YR nice post and I agree with what you say up to a point.
To me the single biggest thing a defense needs to do, it to generate turnovers as turnover ratio have the biggest single impact on the outcome of the game.
Now it seems to be an orthodoxy around here that in order to generate we need better pass rush/safety play.
Now while I don’t say that this isn’t true I also don’t think that one automatically follows the other.
And the reason I say this…
Back in 2010 just after Wade Philips got canned, Paul Pasqualoni took over the defense and in eight games generated 20 turnovers, a rate that hasn’t been seen in these part for many a long year.
Who were Pasqualoni’s starting safeties?
Gerald Sensabaugh and Alan Ball.
Marcus Spears and Igor Olshansky.
Bray James and Keith Brooking
As you can see hardly a who’s who of Ring of Honour Candidates.
The point I’m making which is the one you made yesterday in your post on the offense is that you need to run a scheme that makes the best use of your available talent and clearly Pasqualoni could.
So far Roy Ryan hasn’t.