Originally posted by MarkD:
You don't male coaching changes during a legitimate super bowl run. Our D has been top 5 the last two years. The overall problem was Dline depth during last season. That doesn't have anything to do with Fangio. Aka. Vick the Dick
Actually depth wasn't the issue. We had depth. The starters got tired due to lack of rotation. I mean look at the case of Aldon dropoff in production. First you can say that Justin Smiths injury played a part and the injury can be attributed to the fact he's 34 and playing 90% of the snaps. Aldon was playing about the same amount. You have RJF, Sopo, and Williams who can easily fill in to ligthen the load. Also there's the case of Aldon's fatigue which could easily had been dealt with if they had started rotating him with Haralson on 1st and 2nd downs.
Originally posted by AB83Rules:
who would you rather see at CB? Don't blame Fangio for that, the FO hasn't decided they needed to upgrade. Nnamdi isn't an upgrade at the moment.
I hate nitpickers. We have a legit top 3 defense, and the best front 7 in the game. Fangio is still a great DC.
Yea we have a top 3 defense but where was that D down the stretch? Where was that pass rush down the stretch? They were fatigued and beat up. This is not about nitpicking. I'm not saying Fangio needs to go. I would never say that because his defense is my most favorite part of this team but this article worries me.
Heres a couple of quotes.
How much did you change the defense during the offseason before coming into these OTAs and mini-camps?
"Not much at all. Every year you tweak here and there and add a little something here and there. And we've done that. But, nothing major."
Not much at all? After the Falcons, Seahawks, and Ravens decimated our secondary he says that he's not changing much. I mean I'm sure he's actually working very hard to deal with the diminished pass rush, secondary, and dline health but I don't understand why he's acting so nonchalant. It was his defense that gave up like 28 points in the 1st half but no major changes were needed.
You've got a lot of reinforcements through the draft, free agency somewhat along the defensive line. Is the intent to have more platooning this year to give those starters more of a rest during the regular season?
"Well, that's a possibility. But, those guys have to earn the right to be allowed to be put in the game. You just don't platoon guys just for the sake of platooning them. You don't want to go down in the quality of your play just for the sake of playing guys. But, those guys, the guys you're alluding to haven't practiced yet, and I don't know when they'll be able to practice. So, whatever contributions they can make is really up in the air yet."
I understand what he's trying to say but I don't understand why he's saying it. It's like he knows he needs to rotate more but he doesn't want to admit it. Tank, Dorsey, Williams,Lemonier, Reid, and Dial should all be platooned for the sake of playing them because they're the future starters of this team. It kind of feels like he's being pissy because he knows his zero rotation philosophy is being changed for him. Acting like all contribution from these guys is completely up in the air is just ridiculous.
Yet again I like Fangio but I think he needs to get over this zero rotation purist philosophy. He needs to start blitzing more if he's worried about creating pressure with the subs. By now the entire league has our stunts figured out so he needs to adapt to survive.