our vikings game (run heavy) and the Cardinals game (9 runs). Bowman is getting the more traditional mike assignments where as willis is trusted to drop into coverage.
TE Lance Kendricks 48 yds, 2nd on rams yesterday. Rewatch the game, Willis did not shed blocks to go after rams RBs and when he was free he jogged to the ball carrier and didn't help at all to tackle. It looked like he sit around on the lazy boy during the bye week and looked past the rams like Spagnuolo was still their HC...
NOT good. When you are suppose to be the best player on your defense, especially when it comes to stopping the run, if you don't do that you don't give your team a chance to win week in week out. AS took a big hit trying to get some yds while there was no one open and then got concussed on a 4th and 1 QB sneak... The least Willis can do is do his job and stop the run.
That's how the 3-5 rams almost BEAT the 9ers yesterday. THEY run the ball all over us, in our own field.
[ Edited by MrTruth on Nov 12, 2012 at 6:54 AM ]