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    Re: What the 2019 Defense Returns (As of 10:30 on 1/11)

    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonEyeshade View Post
    If we don't get better inside LB play we're still leaving a giant hole in the middle of the field. Dylan's physical gifts far exceeded his performance. And for the life of me, I still don't know if Mac has a clue.
    I put that squarely on the coaching. Mac's problem has not been a lack of talent. Heck he was better last year. We need someone to teach that position again. I expect him to be lights out next year. He would have gone not latter than the second round off potential alone if he had come out this year. They were discussing him as possibly the first or second linebacker taken because of his coverage ability. The things he didn't do well are easily fixed. His coverage skills can't be taught, you either have the athletic ability of you don't.
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    Re: What the 2019 Defense Returns (As of 10:30 on 1/11)

    Quote Originally Posted by B1GTide View Post
    I would bench Mack before I take this step.
    or at the very least, move the playcalling duties to Moses. We did that with Hightower, started the season calling plays from MIKE but he was tentative, so we moved Nico over to MIKE and he handled that role, and just let Donta play. Much more productive after that

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    Re: What the 2019 Defense Returns (As of 10:30 on 1/11)

    Perhaps he was better last year simply because he was surrounded by better players such as SDH and Evans. Physically, few can match up with Dylan and Mack, but how many times did they show up in the backfield? Play after play they seemed to dawdle by the line and let the action come to them. What they have in natural ability they seem to lack in instincts.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mystical View Post
    I put that squarely on the coaching. Mac's problem has not been a lack of talent. Heck he was better last year. We need someone to teach that position again. I expect him to be lights out next year. He would have gone not latter than the second round off potential alone if he had come out this year. They were discussing him as possibly the first or second linebacker taken because of his coverage ability. The things he didn't do well are easily fixed. His coverage skills can't be taught, you either have the athletic ability of you don't.

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    Re: What the 2019 Defense Returns (As of 10:30 on 1/11)

    Quote Originally Posted by B1GTide View Post
    I think that Mathis is going to be great - can't wait to see him get more snaps. I am still very worried about the ILB play.
    So am I. That's our biggest weakness.

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    Re: What the 2019 Defense Returns (As of 10:30 on 1/11)

    Quote Originally Posted by rgw View Post
    We're gonna be a different defensive unit next year. This season's strategy and performance was the confluence of inexperienced staff with inexperienced players in the back seven. I think we got a bit snake bitten with the blitz and got away from disguise and complexity in favor of trying to mitigate being out of position. The straight up losing guys in space got to be less of a problem as the season wore on but you could tell that the better teams were well equipped to move on us in the air because the plan was pretty basic...you just need a little bit of protection to wiggle the guys open.

    Next year, I expect a unit more like 2016 and 2017 where we get more complex with what we do up front because the secondary ought to be well situated.
    Hope so... Now we need a great coach to call Defense and Offense...

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