Originally Posted by ricardisimo
He's a great coach with great players, and those players (in particular Troy) credit him with making them what they are
Was. Now that that half the great players are gone, the other half are over the hill and/or injured, the defense doesn't look so good.
That 2008 defense had Smith, Hampton, Keisel, Harrison, Woodley, Farrior, Timmons, Polamalu, Clark, and Taylor all playing at high levels.
This one doesn't, and yet we play the same schemes as if they'll magically get better.
This team doesn't have 2-gap 3-4 talent anymore, but it still plays a 2-gap 3-4 system. I don't see anything improving until one of those two things changes.