Originally Posted by kccrow
Everyone is a dumbass... lol...
Anyway, what I saw was a lack of creativity in blitz schemes, and this was also a problem with Crennel. Every team in the NFL knows Hali is coming every play and Justin Houston is coming most of the time. The ILBs and safeties rarely blitz. A 3-4 wasn't designed to be this way, but the Chiefs throw the same shit at a team week after week hoping it somehow works. I'd like to see more variation where and when the blitzes come. I want to see both OLBs dropping into coverage with some regularity, not one less than half the time. I want to see both ILBs being blitzed at various times. I want to see overload blitzes, etc. The best pressure, the quickest pressure, comes up the middle. The Chiefs have to do more to disrupt quarterbacks up the middle, yet they don't. I don't give anyone a pass in the organization by saying the pieces weren't there.
As for coverage, I don't think there is much the Chiefs could have done a whole lot differently. What I think is more the problem is that teams don't have to guess where pressure is coming from versus where the coverage areas will be. They know where pressure is coming from and they know what areas will be open, and that is the problem in a nutshell. On top of that, the entire secondary aside from Berry played pretty shitty last year, that doesn't help anything.
Creativity requires talent and versatility from the positions that you are asking Sutton to be more creative with.
Hali is a liability in coverage, which is why you send him after the QB more than half the time.
Jordan was a liability in coverage, which is why he was sitting on the sidelines and Berry was in the box as a hybrid LB in subpackages on more than half the snaps.
And blitzing is far more effective when at least one of your DEs can create pressure.
Even when he did blitz DJ or Berry, the lack of any pressure from the DL made it far to easy for the blitz to be picled up.
I don't know how effective Sutton is, or can be, as a DC.
And I won't know until we fix those positions.