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Last edited by Oldfan; November-2nd-2012 at 11:22 AM.
Not to mention Haslett's history of poor teams/defenses that he's been a part of. If it were 1 or 2 teams where Haslett didn't do well, then I would have a different opinion, but god he's had 10 different positions on alot of different teams, all within the last 12 or so years, and on every one the team or defense which he led was always degressing, if not bottoming out. He couldn't even hold the St. Louis job for more than 2 years before being booted.
Its partly to do with players lack of talent, but more glaring is the bland predictability of his defense which are being pointed out by OPPOSING OFFENSES! That doesn't raise question to his ability, or lack thereof?
Ironically he cites total points stat, which is heavily influenced by the offense, and their inability to play ball control. Which hes going to disagree with no matter what stat you show him.
Say you have a cousin who is a meth head; he's stayed with 5-6 other relatives, and they've all kicked him out because he was stealing from them to supply his habit.
You take him in, hoping you can change him.
Soon, things begin disappearing from your house; driver one week, fishing rod the next, and so on. Instead of addressing the problem head-on, you have that hope things will change, so instead of kicking him out, you buy a safe to put your valuables in.
More things, less valuable keep disappearing, so you keep putting more and more items in the safe.
At what point do you draw the line; after everything you own is in the pawn shop? Do you continue to be nieve about whats happening, or do you say enough is enough, you have to leave?
*My apologies to anyone who is, or is dealing with a problem of this nature; its a nasty habit, and yes my mind does function differently at times from the norm...
I would say Raheem gets more of a pass than Haslett in terms of their unit.
Raheem has no safeties to speak of, they're all pretty much guys who would be lucky to be on any other team, with maybe the exception of Meriweather, who's been injured. Seriously, we've been trying to get rid of Doughty for like, 3 years, and can't do it because of lack of talent on the back end. Beyond that, he has only two starter level CBs, and one of those (Hall) is very debatable. Basically, of all his players, the only one on the field right now I'd have consistent faith in would be Wilson.
We also have to remember that Morris doesn't call the coverages and plays, Haslett does. Haslett can make the argument he's working with a lack of talent, but he's got to take responsibility for play calling problems, which we do have.
Ron Rivera would be an interesting pickup if he's fired, but he only ran the 3-4 for a couple years. Even when he became HC, he didn't stick with it, he switched back to the 4-3, so I'm not sure how well he'd do here. Good 3-4 coaches seem to be few and far between atm.
I'm also not sure if your third down conversion rate is a accurate judge. The team does very well on 1st and 2nd down plus goes for it on 4th down a lot as well.
The team also #1 in fewest punts offensively while the defense is 28th in fewest punts forced.
I was looking at the drive stats on FO yesterday. Our defense ranks about fifth in takeaways, fumbles caused and interceptions per drive but like 29th on yards and points. This indicates over-aggressiveness which could come from Shanahan's orders being followed by Haslett. The best explanation is that the defense is getting burned on blitzes too often.
Last edited by Oldfan; November-2nd-2012 at 12:39 PM.
Yes I did bring up points as well.. Isn't the defenses goal to limit the amount of points a opponent the scores? Don't we judge defenses on YPG, PPG, Sacks, Turnovers..
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