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What is ludicrous is that you had to start another thread instead of responding in the other defensive threads that were stared prior to yours.
Like I said...ludicrous
Regardless, that is a mistake to overlook the coaching changes as a contributing factor for the decline in performance. Last year they maintained the #1 defensive ranking most of the season but this year the defense is out of the top ten. You honestly expect us to believe that one year in age difference is going to make that much of a difference. There are a few different reasons why the defense has slipped in performance, I donâ€™t think anyone can point to one specific reason why the decline but you best believe the coaching change is part of it.
Blaming the new coaches is an easy escape for those fans that hold NFL players in such high regard, with child like amazment that they refuse to lay blame on them for anything. Have Rice, McFarland and Spires forgotten everything Rod has taught them? Have Allen and Phillips forgotten everything Tomlin/Morris has taught them? Barber, Kelly forgotten everything Herm, Tomlin and Morris taught them? Are we to believe that these player will be benched or fined for continueing to do what the old coaches have taught them and only follow the direction of the new coaches? Are we to believe that even if that crazy idea were true Monte would allow a new asst coach to come in and change everything that has been run for 10 years? Stop blaming the coaches for the defense getting old and slow, or maybe just not having the heart anymore. I know it's hard, and some of you are in denial...Brooks is no longer the best. Rice isn't either. Barber is slow and has to grab jersey to keep from getting burned. None of them seem to remember how to tackle...McFarland always sucked. If you want to blame anyone other than the players, you have to blame the guys at the top. They gave these new asst coaches what they have to work with. Seriously, check your self into a 12 step program if you have to. It's a fact Derrick Brooks, Ronde Barber, Simeon Rice and the gang can't play forever. Let go!!!! It's the player's fault.
they really didnt play horrible....take away the bush return......and the fumble in our own territory.....thats 14 points.....even with the long run by deuce...they held them to a field goal....thats really not that bad.
I know I'm just a girl and everything, but I thought the Defense was supposed to TACKLE! [banghead]