It's x's and o's. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to understand the stuff... Also, why do you think they draft the players they draft? They go through a process which is getting ready to start at the combine.
Sorry Feltdizz.. I don't ever think we've disagreed before, or maybe we have, but these comments you just made, you may want to delete them....
How do you know Seattle 'simplified' their D?
They execute and they have some play-makers. That's what we are presently lacking.
of course you also want to have a DC (after leading the league in defense for 3 years) run out of town after those 3 years.
Now that we got that out the way. Richard Sherman went on record saying Seattle called a simplified D in the SB. If you watched Seattle this year they didnt do anything exotic, it was mostly man on man, line up and beat your man football.
As far as our D is concerned... its the amount of X and O combinations and variations.
Seattle had a very unique situation this year - they had a ton of young, talented guys, none of whom they've had to pay yet. And they also don't have to pay a QB. Lets see how they keep things together.
And since you hold Seattle out as the model for all defenses, how many players on the Steelers right now could start for Seattle? Do you see Seattle trotting out guys like Ziggy Hood, Steve McClendon, Vince Williams and Terrance Garvin?
Seattle may have called simplified coverages, but that does not equal a simple defense...
Pete Carroll has used the same defense for years...he learned the basics from Monte Kiffin...he learned more from George Seifert...he used it as head coach with the Jets, as HC with the Patriots, at USC and now at Seattle...
This is why the Seahawks won:
The Seahawks' defense figured out Peyton Manning's audible calls and hand signals, knowing where receivers would go and whom Manning would throw to. The Broncos didn't uncover any Seahawks secrets.
The Broncos' No. 1-ranked offensive line stunk. Seattle's defensive ends turned Orlando Franklin and Chris Clark into chew toys. Manning was sacked only once, but he was under intense pressure throughout; the pocket was squeezed, he threw early, and his arm was hit by Cliff Avril on the second interception.
Near perfect in anticipation and scheme changes, Seattle had seven defenders blanketing five receivers. It didn't need to blitz to pressure Manning. The single deep ball from Manning to Demaryius Thomas was open, but overthrown. The Seahawks were in sync, and fervent.
Oh, and PS:Quote:
Peyton played his worst game in his two seasons as a Bronco.
After the game, Sherman added insult to injury by intimating the Broncos were giving away even more than they originally thought.
“All we did was play situational football,” he told Robert Klemko of TheMMQB.com. “We knew what route concepts they liked on different downs, so we jumped all the routes. Then we figured out the hand signals for a few of the route audibles in the first half.”
Seattle doesn't have 11 stars on D. It just looks that way because they play old school, punch you in the mouth D.
As far as JH, Ike, etc... that was a different NFL. One also has to wonder if JH should have been on the field a few years earlier. We don't have time to coach guys up and hope they show out in their 5th year. The same thing that made us great makes us look like azz right now. Smith was here too long... Ike isn't worth the money... JH was worth the money IMO but we got him on the back end of his career.