First, let me start by saying I'm one of the most optimistic fans you'll come across. That being said I'm going to go through some of my concerns about this coaching staff and the DC Perry Fewell to be more specific.
I'm a firm believer in that a team will take on the personality of the coaches. The lack of emotion on D can be attributed to them thinking instead of using their athletic ability. Do you think worrying about an assignment doesn't effect your aggressiveness? I sure do! This defense and the secondary in paticular would vastly improve if Fuel would just use these players in an attack based defense. I watched Corey Webster
struggle year after year in a read and react D only to watch him revive his career under Spags in an attacking D.
Yesterday was a prime example of Fuels unwillingness to change a scheme that isn't working. We sit back series after series getting gashed in a complex zone scheme. Yet when we do blitz and play man it works. I've been waiting almost two years for Fuel to see what we all see but it's obvious he thinks his scheme isn't the problem. At this point I'm starting to wonder if Perry Fewell is the right man to lead this defense to where it needs to be.
Our secondary is not really suited for a passive bend but don't break system. They're are built to get after the QB and get physical with the WRs. I fully understand you can't blitz every down and you can't play man exclusively but overall we should be blitzing alot more on passing downs then we currently do. Also, I understand if you live by the blitz you die by the blitz and big plays against are going to happen. It's way more demoralizing to let a team march up and down the field uncontested then it is to give up one 80 yard play.
These games (an inferior opponent at home) are games that good teams have got to win and we let the game slip through our fingers with nothing but what ifs. Sorry if this was long I didn't intend it to be this long.
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