Are we ready to make a run at the Division.
When I ask this question I want you to look at our cons and look hard do you think we are ready to make a run?
Our side of the ball.
I Don't think we are ready to get past the Cowgirls at this point. Now I think we are in better position to win then the hated ones but as a roster heads up I don't see us getting past them. They have a great DE with a strong Nose tackle and there LBs are as stout as anyone in the league. What i think a lot of people don't seem to realize is that a weak Offence can Expose your D more often then not.The offensive line I've seen them play great but I've seen too many 3-4 Schemes leave us confused disgruntled and out of sync.
How do we fix this. The 3-4 needs a big strong Nose tackle and if teams are able to run right up the gut for 4-5 yards a carry the LBs get anxious and they get burnt by the pass.
Lets face it guys we're not that good. We were exposed a lot last year in the run, and that play action pass. We were great at causing turnovers thank you riverboat. But our LBs more often then not found themselves out of place at the worst time. Much of it had to do with the lack of production from the FS spot. Lets face it guys we got spoiled while JJ (r.i.p.) and B Dawk were on deck. we could bring 9 up the middle and not worry about being burnt, that made our pass rush look outstanding. I'm going to try to break it down the way I'm see it
FS , Not playing up to par TEs and overload blitzes burn us bad.
LB, Know that FS is not there to back them up and play stiff, thinking about not getting burnt they get over caustics and stop playing a position that needs rhythm and flow, and turn into road blocks.
DLine, Knowing all that's going on behind them get worried and off the same page aka 2 decide to go all out abandon stopping the run try to get the pass rush going to keep everyone from being exposed. 2 decide to hold back play the run and the RB / FB that is kept in on pass blocking not needing to make a chose of who to block.
So we picked up a new DB that from all accounts is a solid tackler sounds like a SS to me.... But we don't need a SS do we? and once again do you think we are ready to win?