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Old 12-31-2012, 12:11 PM   #11
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Default Re: Lovie Smith Fired - Let's Grab Him as Defensive Coordinator

No way. When BL retires I want kieth to be our DC so he can follow Lebeau tradition
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:53 PM   #12
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LeBeau already said he's coming back. He does what he wants and NOBODY in this organization steps in his way.
We'll only start looking after he's gone.
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:08 PM   #13
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Default Re: Lovie Smith Fired - Let's Grab Him as Defensive Coordinator

What is with these people calling for Lebeau's head? My lord, the problem was not with this defense this year. We finished number one overall AGAIN, for chrissakes. We lost to the Bengals in a game where they did absolutely nothing on offense, 13-10. Lebeau can run the D for as long as he wants.
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What is with these people calling for Lebeau's head? .
With Arians and William Gay gone the haters need a new scapegoat.
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:19 PM   #15
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:24 PM   #16
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What is with these people calling for Lebeau's head? My lord, the problem was not with this defense this year. We finished number one overall AGAIN, for chrissakes. We lost to the Bengals in a game where they did absolutely nothing on offense, 13-10.
AND the 13-10 BAL loss due to the PR TD...

AND the TEN loss where the blocked punt led to a gimme TD...

AND only 20 points allowed to CLE despite 8 TO's...

AND the DAL loss where the PR fumble and Ben INT led to 10 DAL points...

The D is an oak, on top of a rock and encased in carbonite; and it's because of LeBeau.
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Default Re: Lovie Smith Fired - Let's Grab Him as Defensive Coordinator

Where am I calling for his head? I realize I worded my original post poorly, but he's made his intentions clear on coming back - for better or worse. I just feel his defense, as statistically dominate as it was, needs to be updated and upgraded. Making Rivers look like Brady was unacceptable. Why do we play 7 yards off the receiver and concede the short gains? Why don't we attack and play an aggressive defense and occasionally give up the big play if it means more turnovers and sacks?

My biggest issue with this defense is LeBeau's inability to use Timmons effectively. When he's used effectively, he gets sacks. He can't be stopped when he blitzes and constantly disrupts the line. This can be credited to Foote being old and incapable of covering, but if that's the case, why is he on this team?

People have figured out this defense and it's starting to show. The fact we gave up 300+ to Tony Romo - regardless of whether Ike was in or not - is a problem. Our entire defense can't be built around a Safety passed his prime anymore. Adjustments need to be made and this defense needs to be updated and upgraded. We have the talent, we're just not using effectively.

I wouldn't be upset if he came back. I also wouldn't be upset if we brought in Lovie Smith to help this defense become a more cohesive unit that can create turnovers and get sacks. The fact that we're incapable of doing this with the talent we have is inexcusable. That doesn't fall on Tomlin, that falls directly on LeBeau. What if next year isn't any different? Does anything change then?
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i thought the idea was to improve this team
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I wouldn't go so far as to say Butler hasn't done anything, but since you did, how about quantifying that comment?
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Wouldn't really fit our scheme. That's why I prefer keeping LeBeau or if he must leave, Butler. Anyhow. I think our problem is execution on the field more than coaching. We're not really getting killed in losses with some exceptions. One thing that we need to get better at though is beating inferior teams. I don't expect 50 point wins but I would like us to handle weaker teams with more ease.
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