Re: Steve Mclendon
I think Heyward struggles to play disciplined 3-4 style football.
The mental aspect of the game is more important to DL then the physical aspect. Sure you can be a playmaker, but if you are making mental mistakes , then you are also a liability. DL has been here for many years and always coaches his defense like that.
Case in point... Larry Foote... he would not start on most teams. But to DL he doesn't make many mistakes.... he's were he's suppose to be. He doesn't hurt the team. Maybe at some point Heyward will be mentally ready, as of now he's not. I have no problem with DL's philosophy. It's worked out pretty well for DL so far. The guy is one of the best D-coordinators in the history of the game...and he's still out coaching his MUCH younger counterparts.