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How can a defense be this bad?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by mitchell2254, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. mitchell2254

    mitchell2254 Active Member

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    It baffles me how we just gave 34 points in a half to a QB who doesn't even belong in the NFL. It seems like athletes good enough to make it to the NFL could accidentally make a play here or there.
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  2. ghst187

    ghst187 Well-Known Member

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    I know right, I'm seriously considering trying to walk on as a DB or LB....I know without a doubt I can at least see where the play is going before our guys are...whether i can do anything about it is another story....ha
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  3. yentl911

    yentl911 Well-Known Member

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    No pass rush, no LB coverage skills, poor tackling, poor down and distance awareness, not utilizing your players to their strengths, and no ball skills by any DB......that is how you get to be this bad. Record setting, tell your grand kids someday about it, bad.
  4. nake

    nake Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    What ever happened to Jason Hatcher?
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  5. tcc0808

    tcc0808 Member

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    He is an average "rush man" on a bad team... He'll get a big extension in the offseason.
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  6. punit328

    punit328 Active Member

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    Hes saving himself for a new contract with a new team
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  7. starfrombirth

    starfrombirth Well-Known Member

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    To be fair, everyone and I mean everyone that is supposed to start is hurt. We literally have 3 string and practice squad guys out there. The problem is we need better game planning on the offense when we have a chance to win..... and we don't
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  8. Dash28

    Dash28 Felis silvestris catus

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    Jerry.
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  9. kevm3

    kevm3 Well-Known Member

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    because we have a defense full of guys who shouldn't be in the nfl and a way past his prime D-Ware. At least Hatcher is making it easy for us on whether to resign him. Enough old guys to these big contracts.
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  10. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Well, we were very bad to start. Once you lose Lee at MLB. Then lose his only true backup in Durant at MLB. And then lose Sims. And Carter. And your'e starting a DE convert and a ST player, behind that patchwork DL...you're pretty much dead. You could see it as soon as Durant went out that we were officially defenseless. But that's all the more reason to have been running the ball some more on those obvious late-game series. We absolutely had to eat the clock.

    I can hardly even blame the defensive coaches, honestly. That in itself might get me peppered here, but the offensive play calling was a much bigger problem in the fourth quarter than the fact that we had no players available on defense.
  11. mitchell2254

    mitchell2254 Active Member

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    Brandon Carr was getting eaten alive by a 3rd string Jarrett Boykin.
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  12. tcc0808

    tcc0808 Member

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    Exactly. Our "stars" are average AT BEST
  13. mitchell2254

    mitchell2254 Active Member

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    Is our training staff that bad too? How do we have every man on D go down every year?

    I hate to compare sports but if you follow the NBA and see what the Phoenix Suns do is astonishing. They keep players healthy and revive the careers of old people who have been hurt many years.
  14. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    I have no idea what's going on over there with injuries. I was excited to hear Durant was back, because he can actually play MLB. Then he lasted one half game. Just sucks.
  15. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Let's count the reasons:

    1. Scheme Change
    2. Monte Kiffin, who was run out of town at his last stop, with his son coaching, no less, is terrible.
    3. We have nearly 17 million dollars tied up in Ware and Spencer this season and aren't seeing much in that investment.
    4. Lee can't stay healthy.
    5. Bruce Lee doesn't look like an NFL player.
    6. Claiborne has been a huge disappointment, on and off the field.
    7. Carr forgot how to play the last half of the season.
    8. We have Church, Heath, and Wilcox playing safety.
    9. We have no depth at any defensive position.

    Basically, it comes down to not enough production from guys who are getting paid to produce. I don't really blame the players, I blame the guy who signed them/brought them in.
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  16. mitchell2254

    mitchell2254 Active Member

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    I wonder how low of a point we will have to hit before Jerry realizes and hires a real GM? I'm starting to think if this season doesn't do it then we are forever doomed by the Jones family.
  17. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    The guy is nearly an Octogenarian. He isn't going to change.
  18. wileedog

    wileedog Well-Known Member

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    So how did they dominate GB the entire first half and turn into barely a speedbump in the 2nd?
  19. Picksix

    Picksix A Work in Progress

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    Yep. 5 TD's on 5 possessions.
  20. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Because it is full of guys that nobody even wanted on their practice squad and coached by a guy who should be playing shuffle board.
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