Originally Posted by klockWork
If wade cut back his blitz packages and emphasize our cb to turn their heads to play the ball we're easily a top 3 defense by the end of the season.
Another thing... the absolute best thing Wade can do to help our defense would be to teach the LBs & the safeties to recognize & anticipate routes. Watching other teams play zone coverages & watching our dolts meander around the field, it's depressing. Really, really depressing.
Watch how other LBs appear to feel the routes developing around them, widening their zones as routes leave their zones, or stretching them when the outside guys run deep routes, or anticipating the slant.....
Really, really good CBs can defend the slant when they're anticipating the slant. But most of the time, really good defenses beat the slant by putting a LB there to take it away. The QB can't throw it on that first step, because the receiver is running right at a LB... maybe a safety. Then he has to wait for the receiver to "clear" the LB & by that time, the blitz is in his face & he's already thrown the ball away or he's running around trying to get away from the blitz.