Originally Posted by Rey
If NE goes to a game plan of throwing to their DBS in the flat to exploit olb's that may may not be in coverage, that'd be sweet.
Also, bradie was brought in to be ilb#2. He was forced to try to do more because of injuries.
Most could see Bradie James was not what was advertised by Herring & Wade during the preseason which was prior to any injury issues the team had. It was well documented that both coaches were high on James & that he could replace Ryans effectively. That was proven 100% wrong imo. My point was simply that it was a mistake & that just because they say something doesn't necessarily mean it is golden & completely true. We all know that the LB's do need to be able to cover & last season had of examples of what could happen if they cannot. Reed was injured while in coverage & NE did expose our LB coverage by putting their RB's in motion & it happened more then once. Montgomery will need to cover at some point & it seems many realize that because it wouldn't be worth noting or discussing on how he is performing in that area despite Wade & the defensive staff downplaying the issue.
As far as NE, it was pretty clear that they had plenty of options on how to attack & defeat our Texans. Isolating the LB's 1on1 against the RB's in open space was just one. Heck, they even effectively used play action against us which they see in practice regularly. I don't believe Reed alone fixes all of those issues, but he does help IF he can stay healthy.