The thing I do not like about it was that they blitzed more on an offensive line that was not good in the beginning, and they were ravaged by injuries. I want to see them go against a truly good offensive line and try it and see how it works out.
I find it that when the Jets lose their best defensive player, one of their best offensive players, you would think the Patriots could have dominated this game with injuries all over the place. While with mental toughness, they should have not been in that situation in the first place. It shows them collapsing in the fourth quarter when they held a 10 point lead regardless if that is not much of a lead. I recall when the team used to score at will, but they did not play that well in the second and fourth quarter on offense. Their defense in the secondary is still very suspect. I know they have talent. I know they do, but I think they are being coached up wrong with a wrong scheme that does not suit their talents. This game should have blown the Jets out of the water, but they should have not been all over the place on defense, and their offense needs to learn to play 60 minutes of football again.
Ehh. We playcalled trick plays that were unnecessary. Our rushing was just okay against one of the wrose rush D's in the league. Lloyd had no connections, but the Jets shut down his routes so it was expected. Our pass defense allowed too many yards on one of the worse passers in the league in Sanchez. And we had to rely on penalties, some luck, and our defense making stops to win. I do not call it that successful of an outing. I thought it was going to be close, but not as close as this was.
What do you mean, what is wrong with Alex Smith? He had one bad game against the reigning SB champs, many on the 9ers team looked bad that game. The Seahawks are a tough team and he played pretty well against them considering how fierce they are. Anyone who underestimates Seattle is going to be in for a big surprise like GB, Pats and Dallas. The main thing that concerns me about Alex is his momentum. I think when Harbaugh switches off QBs and puts Kap in, it screws with Smith's momentum and he throws an INT. I think Harbaugh is acknowledging this. Also, he's been playing the last two games with sprained finger he received in Bills game. Who's your team? Did they beat Seattle and Giants?
I find that he still has to use a bit more moves and still has to get his pads lower at times. Though he has improved on those moves and getting his pads lower, but he is not completely there yet. While we could optimize his usage if he sits out a few plays in the latter quarters as he gets so tired that he is not as effective as if he started the game. I mean, he is versing the best offensive linemen in the league in that position, he needs to sit out to gather a breath at some times. Maybe 10 snaps of rest would be good.
well yea, third downs you should blitz a bit more to get it off the QBs hands as the QB may have to pass it as soon as he gets it snapped or his targets are not that far yet. while Jones has tremendous upside. He may even be better than Suggs or JPP once he gets some help as well as he gains more experience. Though suggs is in his prime. JPP still has a few years until then. Probably both JPP and Jones will be people who will compete for defensive titles for another decade at this pace.
Marcus Forston can be good, but that is yet to be seen on the NFL level. While we do not want to compromise our secondary at the same time by bringing Chung up front even though Chung sucks at coverage at the moment. Most agree to take Chung out entirely for safeties who are better at coverage. We need that because a better secondary will add more time for our pass rush too. I would rather have LB blitzes while not compromising the back end. Though we do not know what Forston can accomplish against stable, powerful NFL lines, he could very well be developed into a better player.
Well Chandler could very much be good anywhere along the line, but we need more people to collapse the pocket. It would be useless to put him on the interior only for a QB to have an escape on both sides. Wilfork does well to keep the pocket stable up front, so does love and both of them stuff the run well up front forcing runners and QBs to go through the edges. Jones needs to collapse the pocket which he does well when he is good and not fatigued. We need more depth behind him to give him a bit of rest every quarter, maybe a minute or two when the defense is playing in the third would help him out in the fourth. While Ninkovich is consistent but he is no explosive rusher. Cunningham has explosion, but he has no consistency. Bequette may need to be put in just to see what he offers, but he did not impress in the preseason, and he is probably not showing much now. Scott is not doing as great as he once was either. Like what most people say is that we put Ninkovich out in outside LB with Hightower as a DE because he is bigger, taller, stronger and smarter. and could help collapse the pocket on a more consistent basis. While Ninkovich has proven he is a better OLB than he is a DE as his sacks last year prove so. So it would not be hard to try. Or to help the line out, one could have a delayed blitzing move to. Wait for a second after the snap and bring up Spikes or Hightower to rush the pocket and that would help the right side as the left side is being demolished by Wilfork and Jones.