Originally Posted by SteelCzar76
Limitations as a product of scheme are one thing. Simply lacking the natural abilty to do certain things is another. Ike is in excellent condition for a cornerback. He has great size, speed and quick reflexes. HOWEVER,......'ball skills and awareness' (though they can be somewhat refined by coaching and or training.),.....are for the most part particular 'skills' or talents if you will,.... that are 'god given'. (Either you have them or you don't)
What i mean is this,.....you can look like a singer. You can dress like a singer. You can receive lessons and or tutalege from the greatest vocal coaches in the world. But in the end,......if you just don't have the "voice",......you are karaoke.
And now that i think about it,....how absurd is it to discuss any shortcomings of this team with the 'Enemy' ? LOL (And yes that means you,... "Brady Lover")
You know, I agree with the evaluation of players that appear to have it all but are missing the vital element of a 'football brain'.
As has been said before, your D is only as strong as its weakest link - if the pass rush is ineffective and is giving the QB all day then your DB's are going to get exposed.
Ike does get the match up against the oppositions premier WR - I presume that happens for a reason.
I never really doubted Cowhers ability to diagnose talent, its just that he wasn't always able to maximise its potential.
Any time you want to discuss the short comings of the Patriots i'd be more than happy to oblige