Hey all.... very new here, but have been reading this site for quite sometime. One of the best sources for Skins news available.
I have noticed the firing squad has been aiming directly at Jim Haslett's head for that debacle on Monday night. In my opinion our Defense is what it is based on our miserable play by our Defensive line.
In my opinion we have the worst, talentless defensive front in football. I understand that in the 3-4 quite a bit of space eating and taking on blockers has a ton to do with the system. But, this does not mean the defensive line should be completely unproductive. Below is our rotation and their production this year. I wanted to leave AH out of the picture to focus on the rest since they have not been covered all season. Al's stats not that impressive anyway.
Vonnie Holiday- 4 tackles 1/2 sack
Adam Carriker- 9 tackles 1/2 sack
Ma'ake Kemo- 13 tackles 0 sacks
Kedric Golston- 12 tackles 0 sacks
Phillip Daniels- 8 tackles 1 sack
Out of 628 plays this crew has racked up 46 tackles and 2 total sacks. That is around 7% of the total tackles between 5 players who play a large part of the defensive snaps. BJ Raji alone (same 3-4) has 20 tackles and 2.5 sacks on far fewer defensive plays.
Not one of these players (maybe Carriker) should be playing professional football. How do we move forward with this type of talent? It takes years to replace an entire Defensive line. I look at these names and am very concerned for our defense. For everyone who wants to dump Haynesworth, you may want to re-consider. Name one of these players who should be here next year and why??????