Watching the way that Our offense played, I knew that it was going to have to be up to the defense to win games for us. And that is the problem that we have had for the longest: Our Secondary can hardly win games for us.
We all know the problems with the secondary. However, this last game proved a point that I have realized since last year: The More Man Coverage we play, The More Pass Interference Calls we will get.
Routt has improved a great deal from last year, but he is too inconsistent. The problem is that he always gets more attention, thanks to Nnamdi being the corner that he is. So, being that he isn't Nnamdi, he will get beat. However, those Pass Interference calls killed up. But, I actually expected that from him; Nnamdi had a lot of Pass Interference Calls as well. The problem is that as Deion sanders has said, "Every Corner gets beat. it's how much that matters." So, the flags are used to hide that fact....however...it still costs us.
Now.....CJ...... One of the reasons why I hate trash talking, is because when one gets owned, and still talks trash, it makes them look stupid. THIS GUY cost us the game. He was too busy jarring with Pierre Garcon, while not only getting a PI call, but being made stupid for not turning around in the end zone for the ball. I say, Once you hit inside the 5 yard line , TURN AROUND AND LOOK FOR THE BALL. This guy needs to be put as the 4th corner; just because his play has declined great from 2008.
Next, we have Michael Huff. He needs to Stay at High safety, for he is way too inconsistent at Corner. Jags game proved that point.
And Finally, Mike Mitchell and Tyvon Branch. They need to improve their agility; they have to cover tight end drag routes. And also, Once you hit inside the 5 yard line , TURN AROUND AND LOOK FOR THE BALL.
So..What's the solution to our Corner Problems? Well, Unless we Can find a Corner that can Man Cover better than Routt, then we're done for against 3-wide and 4-wide teams. Which..is what the Chargers are, the Colts, The Patriots, The Steelers, The Jets....yeah..we're done for.