Re: HTTR 24-7.com: Defensive Dysfunction: How Mike Shanahan Can Fix His Achillies Heel
Originally Posted by Oldfan
During the stretch run of 2005, Gibbs must have asked for more from Williams because we temporarily got a much more aggressive defense. Brunell's stats looked great because he took advantage of several short field advantages to beef up his TD total. Allowed to take a wider split during that stretch run, and to forego his run first responsibility, Phil Daniels got four sacks in one game.
Williams first year with the Saints they got a ton of turnovers. I think Williams' defense was more aggressive than Blache's though they both at times played bend don't break. Haslett is definitely an aggressive oriented defensive coach and Shanny along with Haslett have said its all about turnovers. But clearly, thus far they have been bad at getting the horses for the scheme -- am not a Haslett guy -- but i put more of the blame on Shanny than Haslett, its Shanny that put together the personnel for the secondary. I don't think the secondary has underachieved, I just don't think they got good players.