I think some of the responsibility has to be placed at the feet of the DB coach..
I don't think he's really gotten the DB's together yet at all.
We've had good to great singular performances from individuals, like Henry and Newman and Roy..
..but we've had disasterous results on combination coverages with Davis and Roy Williams deep downfield for crucial, game changing plays by the offense.
Same with Henry yesterday and whatever help he was getting from the safeties and LBers.
I read with interest Todd Bowles' comments in the Spring and Summer when he came here and he was asked how much the 3-4 was going to affect the secondary play..
..and he said in a nutshell..it wouldn't.The responsibilities were the same, schemes the same.
I questioned that heavily at the time, but many here told me I didn't understand the 3-4 and to let 'er go.
Me thinks I'm hearing alot more about what's not right with the LBers and pass coverages and the problems of getting it to work with the DB's than some here believed initially.
We got a hemmorage going right now and I don't see a torniquet(sp.) in sight to stop the bleeding.
Mr. Bowles is a very good coach and, was instrumental in bringing Henry here, who is a very good player, and I'm sure he and Zimmer and BP are going to be looking at what's wrong. But if I'm not mistaken, Bowles would be calling the coverages during a game and Zimmer would be calling the base defense.
Certainly, some questioning has to be directed at what Bowles is calling and when. And with how he's got the various players in the secondary deployed in passing situations.
With the looks of things, something we are doing is easily being read by the QB and that's not good.
Somebodies being schooled here and it ain't us doing the schooling.