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Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by TM, May 25, 2006.
Good thing it wasn't Ben Roethlisberger.
At least our DB's got one good photo-op out of it.
Guys guys guys...
What do you expect when the titans defense had to face so many super star QBs?
David carr X2
That's murderers row for any pass defense! Like a pitcher going up against the 27 yankees!
We did a good job against peyton manning though. We kept his passing rating down to just 146 against us.
I just hope they are right in redefining the Ss and OLBs. They picked Lowry over Simpson because they thought he could be one of those SS/FS.
I can see it now, the brilliant stategy backfiring and we are as bad or worse than last year because we tinkered with something that NFL team have used for decades.
This re-definition is the only thing I agree with. It's too easy for teams to force the SS to be on the weakside with motion. For example, out of a split back formation with the TE to the right, simply motioning the TE to the other side makes the strength go to the left (away from the SS). The safeties can't run and cross to be on the 'correct' side so both S's need to know both positions even thought the SS position will still be more of a run defender than the FS since most teams are right handed (run predominantly to the right since their best pass protector isn't always their best run blocker). For this reason, all teams still put the SS to the defensive left (offenses right).
This is the same reason why Bulluck is the ROLB and not the weakside LB. They'd LIKE him to always be the wolb but that is up to the offense - who can make him the strong side LB anytime they want with motion.
I just don't want this to be any kind of excuse for why our defense still is not good!!! We have too much talent to not be a top 10 d IF our DC can coach a lick.
I was real excited till that last IF
What is fisher's role?
If bill belichick gets all that credit for his fine defense then why isn't jeff fisher getting the blame for why we suck? Fisher sure got some credit for our good defense in 99 and 2000.
We can make all the excuses for injuries and free agent losses but never has this defense outperformed it's talent level and isn't that how we judge coaching? In 2001, 2004 and 2005 there were enough injuries and or free agent losses for us to expect a sub par defense. That is exactly what we got with defenses that finished 25th, 30th and 29th in scoring. When our defense was healthy enough and seemingly talented enough to be very good in 2002 and 2003 we still didn't dominate finishing 11th and 13th respectively.
Nobody can say this has been a well coached defense and while swartz is the main point man and deserves most of the blame jeff fisher needs to be involved as well. Fisher hired this guy, fisher keeps him on. Fisher is there at the meetings he is there when game planning. What is he doing about improving the situation?
This would have been the ideal time to make wholesale changes and as far as i'm concerned they could have replaced all the defensive coahes except for washburn. Our safety coach is chuck cecil; how did he do? Cecil, burke, withers all should have followed our DC out the door after that abomination last year.
Two words: Eddie George