Originally Posted by finesward
Problem with that idea is the Jets have 2 starting caliber CB's (1 arguably the #1 CB in the NFL), a #1 draft choice as the nickle back, and solid depth behind him. We have Ike taylor and a bunch of undersized scrubs behind him. I doubt the coaches didn't look at what the Jets did, or at how they could beat GB, I just think they chose to play the game plan that gave them the best chance to win. And it did to be fair, we had a chance to win the game at the end. I think the coaches put the best players in the positions to make plays but those players didn't (harrison, woodley, polamalu, ben) On the flip side GB's players did make plays (matthews, rodgers, and the cb that ran back ben's int)
Sitting back in zone would of put our suspect CB's in positions to make plays, so why do that when you know it's your weakest area? Whatever happened to playing to your strengths?
You made a really good point about the quality of their CBs vs. ours.
Revis might be the best CB in the world. Cromartie - although a dumb
ass - is mad skilled physically. And I thought Wilson was going to be a
good player, but I don't think he did much as a rookie.
That being said, our D did get diced up under what they ran. Could a
different strategy done better? I don't know for sure but I know they one
they ran sucked.....although in the 2nd half they had some nice stops.
I think an even bigger factor other than scheme was poor health. McFadden
wasn't right, with a bad hip and abs. Troy was clearly playing on 1 leg.
If those guys were healthy, we win, even with the 3 turn overs vs. none.