Originally Posted by welsh texan
Hey 76 if you're going to re-watch the game and make some posts on it could you analyze the safety play for me please?
I've only ever had the chance to watch an NFL game in person once (Miami - New York Giants @ Wembley a few years ago) and the TV doesn't really give much opportunity to understand the DB play.
It strikes me that Kareem and Allen are both playing pretty well this season, while JoJo seems to have gone from a really good CB in CIN to somewhere at/near elite level.
Last year a lot of the blame for our poor CB play was placed on Pollard (who's doing pretty well for BALT) and Wilson who are now off the team, and apart from the odd passing mention there isn't a heck of a lot of talk about the safety play and what effect they're having on our play at CB this year.
I can't help but notice that while we've upgraded our starter talent, the likes of Nolan and Demps have been able to plug in pretty well without any real drop off in the play.
I'd really appreciate it if you have time man.
Basically, the safeties haven't made even half the mistakes that we saw last year.
A better defensive scheme helps a lot.
It puts the players in position to play like one single unit (the vast majority of the time.)
The guys then just feed off each other.
The result was as astounding as we all witness.