Originally Posted by welsh texan
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 think this (in bold) is one of the reason for the animosity that's grown between some of our members.
No one was blaming the Safeties for the bad play of our CBs. In fact, none of the bad plays by the CBs were even discussed as most of those, we all agreed the CB played poorly (Kareem Jackson fell down).
What 76Texans was doing, was showing plays where he thought
Kareem did what he was supposed to do & where Kareem did what he was supposed to do well.
He showed the screen shots, then he showed a page out of a play-book illustrating what he thought closely matched our formation & patterns.
We (myself included) blame much of our poor pass coverage on the safeties. Wade obviously agreed as much, since neither were considered to be part of this team.
There was also a lot of LB error that we never got around to talking about. Some of that was corrected, some of it, we're still seeing issues. Not just on TEs & backs, but the underneath coverage. They've got to occupy space in the middle of the field to make the QBs have to throw over them (but under the safeties & CBs) or make him wait until the receiver clears the LB (has more to do with throwing lanes).