Originally Posted by dalemurphy
I think it's because of the simplicity we had to run on defense this year. Trying to implement a new system with new players and starting a rookie at LB and CB, while also starting a SS that wasn't even with the team until week 2 forced Bush to keep things very simple.
Next season, Bush will be able to do with with disguising of coverage, etc... and that will cause the QBs to hold on to the ball too long more often. I think this defense should take a significant jump in year two. Barring significant injury issues, I think we're looking at a top 5 defense!
I don't think our secondary will allow us to be a top 5 D. We either need to add in a top FS or we need a more consistent pass rush to help them out. Bush's scheming won't help against the 10 yard cushions we have to give to make up for lack of speed.