Been texting with my brother from a different mother, fellow Skins fan and CO resident about this weeks game. It started with a text "took Skins over Falcons in office pool, heart over head?". Of course I'm an optimist, I mean you HAVE to be to be a Redskin fan, or a glutton for punishment and a laughing stock among friends for following faithfully through the Snyder era...anyway, let me get to the point.
I told him I definitely feel we can win, especially if our secondary shows up. He agreed but raised me with "our DL has to get pressure up the middle on Ryan". Well touché! So that led into 9 hours of intermittent texting between classes and during a much needed BM. Lol.
My assessment is we don't have any dominant D-lineman who can get manhandle OL's on a consistent basis so we have to have the schemes to create opportunities. However, from Ive seen our blitzes are not well disquised at all and actually are pretty damn obvious. I look at the teams we've played and see how other teams succeeded against them and wonder why we can't do the same. Especially when our D's seem evenly matched. Coaching or players?
Are we still trying to put a square peg in a round hole by switching to the 3-4 and Has doesn't have the personnel to scheme effectively?
Or is it a little bit of both? I know I have an inflated opinion of our talent, especially considering my blindness caused by burgundy and gold cataracts.
One more thing, has anyone else noticed Alexander outrunning nearly everyone on ST? With his size and speed how can we not devise a scheme to get him free on a speed rush? I don't see many OT's being as fast as him. I mean, atleast situationally.
What say you ES?