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Old 10-31-2010, 11:37 PM   #1
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Default Is it official? Can we all agree that pass D is an issue??

Brees went 20 for 22 for nearly 200 yards in the 2nd half. That's astonishing.

Do you think this points to a problem? I certainly do. And I have noticed it for weeks now.

What does this mean going forward for this team? They have shown that they can hang in there for awhile but eventually they get broken down entirely. Regrettably, you have to say that this just isn't a championship caliber defense.

They need help from the other phases to support their efforts or they will continue to get exposed.
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Old 10-31-2010, 11:52 PM   #2
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Default Re: Is it official? Can we all agree that pass D is an issue??

No, but it is official that I am going to lay down and pass out to some Freddy movies!

It can't be any more horrific than the game tonight.
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Old 10-31-2010, 11:59 PM   #3
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Default Re: Is it official? Can we all agree that pass D is an issue??

we have more problems on the offensive side of the ball. they did nothing but put the D in bad situations all day
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Old 11-01-2010, 12:03 AM   #4
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Default Re: Is it official? Can we all agree that pass D is an issue??

D has never been able to finish out games, that last drive pretty much proves it. They needed a stop, and couldn't get it. Pass D was solid up till the 3rd quarter really.
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we have more problems on the offensive side of the ball. they did nothing but put the D in bad situations all day
This is the key. You can't expect the defense to hold an explosive offense to fewer than 10 points. The offense can't keep going 3 and out or having short drives and putting the defense right back on the field. Eventually, even a good defense wears down. The offense needs to put more points on the board.
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Default Re: Is it official? Can we all agree that pass D is an issue??

The main problem is the Offense allowing penetration game after game. Been a problem since last season. Our OL cant push off on the deffense to allow a simple run play or a pass for that matter. We seen some good results in the first 4-5 games but now it seems to have dwindled out again. The only improvement i see is Pouncy.
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Default Re: Is it official? Can we all agree that pass D is an issue??

That 3rd and long conversion s**** needs to stop.....it would be one thing if they were giving up short ones.....but as you say it really doesn't matter the amount of yardage.

If we can't take away the ability to step up in the pocket, then Palmer will light us up and I wouldn't even want to think about what Brady will do

Harrison and Woodley just aren't getting to the Qb like they used to.....The reason the Pass D was so good for most of 08, was because we were getting good pressure with 4

^^^Not happening this year

They're good(As long as Troy stays healthy) but they won't carry us into the SB with our O reverting back to its 08 form as well
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Harrison still gets held alot, Woodley had lots of pressure tonight, but lets mix it up some times. Other teams know there coming, look what the browns did last week. They changed their looks on D, thus leaving Brees confused.
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Yes, I tried to start another thread on that but got shot down in flames. I do point out that they do play admirably to a point but in the end they just get worn down.
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Default Re: Is it official? Can we all agree that pass D is an issue??

I'm probably going to get flamed for this, but here it is anyways. I don't think it's that we don't have a good pass defense as much as it is Lebeau's only shortcoming. He is a great D coordinator when it comes to designing defensive schemes and preparing schemes for a game, but he is not good at adjusting his schemes in game. I see it week in and week out with the Steelers D. It has been happening for years. They shut down offenses(some of them being stout, such as the Saints, and some of them terrible, such as Oakland last year or the browns this year) in the first half. Then they go into half time and the opposing team's offensive coordinator makes adjustments to our D and they come out in the second half and light us up. Lebeau never adjusts well after halftime to what the other team is doing. It happened all of last year and it's happening again this year. He just doesn't make the necessary adjustments after he sees what the other team is bringing in the second half...Some guys are better at preparation and other are better on the fly. Lebeau is better at preparation.

That being said. The O hasn't been helping out the D much either...
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