Originally Posted by perrykemp
Your rationale for why Sensabaugh had 0 Interceptions, 0 Sacks, 0 Fumble Recoveries, and only 3 Passes Defensed is that they don't throw to his area very often?
Ok. So based on what I keep hearing here on CZ the corners aren't the reason for the opposing 97 QB rating. According to you they aren't going after Sensabaugh. Is the entire poor performance of the Cowboys secondary in 2012 entirely attributable to McCray?
It sounds like the same reasoning I've heard in past years that all the woes of the secondary were due to Alan Ball.
For anyone that watched the games this isn't all that complicated.
Dallas was torched in the flats and underneath ALL year.
Mo struggled with slants, Carr struggled with elite speed.
Sensy struggled to make any plays but was often playign 20 yards off the ball as a last line of defense.
Scandrick was terrible outside when tried there but solid in the slot.
Jenkins was solid but not spectacular. Could use him back but can't afford him.
Connor, McCray and the other 5 Safeties we tried to play were fairly terrible.
I'd love to replace Sensy but only the blind could watch McCray and Sensy play this year and say they are rated similarly. McCray was absolutely terrible in coverage. That's why street free agents were playing over him so often in coverage situations.
Going into 2013 we expect Carr and Mo to form a very solid 1/2. Mo is young and rookies who can survive on the edge are rare. Mo wasn't great but he did survive. He wasn't out-athleted or abused. He simply wasn't quite good enough to make plays. Carr struggled a bit but by the end of the year he was shutting guys down. He gives you a strong CB to lean on that can stop the run and play the pass. Hopefully OS is back and ready in the slot.
But Safety has to be better. FAR better. Not sure if that is Barry Church, Matt Johnson, both. A rookie. No idea but the team knows it can NOT start McCray at safety next year. McCray is a special teamer and nickel LB.