Are you serious? The ONLY problem with the secondary is that they cannot catch (and that Will Gay is a scrub) which is not a scheme problem.
Originally Posted by mr.me
Tomlin and his "cover 2" produced the most overachieving secondary in HISTORY at Tampa Bay. Most cant even name a corner off the top of their head and and that secondary was GREAT.
That secondary soft? The only household name in that secondary was John Lynch and he was NOT soft. And they were a turnover machine.
Tampa created turnovers in the every one of the first 40 games Tomlin served as secondary coach.
Never once was a secondary more dominant in a SB that the Tomlin coached on in 2002.
between Tampa and This team WHAT HEAD COACH has had more number one pass defenses? He has had at least 6 or 7.
Blame Tomlin for his role in evaluating talent all you want.
But his impact on our secondary? You CANT go there my friend.
They should call way less butt screens in the flat. Those typically go for no gain, and they look really silly.
didnt say a word about the secondary being soft,,,but dont tell me u havent noticed since tomlin got here there is no more extra pressures(blitzes from everywhere)...hence the lack of turnover possibilities....hes affraid to let dick call blitzes(so u dont take chances u dont get turnovers)pussified
Originally Posted by Captain Lemming
I honestly don't believe that Tomlin tells LeBeau that he can't blitz...
It's the players...when Harrison and Woodley were healthy, there were craptons of sacks...
And two defensive players of the year...yeah, Tomlin sure sissified things...
They don't blitz hardly, and when they do it's ILBs coming up the middle.
The "exotic" blitzes haven't been seen for quite a while. Teams know what's coming. They just have to be patient. Carson Palmer is, which is why his pathetic ass has beaten LeBeau three times since 2009 alone.
We had 51 sacks in 2008- Under Tomlin/Lebeau
Originally Posted by mr.me
NEVER was our defense better under Cowher/Lebeau
Harrison had 16
Woodley had 11
Timmons (as a backup) had 5 sacks along with Farriors 3.5 blitzing from the inside
The rest of the 51 were scattered around
I would give playing time to the two current players who have the most potential to be impact players for us: Jarvis Jones and Markus Wheaton. I'm not saying either of these two are "ready", but this team is sorely in need of an infusion. We need hunger, we need energy, we need a spark.
Again, this. [URL]http://m.nbcsports.com/content/kacsmar-dont-believe-hype-steelers-d[/URL]
Not saying it's the only problem but this D is NOT 2008. And even that year it had trouble keeping leads.
Lemming keeps talking about #1 passing defenses. I don't give a rats ass if they cannot hold a lead in the 4th Q or create ANY turnovers.
This current Steelers team has issues all around. Plenty of blame to go around. As good as the defenses have been statisically (can't complain about that) that just doesn't win games. And I am tired of making sure I have a full pitcher of beer in the 4th Q when we miraculously have lead and we lose it.
It doesn't win games when your O goes three and out on, what, 7 out of the first 8 drives? And fumbles the ball into the EZ instead of scoring...
After all that, the D gave up a grand total of 16 points...
The offense sucked too. Defense played well last week. But the trends with the D are obvious.
Originally Posted by Slapstick