Some numbers that argue our defensive woes are on the coaches and schemes

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  1. gtexan02

    gtexan02 Working?

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    How many times have we seen guys with talent come here, play well for a short while, and then fade into obscurity?

    Remember Fred Bennett? He was touted as the rookie to watch after his initial campaign. His initial numbers were lockdown corner material. What happened to him?

    Remmeber how well Jacques Reeves did his first year here? And where is he now?

    Will Demps was a probowl alternate his first year with us. And now?

    And now we've got Pollard, who was an absolute monster last year, but seems to have lost all coverage ability.


    Is it the players? Or is it the coaches?

    Previously, none of our castoffs have really had an opportunity to rediscover their career elsewhere. Theyve always played so badly in a Texans uniform that no one else even wants to take a chance on them.

    But Dunta Robinson got that opportunity. Here is some food for thought:

    http://insider.espn.go.com/nfl/insider/columns/story?columnist=joyner_kc&id=5733304
     
  2. BigBull17

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    I think Dunta was a combo of poor coaching, recovering from a bad injury and a little bit of dogging it. He didn't want to be here.
     
  3. DexmanC

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    In addition to the Falcons' front-seven playing much better than that
    of the Texans, however, that reason may fall under coaching as well.
     
  4. CloakNNNdagger

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    Don't forget Babin.
     
  5. DexmanC

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    Don't remind me how badly this defense is coached. Babin's looking
    ALL-WORLD.
     
  6. CloakNNNdagger

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    You might also find it quite telling to see PBurnt's stats both before and after the Texans stint. (you've got to overlook the year with the lowly Lions.)
    These stats even surprised me!
     
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  7. nero THE zero

    nero THE zero Hall of Fame

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    Your argument could be spun pro-scheme/coaching just as easily; i.e. They bring in players and coach them up and they overachieve until the their warts show and the league gets film on them. Then they're cut and never heard from again.

    I do think scheme is the appropriate villian here though in that it's a combination of (1) the coaches looking for the wrong types of players (i.e. young secondary, small DT's) and (2) not devising an effective game plan.

    Our defense is just bad. Period. There's pretty much no justification for keeping our defensive coaching staff next season.
     
  8. GuerillaBlack

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    Aren't the Titans Babin's fifth team? Dude is above 30, too.
     


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    wagonhed Team Gruden

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    What? This doesn't make sense.
     
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    He looked like a different player when I saw him this year against Indy.
     

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