Originally Posted by bo orlando
Talking about all this makes it even more mystifying to me that last year's front office and coaching staff thought the team could make the playoffs with a rookie corner, an unproven second year corner, and a journeyman free safety coming off injury. In theory, there should have been no less FA urgency last offseason as this one.
Their mistake was not thinking that we would make it with young corners.
Their mistake was not allowing the players do what they know how to do.
All our players, including our defensive secondary are down hill players. They play facing the QB, & they are all waiting for him to make a mistake. That's how they were selected. Zone Corners, excelling in stopping the run. Undersized, fast, instinctive LBs (with the exception of Cushing, he's the only LB we drafted with such a physical presence). Small penetrating defensive linemen.
In 2009, the coaches finally stopped worrying about all the stuff that could go wrong & let them play an aggressive, dictating defense.
Brian Cushing was supposed to miss the first 4 games. We were starting a rookie as our #1 corner back. We started to play the season trying to cover up
these weaknesses. We played Peyton, McNabb, & Romo in our first 4 weeks.
Then we lost Demeco.
Instead of getting back to what made them successful in 2009, they kept trying to perfect a style of defense they didn't have the people for.