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The Hoodie 09-28-2012 10:45 AM

I have always hated the soft zone coverage that comes out when they have a lead. Not sure how they are on pace to be worse than last year when coming into BAL they were the #2 defense in the game. They need to build up the pass rush more and they definitely need a shutdown CB. And stop dropping easy INTs.

Not giving up on this defensive unit especially after a marred game like the BAL one was. Give it time.

PumpDee 09-28-2012 11:20 AM


Originally Posted by midgar8784 (Post 1934608)
He is just going to be chasing around a wideout for 5 minutes like the rest of them....I will start blaming our secondary when we stop allowing a Qb to stand in the pocket for 10 seconds and wait for someone to get open.

Exactly the 1 thing I would fix if I could.

Hawg73 09-28-2012 11:24 AM


Originally Posted by dchester (Post 1934808)
I've been underwhelmed by what I've seen from him, thus far. I'd like to see them to get someone who can really cover a good WR (like Ty Law, or Mike Haynes).

I think he's a better cover guy than Arrington, that's for sure. Using the preseason as an indication it appeared that even on completions given up Ras-I was in pretty good position and I think he is a physical, solid tackler who just needs reps to be somebody. I like his strength and arm length right up on a bigger WR. He can battle.

I can't answer why he hasn't played in the last two but suspect that the team felt he made too many mental mistakes, which if true shouldn't be surprising since he lacks experience.

I have to believe that Arrington is skating on thin ice and Dowling is the guy I would think has the best chance of starting over him and performing well, but it is a bit Butleresque the way he's disappearing from the lineup.

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