Originally Posted by thunderkyss
It's not just the safeties, LBs play an important role in pass coverage as well. Ours weren't very good
You aint ****tin .... RB's and TE's had their way with this defese underneath.
Im really concerned with the LB's in this 3-4 we'll see this year with Barwin and MW on the outside.
Teams will find a way to force them to cover or exploit their un-willingness to do so.
Cushing wasnt good in coverage at all last season ... Sure he had INT's in his rookie season but those were more a result of his being in the right place at the right time rather than coverage ability.
Ryans ..... who knows how he's going to look coming off of this injury , he wasnt a world beater in coverage to begin with. Not bad just not great either.
They sure better improve the back end of this defense and hope like hell they can put a lot of pressure on opposing QB's because of the above.
I wonder how much of the LB's issues with coverage was scheme related and how much is just lack of ability in that particular skill. We'll have to wait to find out.