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Old 04-11-2013, 06:39 PM   #1
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Let me preface this as this NOT being a bash Lebeau post. He has a resume as a DC that is unmatched. But lets call a spade a spade, I feel he is going on reputation alone, NOT results.

1- I am so sick and tired of hearing that his scheme is so complicated that it takes 2-3 years to get to know it to be able to start. If that is the case, why is it so complicated for our players to figure out but NOT opposing offenses?

2- Since its so hard to figure out and you cant just bring someone in to start, we are forced to settle for a washed up Larry Foote or a Stevenson Sylvestor than sign a former #8 pick overall for $700k in Rolando McClain.

3- His defenses no longer shut the door on teams. Our defense has let below average offenses come back and win games.

4- His packages are non- effective. It has been years since Dick Lebeau has come up with a blitz package late in the game to make a big play or force a team to punt.

5- No turnovers

6- declining sacks

We can say its because our players are older and that is a big part of my arguement, We are forced to play our players on defense 1-2 years past productivity because how long it takes anyone to learn this defense.

Then, once they learn the defense they start on a contract year and become overpriced (Lewis) or feel obligated to overpay a long term contract (Timmons and Woodley).

I hope this is his last year and we bring in a fresh defensive scheme. Hopefully that is why we are patching it together with Foote, Sylvestor, etc
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This is why the defense was last in the league.... Oh, wait
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they were first in yards, big deal. That stat is meaningless. The patriots were in the bottom 5 in defense last year but has a +31 turnover ratio.

What defense would you rather have?
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Our defense may not be as "intense" as it was in '08, but it wasn't the #1 defense last year for nothing.
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they were first in yards, big deal. That stat is meaningless. The patriots were in the bottom 5 in defense last year but has a +31 turnover ratio.

What defense would you rather have?
Never tell me what you want to subtract. Tell me what you would add. Who is available who will make our D better and why do you think he will?
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and if you could, at what point do you think Lebeau became less affective
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I liked our defense last year minus the pass rush. This year they seem to be pretty bad on paper but every year that happens they end up being awesome
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Never tell me what you want to subtract. Tell me what you would add. Who is available who will make our D better and why do you think he will?
Brad Jones- ILB - Packers- 3 years in league, started for the first time last year when Bishop and Smith went down and in 8 or so starts had 56 tackes, 2 sacks ,a FF and 4 PD.

Doesnt sound like much but he is young, familiar with our scheme as Dom Capers is very similar and I am pretty confident he wasnt commanding a ton.

Could he be worse than Foote?

Rolando McClain. i rather take my lumps in 2013 with the potential upside of a #8 pick overall than going to the well one more time with Foote or signing a waste in Sylvestor, The minute he was available they should have brought him in and made an offer. Then cut Foote or Sylvestor. No one would sign them anyway so if you had to bring them back they would be there

Or better yet, DRAFT a player and insert them day 1 as the starter, give them a shot. A rookie with speed can make up for being out of position. What good is Foote being in the right spot while the faster TE, RB or WR blows right by him?
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