I think he had to. Nobody in the secondary outside of Gunter was available for practice from week to week and hardly any of them played a complete game anymore by the end of the year it seemed. I may be exaggerating a bit, but it's hard to put a finished product when the pieces are constantly rotating in and our and there are always major players missing from practiceI just hope he keeps it fresh. Last year I felt his schemes became too simple. I still feel he would do a better job than me though. Just sayin'.
With the exception of House for Gunter, the guys on the field on Sunday were the same defenders we ended with last season. Or for that matter, they were the same guys we started with last season with the exception of House in place of Shields. King, Jones, Brooks, Francois...not many snaps among them.Maybe I feel that way because of the players we had to fill positions.
With the exception of House for Gunter, the guys on the field on Sunday were the same defenders we ended with last season. Or for that matter, they were the same guys we started with last season with the exception of House in place of Shields. King, Jones, Brooks, Francois...not many snaps among them.
I'm optimistic about the defense (exact opposite of how I felt at the end of last season), but it's too early to tell. Looks like the national media blamed the Seahawks loss on their poor offensive line.
Also, is the way the poll is worded a joke?
Sh*t flows down downhill, sometimes sideways, sometimes up. Wherever it's coming from, there's an intensity and aggression in the play of the defense. Maybe Dom finally got the message and instilled some urgency. We 'll see if "la de da, la de da" habits are a thing of the past. Let's check back after week 21.This. Pretty much the same guys who were the problem last year.
Thrilled with how they played Sunday. Fast and aggressive. But the Falcons on the road will be a better indication of improvement- or not.
How can Seattle have a bad o-line with poor depth year after year? They must have a crummy GM. Fire Schneider!I didn't vote because I can't determine if it's one or the other yet. They looked improved on last year, particularly in getting pressure on a four man rush. I don't think it was a fluke, but let's keep in mind that a Seattle has a bad to awful offensive line as currently constructed, which didn't allow the Seahawks to get into any sort of offensive rhythm, and making the D look better than it probably really is. However, I'm going to need to see more consistency and more performances like yesterday before I'm comfortable saying they've turned a corner.
I am optimistic though, I think our offense is good enough that our defense doesn't have to be elite, they just need to be able to be above average and get some stops and force turnovers. Next week will be a good test
Edit: one other important thing to consider is depth. Unfortunately this team has a track record of piling up injuries as the year goes on, especially on defense. Even if yesterday was for real, if and when guys start going down, do we have guys that can come in and fill the void like we had in 2010? That's still very much in question