Originally Posted by truesteelerfan
I can't blame LeBeau for this - I blame the players - LeBeau made calls that should have worked - IF they players were able to execute - Its not like LeBeau didn't tell the players to rush the QB, they just weren't good enough to get there. One thing I can confirm - I wish he had called more blitzes - not nearly enough IMO yesterday.
Every time we blitzed, Palmer was hurried or sacked, but unfortunately, we rarely blitzed. Not to mention our coverage left guys open, and Lebeau didn't make any adjustments at halftime to put corners in man coverage.
Simply put: The defensive gameplan didn't account for the possibilities of Palmer actually throwing worth a shit, and it burned us. No adjustments we're made, and the offense was forced to score 31 points, only to lose.
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